Originally from a small village in Castilla y Leon I spent several years living in Madrid pursuing my passion for theatre and drama. I continued that passion at university in London, gaining a combined honours degree in Spanish and Latin American studies and Theatre Studies. I have since completed a Post Graduate Certificate in Teaching and Learning, which seemed a natural progression, as there is an element of performance in teaching. I have been teaching Spanish for nearly 20 years across a range of levels in universities, colleges, business environments and private lessons. I enjoy the interaction with people that teaching provides and the challenges it presents. I have found the skills I acquired during my time in theatre have been very useful in the classroom in motivating the students and making the classes enjoyable.