Middle - High Teacher
With nearly 15 years of experience teaching and developing academic programs at the middle school, high school, and collegiate levels, Nathanial is ideally suited to lead our new Middle-High School Academic program at Learn with the Best. His innovative and award-winning teaching style provides students with a well-rounded and engaging academic experience that caters to individual needs and interests.
Nathanial began his career as an algebra instructor in a high school Drop-out Prevention program. Using personally developed curriculum and testing, his students demonstrated a five grade level improvement over the course of a single year and tested better than their honors level counterparts.
Nathanial began his career as a high school algebra instructor for a struggling Drop-out Prevention program. Using personally developed curriculum and diagnostic testing, his students demonstrated a five grade level improvement over the course of a single year. During end of grade testing, students within the program tested higher than their honors level counterparts.
Inspired by the success of the program, Nathanial established an online testing and educational services company used by schools across the country. There, he integrated his unique educational philosophy into a variety of disciplines, authoring curriculum and diagnostic testing packages in math, science, history, and language arts. Nathanial also traveled the country conducting teaching seminars and consulting on the development of several inner city charter schools in Chicago, Philadelphia, and New Jersey
Longing to return to the classroom, Nathanial moved to the collegiate level, teaching biochemistry for the Department of Molecular and Structural Biochemistry department at North Carolina State University. Over the course of three years, he developed a reputation for his nontraditional approach and lecture style. While recitation coordinator, the number of students receiving A’s jumped from 29% to 57%. This success led him to become the most recognized instructor in the student nominated Thank-A-Teacher program for 2012. Nathanial also collaborated on a new biophysics course for the university and received editing credit in a biochemistry and biophysics textbook.
Currently, Nathanial is completing work on his highly successful and popular ‘Rogue’ program, a series of weekly supplemental lectures / performances and curricula designed to teach biochemistry, genetics, and MCAT sciences to college students. He also works as the lead middle and high school math and science tutor for Learn with the Best, a position he has held for three years.
Nathanial graduated Phi Beta Kappa and Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biological Sciences from North Carolina State University.