I graduated from California Baptist University in 2003 with my B.A. in Communication Arts. I furthered my education at National University where I obtained my M.A. in Education (with an emphasis on cross-cultural education). I taught and tutored students preparing for the SAT for seven years. I also taught for eight years at a private school in Riverside. My experience includes teaching English Language Arts, British Literature, American Literature, and World Literature. I also have taught English as a Second Language in China both in 2010 and 2011. In my personal time I enjoy reading good books like Harry Potter or The Inheritance Cycle, writing (who knows, maybe one day I'll be a published author!?), watching USC football, Los Angeles Lakers basketball, baseball (1. Angels 2. Padres 3. Cubs), FC Barcelona soccer, watching movies like Star Wars, and spending time with my wife & two daughters (being a dad is seriously the best thing!).
A key aspect to obtaining success is perseverance. We cannot change what we have done in the past, but we can change what we will do in the future. Hard work, diligence, responsibility, discipline, and passion are traits that lead us to success not only in the classroom, but also in all aspects of life. My goal as a teacher is to give each student the tools necessary to be successful.
"Around here, however, we don't look backwards for very long. We keep moving forward, opening up new doors and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." -Walt Disney
Things Mr. Freeman likes:
1) His wife and daughters
2) Traveling the world
3) Reading good books
4) USC Trojans Football
5) Los AngelesLakers Basketball
6) Los Angeles Kings Hockey
7) FC Barcelona and Manchester United
8) Sports (I played lots of sports growing up)
9) Star Wars
10) Doctor Who