Kwan Tam

Kwan Tam

LFP Lead Teacher

kwan.tam@larchmontcharter.org

I am a full time high school teacher at LCS and a part time college professor at California State University Los Angeles. This is my first year at LCS. I look forward to motivate and challenge your child to learn and grow this year!

Where did you go to school and what was your major?
University of York, UK - BS in Physics California State University, Los Angeles - MS in Applied Mathematics

What is your highest degree held?
Master of Science in Applied Mathematics

Why did you want to be a teacher/work in education?
I see teaching math as an opportunity to inspire and equip. It is my goal to make math meaningful by providing students with problems and examples demonstrating the applications in everyday life.

How long have you been teaching/working in education?
I have been teaching high school for 5 years and college for 7 years.

What is your favorite thing about LCS?
I am able to motivate students to use math to understand their world, instead of doing math only because it is required.

What was your favorite book when you were the age of your students?
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho