Hey there! My name is Monica and I was born and raised in San Diego, California. I come from a very culturally divided household; my father is from Wisconsin in the United States and my mother is from Peru in South America. My father grew up on a farm and later joined the Navy, while my mother grew up in a wealthy household with her father as a doctor. I don't know if you can get any more polar opposite than that! Seeing my mother spend practically my whole life learning
English helped me to see that it was a challenge and it took hard work. This ignited a passion in me to help others learn the language as well!
When I was a child I already knew I wanted to be a teacher. I would sit all my play toys on the floor, my stuffed animals, dolls, action figures, you name it... and I would take one of the children's books I was reading at the time and read it to them! I begged my parents to buy me a white board and markers so that I could teach my little brother and all my toys all the things I was learning in my first year of school. I was only 5 years old! As a child I was also taught
Spanish as a second language; of course this was vital since this was the only language my grandparents spoke! Now as an adult, I am so thankful for this because now I am capable of reading and writing Spanish, making me completely fluent in both English & Spanish.
Children soak up languages like a sponge! Having children learn a language young is so important and really furthers the success of their future! Once a child learns more than one language, he or she is then capable of learning many more! With this passion for teaching I have gotten the opportunity to travel around the world to various countries for many months at a time in a free voluntary educational work. I also have studied "Child Development" and "English as
a Second Language with applied Neuro Science" in a local university. I also have many years of experience teaching both English & Spanish to children from the ages of 3-17! I've not only been given the privilege to work with children face to face, but I am also very experienced in teaching children online as well! I am so passionate and excited to be able to be a part of such a rewarding field of education here with Sprout4future! Our program is truly making a
difference in so many children's lives.
I hope to meet and see you all soon!!