Why did you choose to teach at George School?
I decided to teach here because of the quality of the academics and the culture of the school. The presence of a real spiritual mission is exciting.
Describe your teaching style.
I try to have students come to an understanding of the material on their own and to have a dialogue—which may last a few minutes, days, or weeks (math takes time!)—that leads them to it. I hope that I can share my excitement about math with students. The intuition and leaps of logic that they take to come up with creative solutions to tricky problems is wonderful to see.
What is special about George School?
George School is a place where children grow. The soil is fertile for putting down roots and blooming in all sorts of wonderful colors because students can take many avenues. Being a part of that growth process—while on a journey of my own—is a real honor and pleasure.
More about Hamilton:
Outside of math class, Hamilton is a swim coach who “loves seeing students (athletes!) put their mind to something and improve.” Outside of working with students, he enjoys playing with his own children, walking his dog, gardening, and experiencing the changing seasons. He has a BA from New York University and an MA from the University of Virginia.