My most effective teacher has had to be my Academic Writing teacher, Mrs. Laura Lease, even though she taught me over the e-Studies branch of the Duke Talent Identification Program (TIP). She engaged me and my classmates by having us do peer reviews, which helped a lot. Plus, Mrs. Lease got to know us all and gave us a way to contact her when we needed help. Mrs. Lease is a great teacher, one I will never forget even though I’m only in eigth grade and have my whole life ahead of me!