My name is Camila and I am excited to share, learn and grow with you in English. My approach to teaching and language learning is rooted in building connections and trust with my students in order to create an open, and safe learning environment. Language learning can be intimidating and I aim to build with my students starting with the foundation of constructing sentences and effective verbal communication.
My experiences studying both Spanish and Italian put me in a great position to help others on their journey learning English because language building is a never-ending process that I understand well. I have over three years of experience working directly with English learners in Los Angeles, Chile, and Italy. I have worked in high school settings, community schools with students up to age 70, and in private corporate environments. I earned a Bachelor's degree from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA, '14) and completed coursework at the University of California, Berkeley. I have also completed a year as a Fulbright English Teaching Assistant grantee in the south of Italy.
Lastly, I incorporate current events, music, pop culture and my personal love of poetry into my lessons to spark both language learning and creativity in general. My goal as a teacher is to tap into my student's individual needs and interests in order to connect to English as a tool for accessing future success, whatever that may be.