Spiderman Got a Job as a College Professor in Mexico

When he’s not too busy fighting crime and battling super-villains in New York, Spiderman teaches computer science at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, in Ciudad de Mexico.

It all started in 2002, when the blockbuster movie Spider-Man, featuring Tobey Maguire, started screening in Mexico. 12-year-old Moises Vazquez Reyes instantly fell in love with the Marvel superhero and even started working on his own Spiderman outfit, after failing to find one that fit his high standards. He used online tutorials as inspiration, but it wasn’t an easy job for a young boy. Moises finally finished his dream Spiderman costume in 2014, the same year he started reading more comics about his favorite character. One day he stumbled upon the Amazing Spider – Man # 661 in which the popular superhero offers to be a substitute teacher at the Avengers Academy. He thought to himself “not a bad idea, wouldn’t it be great if Spiderman gave classes in computer science?” 


Photo: Fuentes Fidedignas

Moises has been working as a teacher at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, for the last two years, teaching various courses like computer logic, higher algebra and programming languages. He doesn’t always do it dressed as Spiderman, but whenever the students have an exam or he wants to talk about something important, he dons the blue-and-red spandex costume to relieve the pressure and catch the attention of his class.


Photo: Moises Vazquez/Facebook

When he first came up with the idea of teaching his classes dressed as Spiderman, his family and friends feared that it could jeopardize his career, but the effect was completely opposite. Both the students and his fellow teachers were surprised at first, but then they all smiled and welcomed him with open arms. “SpideMoy” – as Moises has come to be known at the University – has already become a symbol that identifies with the Faculty of Sciences, and many students apply here especially to study under the tutelage. After all, not everyone can say they’ve been taught by Spiderman in college.


Photo: Moises Vazquez/Facebook

“I do the same job as anyone else, I don’t think it’s the best class in the world just because I put on a suit. But I assure you I want to be the most honest and dedicated there is, I just want to make the classroom a better place,” SpideMoy said about his unique teaching method.


As photos and videos of this unlikely Spiderman clearly show, Moises doesn’t put his superhero outfit at school. He actually dressed up at home and rides the subway dressed as Spidey all the way to work. When people hear he’s actually a University professor, most of them act surprised, as their initial impression is that the costume is meant for a film shoot.

Sources: Fuentes Fidedignas, Reuters

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