STAFF & FACULTY DIRECTORY PROFILE

Aurora Ramos

Job Title:

English Teacher

Department:

English

Email:

Phone: (510) 577-9100

ext. 

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Started at O'Dowd:

2022

Degrees: 

BA English, California State University East Bay
MA Teaching, University of Southern California

Originally from:

Los Angeles

Why I Teach:

I teach because of the life-lasting impressions my own teachers left on me. They taught me to challenge and accept myself, and I hope to do that for future generations as well.

Most powerful teaching technique:

Relationship-building. You never know what a student is going through when they step through the classroom doors, or what they carry with them. It is because of this that I try to learn where each student comes from and where they want to go so we can work together.

Why are the subjects you teach important?:

The skills we learn in English are valuable regardless of the subject or career someone ends up pursuing. It is even more important in today's day and age to be a critical reader, writer, listener, and speaker.

Favorite quotes:

"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all." -Oscar Wilde

Favorite trivia:

Recommended visual media:

Weathering with You, Everything Everywhere All at Once, Big Fish

Recommended reads:

Twenty Love Poems and a Song of Despair by Pablo Neruda, Citizen: An American Lyric by Claudia Rankine, East of Eden by John Steinbeck

Hobbies or outside interests:

I like watching anime and playing video games within the safe confines of my bedroom. When I'm not hiding indoors, you can probably find me hiking or visiting a cute aesthetic cafe or bookstore with my partner!