Student Spotlight: Carlos Troya

May 11, 2015

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Once Carlos sets his sights on a goal, there’s no stopping him. Back in Equador, Carlos had earned a degree as a systems analyst from the University of Quayaquil. He emigrated to the US more than ten years ago, and has diligently worked at improving his language skills ever since. He gets plenty of practice each day at Crofton Elementary School, where he works as a custodian.

Since last April, Carlos has met with AACLC tutor Lana Shires two times each week to improve his ability to speak, write, and read English. He also regularly checks out two to three movies (with Spanish subtitles) from the library to sharpen his grasp of the English language.

All this hard work is paying off. Just last month Carlos became a citizen of the United States. Now his ultimate goal of working as a systems analyst in this country looks like it may well be within his reach.

Nancy Lewis

Photo above: Tutor Lana Shires and Carlos Troya

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