Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Mr. Mount

It was my Pre-Calculus teacher, Danny Mount, who has had the biggest positive influence on my life and education. He is very motivating and makes learning fun. He is energetic and always has a smile on his face. Not only is he a great teacher, but he is a great coach as well. He coaches basketball and baseball. He cares deeply about his students and their success.
He has influenced my life in many ways. One, he nominated me as student of the month. He presented a five minute speech about me to the school administration and parents. In this speech, he explained how I am a class leader and how I always strive to be the best. He also said that he would be "honored" to have me as a future co-worker one day. It touched me a lot. Also, he influenced my math skills. He knew my love for math, and challenged me everyday to become even better at it. Also, Mr. Mount was also their for me in my personal life. He would be the one I could count on for advice, or even to talk about the drama in my life at the time. Mr. Mount has influenced my life in a way that I will never forget.
Mr. Mount had many qualities that made him such a great teacher. One quality he had was that he was very caring. He cared for each and every student that he has ever impacted, whether it was an older student, or one that he had in his class at the time. Also, he had an outgoing personality that would shine as he would teach. He also was patient, which is a very important quality to have as a teacher.
The classroom environment was a relaxed one. We could raise our hand and ask questions at any time. He was not very stricked, but he was very productive in class and did not just joke around the whole time.
One particular assignment that I remember was the unit circle assignment. We made a circle and wrote all the units of the circle on there so that it was easy to study and remember. He knew that this would help us because this material is something that we will need to know in our future math classes.
Mr. Mount was such a great teacher, and I asked him to do the honor of handing me my dipolma at my high school graduation. Now, Mr. Mount is a great friend to me. He is also a great support to my college education because I am following his foot steps at Ohio State, and i know that he will be there to help me along the way. I know that he will always be one of the most inspiring people in my life.


  1. He sounds like a great teacher to have! You did a great job describing him.

  2. I loved him as a teacher my junior year. I loved even more that i had him back to back class periods. He was awesome teacher he taught is AP Stats class amazing and all of us, except one, got 4 or a 5. Best part after the AP exam we played super smash brothers for the 64 for the last couple days of school that year.


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