Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelors of Science from UTTyler. certification is English Language Arts/Social Studies 4-8th grade.
My name is Ricky Rocha and I graduated in 2009 from The University of Texas at Tyler with a Bachelors of Science degree. I hold a Generalist Teaching Certification for 4-8th grades as well as being certified for 4-8th grade Social Studies/English Language Arts. It has been a lifelong dream of mine to be a teacher.
I feel that education is the key to success for young students. As a teacher and coach, I hope to motivate students in ascertaining their inner strengths and abilities and discovering what truly inspires them. I aim to develop engaging lesson plans that provide a stimulating learning environment while encouraging students to trust their own opinions to foster confidence in order for students to realize their full potential.
Through my teaching experience thus far, I have found the method of facilitating rather than dictating to be a highly beneficial style of teaching. I believe that the youth should be treated as though they are already the people they are capable of becoming. I have learned that if students construct their own learning experiences they will not only retain information longer, but they will also become more confident in their abilities. I love working with children and will continue to strive to be a positive influence in their lives.