Dear Mr. Burns,
I first met Mr. Burns back in 2007. My brother started the year in Mr. Burns’s life skills classroom but reschedule into another life skills teacher classroom due to amount of students in his classroom. My brother’s education started in 2008 at the age of 10. At first it was difficult for Mr. Burns to educate my brother because he would refuse to do his work and he used foul language during class to avoid work. Mr. Burns was able to motivate my brother by listening to his interests and implementing those interests in the classroom. My brother’s behavior improved greatly after four months and he was able to recognize the alphabet letters. Since my brother wanted to learn more about the presidents of the United States, Mr. Burns used this to motivate my brother to read. During the beginning of the 2009 school year my brother was able to read basic texts and spell simple words. He was able to count money and spend money very well. He was able to count up to thousand dollars by a variety of different bills and coins. After my brother graduated from elementary my dad hired Mr. Burns to be my brother’s tutor during the summer. He greatly improved my brother’s math, reading, and writing. Then Mr. Burns started his own school and wanted my brother to come. The only problem was my family could not afford the tuition of the school. Mr. Burns told us not worry because he has it covered. My brother has been enrolled at Saint Tower Academy for the past 1 ½ years and I have seen so much improvement in all areas of academics. I’m very thankful that Mr. Burns loves my brother so much that he did not forget him after he graduated. We even named a spare room called the Mr. Burns room because he tutors my brother in that room during the summer. I believe Mr. Burns should be the teacher of the year because of his hard dedication and passion for education.