A native of Dallas, Samuel brings to The Waterton Group a wealth of teaching experience and a proven track record of success on standardized tests. After earning perfect scores on the math and reading sections of the PSAT, the math section of the SAT, and the Math 2 Subject Test, he attended The University of Texas at Austin, where he majored in Plan II Honors and Communications. During college, he began tutoring middle school students, which ignited his passion for education. For two years after graduation, Samuel taught 8th grade English at YES Prep Public Schools in Houston, where he eventually took on a district leadership role, writing curriculum for 13 campuses and creating district assessments for over 1,400 students. Samuel then transitioned to Baylor College of Medicine Academy at Ryan Middle School, a prestigious magnet school in Houston ISD, where he taught 6th grade English for two years and was named a finalist for Teacher of the Year. Samuel is currently studying music education at The University of North Texas, with plans to be a high school orchestra director one day.