In Defense of the American Teen

"An insider’s commentary on the state of our secondary schools”

by Ryan Teves



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 6/4/2010

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781452019178
Format : Hardcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781452019185
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : E-Book
Page Count : 220
ISBN : 9781452019192

About the Book

        As a tutor, and as a certified math and science teacher, complaints similar in nature, came up time and time again regarding our secondary schools and their inability to excite our young.  More importantly, these complaints seem to  match the experiences of  the author himself in reflecting  back on the middle and high school years.  This book brings merit to the feelings of our young and makes some suggestions for fresh change. 

        While light and somtimes in jest , the book points out real deficiencies in the secondary school experience and takes on the noble task of defending the American teen.  Our young are the brightest and kindest in the world and should  be labeled as such. 

About the Author

      Ryan Teves is a certified math and science teacher with a B.A. from  UCSC in molecular, cellular and developmental biology, and a masters degree in secondary education   He has owned and run a tutoring business in both Hawaii and California, for over seven years, and has worked in public and private schools, as well as summer and continuation programs.  

   While passionate about his work, he considers his career to be secondary to his love for family and dedication to loved ones.  Many of his philosophies regarding teaching reflect this and he consistently aims to improve the standard of living and overall happiness for his students and their families, rather than a focus on just academics.