I am an experienced University of Pennsylvania Spanish Instructor.
I am a near-native speaker of Spanish with extensive travel experience in Mexico as well as four years residing in Spain. I hold an undergraduate degree in Spanish from Southern Methodist University, a Master's degree in Spanish from Indiana University, and an M.Phil. (all doctoral work except for dissertation) in Spanish from New York University.
I just ended a five-year nonrenewable teaching contract with the University of Pennsylvania in which I was awarded the department Certificate of Excellence for Spanish teaching at the Lecturer Level. I enjoyed high student ratings and can provide excerpts from those ratings on request.
I love helping students learn the Spanish language, and I like to make the learning engaging and pleasant as well as challenging. I think learning songs is one of the best ways to learn a language, and I encourage students to do this. I am very interested in accent remediation and I believe that almost all students are capable of significantly improving their accent with practice and awareness of some of the phonetic differences between English and Spanish.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Southern Methodist University - Bachelor in Arts, Spanish; Latin American Culture
Graduate Degree: New York University - Masters, Spanish Language and Literature
Literature, languages, theology, history, singing are her hobbies/interests.