I was incredibly happy with the quality of instruction I received at Pearson. Never before had I experienced teachers who were so dedicated to their students. I felt comfortable asking my teachers anything and seeking help when I needed it. There was a great level of respect and appreciation between student and teachers, and you can tell that every teacher is at Pearson because they believe so firmly in the values and mission of UWC. Samuel Perez, my economics teacher, had a huge impact on me. He showed me that economics is something that everyone can learn, and it is especially important to think outside of the box when it comes to economics. Paul Faber wowed me with his dedication to the school, Sherry Crowther inspired me everyday with her insights and intentionality, and Nazim Acar was a wonderful friend and conversationalist to me throughout my two years at Pearson.
Our daughter has nothing but good things to say about her teachers. They have inspired her to work hard and question everything. UWC offers inspiring education - something difficult to find in a regular school setting.
I was very happy with the quality of instruction. I think the teachers could have gone above and beyond had they not had the restrictions of the IB. The dynamic was informal but very respectful. Since we lived on campus with most of our teachers, there was a level of comfort that was sometimes conducive to deeper learning, and at other times, I felt that the teachers wanted to take distance from the students. Most teachers were very passionate and knowledgeable. The ones who had the biggest impact on me were teachers with whom I had a rapport outside of class. I felt that when I knew them as a person and respected them in that capacity, I had even more respect for them in the classroom.