Mr. Hirsch currently teaches AP US Government, AP Seminar, and AP Research. Previously, he has taught AP European History and AP US History in our high school. He has served as a subject advisor for AP US Government across the BASIS Network, and as an AP grader for the College Board.
Mr. Hirsch received his Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania and his law degree from Boston College Law School.
Mr. Hirsch’s goal as a BASIS Independent educator is to share his passion for learning, especially for government and the law, with his students. He hopes they learn how to analyze the world through various perspectives. When asked about his proudest accomplishment/accolades, Mr. Hirsch cited that in 2014 one of his BASIS Chandler students received a perfect score on the Advanced Placement Exam in United States Government and Politics. She was one of eight students in the whole world to receive that honor!
Mr. Hirsch has been with BASIS Curriculum Schools for eleven years: three with BASIS Chandler and three with BASIS Scottsdale before joining BASIS Independent Brooklyn in 2016. Mr. Hirsch really enjoyed working with the dedicated and passionate learners at the two Arizona charter schools, and while Arizona was a great adventure, he was ready to return to his East Coast roots (his parents grew up in Bensonhurst!).
When not reading the news, Mr. Hirsch loves to watch sports, run in prospect park, and spend time with his family (both his son and daughter are BIB bears). He also is a long-suffering Arsenal and Knicks fan. Mr. Hirsch also loves to play soccer, basketball, and tennis. Although a little rusty, he was recently a 4.5 rated player out in Arizona.
He loves to travel with his family too. During the summer of 2017, they spent two weeks touring South Dakota and Wyoming in an RV camper! His favorite location is Wellfleet, Massachusetts.
He loves to travel with his family too. During the summer of 2017, they spent two weeks touring South Dakota and Wyoming in a RV camper!