Let's get ready to learn, I have been tutoring and teaching Spanish
for the last 9 years. For three years I taught grades K-8 in Colorado Springs and I am licensed by the state of Colorado to teach Spanish. Currently, I am going back to school at DU to get my MBA and I work part time at an International School.
For me, Spanish was a gateway to traveling, climbing mountains, and experiencing other cultures. After taking a few years of French
, a couple years of Latin
, and four years of Spanish in high school, off to college I went to get my degree in Spanish and Communication Studies from Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania.
During my sophomore year I studied abroad in Valladolid, Spain. There I lived with a host family and volunteered at a local charity where I started working with a 15 year old boy who wanted to learn how to read. After my adventures in Spain, I returned to my studies and continued to expand my Spanish portfolio. Once I returned I started to work for the University Tutorial Services to help students prepare for their study abroad experience or to help students who were trying to fulfill their language
requirements. At the same time I started teaching Spanish 1 and 2 to home school children in a nearby community.
Along the way I worked with the Migrant Worker Healthcare program for Keystone Health centers for a couple of years. There we went to different camps of migrant workers to perform health checks. I served as a translator between the nurse and migrant worker. In my last year of undergraduate studies, I worked for the Migrant Education Program. This involved giving the children of the migrant workers an opportunity to learn some English
while their parents were working.
For my internship I went to San Juan, Puerto Rico to work as a volunteer at a Catholic orphanage. There I helped with homework assignments, tutored individual students, and organized after school activities. The social worker put me to work making phone calls for students who weren't showing up to school too.
For three years I taught Spanish to grades K-8 in Colorado Springs. Currently I am finishing up my International MBA at the University of Denver. Some of the Spanish countries I have worked/played in are Mexico, Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Spain, and Ecuador.
As for some Spanish adventures...
During college, I went to climb Orizaba, the tallest mountain in Mexico. I was working for the Bloomsburg University's outdoor program,Quest, I served as the group's translator and organized logistics before the trip. Since then I have gone back to Mexico to guide some rock climbing in El Potrero Chico and do some translating for a private client. Two years ago I went to Ecuador to do some surfing and climb Cotopaxi.