Mr. Bogart is Kim's first teacher at school. He's tall, and Kim initially thinks that he's strangely bald, though she eventually realizes he's just blonde. His teaching methods don't make school easy for Kim; he marks her down for solving math problems in ways that are slightly different than the way he teaches, and has a habit of assigning projects like collages that require expensive supplies like glitter to do well on. He often marks her down for carelessness or shoddy workmanship. To make matters worse for Kim, Mr. Bogart is also openly sexist and doesn't think that his female students are capable of doing well at math or science.
Mr. Bogart Character Timeline in Girl in Translation
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...classroom door and enters when the muffled voice tells her to come in. Her teacher, Mr. Bogart , is extremely tall, thin, and unnaturally pale. Kim struggles to understand what he's asking... (full context)
...on her test, though her method of solving the problems is slightly different and so Mr. Bogart takes off points. After the eraser incident, Kim and Annette become friends. Annette draws rude... (full context)
...so she doesn't have to show Ma her poor grades. She continues to struggle with Mr. Bogart 's assignments, as he assigns things that are nearly impossible for her—collages out of old... (full context)
...straight for the factory. Much to Kim's horror, Ma walks into the school and offers Mr. Bogart a takeout box, saying "Merry X-y-masy." Mr. Bogart opens the box, which contains a drumstick.... (full context)