Andrew Betz

How long have you taught with Reach for Excellence?

2021 is my 5th year, possibly 6th.

What do you teach?

I teach SSAT Math and Board Games

Where did you go to school?

I went to college at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

How would you describe yourself in middle school?

Middle school was my opportunity to indulge in lawn mowing and math.  Lots of both.

What was your favorite book, music, or movie when you were in middle school?

Book – Lord of the Rings, Music – everything Beatles, Movie – Star Wars (I have seen it over 100 times)

Why did you choose to teach with Reach for Excellence?

I chose to work for REACH because of Karen Dessables.(and I needed a summer job)

Tell us about your teaching philosophy…

For middle school, my teaching philosophy is an equal blend of fun and high expectations.

What is your favorite aspect of teaching Middle School students?

My favorite aspect of teaching at REACH is breaking out my bag of Expo markers for each student to grab some board space and prove that they can solve the math problems entirely by themselves.

What is your favorite Reach for Excellence memory?

My favorite REACH memory is the one I make every time I enter the classroom to begin teaching.