A teacher and former student at Agora Lledó International School has been recognised for his excellence in teaching, awarded the prize of Teaching Excellence by the Polytechnic University of Valencia.
Julián de la Torre, 35 years old, began his journey at this school at the age of 12 and has been teaching Maths for eight years. Julián followed in his mother´s footsteps who is also a Maths teacher at the school, beginning her career there when the school opened its doors.
More than 50 teachers, including Julián de la Torre, of Agora Lledó International School, have received recognition in this third year of prizes given by the UPV. These teachers, put forward by their previous students, are held up to be the 50 best teachers in the region of Valencia. The lives of these students, now studying at university, have been touched by the exceptional abilities of Julián de la Torre; by his dedication, his academic knowledge, his patience, his personal involvement and his motivational skills.
This is a prestigious prize for one of the staff members of Lledó as UPV is among one of the 500 best universities in the world according to the Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU), popularly known as the Shanghai Ranking. This ranking is internationally accepted as an indicator of the most prestigious universities of the world. UPV is also ranked as the best polytechnic university in Spain. The UPV award of excellence, which recognises the individual work of Julián de la Torre, form tutor of the second year International Baccalaureate students last year, also highlights the innovative, educational and professional spirit of the staff of all the educational stages at Lledó.
This initiative of the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV) of awarding prizes for Teaching Excellence aims to recognise the work of teachers in secondary, pre-university and vocational training. Teaching excellence, while always important, has become even more so recently due to the difficult situation created by the current health crisis and the educational difficulties that have arisen from the closure of educational centres.