English 2 CP
September 24, 2012
A person I have always respected and liked as a coach, teacher, and someone who I could comfortably talk to is Mr. Derrick Rizzo. I first met Mr. Rizzo when I was in sixth grade and decided to start wrestling. Throughout my middle school career, my relationship with him had just kept growing. What made me begin to like Rizzo was when I first started wrestling, and didn’t know much, he always openly helped me and my partner.
Mr. Rizzo is a man filled with knowledge, skills and more. I believe that if Mr. Rizzo were to be an inanimate object, he would be a book. In my personal opinion, Mr. Rizzo would be a book because there are plenty of things that you can learn from him. For example you can learn life lessons, football, volleyball, and wrestling skills, and math skills. Particularly I think the book he would be, would be a “Boys Handbook” type. I say this because Mr. Rizzo is a coach of all boys’ sports, is a good teacher at the things he teaches, and is very smart.
Rizzo is a pre-algebra teacher in the Brackman Middle School. My eighth grade year having him as a math teacher helped me understand the concepts of algebra a lot better than I did. The way he teaches things he shows examples and works hand-in-hand with a student who may need the extra help (one reason why I believe he’s such a great teacher). Also, Mr. Rizzo showed my class a lot of tips, and tricks that can help you work through confusing algebraic equations. I’m very happy that I was able to have Mr. Rizzo as my teacher because a lot of things he had taught me helped carry through my first Algebra 1 course as a freshman. In this book that Mr. Rizzo may be as an inanimate object, someone could learn math skills, tips, or tricks, like what he verbally taught me in the classroom.
Also, Mr. Rizzo is a great athletic coach. He coaches wrestling and football at the middle school level, and varsity volleyball...