Michael Freydin has been teaching in the New York City public schools for the past 13 years at the junior high school and high school levels, working with at-risk, immigrant and underprivileged youths in non-traditional educational environments. He has an unceasing desire to help students uncover a love for the world, its history, cultures, and people. Widely traveled, Mr. Freydin has traveled to 53 countries, immersing himself in other cultures and environments to help make students’ experiences ever more tangible and real, and has been a guest teacher in Thailand, Cambodia, Ukraine and India. Himself an émigré from the Soviet Union, he is especially able to relate to recent immigrants and help them better understand the world around them, working to innovate curriculum in ways that make abstract concepts accessible at all performance levels. Academically accomplished, he earned his Juris Doctorate at Hofstra Law School, and is currently completing post-graduate work at St. John’s University in Administration and Advanced ESL Certification.
Mr. Freydin has worked as an adjunct professor at several local colleges, and as a fellow of the Leaders of American History grant, and a member of the Teaching American History Grant for four years, he has specialized in the cultivation of high standard academic curricula. Mr. Freydin has presented at numerous educational conferences, including the Leaders of American History Grant, NCSS, NYSHS, LICSS, and GMNY annual conferences. Most recently, he has been nominated to serve as a fellow and teacher presenter for The Academy of Teachers.
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