Teacher Tuesday: Mr. Trevisan

Ridhima Kodali, Copy Editor

Q: What do you teach and why?

A: “Physics I AC, Earth History Systems and Sustainability, and Earth Science. Why? I have what’s called a DX certification which allows me to teach a variety of sciences. Also, my passions are Physics and Earth Science because they are so evident in our daily experience.”


Q: Have you always been interested in teaching? 

A: “Ever since high school, yes. Also, I’ve always been a bit academic, always did well in school, and generally love learning.”


Q: Do you have any advice for incoming high school freshmen?

A: “Everyone who works hard WILL be successful, no matter how you define your ‘academic ability’. Be friends with people who get better grades than you! You’ll pick up good habits.”


Q: What/Who inspired you to become a teacher?

A: “I had one particularly inspiring 9th grade English teacher I would identify, among many. He was a former college football lineman – total beast . . . who wrote poetry, loved literature . . .  and ran the weight room after school (he taught me how to lift!). He was a Dead Poet’s Society caliber teacher.”

Courtesy of Mr. Trevisan
Mr. Trevisan and his family in Glen Haven.

Q: What do you do in your free time?

A: “I don’t have much with two young kids at home, but I’ve been finishing my basement during the winter months. I enjoy music, the outdoors (hiking, paddling, mountain biking…), travel (road trips, northern Michigan, national parks), and try to play golf with family and friends when weather and time allow.”


Q: Do you recommend students take AP Physics or DP Physics?

A: “Go with your gut. Both programs have a great deal to offer students depending on their chosen educational and career aspirations.:


Q: What is your favorite teaching moment?

A: “I have several every week. High school students are awesome. Their minds are expanding rapidly. Teaching provides many opportunities for authentic interactions with great young people. I especially like witnessing or being a part of breakthroughs for students. Whether it’s a challenging science concept or skill, a college or career choice, or a personal growth moment, student successes (especially after some frustration or discouragement) make teaching rewarding.”