MEET OUR FACILITATORS
Coachat is fortunate to count on the essential support of fully qualified and experienced facilitators who love what they do. Our expanding staff has worked hard to achieve the highest levels of education while embracing equity and service as their motivators.
Hello, I am Violeta and I live in the humongous city of Mexico. I love animals. I have always dedicated myself to teaching, because I love to talk to people and listen to them.
I believe in the transforming power of art and seek to be close to it. I am a professor at the Universidad Autónoma de Mexico. I have lived in France and Spain, and it was in Valladolid that I obtained my PhD.
I like to go to remote places and travel a lot, it seems vital to strengthen my happiness next to new readings, vital experiences, renewed looks, ingenious flavors and aromas; this is what my soul feeds on. I like to learn some words in some indigenous languages of the sixty-nine that still exist in my country; My Mexico is so big, diverse and succulent that I have dedicated myself not only to teaching Spanish, but also to share part of the very varied Mexican culture, especially when my students are foreigners and do not understand when a Mexican tells them: “just a moment!” and how this temporality can be extended to infinity and never even materialize.
Finally, I really enjoy when I can stop the time flying by and I don’t feel nostalgic for having lost it, because in the midst of silence and inertia, thoughts arise clearly and that’s where ideas begin to take shape.
Greetings! I’m Mónica, but you can call me Mó, I live in the beautiful city of Cochabamba, Bolivia, where the weather is pleasant all year round. My B.A. is in Linguistics applied to the Teaching of Languages. I also obtained an M.A. in the use of Technology in Higher Education. I have been teaching Spanish to English-speaking children and adults for years. I have also worked as a translator of documentaries from the San Lucas Ecclesial Public Foundation.
I have a lot of interest in humanistic training, so I am also a Psychotherapist in Yogic Therapy PRT (Transcendent Psycho-Reprogramming), I also love music and I am a lyrical singer and piano teacher for children.
Bolivian culture and its folklore are very exciting to me; as well as its gastronomic culture and its natural tourist centers.
Hello! My name is Julia. I am Bolivian and I live in the heart of South America, Cochabamba. I have been a teacher of Spanish as a second language for 17 years. My B.A. is in Linguistics applied to the Teaching of Languages. I obtained my M.A. in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language. Currently, in addition to teaching Spanish in my classes, I dedicate myself to writing materials for teaching Spanish.
I am passionate about my culture, music and Latin American dances. My favorite writer is Gabriel García Márquez. My hobbies, as a good Latin American, are enjoying activities with my family and also traveling.
I really like being a Spanish facilitator because I am interested in sharing my language and the richness of Bolivian and Latin American cultures with others. I also enjoy meeting people from other countries with different cultures and experiences.
Hi there! Mi name is Marta and I am from Spain. I currently live in Madrid, I moved here when I was accepted at the Universidad Complutense.
I’ve always loved reading, so I graduated with a degree in Hispanic Philology and a PhD in Spanish Literature. I now teach Spanish Language and Literature at the University level.
Theatre is my passion and I buy tickets whenever I can. I’m a big fan of authors such as David Mamet, Sarah Kane, Rodrigo García o Lin-Manuel Miranda.I love travelling and getting to know new places and cultures, but I’m very family-oriented as well, so I like spending time with my friends while we have tapas or go to the movies. Among my favorite filmmakers are Pedro Almodóvar, Quentin Tarantino o Michael Haneke.
I adore meeting new people, talking to them and getting to know different opinions about tv series or music. Have you heard Rosalía’s latest single?
I am happy to meet you! My name is Silvia. I am from Spain and currently live in Valladolid, a city in northern Spain. Since I was a little girl, I was interested in languages and literature. I have a B.A. in English Studies and I have an M.A. in English Language Literature.
My spirit of adventure for learning about new cultures led me to work at the Ministry of Education of the Embassy of Spain in Los Angeles, California. I decided to return to Spain and for a time I was a professor of oral and written expression at the University of Valladolid. I have also lived in Dublin, Ireland and Salamanca, Spain (one of my favorite cities!). Currently, I am a writer and work on a project to teach Spanish as a second language.
My hobbies, besides reading, are music and painting. My favorite painter is Joaquín Sorolla, a Spanish painter, and I am also passionate about great music festivals such as MadCool in Madrid. Like most Spaniards, I also love to eat and discover the great gastronomic variety of my country. Count on me if you need new recipes!
My name is Rocio Martinez. I am Spanish and I live in Valladolid. My passion for languages and culture made me graduate in English Studies in 2015 and get a Master’s Degree in Cultural Management/Creative Industries. Both, Spanish and English, asre part of my life and the way I understand the world.
I have worked as translator and interpreter for different companies and institutions in many international events, such as the SEMINCI International Film Festival. After my time working as Spanish teacher in the Spanish Immersion Program for PPS in Portland, OR, I came back to Spain to continue my career. My experience has brought me the opportunity to work and connect with people all over the world, exchanging experiences and understanding over different cultures, countries and traditions.
My main interests are literature, music of movies. I am a big fan of Icíar Bollaín, Pedro Almodóvar or Paula Ortiz. Also, I love travelling, international food, cooking and skiing.
Hello! I am Jacob. I was born in California – United States, but I live in Cochabamba – Bolivia for 30 years now, so I have dual citizenship. I love Bolivian culture and gastronomy, especially Silpancho and Pique Macho; these are my favorite dishes!
I took intensive courses at the Bolivian American Center to improve my grammar and translation skills. I also graduated from the “Circle of Latin American Speakers” where I developed my Spanish speaking skills.
I was a Coordinator and Writer of the Bolivian magazine “Familia” for 2 years.
From 2011 to date I work at “Compassion International Bolivia” as Coordinator, translator and Interpreter (English to Spanish and vice versa).
Currently, I also do interpreting work for different organizations in various countries.
Among my passions, besides reading, I am a musician-composer and I also love the world of photography and filming.
I love meeting new people and also people from different cultures.
I hope to meet you soon!