Educator Spotlight: Flora V.


Flora V. Educator Spotlight


What subjects do you teach?

  • Art: Painting, Drawing, Illustration, Sculpture, Photography, Videography, Video Editing, Graphic Design, Portfolio Planning & Development
  • Academics: Art History, Creative Writing, Screenwriting
  • Music: Ukulele, Guitar

What’s the most rewarding part of being an educator?

The most rewarding part of being an educator is when my students express a desire to learn or practice a subject more! As an educator, it is my job to inspire enthusiasm, and I know I have succeeded when a student asks to spend more time experimenting, initiates a project, or shows a deeper curiosity about what we are learning.

What are the most common areas you see your students struggling in? How do you help them in those areas?

Although all my students have unique strengths and weaknesses, the most common area I see them struggling in is their self-confidence. Many of my students are ambitious and highly creative, and with this, mistakes and self-doubt naturally occur.

How do you help them improve in those areas?

To help my students overcome issues with self-confidence, I encourage mistakes through playful experimentation and always ask them to analyze their work to discover areas of improvement. I find this helps them see that making mistakes is part of the process of learning and that their self-confidence should be determined by their desire to learn and grow!

What do you enjoy doing outside of teaching students?

Outside of teaching, I enjoy making art, short films, and music; I always have a project or two I am working on in my free time. I also love to cook and take walks with my dog Dusty!

What do you think makes Hodis Learning & Music a great service and company to work for?

I love working for Hodis Learning & Music because they encourage dynamic and individualized education. I appreciate that HLM does not confine educators to a generalized lesson model, as this allows me to tailor each course I teach to my student’s needs. Additionally, I feel valued as an educator and part of a greater community at HLM!


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