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Aristotle
(384–322 B.C.) Greek philosopher who tutored Alexander the Great. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 147]
Arnold, Dr
. wise headmaster of Rugby shows his understanding of youth. [Br. Lit.: Tom Brown’s School Days; Magill II, 1039]
Auburn schoolmaster
learned and severe yet kind master of the village school. [Br. Poetry: Goldsmith The Deserted Village in Norton Literature]
Bhaer, Professor
teaches writing to Jo; eventually marries her. [Am. Lit.: Little Women]
Brooks, Miss
(Connie) popular TV show features a harried Miss Brooks as high school teacher. [TV: “Our Miss Brooks” in Terrace, II, 174]
Chips, Mr
. lovable and didactic schoolteacher. [Br. Lit.: Good-bye, Mr. Chips]
Chiron
knowledgeable Centaur; instructed Achilles, Jason, and Asclepius. [Gk. Myth.: Parrinder, 62]
Grundy, Miss
Archie’s grumpy high school teacher. [Am. Comics: “Archie” in Horn, 87]
Hartsook, Ralph
backwoods schoolteacher has severe problems with boisterous older pupils. [Am. Lit.: The Hoosier School-master; Magill I, 373]
Hicks, Miss
history teacher, antiquated but wise, impassioned, and just to her pupils. [Am. Lit.: Saroyan The Human Comedy in Magill I, 392]
Kotter, Gabe
teacher of Special Guidance Remedial Academics. [TV: “Welcome Back, Kotter” in Terrace, II, 423]
Leonowens, Mrs. Anna
young Welsh widow, tutors children and women of King of Siam. [Br. Lit.: Landon Anna and the King of Siam; Am. Musical: Rodgers and Hammerstein The King and I in On Stage, 333]
Moffat, Miss
teacher in Welsh mining town. [Br. Lit.: The Corn Is Green; NCE, 2982]
Pangloss
character who taught Candide “metaphysico-theologocosmolonigology.” [Fr. Lit.: Candide]
Phillotson, Mr
. Jude’s former schoolmaster. [Br. Lit.: Thomas Hardy Jude The Obscure]
Porpora
famous music master of Consuelo and Haydn. [Fr. Lit.: Consuelo, Magill I, 156–158]
Silenus
knowledgeable tutor of Bacchus. [Rom. Myth.: Daniel, 213]
Socrates
(469–399 B.C.) Greek philosopher; tutor of Plato. [Gk. Hist.: NCE, 2553]
Squeers, Wackford
dismally ignorant schoolmaster, cruel to his charges. [Br. Lit.: Dickens Nicholas Nickleby]
Swift, Kate
stern schoolteacher, takes pains to encourage any signs of genius. [Am. Lit.: Anderson Winesburg, Ohio in Benét, 1095]
village schoolmaster
stern yet kind; the rustics wondered “that one small head could carry all he knew.” [Br. Poetry: Gold-smith The Deserted Village in Magill IV, 823]