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 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.
teach: Pre-AP Chemistry and AP Chemistry.
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
at St. John's School since 2018.
She will teach: 9-10th grade Pre-AP Biology, 10-12th
grade AP Biology.
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.
She will teach: 4th,
5th and 6th grade Challenge Math, and
Buzzing Brain Busters Strategies for Math Olympiads, ISEE and OLSAT.
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
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.
teach: 10-11th Grade Algebra II, 9-11th
High School Math Word Problem Solving & AMC10,
7-8th Contest Math and AMC 8.