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Mentor of the Week: Robert Cortez

Feb. 8, 2014 at midnight
Updated Feb. 7, 2014 at 8:08 p.m.


Want to be a mentor?

Call the Victoria Business and Education Coalition at 361-572-8232.

Robert Cortez is a Victoria Business and Education Coalition mentor for the Victoria school district.

Cortez, Victoria county clerk, mentors students weekly.

Cortez is 65 years old.

"I developed a mentoring program while employed at the University of Houston-Victoria," Cortez said. "The program matched up community college students with university students. I want to help guide a young student to become a well-rounded person."

Cortez said he's experienced the struggles of developing good study skills and retention of materials.

"I think I can help students become better at planning and prioritizing their work to reduce stress and anxiety," Cortez said. "I enjoy the friendships and sharing of stories with students that can help shape their lives."

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