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Ed

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New possibilities.

His purpose.

Teaching has always come naturally to Ed. So it made sense that one day he would do it for a living.

WHERE I’VE COME FROM

I came to Canada eight years ago from Venezuela to study English. I had always wanted to live abroad and I knew Canada to be a very welcoming place. Living here was something I wanted to experience, and once I came, I knew this was where I wanted to make my life. After a year spent learning English in Halifax, I applied to Seneca's Software Development degree program. It was here at Seneca, in my second semester, that I found my love of teaching.

"My Seneca education has allowed me to live up to the expectations I set for myself. Seneca will give you all the resources you need to succeed, but it’s up to you to go out and make it happen."

WHAT INSPIRED ME

While at Seneca I had started working as a tutor for students with special needs. It was a role that I excelled at. I loved being able to explain something that someone didn't know and to see in their faces that they got it. It’s a tremendous feeling. I told myself that if I ever had the chance to teach one day, I would do it gladly. I had no idea that opportunity would happen so soon. Shortly after completing my studies, I was hired as a professor at Seneca on the recommendation of my teachers. I owe the opportunity to the work experiences I took advantage of while I was in school.

WHERE I AM NOW

Today I teach programming and information technology courses, and I couldn’t be happier. I’m very proud of the education that I received from Seneca and the connections that I have made. I have come a long way, and worked hard for everything that I’ve achieved, both in Seneca and outside. I love that I am able to do what I am good at, and to do what makes me happy.

"To know that I have helped someone learn something they never knew before, to see their eyes light up when they get it – that is the most rewarding thing to me."

Ed

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