I am currently a 5th year Spanish 2 & 3 teacher at a high school in the Bronx. I taught Spanish 1 for my first 4 years at a middle school in Baltimore. I lived in Spain for a semester in 2005 and I absolutely loved it! Teaching is a passion of mine and I am very enthusiastic. I enjoy watching students learn and grow and I love Spanish culture and the language (and even the grammar!). It is not possible to not be able to learn another language!
I think it's really important to get students talking. We do lots of choral repetition, especially with new or relatively new vocabulary. I love helping kids remember words and how to say them by relating them to things that sound naughty in English ;) I make sure to do listening, speaking, reading, and writing every day if possible. I also like to play games when they help reinforce vocabulary or grammar!
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I graduated from the University of Maryland College Park in 2007. I spent a semester in Alicante, Spain in 2005 and lived in St. Petersburg, Russia for the 2007-2008 school year. I have bachelors degrees in secondary foreign language education, Spanish language, and Russian language. I am currently studying for my Masters at CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan.
I love traveling and I have been fortunate enough to have been abroad a few times and seen much of Europe and Russia. I also love camping and kayaking. I have two adorable guinea pigs and sometimes I enjoy knitting. :)