So … why penguins?
To be honest, the primary reason is ’cause they’re my wife’s favorite animal and they’re the animal that came to mind first.
Also, because penguins.
But believe it or not penguins do actually kinda fit with my mission. Barely.
In case I’ve not said it before, my mission with my site, with the emails, with my upcoming newsletter, is twofold: I want to help you learn well and actually have a life.
I’m firmly convinced that there’s no reason anyone, if you learn how to Get All the Things Done, should ever get less than a C in a class. I’m also convinced that most students that work their butts off night and day with no social life to get an A can still get an A, but can do it by working smarter, not harder.
In any case, the Study Penguin motto is: Learn Well and Live Life.
Or, in other words, penguins are social and you could be too (while still getting good grades)!
If that sounds like a good deal to you and you’d like to hear more, be sure to subscribe for daily email updates over on the right.
Who am I?
I’m Maximilian – teacher, writer, broadcaster, marketer … I’ve worn quite a few hats (even worked as a janitor in a middle school)!
I graduated college in 2013 with my BA in English. I’ve loved writing since I was a child, and so studying English seemed to be a natural progression. I’ve had my fair share of folks tell me that it’s a useless degree, but I have no regrets! I became a better writer and fell even more in love with the English language because of it.
While in college, I tutored my fellow students in English, and continued tutoring and teaching after graduating. Turns out I love teaching, too, and somehow always end up teaching in whatever I get into – I’ve even written guides for games I enjoy! My passions for English and teaching ended up merging, and I now teach high school English in St. Petersburg, FL.
But the learning isn’t over!
In 2016, I started classes at Signum University to earn my Master’s degree. It’ll take me about three years to complete the process, fitting one class at a time into an already-busy schedule. But since I’m studying things I love (I’ll be getting my M.A. in Language and Literature with a concentration in Tolkien Studies) with some truly incredible professors, I can’t complain!
So when I write my daily emails or monthly newsletters, you know they’re coming to you from a perspective of being a teacher but also a perspective of a fellow student. I’m not perfect, but I’m figuring it out as I go!
I’m looking forward to getting to know you here on Study Penguin!