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The Quizlet team continues to grow, as we now welcome Robert Deaton! Robert was the 91st (!!) Quizlet user, starting back in 2006 when he was a student at Caesar Rodney High School in Dover, Delaware. Robert is a remarkably accomplished engineer. While a student the University of Delaware, Robert worked closely with a nearby middle school to develop a library of educational online games for its students. A true expert on network infrastructure, Robert has even presented at DEFCON. We're pumped to have him on board!

We asked Robert to tell all our Quizlet users a bit more about himself:

Quizlet: If you could learn to do anything, what would you learn?

Robert: I would learn to speak all of the world's languages. I think it would be amazing to travel anywhere at any time and be able to communicate with anyone you run into.

Q: What was one thing you wish you could have changed about high school?

R: At my high school, AP classes counted for GPA purposes just like regular classes. This led to students competing for class rank by taking non-AP classes, because it would be easier for them to get better grades. I think we should have had weighted AP classes, because I think people should be encouraged to take classes that would teach them more.

Q: Why did you decide to work at Quizlet?

R: I decided to work at Quizlet because, in addition to the team being awesome when I first visited, I knew that it would give me an opportunity to really make a difference in the way people learn. When I was able to work with middle school students and see how excited they were about new tools for learning, I knew I wanted to be able to continue to do that. Quizlet is giving me that opportunity.

Q: What's the most useful thing you've ever learned?

R: The most useful thing I've ever learned is how to motivate and teach myself. School has always been important and taught me a lot, but being able to learn more about the things that interest me has been one of my greatest joys.

Comments

  1. aprilzero

    First!!!!!!!!!!

  2. jee_sean

    SECOND!!!!!!!!!

  3. masquerade

    THIRD?!

  4. ronnydubbz

    Yay!

  5. HKV_DR_2012

    Fine to know that there are people such as Robert Deaton in your team who are enthusiastic about learning languages and who are able to motivate themselves ... and others: I for myself must admit that quizlet has given me a lot of new impulses and fun for learning by playing knowing that the students will definitely get hooked to it, even learners of the French language which is less liked than English; with good reason unfortunately, but quizlet may change this a bit, hopefully!

    cheers

    David

  6. Celeste_Everwhite

    Welcome to Quizlet! :D

  7. smartyna

    Good job Robert!

  8. Rock270

    NINTH!!! Excellent.

  9. Rock270

    Also, thank you for making the / key a star shortcut in cards.

  10. shPark17

    Nice to know. Welcome to Quizlet!

  11. geonz

    Love that your excited about making good tools and getting people learning!

  12. NinjaKirby

    13th Welcome!!!

  13. zhanglo

    14th!!!!!!

  14. FilmMeerkat

    15th????? i think?

  15. FilmMeerkat

    i was 15th!!!!!!
    But this one is 16th.

  16. vincentemyl

    17th

  17. Preona

    Congrats Robert!!!!
    (18th...hey that's my age yaay!!)

  18. jaeyonnim

    Welcome to Quizlet. I hope you like SF. :)

  19. rosiethecat101

    Welcome! :)

  20. phoebers

    21st!!! congrats on the new occupation!!! :D

  21. Charity_Barker

    22nd!

  22. MrCK110

    Welcome to Quizlet

  23. A_Schaffer

    Welcome to quizlet!!! I hope you enjoy the time!!! (24th comment!)

  24. Badunicorn

    25th :p

  25. goodstyle

    26th! not exactly sure why im doing this but 26th!

  26. goodstyle

    27th! by the way, can someone try to beat my highscores on the scatter game having to do with the states of matter and stuff like that, because i signed up about a week ago, so i really want some competition! :)

  27. EnglishRose98

    Welcome, Robert! So glad you joined the Quizlet team!

  28. natalyc

    Awesome!

  29. natalyc

    WELCOME,I LOVE QUIZLET!♥

  30. BicyclingBonnie PLUS

    Welcome Robert! How grand that you are working for the team that has helped you in the past. I'm curious...how many languages have started learning so far? I'm working on French.

  31. zirong11

    :D

  32. krishna108

    Welcome, and have fun!!!!!!! ; )

  33. krishna108

    :)

  34. LadieDai

    Welcome Robert

  35. BreauxM

    This is Three Dog aoooooo!!

  36. bluedomke

    be careful

  37. Bubobucks

    #38 Yay!

  38. Buddy_B

    hard at work now are youuuuuu

  39. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

  40. Zachary_Zehring

    Welcome!

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