High School Student
Will be the first in his family to graduate from high school
Q: What do you have in common with your teachers?
A: I think I do have stuff in common with some of my teachers because they tell us their life experiences and I can relate to them.
But then there's some teachers that I can't relate to because of their race or their gender because I'm going through different things in life than what they went through.
They try helping out, but it's a better help if the person that is trying to help knows what you're going through and knows how you're feeling because they were there at one point.
Q: Does it matter that students and teachers have things in common?
A: I think it does matter if you and your teachers have things in common. If students and teachers had things in common if you need someone to talk to they are there for you, they know what's going on with you, you have more trust in them, and you can feel like you can open up with them and share your feelings.
Gustavo hopes to attend Seattle Pacific University or Washington State University after he graduates. He's interested in studying automotive technology, video production, and photography.
Photo (c) 2017 Kristin Leong
Humanizing the gaps separating teachers and students.