From immigrant to doctorate: Math instructor overcomes odds, achieves success

By Rogelio Alvarez East Los Angeles College professor Luis Soto-Ortiz, Ph.D., knew very little English when he first arrived to the United States at 10 years old, but his passion for learning would later reward him with a bachelorโ€™s, three master’s and a doctorate degree. โ€œI picked up the (math) book in Spanish and read it on my own and learned mathematics on my own. I loved it,โ€ Soto-Ortiz said….

April 27, 2016
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