Welcome to Mr. Karpiloff's Page!
Hello all, and welcome! It is my pleasure to welcome you to my page. I hope you find it useful and helpful. Let me tell you a little about myself. I became interested in teaching as a young teenager when I would stay after school to tutor students in middle school math. From there, the passion just took off! All throughout college I was a substitute teacher in over 10 different schools, teaching age ranges from 2 to 14 years of age. It's my calling to teach; I love coming to work every day and serving your children on their road to becoming a well rounded citizen.
I've been at PS 246 for 5 years, both in 4th and 5th grade classrooms. My specialty is math, but my heart is always in writing. One of my greatest joys is taking a students' writing and helping it grow into a story of their own, with power and a strong message. I'm also known in the school as a Rubik's cube nerd and the guy who wears a tie everyday. I'll be the first to admit I'm a full fledged nerd, but at the same time I still enjoy doing cool stuff, like snowboarding, horseback riding, playing electric guitar, and hiking up north. Hope your enjoy this little blurb about me.
Students will be expected to come to class everyday with assigned homework completed, ready to participate and engage in thoughtful discussions. While I of course wish all my students to get "correct" answers or perfect final published pieces, what's more important is the process, work shown, and progress made over time. In addition, I'm looking for students to show their thinking through verbal, visual and written description in all subjects. I always say it is the effort that counts more than anything else, and their grades reflect this philosophy. Grading will be based upon exams, final papers, presentations, classwork, homework, and participation. Any questions, please feel free to ask!