He initiated his teaching career in Ponce High School in 1979. In 1983, he relocated to the city where he was born: Philadelphia. He held many full-time positions while he was working for the School District of Philadelphia. He was a bilingual high school teacher, where he taught Spanish as a first and second language, ESL and social studies; ESL middle school teacher, ESL specialist; bilingual personnel recruiter for the Office of Human Resources; Administrative Assistant to Regional Superintendent; Project Director of the Title VII Bilingual Education Systemic Improvement Program, principal of Kensington High School; and area superintendent of Kensington schools.
Besides those full-time jobs, he held part-time jobs: adjunct professor in
Community College of Philadelphia and Cheyney University’s Graduate School of Education in
the Principal Certification Program.
He is currently teaching at the Inter American University, Ponce Campus. In 2002, he joined the Department of English and Foreign Languages at the Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico in Ponce as a full-time English professor. In 2010, he was ranked as an assistant professor. He also supervised the English education practicum students in the College of Education besides teaching English in his department. He taught at Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico, Ponce Campus from 2002 to 2018. From 2002 to 2006 Professor Torres was a Conversational English Instructor for adults in the evening and Saturday programs in Washburn English Institute.
He has been a member of Puerto Rico TESOL since 2005.
He has held the following positions on the Main Board and Southern Chapter Board:
2016, Nominations Chair, Main Board
2015, Immediate Past President, Main Board
2014, President, Main Board
2013, Vice President, Main Board; Immediate Past President in Southern Chapter Board
2012-2011, Southern Chapter President
2010- Vice President, Southern Chapter Board