I received my BA in Spanish with a minor in psychology, a Diplomate in Hispanic language and culture, and an MA in Spanish with a focus on Latin American literature from The University of Texas at Brownsville (UTB). I am currently a PhD candidate at the University of Houston (UH) working toward a degree in Latin American literature and a graduate certificate in women's studies. I started teaching Spanish in graduate school. Since then, I have taught different levels of Spanish at Texas Southmost College, UTB and UH. I have also taught Hispanic American literature and Spanish for faculty and staff at UTB. When I was in third grade, at an elementary school in Mexico, my teacher asked me to "help" one of my classmates who was having difficulties grasping some concepts. I have not stopped since. I specialize in Spanish because this is what I'm most passionate about. I love absolutely everything about the Spanish language and culture. I see myself as a facilitator of learning, and although I take teaching very seriously, I like to create a learning environment in which the students have fun and feel comfortable. I like showing them that although Spanish may be difficult and frustrating, it is also fun and rewarding. In my spare time, I enjoy reading, listening to music, and watching foreign movies.
The University of Texas at Brownsville - BA, Spanish
The University of Texas at Brownsville - MA, Latin American Literature