About Mr. Tubbs

Mr. Tubbs with a Space Shuttle Replica

This website is designed for the students (and their parents/guardians) in 6th grade Science classes taught by Mr. Tubbs. Here, you can find information containing current and upcoming assignments, course documents, and explanations of rules, procedures, and student expectations.

This website is not funded or officially endorsed by the NYC DOE or PS/IS 30. All content and opinions are those of the author. 

Questions can be directed to me via email – contact[at]mrtubbs.info.

Mr. Tubbs and family

A little bit about Mr. Tubbs…

NAME: Nathan W. Tubbs
BIRTHDAY: May 6
HOMETOWN: Clanton, AL
EDUCATION: B.S. Marine Biology (Auburn University, 2005); M.Div. (Southern Seminary, 2008); MST Adolescent Education/Biology 7-12 (Pace University, May 2010)
FAMILY: Lesley (married 2005); Sophia (daughter – born April, 2010); Caleb (son – born October, 2011); Margaret (daughter – born July, 2016)
HOBBIES: Studying Theology; Serving in my church; Outer Space (NASA, SEEC Crew); Reading Comic Books (especially “Batman” and “Star Wars”); Marine Biology; Playing the drums; Bicycling; Camping; Watching College Football (Auburn University); Journaling (I have an affinity for good paper & pens.)
INTERESTING INFO: Spent 11 weeks in Africa in 2007, during which, I lived in a mud-hut village for 4 days. In 2016, a group of students and I sent an experiment to space for a 6-week stay aboard the International Space Station. In August 2017, I became an officer (1st LT, Chaplain) in the United States Air Force Reserves. I currently serve with the 11th Wing at Joint Base Andrews in Washington, D.C. Occasionally, my duties may take me away from school for short periods of time. Click here for my official USAF bio.

Charles Spurgeon once said, “My books are my tools. They also serve as my counsel, my consolation, and my comfort. They are my friends and my delights.” I must agree. Furthermore, J. Oswald Sanders stated in his book, Spiritual Leadership, “If a man is known by the company he keeps, so also is his character reflected in the books he reads.” Since my earliest years, books have played a profound role in my life. I enjoy reading and talking to others about what I’ve read.  I enjoy shopping for new books locally, and as much as possible, I purchase new materials from The Bookmark Shoppe and Galaxy Comics. The following is a list of some of my favorite books from various genres.

SOME OF MY FAVORITE BOOKS

THEOLOGY/CHRISTIAN WORKS:

Lectures to My Students (Spurgeon)
Pilgrim’s Progress (Bunyan)
The Master Plan of Evangelism (Coleman)
Leaders Who Last (Kraft)
The Bruised Reed (Sibbes)
The Swans Are Not Silent Vols 1-5 (Piper)

SCIENCE FICTION/FANTASY:

Ender’s Game (Card)
The Chronicles of Narnia (Lewis)
The Lord of the Rings (Tolkien)
The Hobbit (Tolkien)
The Martian (Weir)

COMICS/GRAPHIC NOVELS:

Batman: Year One (Miller and Mazzucchelli)
Watchmen (Moore and Gibbons)
Whiteout (Rucka and Lieber)
Batman: The Dark Knight Returns (Miller and Varley)
Maus (Spiegelman)
Gotham Central (Rucka and Brubaker, writers)
Mouseguard (Petersen)

BIOGRAPHY/AUTOBIOGRAPHY

Bonhoeffer (Metaxas)
Failure Is Not An Option (Kranz)
Lost Moon (Lovell and Kluger)
Bruchko (Olson)
George Whitefield (Dallimore)
Band of Brothers (Ambrose)
Hero of the Empire
(Millard)