Our son is a big time introvert, and we, his parents, are always encouraging him to seek out opportunities to socialize with others. We are beyond blessed that Mr. Torres, built a connection with our son right from the start, and continues to encourage him, even while the school is closed for Covid-19.
Earlier this school year, our son, was excited to show us that his teacher had written a letter to him. Our son was also super impressed that his teacher had taken time to write each of his students a letter explaining how important that student was and that he was honored to be that student's teacher.
Our son, who is a high achiever, doesn't normally care all that much about small actions like this one, but to him it really impressed him.
Mr. Torres has built a connection with his students and continues to encourage them to do their work and try their best despite the very difficult situation we currently find ourselves in.
As a history teacher myself (the same grade that my son is in) I also have been super impressed with Mr. Torres and his careful planning and detail into his lessons. Not only do I know that my son is learning but I have been learning while Mr. Torres had shared his resources with me (a 19 year veteran of the same subject matter).
We are blessed with his impact on our son.