The Teacher You Won’t Forget

Dr. Yoham likes many things about his job as a biology teacher. One is that students come back to tell him how much he helped them.

Dr. Yoham likes many things about his job as a biology teacher. One is that students come back to tell him how much he helped them.

By Francesca Thonday, Staff Writer

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Many people might not like learning, but in Dr. Yoham’s biology class you will want to learn. Dr. Yoham would make jokes here and there, but also wants you to learn and focus. He is straightforward with you and is willing to help you; therefore, he gives tutoring every Monday and Wednesday after school.

Biology Teacher
Dr. Yoham likes many things about his job as a biology teacher. One is that students come back and tell him how much he helped them. Two is that he gets to teach biology, which he believes is something that relates to a student’s life. Another reason is that most of his students don’t cause him trouble.
His proudest moment in being a biology teacher is seeing his students succeed on their exams. His favorite unit to teach is evolution because “it’s cool,” said Dr. Yoham.
President of the Florida Association of Science Teachers (FAST), Dr. Yoham was Miami High’s Teacher of the Year in 2018-2019. Dr. Yoham was also recognized by Future Educators of America (FEA) as their teacher of the year for 2009-2010.

Club Sponsor
Since 2005, Dr. Yoham has sponsored the Science National Honor Society (SNHS). Dr. Yoham enjoys being the club advisor for SHNS and does it for the love of science. He believes it can connect science-oriented students together who are able to express the love they have for the different sciences to each other.

Life Before Becoming a Teacher
Born in Coral Gables and raised in Miami, Dr. Yoham’s fondest childhood memories were going on vacation with his parents. Dr. Yoham still enjoys being with his family and likes eating with them.
He went to Coral Park for high school. During that time, he faced some challenges, mainly working and trying to maintain a school and work life balance. Dr. Yoham was planning to become a medical doctor after high school but decided to change his mind because he didn’t like the sight of “blood”.
For college he went to FIU and got his bachelor’s degree in biology and his master’s degree in science education; later, he earned his doctorate degree. His favorite moment in college was graduation.

Most of the time Dr. Yoham and his students have a good teacher-student relationship. When he makes jokes during class, the students will laugh. Some of his students might even come to his class during lunch to hang out and talk or maybe get help with something they didn’t understand. Students would also take his advice and come after school for tutoring. Dr. Yoham is a teacher you wouldn’t forget.

Do you know Dr. Yoham?

 

  • Sponsor of Science National Honor Society since 2005
  • He doesn’t like the sight of blood
  • He attended Coral Park for High School
  • His Favorite unit to teach is evolution
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