I recently completed my PhD in Spanish at Temple University. I am the co-founder of TUGSEP (Temple University Graduate Students of Español & Português) and the TUCSPS (Temple University Conference on Spanish & Portuguese Studies). As an African American woman, I have a near native command the Spanish language. I have taught Spanish and Portuguese to senior citizens, adults, young adults and children in varying settings for 10 years. I also can read Italian and Catalan.
I also have experience as a volunteer ESL (English as a Second Language) instructor at Casa del Carmen, Philadelphia, through the Project SHINE program at Temple University.
A lover of travel I have visited Cuba, Spain, Mexico, Italy, and Portugal, but my list of travels has only just begun.
My passion for language, cultures and people is contagious and only matched by my love of Latin dance. I do salsa, mambo, cha-cha, bachata, merengue and have studied afro-cuban and bomba briefly. When possible, I like to use music, art, movies and dance to teach about the various cultures of the Spanish Speaking world. If you do well, you might even get some dance lessons in class!
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