I am a native Spanish speaker, born of Mexican parents. I have traveled thru Mexico, Belize, and Guatemala and I know that my knowledge of Spanish has opened doors that I would not have been able to open otherwise. It was an enriching experience sharing stories with locals in Spanish and also seeing how many dialects exist in Central America! I know I shared many English words and phrases as well. It is beautiful to bridge the gap between two languages.
I am pursuing a degree in Early Childhood Education and hope that I can integrate both Spanish and English into a career working with children. I have studied at Austin Community College in Austin, Texas, and I will be continuing my education here along the Front Range in Boulder, Colorado.
I love to blur the line between teaching and learning and I find that this is one of the keys to being a successful tutor. My previous job as an Assistant Guide in a Montessori School taught me that in fact we do not really "teach" others - we can only guide others to learn for themselves. Having the right tools, resources, and setting ourselves up for success is all it takes! I love watching my son play, and I know beneath the surface of his play he is learning more than I can ever understand. I am actively working on creating a living classroom in my home, bringing the world to my tiny son. Beyond that, you can find me biking around town with my little family.