Or how it all started
I was born in San Sebastián, Spain. My mother tongue is Spanish, but I also speak Basque, English and Arabic. I am a Social Educator, Educational Psychologist and I have a Master in International Cooperation. In one of my stays abroad as a volunteer, I had the opportunity to start teaching Spanish. It was in Egypt, in 2012. I started training while working and after 3 years, I started working at the University 6th of October, Cairo. I became a certified examiner of the official DELE exams of the Cervantes Institute, I traveled to the Dominican Republic to teach Spanish Language and Literature and in recent years, I have worked in San Sebastián in a center accredited by The Cervantes Institute.
What I understand about learning
In my opinion, learning is a fundamental process of growth and change. A living process in which you, as a student, are the main agent and I act as a mediator so that the necessary changes in your language take place and you feel comfortable and sure of yourself when you express yourself. Thus, for me it is essential to take into account the moment in which you are already at, your motivation, you previous knowledge and concerns to quide you on your peculiar path of assimilation, integration and creation of new knowledge.
Because knowing a language is not the same as teaching it
I like to consider them as a two-way exchange experience. I never forget that it is you, the student, who should understand these ways as an enriching and useful practice. In this way, and according to your needs, I offer you an integrated balance of concepts, interaction, discovery, play and creativity. I am open to your suggestions, I love that they raise doubts and new ideas. And from there, I will try to guide you as best as possible according to my criteria, forged through these 8 years of professional experience.
These are the academic objectives that I want to help you achieve