Steve is motivated by his students and the importance of learning math. With 14 years of experience as a lawyer, he’s learned how to break down concepts and since 2003 has been helping students learn Algebra.
I was a lawyer for 14 years, but I always wanted to be a teacher. I saw a subway ad for NYCTF and pursued it. I’ve been teaching for 13 years. Being a lawyer influenced my ability to grapple with the curriculum and present it to students in the way they find interesting. One of my strengths is the ability to say things in a very understandable way. I’m good at simplifying things and getting to the root of what kids need to know. For my first few years, I taught at a school with a high percentage of kids with IEPs and learning disabilities. And I was good at that. I didn’t dumb things down but just made it clear for kids at all levels to understand.
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