Ms. Zuber

Ms. Zuber

High School Teacher 

Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology, Texas A&M University at Galveston   

Amy Zuber started teaching in 2017 and joined Pearson Online Academy in 2020. She teaches physics and environmental systems to students in high school. 

Why She Become a Teacher

According to Ms. Zuber, “In college, I completed internships at a zoo and wildlife refuge with their education departments. I loved speaking with people about saving endangered animals and how they could help the environment. Science is a huge passion of mine. . . . I decided education was the path for me and earned my teaching certificate.

“Courses like chemistry and physics often have a bad reputation, and many students dread coming into these classes. The most rewarding part of my work is helping students conquer these courses. I love hearing how much students actually enjoy the challenge.”  

The Online School Experience at Pearson Online Academy

“The best part of teaching students online is how much more time I have to work with them,” says Ms. Zuber. “There are fewer distractions than working at a bricks-and-mortar school[,] and the students are my full focus. It’s wonderful working with students from all over the world. I love learning from my students about their countries and cultures! 

“I love starting [on-camera] LiveLesson® sessions with some sort of ridiculous icebreaker. (Would you rather fight one horse-sized duck or 100 duck-sized horses? Is pizza a soup, salad, or sandwich?) The low-risk, silly things usually open students up to engage with each other. By the time we’re discussing science, students are more confident in themselves and comfortable with their classmates.”  

What Families Considering This School Should Keep in Mind

“Pearson Online Academy has an excellent curriculum to challenge students,” reports Ms. Zuber. “We have the best staff from around the country for them to learn from. Because of our flexible schedule, students can participate in, and accomplish, so much outside of school at a young age.

“This school prepares students [to be responsible] and hold themselves accountable. We foster learning independently and hold students to high standards.” 

Ms. Zuber’s Personal Interests

Says Ms. Zuber, “I love being outside — paddle boarding or kayaking especially. I love traveling to new cities with my husband and two-year-old son. But I also love to stay home and read.”  

“No matter what path students take after graduation, they leave [here] with life skills they can use in college or the workforce.” 

— Ms. Zuber