First things first my name is Roberto but my friends call me Rob. I just moved back to the Imperial Valley after studying at UCLA and receiving my B.A. in Chicana/o Studies. Math has been my passion since the middle school because I have always been talented in the subject. I am patient with the problems and think of every possible solution which is why I succeed. Math became such a habit for me that I began tutoring during the 8th grade and have not stopped ever since. Tutoring requires a great deal of patience and since I have a surplus of that quality I was able to help other students who lack that trait. My passion for math is so tremendous that I am currently seeking to be a math teacher in the near future. I am currently taking the necessary exams to apply to the San Diego State teaching credential program which means I am constantly brushing my math skills in the areas of Algebra, Geometry, and even Calculus.
Leaving the valley was probably the best thing that I ever did because it burst my bubble and allowed me to see the world for what it is: a place of finite exploration that we only have one lifetime to fulfill. This might sound like bragging but I have been to a total of 11 different countries already. I did a lot of studying abroad during my stay at UCLA and I'm only telling you this because I need you to understand that traveling is one of the most rewarding experiences you can do. After all, we used to be a nomad traveling from place to place so maybe that feeling is in our genes. It's something you will understand once you embark on your own journey.
To cut things short, here are a list of things I am planning to do in the future.
Short term goals: Become a certified Math teacher in California and teach for 3 years. Move to the east coast (new jersey) to obtain my masters and teach some more.
Long term goals: teach abroad for 6-8 years primarily in China, Africa, and Spain. I am planning on taking Mandarin in the winter to get ready for China. It's years from now but I heard Mandarin is a tough language to master so I will start early. Once I return with this new background experience, I will join a school district to alleviate current problems we undertake in the U.S. such as our low AYP scores.
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