I am a Chilean born Spanish teacher, certified in my home country, as well as in Michigan and New York. I have very diverse teaching experience, with students ranging from kindergarten to college, and variety of socioeconomic backgrounds. I am a huge fan of New York City and I feel blessed and excited every day for living in such a cosmopolitan, diverse and vibrant city. I am very proud of my Hispanic heritage and am very glad to be in a locale with a strong Hispanic community.
In terms of my education, I received a bachelor’s degree with a major in Spanish language and literature, and then studied theater performance for two years. Years later, I received another B.A. in secondary education, also specializing in Spanish language and literature. I also pursued one post-title in school theater management and another in theater management for adults. Additionally, I have a master’s degree in Spanish from Wayne State University. I also finished a certificate in school leadership/building administration at Baruch College.
In 2003, I was hired from my native country to be a Spanish teacher at a charter school in Flint, Michigan. I worked there for four years, primarily with inner city students, becoming the head of department after two years there. I moved to New York City in 2007, where I taught at a private school, and started working part time at Hunter College, teaching Spanish for Continuing Education students.