Meet Kevin Torres, Instructor of Spanish

Title: Instructor of Spanish

Education: Coastal Carolina University – Spanish Major and French Minor, University of South Carolina – Foreign Language (Master of Art in Teaching) & concentration in Spanish, University of New Orleans – Romance Languages (Master of Art) & concentration in French, *still earning M.A. degree

Personal: Kevin Torres is originally from the state of IMG_20180723_180324New Jersey. He graduated from Coastal Carolina University with a B. A. in Spanish and a minor in French. Kevin attended the University of South Carolina graduate school where he earned his M.A.T. in Foreign Languages with a concentration in Spanish. Currently, he is pursuing a M. A. in Romance Languages with a concentration in French from the University of New Orleans. Kevin was also recently admitted to the Doctor of Education in Leadership with a concentration in Second Language Instruction.

Kevin has always had a desire to teach. He started teaching at the high school level and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, he felt that he could make a bigger impact on students at the university level. Kevin desires to help college students prepare for their future and life after college. Kevin chose to work at USC Union because of the close knit, family environment.

“When I saw an opening at USC Union for an adjunct instructor,” says Kevin, “I immediately applied, and I have loved working here since day one.”

During his free time, Kevin enjoys learning how to dance the bachata, merengue, and salsa. He also loves studying languages and travelling abroad. He often learns new things about the languages and cultures found within the country that he is travelling. One of his favorite activities is going out boating with his family and his dog, Sophie. His favorite food is sushi.

Kevin use to work in two hospital systems as a medical interpreter and volunteer. During his very first shift, he got stuck in an elevator with a pregnant woman who went into labor. By the time the hospital staff was able to save them, he was holding the new born twins. He continued to work in that hospital system for five years.

 

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