Mr. M. S. has received a bachelor's degree and Master's degree in
English from Rice University. Since 1998 he has worked at one of
Houston's most prestigious private schools St. John's School,
teaching various levels of high-school English, serving as an Admissions
Creative Writing for Scholarship and Competitions;
and Advanced Vocabulary;
Success In Writing and Grammar.
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 45 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: 4th,
5th and 6th grade Challenge Math, and 4-6th Grade
Buzzing Brain Busters Strategies for Math Olympiads, ISEE and OLSAT.
Mrs. N. M.
holds a Master Degree of Biology and Chemistry and has more than 18
years of teaching AP Biology and IB Biology and Science at several
prestigious international private schools. She stated to teach upper
level Biology at St. John's School since 2018.
She will teach: 9-10th grade Pre-AP Biology, 10-12th
grade AP Biology.
a veteran teacher who has loved math since middle school and developed a
passion for teaching as he tutored math throughout college. Mr. B.
completed a double major at Penn State University, earning a B.S. in
Mathematics and a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. He joined Teach For
America, who sent him to Houston where he taught 6th, 7th,
and 8thgrade math
(including Algebra I) for 3 years. Mr. B. then moved to a prestigious
high school where he has taught since 2005. He has taught each of the
different high school math classes at some point in his teaching
career. Mr. B. values visualizing the big picture and applying concepts
in multiple situations. He wants his students to see how they can apply
what they have learned in multiple settings rather than trying to
memorize a new formula for every problem.
He will teach 10th grade Algebra II, 11-12th
grade Pre-Calculus, Calculus AB&BC and AP Statistics.
Mr. J. S.This summer Mr. J. S. begins his
thirty-six year as an English teacher. After tenure as English Teacher
and Department Chair at the Old Farms School in Avon, Connecticut, 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. He has been teaching at Advance Academy since its
inception in 2005, leading language arts classes for middle and high
school students and SAT review courses.
He willteach: 7-9th grade Reading &
Vocabulary Navigator; Sharpening Writing & Grammar Skills; Words,
Phrases and Clauses; Grammar Exercise; 10-12th
grade College Applications Process and Personal Essay Writing.
Dr. S. J. holds a Ph.D., member of the upper school faculty at St.
John's School since 2003, has taught chemistry for seventeen years.
Prior to St. John's School, she taught Chemistry I Honors and Chemistry
II AP at Austin High School in Fort Bend ISD. She graduated from the
University of Texas at Austin in 1992 with a Bachelor's of Arts in
Biochemistry, Master's in Education Administration in 1995 from
Southwest Texas State University and a Doctorate in Professional
Leadership in 2011 from the University of Houston. During her tenure at
St. John's School she has been the recipient of M. D. Anderson Chair in
Science and has taught Regular Chemistry and Honor's Chemistry at Rice
Summer Camp for many years.
She will teach: Pre-AP Chemistry and AP Chemistry.
Mr. J. L.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
enthusiastic teaching style, all levels of
high 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 math.
He will teach: Algebra I, Geometry, Duke TIP Math, SAT/ACT Math.