Craig Munro: Academic Tutor (Math & Science) and Physical Education Teacher
Bachelor of Engineering in Naval Architecture at Memorial University, St Johns, Newfoundland
Math, Physics, Fun!
What do you enjoy most about teaching?
Helping kids discover their own inner genius, building their self-confidence, and trying to convince them that math is fun!
What got you into teaching?
I tutored my peers throughout my engineering degree. I realized that while engineering was marginally enjoyable I looked forward to tutoring.
Who inspired you at high school?
My high school physics teacher (Mr. Philips) was an inspiration! He was passionate about learning about the physical world and he passed on that passion to his students.
What's your teaching mantra?
I really make a point of listening well to my students. with the old adage “two ears and one mouth” in mind; we forge a pathway to success If we all listen twice as often as we speak.
What's your most rewarding teaching moment?
Helping my younger sister get the marks she wanted in high school.
Three words that best describe you in the classroom:
1) Passionate 2) Positive 3) Curious
Three words that best describe you outside the classroom:
1) Adventurous 2) Positive 3) Fun
What you hated vs loved most about your own high school education:
Hated: Classrooms and school environments that were not inclusive of everyone. VS Loved: Extra curricular activities, especially sports and working on the school newspaper.
Why do you like teaching at 7S?
Small classrooms and family-like atmosphere.
What do you like most about the subject you teach?
Math is the best, most fun, and superb subject, followed in second place by Physics. This is not debatable.
Hiking, Biking, Swimming, Snowboarding, XC Skiing, Camping and Exploring. Math and Physics of course (does it need to be said?)
Lord of the Rings Trilogy - Epic, adventurous, and full of great messaging.
What holds the key for success in education and life?
How do you get the best out of your students?
See above! I set the stage for them to feel safe - safe to make mistakes, safe to be themselves, safe to feel passionate, and I listen to them.
If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original.