Program in Teaching

Sumant Bhat

  • Class of 2003
  • Economics and Psychology Double Major

The summer after graduation, Sumant taught high school Math and English at Salisbury Summer School, a private boarding school. From 2003 to 2004, Sumant taught middle school math and coached the basketball, soccer, and tennis teams at Princeton Day School, a private K-12 school in Princeton, NJ. Currently Sumant teaches 6-8th grade Math and coaches middle school basketball and tennis at Meadowbrook School, a private K-8 day school in Weston, MA.

Sumant is currently in his 6th year of teaching. He teaches mathematics and enjoys the energy that his students bring to the classroom each day. He loves “coming to school everyday knowing that it will be different. I never know what challenges and success will come my way but knowing that I will have a hand in helping a child’s development not just in my subject but in other areas gets me excited to come to school every day.” During his time as an undergrad, Sumant taught in the local school system and believes that “the best way to learn about teaching is to do it and get in the classroom in any capacity. What you are teaching is important cause you are at your best when you are passionate about what you are teaching. However knowing who you are teaching, the individual learning styles and the stresses and developmental battles they go through every day is even more important.”