Meet Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

NIKOLA GEORGIEV

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OWNER OF THE SCHOOL;

MATH TEACHER

Years in teaching: 6 
Years at Chris Trudeau : 5

Education: B.A. Bard College
                     M.Sc. Boston University

SAT courses/levels you teach: Algebra, Geometry, Advanced Math, SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1 and 2

What three words would the students use to describe your teaching style? Engaging, Respectful, Challenging.

How would you describe your relationships with students? I always hold our students to high standards, but I also encourage them along the way by building in opportunities for small success. I try to set high reasonbale standards and be demanding. I always see the potential in all students and expect the best from them. I am clear and firm about my expectations from day one.

Do you have a favorite lesson or project to teach? I always tell my students that geometry is easier than algebra. In most cases you are given a figure and you have to fill in the blanks. Graphical representation of math problems seems to be better understood by the students.

What do you like about teaching SAT/ACT/PSAT? Simply put, I just love the fact that I can contribute and help my students reach their goals to get into various colleges and universities. I always do my best to raise their scores.

What’s the best thing about teaching at Chris Trudeau? I love the fact that we always aim to have small-size classes so that we can give the individual attention necessary to each student.  This type of atmosphere contributes to building a more friendly and open interaction between the students and me. There is really no place like it in the area!

Is there a lasting lesson you hope students take from your classes? One proverb says, "Studying grows old, life grows old, and there is still three-tenths of studying left to do." It means that no matter how old you are, there is still more studying left to do. I want my students to understand that knowledge is a continuous process that never ends. They should strive to enhance their knowledge after leaving my classroom and mainly after conquering the SAT exam. 

Personal passions/hobbies:  Soccer, Skiing, Fishing

Favorite Quote: "Education consists mainly of what we have unlearned".  ~Mark Twain

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NATHAN GARNER

natahn2READING/WRITING INSTRUCTOR

Years in teaching: 12 
Years at Chris Trudeau : 3

Education: B.A. in English/Mass Communications
                     VA Teaching License

SAT courses/levels you teach: Reading/ Writing

What three words would the students use to describe your teaching style?  Energetic, Passionate, Knowledgeable

How would you describe your relationships with students? I take pride in my ability to connect with students and to provide a comfortable and productive learning environment.

What do you like about teaching SAT/ACT/PSAT? I enjoy helping students achieve their goals.

What’s the best thing about teaching at Chris Trudeau? Small class sizes allow me to maximize each student’s learning experience, and I find the strategies and instructional materials to be very effective.

Is there a lasting lesson you hope students take from your classes? It may sound cliché, but I hope that students realize that “Practice” does indeed make “Perfect.” I take pride in watching students’ score soar, as it is the direct result of hard work and tons of practice! This is a lesson that I hope they apply to every aspect of their lives.

Personal passions/hobbies:  Family, Sports, Teaching, Travel

Favorite Quote: “Carpe Diem”-Seize the Day!