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Amanda Johnson

Amanda Copus

Math Specialist | IGCSE Coordinator

One of the great things about British International School of Chicago is that our class sizes are small and the teaching staff all work together closely, so it feels like being part of a family where everyone pitches in.

I started my teaching career in north London; in fact, I actually taught at the school I attended as a student! There I was able to teach Math to all ages, from Year 7 through to A-level Math in Year 13. I even had the opportunity to go into local Primary schools to teach and work with home-school children. After my time in north London I moved to the northeast of England to work in a Secondary school on Gateshead.

Outside of the classroom, while in my position in north London, I coordinated Gifted and Talented provision and Enrichment within the Math Department, enthusing and stretching younger students through competitions and clubs to nurturing older students looking to study Math at university. Outside of Math I have also run hockey, tennis and athletics clubs, been a form tutor and a student mentor.

Outside of work I enjoy keeping active, whether it be playing netball (it’s a popular Commonwealth sport), running, cycling, swimming or something more sedate like yoga, and I love the snow and enjoy going snowboarding. I am not always on the go - I am happy at home, reading a book, or just spending time with friends and family, going to an art gallery or a museum and learning something new.

What Students Say

"Mrs. Johnson is extremely passionate about her subject and helping students as much as possible…it’s kinda scary."

"Mrs. Johnson explains everything so clearly, it makes the work feel easy. She always encourages us to try our best in everything we do."

"Mrs. Johnson is a teacher that has a great passion for teaching Math. Whenever I needed help she was always there, even if she had already seen me that day."