Mr. Tavares Allen

Phone: 314.252.8423


Degrees and Certifications:

Washington University in St. Louis Bachelor of Science - Civil Engineering

Mr. Tavares Allen



My name is Tavares Allen and I am currently teaching Freshman Physics at Gateway STEM High School!  This is my first full year with the district--I previously taught Algebra 150 for the spring 2019 semester at Soldan High School.  I previously worked in the engineering sector designing and performing evaluations on cell phone towers and agricultural infrastructure across the country, but have chosen to return to St. Louis to pursue what has always been my greatest passion: teaching.  My wide array of practical mathematics and science skills helps me create a culturally relevant and applicable learning experience for my students.


As you are aware, SLPS (and schools across Missouri) will remain shut down for the rest of the year due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  We will continue learning while schools are shut down, however.  I have created a Microsoft Teams classroom for eac of my classes and I will be uploading class materials and resources there.  I also would encourage ou to visit for additional COVID-19 updates and resources that are available to parents and students during this difficult time.


Click here to go to our Microsoft Teams page!


Click here for SLPS's 2020 Summer Reading List


For students interested in brushing up on material over the summer (or are participating in Summer Learning), is a great resource and contains many of the demos we did in class.