Theo Dykzeul

Educator for eight years. Currently teaching Algebra 1, Geometry, and Statistics.

Fellowship Location
Synopsys and Mentor Graphics

“Working at Mentor Graphics taught me the importance of teamwork and collaboration. When I had a question, or one of my team members needed help, we were always there for one another.”

“Students gained work skills in class through collaboration and teamwork as well as presentation skills. When creating projects for students to complete in class, I make sure to create a general theme that will allow students to choose a more specific topic for research. This creates more buy-in from the students, since they're researching topics they're interested in. I then require students to create PowerPoint presentations that utilize skills that industry professionals use, as well as go through a strict presentation rubric so students are prepared to present their findings. These presentations allow students to gain more confidence when speaking in front of others, and allow them to know how to present to an audience by maintaining eye-contact, correct hand posture, and clear and slow speech.”