Ms. V. S. is a very popular teacher with our students. She
consistently shares her passion and understanding of students as well as her
great competence as a catalyst of learning excitement in mathematics. She brings
40 years of teaching experience and was given the honor of Best Mathematics
Teacher by HISD twice. She specializes in grades four, five, and six.
She will teach:
4-6th grade Challenge Math, and Word Problem Solving (Brain Fitness).
Ms. N. F.
has a PhD in Biology from ADMU. As the
department chair and STEM advisor, she has fifteen years of teaching
biology and Science Research and Design in one of the top high school in the
She will teach: 6-9th grade
Science Research and Design/Science and Engineering Fair.
has been an accomplished English
teacher for twenty years. She has helped two school districts significantly
raise their standardized writing scores by showing students special techniques
that make their writing appealing to professionals. She has also mentored over
twenty students who went on to win prestigious recognition in writing including
keys in the Scholastic Writing Competition and national publication in sources
like Cicada and Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul. Ms. N. is one
of the co-founders of the Houston Women Writers Cooperative and the sponsor for
Kerr High School’s student writing organization: The Writers’ Table. She has
been a participant in the Iowa Summer Writing Festival, Houston’s Monday Night
Writers, and the Algonkian Writing Workshop.
She will teach Sunday:
8-11th grade Creative Writing for Scholarship and Competitions; 10-12th grade SAT/PSAT/ACT Verbal;
7th grade Duke TIP.
has about 15 years of teaching Science and Mathematics. He has taught Algebra 1
and 2, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, IPC and Chemistry He has likewise been
in several research programs funded by National Science Foundation thru
University of Houston and Texas A &M University, both as participant and as
Master Teacher. He is at present teaching AP Physics 1 and 2 and Pre-AP Physics.
His students topped State tests and district tests and has good success in AP
testing as well.
He will teach:
AP Physics I, 10-12th grade AP
is an experienced and very popular
teacher with more than 16 years’ experience at a private school as the math
department chair. Prior to teaching, he worked as a math specialist in the
software industry for more than 8 years. Mr. L. has taught, with
enthusiastic teaching style, all levels of
school math at some of the finest schools in Houston. He is a returning
instructor from last summer and fall where he taught all levels of high school
He will teach: 8-9th grade Algebra I,
Geometry, 7-8th grade Contest Math and Word Problem Solving/Contest
Math AMC 8.
He will also teach 7th grade Duke TIP Math.
Mr. J. S.
Spring Mr. J. S. begins his 33rd year as an English teacher. He
worked in the 1980’s as an English Teacher and Department Chair at the Avon
(Connecticut) Old Farms School. In 1990, he moved with his wife, Nina, to
Houston, where J worked for seventeen years as an English teacher and college
counselor at St. John’s School. In 2007, J, Nina, and their daughter, Danielle,
returned to Connecticut for family reasons but came back to Houston in 2010.
Except during his recent sojourn in
Connecticut, he has been teaching at Advance Academy since its inception in
2005, leading language arts classes for middle and high school students, SAT
teach: 7-8th grade Reading & Vocabulary Navigator; 7-8th grade Sharpening
Writing & Grammar Skills; 9-10th grade Advanced Critical Reading & Analytical
Writing; 10-12th grade College Application and Essay Writing.