“I’m a teacher. I teach math and science, and I love bringing kids from the point where they think they can’t do something to the point where they see that they actually can do it. That moment of self realization and gaining self confidence is my favorite part of what I do.
"I think it’s especially important when it comes to math because so many people hate it and see it as this scary, extremely difficult thing that they can never do. I love showing them that it’s not really all that difficult and could even be fun.”
Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.
This program aired on October 15, 2013. The audio for this program is not available.