Welcome to Aris Academy! My name is Matias Ortiz, I'm a graduate researcher and part-time professor at the University of Texas at Arlington. I received my Bachelor's from UTA in Spanish with a minor in Finance, I graduated with the Maverick Advantage Distinction stole, Dean's Listed Scholar, & several other academic awards. I currently do research funded through the Center for Mexican American Studies on educational development of bilingual students where we look for ways to improve language acquisition programs in public schools across DFW. I've had the incredible oppotunity of speaking at several research conferences through out the state such as 2017 Cultural Constructions Research Conference (Bridging the Gap); 2017 Texas Tech Cefiro Annual Research Conference; 2018 Cultural Constructions Research Conference on Language & Culture; 2019 Latin Xpo; 2019 UNT Annual Professional Development Conference. Teaching is my passion and I make every single one of my students feel valued and do everything in my power to see them reach their full potential.