What he does:
- Rufus is a Middle and Upper School math and social studies teacher at Moorestown Friends School in Moorestown, NJ. He is currently teaching Pre-Algebra to seventh graders, Geometry to tenth graders, Discrete Math as an elective to students in grades ten, eleven, and twelve, and courses in American economic and religious history to seniors. He also coaches the boys baseball and soccer teams.
Math on the job:
- Rufus uses math not just in the math courses he teaches daily, but also in the economics courses he teaches as well.
- Rufus was a mathematics and religion major at Swarthmore College (1995-1999) and a member of the soccer, baseball, and golf teams. He received a masters degree in religious studies from the University of Colorado in December, 2004, and has been teaching at Moorestown Friends School since February 2005.
Rufus's advice to students:
- Go at your own pace, but vary it now and then to see how you like it. Try new things: they'll keep you fresh and let you think about your strengths in new ways. There's a fine line between being focused and being narrow-minded.
For those approaching graduation: as job competition increases nationwide, it will seem harder and harder to find the perfect job. Look for it, but don't expect it. You'll like many jobs. At the same time, the best ways to find a job are these: know what you want, have experience doing it (internships, for example), and apply when no one else is.
Have some fun.