I'm fully bilingual Spanish/English. Born in Mexico with a United States citizenship. I have lived in the United States, Mexico and China and have been teaching for many years in both languages. Children from ages 2 (in China) to adults (in Playa del Carmen, Mexico), as well as my own children (home-schooled). I'm also a certified yoga instructor. Love teaching.
I'm certified as a bilingual/ESL teacher from the University of Texas at El Paso. I also have a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a Master in Education 'With Emphasis in Math and Science'. I took the Spanish Proficiency Interview in Texas with a score of 'level of 3 or above', the highest score. I have taught pre-kinder, first, second and fourth grade in Spanish as well as English in the United States. Worked as a home bound teacher for high school students, in the language of their preference. Taught English as a second language to adults (reading, writing, listening and speaking) in a community college. Worked in a university in China teaching English conversation to engineering students and also private and online Spanish and English classes in Mexico.
My approach is individualized according to each student's needs. I provide a safe environment where students can feel comfortable in experiencing the language and learning. I listen carefully, making a teacher-student connection, making the most of every minute and making the class interesting and fun.
Mi nombre es Patricia. Soy completamente bilingüe y he vivido en lugares como Mexico, Estados Unidos y China. Soy maestra de profesion y corazón. Tambien doy clases de yoga. Amo aprender y enseñar.
Tengo una carrera en Psicología y otra en Educación en Estados Unidos. Estoy certificada como maestra bilingüe de la Universidad deTexas en El Paso. También tengo una maestría en Educación Bilingüe. He dado clases a estudiantes en escuelas privadas, publicas, por internet; niños desde 2 años hasta personas de tercera edad, incluyendo kínder, primaria, secundaria, preparatoria y universidad. En lugares tan diversos como Mexico, Estados Unidos y China.
Mi filosofía en la educación es personalizada. Es importante hacer conexión con el estudiante, ver cual es la meta que el/ella tiene y yo ser un conduco del aprendizaje; viendo cual es la manera mas facil del estudiante para aprender, haciendo modificaciones y manteniendo un ambiente relajado y seguro.
Patricia is thoughtful and organized! She was very conscious of helping me work on areas that I need help with. She offered me several options such as conversation or grammar exercises and was right on time with our lesson. Highly recommended!
Pati is very kind, patient and easy to converse with. Her corrections never feel harsh, only encouraging.
This was my trial lesson with Pati and a wonderful first experience with Verbal Planet. She is an excellent teacher!