Mr. Zeitlin performing a song on test taking strategies! The  video  is owned by KIPP Houston Public Schools.

Mr. Zeitlin performing a song on test taking strategies! The video is owned by KIPP Houston Public Schools.

Credentialed math teacher

I received my teaching credential through Americorps, teaching Middle School Math in Houston, TX. There I learned the scientific approach to raising grades, and how to bolster this through empowering students with high quality resources and personal relationships. I raised student achievement through:

  • Creating a YouTube channel and incentives program to empower students to seek additional feedback on homework and math review assignments (84 subscribers, 8,000+ views, 1,000+ comments, 100+ videos)

  • Organized three “math party” review sessions at a local restaurant to create a joyful culture around end-of-year test preparation and provide students additional support (recruited 13 volunteer tutors, impacting 26 fifth-graders)

Mr. Zeitlin persists through long hours to record homework videos that students watch to review for module assessments. He also hosted a workshop for parents of some of the most struggling students to learn how to use online learning systems to support their child. He refuses to focus only on one subset of students but instead works to ensure that NO child is left struggling or unsupported. Mr. Zeitlin’s persistence is contagious for his students, fellow teachers, and all of KIPP Courage.”
— Andrew Camann, Assistant Principal, KIPP Courage Middle School