Vuestros hijos han comenzado las clases de conversación en inglés con nuestros auxiliares nativos. En Educación Infantil, continúa con nosotros Natalie; en Primaria, Natalie, Molly, Thomas y Swan; y en Secundaria, Shawn y Holly.
II am from a beach town in California called Santa Cruz, but I have been living and teaching here in Spain for over two years and I love it!
I am a musician and an artist, and spend most of my time outside of school making music and artwork. I also am very attached to nature, and l often like to escape the city. I love to surf!
When teaching English, I try to incorporate my artistic experiences - so that the students are having fun while they are learning!
I am from a small town called Seal Beach in California, but I have also lived in North Carolina, Texas, and Illinois. I went to High Point University and majored in International Business and Spanish.
My goal here at El Porvenir is to create a fun, open, and caring learning environment for my students so they feel their most comfortable speaking English.
My hobbies include reading, cooking, traveling and playing with my dog Willy.
I am from Florida (also known as the Sunshine State) in a city called Gainesville. I have now been teaching in Madrid for six years!
At my university in northern Florida, I studied Voice Performance; I also had the chance to work as a vocal coach for kids at a music academy back in Gainesville. Over my time here in Spain, I have tried to make music and song a part of my teaching practice as this helps primary students remember and internalize whatever they are learning (and of course, enjoy it even more!).
When I am not in the classroom, I like to be outside enjoying the sunshine with friends and exploring this beautiful city and country whenever I have the opportunity.
I have been a conversation assistant at El Porvenir since 2012, having before worked for the public school system here in Madrid. I moved here from San Diego, California, where I taught English classes to refugees at the International Rescue Committee. I have also taught English in the business district of São Paulo, Brazil. I have a Bachelor´s degree in English with an emphasis in Linguistics from Northern Arizona University and a TEFL diploma from the University of California, San Diego. I am an official Cambridge Speaking examiner and have a Band 4 result in the Cambridge University Teaching Knowledge Test. My hobbies include travel writing, photography, reading, language studies, cooking and sailing.
I have lived in Madrid for over one year and I quickly fell in love with teaching young people and living in Madrid. When teaching, I enjoy delivering creative and interactive lessons that integrate cultural elements.
In my free time, I love to explore new places and to relax in the park with friends. I'm a big foodie so I also love to try new foods at all the incredible restaurants in Madrid!