Our Teachers: Noah Teitelbaum
Noah has worked in education for years, beginning in 2001 with his first public school class in Harlem. There he learned "through painful trial and error" the fundamentals of lesson planning, effective lesson delivery and the art of handing out stickers and detentions. He then taught mathematics at North Star, one of the premier inner-city charter schools in the country. There he began training other teachers and developing curriculum and computerized assessment and analysis tools. Noah then became a teacher trainer for New York and New Haven teachers. During this time he authored and co-authored several handbooks on teaching and curriculum. These include Questioning in the Math Classroom for Deeper Understanding, a detailed look at the types of questions that lead students to gain authentic understanding and intellectual flexibility. Noah specializes in helping teachers develop both a critical eye to their own teaching and a sense of how to make classes effective and interesting. Not surprisingly, Noah's students consistently garner record-breaking results. He himself has scored in the 99th percentile on both the LSAT and the GMAT.
Though the gossip in the teacher's lounge was quite juicy, Noah left the schools to work as a director of Manhattan Prep's curriculum and instructor development team, where he was asked to re-write curriculum, books and through regular training sessions maintain the renowned quality of Manhattan Prep's instructors. Now serving as Executive Director of Academics for Manhattan Prep, Noah puts his passions for teaching, curriculum and instructor development to work for LSAT, GMAT, and GRE students in Denver and online.
Prior to teaching, Noah worked in Croatia for the United Nations, monitoring human rights violations and ensuring humanitarian assistance and legal protection for refugees. Previous to that he had volunteered as a health worker in various countries in Latin America and the Caribbean, where among other things, he learned creative ways to convince children to wash their hands. When not teaching, Noah is an avid hiker, cook, board game player, book devourer and happily-married man and father (and no, lil' Teitelbaum hasn't taken the LSAT yet - at this point he'd probably just want to drool on it , and drooling is not an effective strategy for the LSAT).
Feedback from Noah's Recent Students
Noah helped me better understand the LSAT overall, especially the games. If anyone is serious about improving their score, Noah and everyone else at Manhattan LSAT are the way to go.--Live Online Student (Live Online Spring B 2011)
He answers all questions with care and quickly connects your weaknesses with a solution. A true educator!--New York Student (NYC Summer B 2010)
Noah brings a lot of energy to the classroom - he is able to explain complicated problems in a very easy-to-understand-manner. --Live Online Student (Line Online Spring B 2011)
Noah knew exactly how to relate the LSAT problems to our class. He was able to explain the material as if it was common sense, but never in a demeaning way. He would admit when the problems were really challenging and he knew exactly how to push the class for further LSAT thinking. More or less, Noah is an intuitive teacher in reading how his class is understanding or not understanding a specific approach to the LSAT material. To be able to do that online, when you are not even face to face, is an excellent attribute that any LSAT student should appreciate in their teacher.--Live Online Spring B 2012 Student