Noyce Scholar Profile
Jose Aviles Aviles
Undergraduate major or graduate field of study: Liberal Studies
Subject area(s) and grade level teaching focus: Mathematics 8th grade
Category of scholarship/fellowship:
Fifth year or post-baccalaureate Noyce scholar
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I am Jose Aviles and this is my fifth year attending at CSU Stanislaus. Prior to being a Noyce Scholar I have been in the Mini-Corps program. Therefore, I’ve had a vast experience working with students ranging from sixth grade to tenth grade. Currently, I continue to stay connected in the school system by substituting in different counties and take on after school programs as a tutor.
Why do you want to teach:
The teaching profession was never a career that I ever really considered until my sophomore year in high school. It was not until I came across with my Algebra 2 teacher that inspired me to follow the teaching profession. His charisma, personality, and most important the passion for teaching math help me understand that teaching is a career that is most rewarding. As I sat in his class each day I thought to myself that one day I will have a class of my own and hope to inspire at least one student.
Describe a memorable teaching experience:
One memorable teaching moment was when I was working for Mini-Corps and I was helping this student earn a passing grade for two of her classes in order to graduate from high school. At the time she needed to make up exams, finish a group project, and catch up on late assignments. For one week we stayed for after school tutoring and I helped her prepare for her exams by pushing her and giving her a lot of encouragement. Helping her catch up with her peers was memorable because it had a positive ending. She was able to graduate and she thanked me for all the time and effort I invested in her. I saw this moment as rewarding because I knew I had an effect on another person that ultimately cause her to graduate from school.
What does the Noyce program mean to you:
The Noyce program means a lot to me for various reasons. First of all, it helped me built connections with school staff and peers. As a result, I open up my possibilities to work in different school settings. Additionally, the meetings that I have attended have prepared me by providing useful strategies that I can implement in my future classroom. Not to mention, as a Noyce scholar there is high expectations of me to be successful in the teaching profession. Overall, I think I have come a long way with good arsenal teching strategies that I acquired over the past year as a Noyce scholar. I am proud of the step I have taken through the Noyce program because I feel I have gained connections and made myself known as Noyce scholar.