Mr. Eduardo Torrecillas is our G8 Homeroom Teacher, and this is his first year working at Gresol International-American School. He has been working as a teacher at San Diego State University and Miramar College, but his expertise goes further. He has been exercising as a physiology lab manager at San Diego State University, and he also has experience as a researcher.
Besides, Mr.Torrecillas played American Football his entire life, playing in France, Finland, and the US. Given that experience, it will be our coach for the new extracurricular activity, and there is no one better to teach this sport to our students. We would like you to know more about Mr.Torrecillas, so we leave you with this little interview:
Why did you want to be a teacher?
I wanted to be a teacher because I truly believe that is an honorable profession where you have the opportunity to impact people’s lives and create a footprint for younger generations.
What is the meaning for you of “good education”?
Good education on my opinion is that education that gives the students the tools needed to succeed in life in whatever path that the pupils choose.
You are a G8 Homeroom teacher, so what do you think is the best methodology for teaching teenagers?
I believe that connecting with the teenagers is the first thing that a teacher must do to create a comfortable environment where the students feel free to speak about anything they may have on their minds. It is crucial to understand that we are not only teachers, we are role models and we have to emphasize the Gresol values to the kids so they can become good citizens later on.
Secondly, I believe that teachers are responsible to stimulate the pupil’s attention all the time with different inputs to make sure that the students are focused during class time.
What would you highlight about the education given at Gresol, comparing with your American experience?
I think that Gresol has an outstanding curriculum where the students receive the attention that they deserve due to the small class size. The education given at Gresol is quite similar to the one in the United States where we emphasize hands on learning using research studies where the students can apply their knowledge as well as trigger further questions.
You are going to be in charge of a new extracurricular: American football. What can you tell us about that?
Well, American Football has been part of my life since I was a little kid. It gave me the opportunity to travel, receive an outstanding education and has been a pillar of my life. American football is a fun game to play where values like teamwork, effort, and discipline are emphasize; this type of values are crucial to succeed in our Dynamic world.