Phone: 804 571 1154


Degrees and Certifications:

BEd Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics MSc Analytical Chemistry NC Certified in Teaching Science

Mr. Samuel Tesfay

Hello everyone! My name is Samuel Tesfay. This is my fifth year at the Early Middle College at GTCC GSO. This year I will be teaching Honors Chemistry and Biology. I will also be House and College Seminar Advisor. I have a Bachelor of Education degree in Chemistry with a minor in Mathematics from Mekelle University (2005) as well as a Master’s degree in Analytical Chemistry (2009) from Addis Ababa University. My wife and I are parents to a beautiful daughter, Eldana.

Before I started teaching at the EMC at GTCC GSO, I taught Chemistry at the American Hebrew Academy, a private college preparatory school here in Greensboro. Prior to that, I worked as a university lecturer and researcher and taught General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, Instrumental Analysis, and Analytical Chemistry to undergraduate students.

I enjoy teaching chemistry and math to high school students. I love to do multiple examples in my lessons so that students can see the many ways to approach a problem.

I am approachable and patient and look forward to working with my students to help them understand the material. I realize that not everyone learns in the same way, and I will work with my students to determine what method of teaching and learning works best for them.