I am a native Spanish speaker from Spain, where I earned my Bachelor's in Journalism. Soon after that, I started tutoring both children and adults in English. In 2009, I decided to move to the U.S., where I have worked as a Spanish teacher for kindergarteners and for business executives.
I truly believe that learning is a wonderful and powerful tool, a belief that has driven me to continue developing professionally: I am certified in Medical English-Spanish Interpreting and in Human Resource Management.
The reason I tutor Spanish is because I am incredibly passionate and intrigued by how languages work (something that I try to impart when I teach), and I have a deep understanding of my native tongue.
I have traveled extensively (including a recent two month road trip across the US), and I find it fascinating that I can communicate with so many more people and also learn so much about other cultures because I know more than one language.
My respect for languages and the cultures around them is pivotal in my tutoring. When I teach, I like to make sure that my students understand why things are the way they are, and I like to include fun facts about cultural differences (like the very well known Spanish "siesta") to keep students engaged.
Learning Spanish nowadays is not just fun and rewarding - it can make a difference in one's life.
However, my day to day is not just passionate speeches about languages; I also enjoy yoga (I'm a certified instructor), hiking, swimming, reading about science and technology and, most of all, sunsets over the ocean here in sunny San Diego.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: Universidad del Pais Vasco - Bachelor in Arts, Journalism
Maintaining a healthy lifestyle and fitness, especially swimming, hiking and yoga (I'm a certified instructor), reading (everything from novels to science and technology news), movies, and traveling.