ESPERANZA AREVALO, from Bogotá, Colombia
I hold a Bachelor’s degree in Education from La Gran Colombia University, with emphasis in English and Spanish. In the past, I worked in the administrative field working with multinational companies. Fifteen years ago, I moved from my hometown in Colombia to Seattle, Washington, USA.
Following my passion for teaching, I teach Spanish to elementary students in extracurricular programs around the Seattle area. I also tutor high school students, and lately, have been focusing on teaching Spanish to preschoolers both in-class settings and online format.
I am an active member and regular contributor of the Facebook Teacher Resource groups, "Thornton Creek Amigos", "6Crickets Community Providers", "Montessori 3 to 6 years", and "Montessori at Home", "Parents, guardians, and teachers of pandemic era nano-schools, and "Spanish Immersion & Dual Language Teachers".
In my personal life, among my favorite hobbies, I love good food, being outside in nature, and serving my community. I am an active member of a private cooking club where we create new dishes every month. I love gardening at home, and am often found planting flowers and pulling weeds. Before Covid-19 I used to volunteer and serve as a cook at the Saint James Cathedral’s kitchen, in Seattle. Hoping to return to the kitchen. I love watching movies with my husband Fabio, petting our loving cat Oliver, and exercising regularly.
Favorite story telling from books: The three Little Pigs, Goldie Locks and the Three Bears and Little Red Riding Hood.