Interview with Mr.Vance

  1. Why did you come to GPA?

I chose to come here for many reasons, but I particularly like GPA because of its small class sizes. Unlike other schools where there are 20-40 students crammed into a room, this is a place where I can get to know my students, and they can get to know each other, and make more authentic connections.

  1. What do you teach?

I currently teach U.S. History and Social Studies. I love it.

  1. What are your goals for this semester?

My goals are to do my absolute best and learn as much as I can. I’d also like to encourage my students to think critically about the course material, ask important questions, and work towards becoming lifelong learners.

  1. What do you want to do at GPA?

I want to help students become lifelong learners, critical thinkers, and active participants in democracy.

  1. What do you want to learn?

I want to learn how to surf.

  1. What was your GPA in high school?

4.0. OR WAS IT!?

  1. Any tips for students to increase their GPA

Communicate with your teachers. If you don’t understand something or need clarification, just ask.

  1. How long have you been in Korea?

4 years.

  1. Why did you come to Korea?

Mostly for the food.

  1. What’s your favorite thing about Korea?


  1. Do you speak Korean? Or another language?

That’s a secret.

  1. What do you think of the Korean education system?

I think that all education systems have their own issues, but I could talk about this question for days.

  1. How old are you?

Older than you think.

  1. What are your hobbies?

Being in nature, being outside, hiking, reading books that make me think, playing basketball or beach volleyball, swimming and DJing.

  1. What’s your favorite place?

Jeju Island.

  1. Are you married? 😉

Don’t wink at me like that.