Svetlana Vlahopoulos recently joined the Math Department of The Ursuline School. Svetlana earned a Master of Science in 5 years and began teaching at the age of 22. When she moved to the USA, she had an opportunity to further her education and entered a pre-med program at Hunter College. Although she did not attend medical school, the pre-med program deepened her knowledge of science and math and helped her realize that her true passion is teaching. Her mother always told her, “One who is a teacher is always a teacher,” Svetlana came back to teaching, but she believes that she is also learning from her students.

Svetlana knows that our DNA’s unique combinations make us all different and it is important to recognize that we not only look different but also learn differently. To make learning desirable, Svetlana always looks for exciting teaching methods, so she can provide her students with individualized learning experiences.