Miles Levy-Nordhoff

Teacher/Mentor

California State University Northridge, B.A. English

Miles was born in Torrance, CA and lived in Chatsworth until third grade when he moved to Lake Charles, Louisiana. He lived in Louisiana for seven years before moving back to Southern California. Because Miles was so successful at math, he decided to study Mechanical Engineering at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo. Miles is curious and inquisitive and enjoys math’s and science’s abilities to describe the world, but after two years of engineering, he realized that numbers can only go so far. Miles switched his major to English to learn how words can explain and describe the world and the human experience. Because of his math background, he is fascinated by grammar and linguistics (the math of language and communication). Miles teaches that making mistakes (and correcting them) are a necessary part of the learning process. He believes that a one-to-one learning environment allows respectful relationships to form, and that these relationships are crucial for learning to take place. He teaches many different Middle School and High School math, science, and English courses at Fusion, Warner Center.

Hobbies: In his spare time, Miles enjoys snowboarding and downhill skateboarding. He also enjoys tinkering, fixing, and building things; he built a gaming desktop several years ago and makes upgrades to it regularly. He has a remote-controlled car that has over 100 parts and goes 70+ MPH on pavement. He is a huge fan of hockey and is the league manager of a Fantasy Hockey League. He frequently volunteers at the local animal shelter, where he adopted his cat, named Yoda.

Favorite Quote:

“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.” –Ralph Waldo Emerson

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