Although his mother was a piano teacher, Arnold was self-taught; when he was eight years old he started to learn the violin and soon after began composing violin duets. The only lessons he took were from the composer Alexander Zemlinsky, and he gave him instructions on composition. At the age of 25, he produced his first major piece of work, the tone poem Verkarte Nacht for string sextet, which translates to Transfigured Night. In 1901 at the age of 27 he married Alexander Zemlinsky’s sister, Mathilde, with whom he had two children. The couple moved to Berlin and lived there for two years while he orchestrated operettas and directed a cabaret orchestra.
The family moved to Berlin in 1812, where Felix, at the age of four, began to receive regular piano lessons from his mother. In 1816, Abraham Mendelssohn went to Paris on business and brought his family with him. Throughout their stay, Felix and Fanny had piano lessons with Madame Marie Bigot, who was highly esteemed by both Haydn and Beethoven (Grove Dictionary 135). When they returned to Berlin, Abraham put into effect a systematic plan of education for his children. Under this plan, Karl Wilhelm Ludwig Heyse (father of poet and short story writer Paul Heyse) taught the children general subjects and classical languages; Johann Gottlob Samuel Rosel taught drawing; Ludwig Berger taught piano; Carl Wilhelm Henning taught violin; and Carl Zelter gave lessons in musical theory and composition.
The Housekeeper and her son Root take on the roles of the younger family members as the 2nd and 3rd generations in this novel The Housekeeper and the Professor. The Professor uses his math skills to teach, influence, and defend the Housekeeper and Root. The Professor uses his mathematical knowledge to teach. He is a scholar in math, and this enables him to give detailed instructions to open up the minds of the Housekeeper and Root. “He taught them about enormous prime numbers with more than a hundred thousand places, and the largest number of all, which was used in mathematical proofs and was in the Guinness Book of World Records” (12).
The family travelled frequently due to her husband’s job, but eventually settled in Budapest in 1910. She had her third child, Eric, in 1914. While in Budapest, she began studying with psychoanalyst Sandor Ferenczi who encouraged her to psychoanalyze her own children. Out of Klein's work, the technique known as 'play therapy' emerged and is still used extensively today in psychotherapy. She met Sigmund Freud for the first time at the 1918 International Psycho-Analytic Congress in Budapest, which inspired her to write her first psychoanalytic paper, "The Development of a Child."
I met Abraham noella(my teacher) when I was eight years old, I went to her house and asked her if she wanted to play a game of chess with me. Since that day we have been indissoluble. Abraham is principally the reason that I will be able to succeed in obtaining my dream of being a smart chemistry student. She does not play all that well, but she really can teach the game. Ms. Abraham has become the most influencing figure in my life, because when she wants something she goes out and gets it.
" In 1870, Tesla moved to Karlovac, Croatia, to attend school at Higher Real Gymnasium, where he was profoundly influenced by a math teacher, Martin Sekulić.  Tesla was able to perform integral calculus in his head, which prompted his teachers to believe that he was cheating.  He finished a four-year term in just three years, graduating in 1873.  In 1873, Tesla returned to his hometown, Smiljan. Shortly after he arrived, Tesla contracted cholera; he was bedridden for nine months and was near death multiple times.
With them he was introduced to the influential society of the city, acquired social grace, and made his farthest travels from his native city—some 60 miles (96 km) away to the town of Arnsdorf. In 1755, aided by the kindness of a friend, he was able to complete his degree at the university and take up the position of lecturer.” (Bird) Kant spent 15 years as an unpaid lecturer for the university and during his time there he became popular not just for his classes on physics and mathematics but also for logic, metaphysic, and moral philosophy before he was appointed chair of the logic and metaphysics department. When Kant was in his 40’s he stopped publishing any work in philosophy for eleven years. “But his next work, Critique of Pure Reason (1781) was followed by nearly a decade of original and influential works which turned the philosophical thought in a whole new direction.” (philosophers) By most accounts this is a long a difficult book to read but it is
In 1959, she graduated from Wesley College with a B.A. with honors in political science on a scholarship. Joseph Medill Paterson, a member of the Medill newspaper-publishing family, married her the same year, together they raised three daughters; twins Anne and Alice, and Katie. Even with the difficult job of upbringing her children, she managed to earn a degree of M.A. in Public Law and Government from School of Advanced International Studies and a certificate from the Russian Institute, both at Columbia
When she arrived at the school she was shocked at the harsh discipline and described the room as “deathly quiet”. In subsequent years (1920-1921) she attended summer school held by the Workers Education Association (WEA), where she met her future husband Crawford Somerset. After listening to some of Somerset’s and Alley’s shared ideas regarding education, a teacher named James Shelley became impressed with Alley’s ideas. Later that year Alley was appointed infant mistress at the Oxford District high school; however, the buildings were rundown. Dr Leslie Burnett, the parent of a son just enrolled at Oxford, wanted a renovated classroom with veranda access.
In 1978 Olivarius was awarded one of only 32 American Rhodes Scholarships available. At Oxford, Ann Olivarius completed a doctorate in Economics, analysing worker-owned high technology firms and was awarded the Nuffield prize. The American Association of University Women (AAUW) honoured her for this outstanding research. Olivarius served as a Governor of Manchester College and, while on assignment to the International law firm Cleary, Gottlieb, Steen & Hamilton, was instrumental in drafting the early arbitration rules which later outlined London as the main centre for international dispute resolution. Ann Olivarius became the first person to complete the Yale Law School joint JD-MBA Five year programme in only three years, with honours.