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Mark Jantzen

British International School of Chicago, South Loop | Private School Chicago

English Specialist

My passion to teach in a rigorous school with an emphasis on personalized learning made the decision to join British International School of Chicago, South Loop an easy one. Overall, this school is different to all others I have worked at because of our commitment to excellence at every level, which produces great outcomes for every student!

I joined the team at British International School of Chicago, South Loop after having taught English Language and English Literature for three years at Sandbach School for Boys in Cheshire, England. I received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lancaster University, where I spent a year as an exchange student at Michigan State University, and I hold a master's degree in English Literature and American Studies from University of Manchester. I also have a PGCE in Secondary English from Edge Hill University, where I trained in a number of outstanding schools in the Greater Manchester area. 

I was born and raised in Warrington in the northwest of England. At a young age, I developed a love of literature and history and, in my spare time, I enjoy reading, creative writing and weight training. I also have a deep interest in Western philosophy, political theory and Anglo-American history. I have traveled widely and most recently spent my summer backpacking through Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam.

What Students Say 

"Mr. Jantzen is a great English teacher, and his lessons are always fun and engaging."

"Mr. Jantzen has a vast knowledge of literature and history!"

"Mr. Jantzen is a helpful, inspiring and enthusiastic teacher –but he supports the wrong Manchester football team!"

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