Education and Work
My journey to being a teacher started long before I even got to college. My stepfather always used to tease thatI'd end up like the character from "Welcome Back, Kotter" and teaching at my high school, Viewpoint School but I never paid any attention. Yet, after getting a BS in chemistry from UC Berkeley, that's just about what I did. I worked at PTRL West for a while doing environmental fate studies on agricultural pesticides, but I soon found an opportunity to teach at Chinese Christian School inSan Leandro, CA where I taught chemistry and physics, learning on the job and finding out what I was really made of! Not only did I have a passion for teaching, but also a growing intrerest in language and culture which eventually bloomed into my next major teaching opportunity. At the Amicitia American School of Fes in the North African nation of Morocco, I was the science teacher for grades 6 to 10, and personal mentor and friend to pretty much anybody who decided they needed an ear to listen.
I love teaching. It started out as a job opportunity, but it's become my passion. Still, even as a kid I was an amateur musician, specializing in piano and guitar. In the last couple of years, after starting off with a taste for punk rock, I managed to teach myself the basics of fingerstyle guitar and even convinced a friend of mine to record one of my compositions. Of course, I helped him build his studio, so I supposed I paid in sweat equity. If you listen, kindly ignore my voice ;-)
I've also taken up running in recent years, and finally committed to an organized race: the 13.1 Marathon series. This is the series' inaugural race in L.A. and is scheduled for January 10, 2010. I'm training along with Team World Vision.
About My SchoolI currently teach at the Humanitas Academy of Art and Technology
Classes I teach