I recently moved back from Europe, having lived there for the past 20+ years and working with the United Nations. I am fluent in Italian, French and Portuguese and am bilingual Spanish-English (I am both Spanish and Dominican). I used all of these languages in my work for many years.
I am now teaching at Newton public schools, and at various academic institutions, at university level.
I absolutely love to communicate with other people in different languages and love to teach children, young adults as well as adults that wish to attain a level of fluency or want to take up a new language altogether. My approach to language lessons is create a bespoke plan for every individual, using the type of media that they most enjoy. Learning a language should be fun!
For adults interested in references, I have excellent references from the heads of the World Language Departments at both Newton North and Newton south public high schools.
Sandra is very serious and dedicated to the learning process. She put together a comprehensive and challenging curriculum that both fulfilled my expressed goals and drove me to reach for more. She is engaging and pulls in material from diverse sources and areas of life--film, music, politics, history, the various spanish-speaking cultures around the world. It was a true joy working with her.
My name is Alberto Alonso, and we hired Sandra to teach Spanish and French to our 2 daughters. Kids were absolutely delighted with her and eager to have more and longer lessons. They adore her. Very soon, Sandra turned into "tía Sandra," and thanks to her, my daughters never forgot Spanish and started with some French fluency. Last but not least, Sandra is a totally trustworthy person, professional, and flexible with family needs. Thanks for everything!!!
Very flexible , affordable and professional
Sandra is easy to talk with, enthusiastic and I felt that we were simpatico