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
John’s School, teaching various levels of
high-school English, serving as an Admissions Committee member.
Creative Writing for Scholarship and Competitions;
Analysis and Advanced Vocabulary;
Success In Writing and Grammar.
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 will teach: 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. I. O. is an
enthusiastic and dedicated high school math instructor with over twenty
years of teaching experience. As a returning teacher, Mr. O taught
various math classes at Advance Academy including Algebra I, SAT Math,
Math Count, Geometry, and Algebra II.He always seeks to bring the best out of his students and was
also Distinguished Educator by KIPP Education Group. Mr. O is reliable
and sensitive to the needs of individual students and builds a strong
foundation of education through good rapport with students, parents, and
colleagues. In addition,
been honored with many prestigious awards including Julien Moore
Excellence in Teaching Award, Teacher of the Year Award – Airforce
Association, Houston Chapter.
He will teach: 10-11th Grade Algebra II,
High School Math
Word Problem Solving & AMC10,
7-8th Contest Math and AMC 8.
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 taught, with
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.
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.
teach: 4th, 5th and 6th grade Challenge Math, and
Buzzing Brain Busters Strategies for Math Olympiads, ISEE and OLSAT.