I am a native Spanish speaker born in Panama. I have a BA in Journalism from The University of Panama, and have traveled extensively in the United States and abroad, interacting with many people of different backgrounds, ethnicity, and social, financial and academics levels. I have previously worked as a reporter for newspapers, magazines and most recently I have been teaching conversational Spanish, basic Spanish grammar, Spanish reading and composition to beginning, intermediate and advanced government and private students from teenagers on up.
Teaching has been a rewarding experience for me. It has given me the opportunity to help my students open the door to a different, exciting world of understanding and communicating in an additional language to their own, and an opportunity to know a different culture. Patience, persistence, practice, and working together as team to build a firm confidence in my students to speak, read and write Spanish is at the core of my philosophy of teaching.
Understanding the goals and needs of my students is a top priority for me, and I make the goals of my students my goals. Respect for the confidentially and privacy of my students, is also important to me.
I have only recently moved to Florida and have been enjoying the wonderful weather, the sun and walking along the ocean. I love reading in several languages, like to watch American and international detective mysteries, classic movies, and I love Latin American, Mediterranean and Asian dishes, especially Thai and Vietnamese food, and Chinese breakfast dim sum.
Undergraduate Degree: University of Panama, Panama. - Bachelors, Arts and Literature
I have only recently moved to Florida and have been enjoying the wonderful weather, the sun and walking along the ocean. I love reading in several languages, like to watch American and international detective mysteries, classic movies, and I love Latin A