The Q+A – one student, one teacher, each month. This month we sat down with AP Calculus teacher Mr. Kvit Limkrailassiri.
Common misconception about teachers:
There’s a GPS locator app on the iPhone for every faculty member on campus pinpointing our exact location at any moment, except it doesn’t work in a concrete jungle.
Most creative gift given or received:
Given to my students, the power to think independently for yourself, or make others smile.
Movie you’ve seen the most:
Star Wars and Space Balls—May the Schwartz be with you!
Book you’ve read most:
Any books on value investing, especially on Ben Graham and Warren Buffett.
Fictional character you identify with:
Cool Hand Luke.
Obsolete item you won’t trash:
My “Paper Gradebook.” Anything durable that takes a lick’in and keeps on tick’in.
What you wanted to be at age 10:
Rocket car designer, space camp cadet. I wanted to go to Space Camp in Florida when I was little, roughly after the Challenger Disaster. During middle school I had a desire to attend the Pasadena College of Art and Design to sketch and build clay automobile models.
Student pet peeve:
For the love of milk and honey, I’m neither Mr. Patrick Lindsay nor Mr. Watanabe! LOL.
Have my Multivariable calculus students grade/teach my AP classes, I just wish.
Imagine teaching in your dreams through inception!
It wouldn’t be a secret any longer would it? ; )
Welcoming new teachers and veteran teachers.
Favorite historical figure:
Harry Truman, Elvis Presley, Michael Jackson, Grandpa Sonny Ahad.
Favorite piece of art in your home/anywhere:
A hand-drawn hyperbolic parabolic or saddle in 3-space.
Movie star you always wanted to be:
I’m Jackie Chan, Lybroan is Chris Tucker, and together we’re Rush Hour 5! lol.
4 is an unlucky Chinese number.
A device to turn off all gadgets—muhahaha!
Topic you love but won’t discuss at a party:
What rhymes with Ralrulus?
The last meal you had:
It was Dericious! Eggplant and rice.
Funniest English word:
Onomatopoeia, I hope for this word to be asked at a Scripps Spelling Bee someday.
Most memorable teaching experience:
While in the middle of teaching, I was interrupted and asked if I could give up my classroom, particularly the Smartboard, to another teacher. Beep Beep!
One time I was asked by a student “Mr. Watanabe, Mr. Watanabe! Is Monday a blackout day?” Oh boy, and it was a senior!
Most-visited website, why:
Favorite canceled-too-soon TV show:
Late Show with Conan?
Most beloved/interesting item at your office desk:
All the interesting, warm people in my office.