It's Victors first day of school and he wants to impress a girl. He ends up embarrassing himself and lying to impress her.
Your first impression is not your last impression, you can always make up for you mistakes.
In a Middle School
The text states "On the first day of school.." this tells you what day it is and where the story takes place.
The text states "Teresa is going to be my girl this year." thought Victor. This claims he is trying to impress her and make a good impression so that he can end up dating her.
"It's pretty simple, pretty obvious: that peoples first impressions of people are a really big mistake" - Vincent D'onofrio
Victor wants to make a good impression towards Teresa, but isn't doing too well.
The text states "Why hadn't he just said "Hi, Teresa" or "How was your summer?" or something nice thought Victor." This shows how he embarrassed himself in-front of Teresa.
The setting helps convey the theme because if it wasn't the first day of school and it was the third day it wouldn't be his first impression, so the whole theme would be different.
In conclusion, I think that the topic, first impressions, reveals the theme the best because the whole story is about Victors first impressions towards Teresa. Even though Victor tires to talk to her and it doesn't go well, he still ends up getting to "tutor" her at the end.
This character helps reveal the theme by trying to impress a girl but doesn't do too well. Then he ends up impressing her with a lie, and "tutors" her for the year.
The conflict reveals the theme by showing how hard it is to make a goodfirst impression but can still make up for it.