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Laura was born in Mexico City, Mexico but grew up in Cuernavaca, México. She has a degree in teaching Spanish and English as a second language from the Universidad Autonoma de Morelos - with one year spent studying abroad at the University of Texas in Austin - and has been working as a Spanish teacher since 1999.
She has worked as a teacher and director in Spanish schools all over Mexico and the United States. Her work has involved not teaching, but also create curriculum and programs from scratch. In addition to teaching Spanish with us she is also the Academic Director of Live Lingua and helps manage, guide and train all the teachers on staff.
She can teach Spanish to students of all levels and ages. Her youngest students have been as young as 3 and the oldest - so far - was 84. She has also taught CEO's, diplomats and students from around the world.
Her Current Time Zone is:(GMT -6:00) America/Mexico_City
She Can Teach These Specialized Courses:Custom Professional, Spanish for Tourists, Spanish for Business, Spanish for Medical, Spanish for Teachers, Spanish for Priests, Mexican Cooking Class
She Can Teach The Following Age Groups:Children, Adolescents, College, Adults, Seniors
I like to interact with my students and put them in "real" situations where they have many options to solve, navigate or deal with each situation. My teaching method depends on my students needs, level, goals and language skills as well as learning styles. I like my students to have challenges along their way and believe that sharing our cultures is one of the main bases of understand the language and also a way to understand how to interact with the people that speak the targeted language.
I also like to give some homework when the student needs it and has the time. I like to give some readings depending on the level because I believe is the easiest way to acquire vocabulary and understand how to use it in a specific context.
When the students allow it I like to have frequent evaluations as a guide to see how the language is been acquiring and also to see where the areas the student and I need to practice more.
B.A. - Spanish & English as a Second Language - Universidad Autonoma de Morelos - 2002
She loves to cook, travel, read, exercise, yoga and spending time with her family.