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.
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.
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,
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.