Levi Letsche ’17
Marcus, Iowa

Counting on success

To reach his goal of becoming a math teacher and high school coach, Levi is pairing his math major with endorsements in secondary education, middle school education and coaching. A member of the Red Raider football team, Levi is getting plenty of practice in setting himself up for success.

First impression

I visited a number of other colleges before I came to Northwestern. Ten minutes into my tour of campus, I truly felt at home. The professors who had been in contact with me were very personable and authentic, and they really valued getting to know me as more than just a math major.

Problem solving

I always knew I wanted to do something in the mathematics field, but I wasn’t exactly sure which direction I wanted to go. At Northwestern I was able to major in math and pick up specific endorsements that interested me. Instead of just majoring in math teaching, I was able to customize my educational endeavors, which will allow me more flexibility in my future job prospects.

Grade-A profs

I really appreciate how flexible and understanding my professors are. They know how busy we are with other classes, sports and co-curricular activities. My professors are also very caring and want to get to know me outside of class. One of my favorite memories so far has been when I went with the rest of my Calculus 1 class to Professor Westenberg’s house for a Christmas dinner.

Good faith effort

My faith has really grown since I started college. At Northwestern you’re really encouraged to integrate your faith into your time here, and friends and professors are always willing to discuss their faith and what their journeys have been like.