Micheal Harrison is a teacher at Arkansas Connections Academy (ARCA). He graduated from the University of Arkansas–Little Rock with a Bachelor of Science degree in mathematics, with a minor in secondary education. His teaching career began in January 2007, and he started at ARCA in 2017.
“I worked at Sylvan Learning Center in college and fell in love with helping students. I learned that I love the aha moment. I have been teaching for ten years now, and I still love the process of helping students to make their future brighter.”
Mr. Harrison loves teaching at ARCA because he loves connecting with the students and helping them with all their ideas and subjects and with any issue they need help with. He had this to say about the benefits of online schooling and receiving an education at ARCA:
“Everyone is very respectful. It is different from a brick-and-mortar school. We all want everyone to succeed. The teacher, the students, and the parents are all in contact to ensure the best outcome for the student. I am able to target the areas a student needs help in, not having to put a student through something he or she doesn’t need. When I am teaching something, it is something the student can use to make himself or herself successful.”
When asked what one thing Mr. Harrison would tell a prospective parent who is making the decision to enroll at ARCA, he replied, “I know that any student can survive and learn in this environment. The curriculum is targeted to each individual student. Whether they are advanced or behind, we get them to improve their outlook and perspective.”
In his personal time, Mr. Harrison loves to go camping or hunting; play football, basketball, or disc golf; canoe or hike; and do pretty much anything else outdoors with his family.
I have been teaching for ten years now, and I still love the process of helping students to make their future brighter.