Mr. Thomas J. Yochum
English Language & Cultural Studies Instructor
Kids Helping Kids
Background:A graduate of the University of Pittsburgh's Masters of Arts in Teaching program, Mr. Yochum has been an English instructor at USCHS since the summer of 2007. Outside the classroom, Mr. Yochum is interested in woodworking, abstract painting, and collecting first-edition novels.
Phone: 412.833.1600 x. 2629 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Courses Taught:English 12: This course provides a survey of English literature with an in-depth analysis of literature from the Anglo-Saxon Period, Medieval Era, Renaissance, Victorian Age, and Modernism. Coursework includes poetry, short stories, and an examination of modern texts outside the scope of British literature. The course also incorporates an examination of sophisticated grammar, expectations regarding the rules of usage, and implementation of composition skills as delineated in the sequential writing program.
Activities Sponsored:Kids Helping Kids: Beginning in 2007, Kids Helping Kids has grown into one of the most popular community service and personal growth organizations at the high school. Each spring, students can elect participation in the club by attending our Tuesday afternoon meetings and participating in volunteer opportunities within Western Pennsylvania. In addition, myriad fundraisers are held throughout the year to help subsidize our annual Dominican Republic Outreach program. Held each November, this experience affords a unique opportunity to provide the region and its people with medical, dental, and manual assistance, while transforming Dominican communities and the USC participants alike.
Freshman Basketball: Along with savvy, veteran head coach, Mr. Tim Sabram, Mr. Yochum helps lead the boys' team into battle each winter. The freshman program has developed a proud tradition over the past half-decade, including four consecutive 15+ win seasons. Outside of maintaining such success on the hard court, the coaches emphasize a return to fundamental basketball, while preparing the young men for the expectations and rigors of varsity basketball.
Last Modified on September 20, 2007