Mr. Astor is excited to join a dedicated and talented team of teachers instructing gifted and motivated students at College Ready Academy #11. He graduated from Claremont McKenna College with a Bachelors of Science in Biochemistry with a Pre-Medical focus. Born and raised in Los Angeles, he is an avid Dodgers and Lakers fan. Mr. Astor finds free-time from his busy schedule to participate in heated games of chess, take hikes around Altadena, soak up sunrays at the beach, and play competitive rugby. A lover of nerdy science, Mr. Astor hopes that students will pick his brain about coughs, sneezes, hiccups, tickling, brain freezes, or other human anatomy quirks.
Traditional homework will take a backseat to a digitally-assisted blended learning model where students will watch instructional videos outside of class, and come to school prepared to delve right into content inside the classroom. This learning structure will help students become self-motivated and organized, as well as develop critical thinking and analysis skills that will prove invaluable in their future studies. Mr. Astor firmly believes that all of his students are able to achieve success both in their academic endeavors and in life.