Stephen Crooms


I grew up in Berkeley, CA, and went to school in New York at Columbia University. I was a history major, with a concentration in imperialism. This informs a lot of my teaching, as I really enjoy teaching A Passage to India, Heart of Darkness, and Nervous Conditions. In my post-college life, I’ve gotten very involved in a daily meditation practice, which has allowed me to be much more present and empathetic with students.


I taught at a school called Tilden Academy in Albany, CA for 3.5 years, which also has a one-to-one model. At both Tilden and Fusion, I’ve seen what a difference one-to-one makes. With one-to-one, teachers can focus on a student’s interests and learning style, while making sure they pick up valuable skills along the way. Nothing makes me happier than discussing history and great literature with interested students, which is why I work at Fusion!


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