Woo Young Sim: Math


Math teacher Woo Young Sim. Credit: Alexandra So/Chronicle

Woo Sim is teaching Algebra II Honors, Algebra II with Analysis and Precalculus at the Upper School.
“Looking at the type of institutions that are both great for students and as a place to work for, you can’t do better than Harvard-Westlake,” Sim said.
Before teaching at the school, Sim taught calculus at the University of California, Santa Barbara after earning his master’s degree in mathematics from there. Sim has also spent the previous four summers in his native South Korea teaching various math classes, as well as AP, ACT and SAT preparation courses.
Sim said that he is excited to get to know the students at the school and transition into a high school atmosphere.