We specialize in coaching English-speaking professionals in the Spanish language and Mexican social-business cultural practices. Through tailored programs to the individual’s specific needs, individuals acquire the language skills and cultural understanding to be successful in cross-cultural environments. With over 50+ years of combined experience specifically teaching Spanish as a foreign language, the Spanish55 team will coach you like no other company in the industry.
Because of the level of personalization Spanish55 provides, the student will put the knowledge into practical use immediately; this approach takes into account the social context and cultural aspects the student will experience in the real world.
Every 55-minute session is in the form of a live video call with a professional bilingual and bicultural personal coach.
Meet our growing team of experienced professors.
Abraham graduated from San Diego State University with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance. Having lived on both sides of the US-Mexico border for over 27 years, Abraham is well aware of the growing Hispanic impact on California’s economy and the country as a whole. His bilingualism and biculturalism inspired Abraham to offer a service that would create a level playing field for native English speakers with a desire to learn Spanish. He believes “traditional Spanish classes at school just don’t do the job”. Together with his business partner and good friend Alvaro, he committed to bringing a practical, flexible and affordable way to become fluent in the Spanish language.
Abraham values spending time with his loved ones. He enjoys a good tennis match on a sunny Sunday morning and the exhilarating thrill of swimming in the ocean. He appreciates fast cars and well engineered technology.
Alvaro graduated from California State University Northridge with a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and an Associate of Arts Degree in Business Administration.
As a recent graduate Alvaro worked as Project Engineer in the construction industry in the San Francisco Bay Area and San Diego. He noticed that processes could be more efficient and work relationships stronger if the language barrier was taken down. Alvaro realized the big advantage he had being a bilingual professional and was determined to bring a viable solution to those looking to learn a second language.
Alvaro is an avid trail runner and devotes free time reading about people who made a mark in history. He admires tall buildings and is passionate about his mexican-american culture.
She has earned an Associate of Arts Degree in Psychology and is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration and Management.
She has developed a passion for Customer Service working as retail manager in the luxury goods industry. During her time with Spanish55, she has dedicated herself to transforming the 'student experience'. Maria strives for perfection and always has our student's best interest in mind.
Maria started playing tennis at the age of 5. She loves going to Coronado beach on the weekends and enjoys critiquing film adaptations from novels.
Mayra has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and is currently pursuing a Master’s degree in the same field. She has over 25 years of experience teaching Spanish and English as a Second Language. Mayra has more than 20 years of experience doing translations and designing courses.
She holds a Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Certification from Cambridge Language Assessment by the University of Cambridge.
Mayra enjoys reading academic publications, going to the movies and watching tv series with her kids Jessica and Ricardo.
Paula has 13 years of experience as a language teacher. She is currently pursuing a degree in Foreign language education with an emphasis in Spanish. She has earned the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Certification from Cambridge Language Assessment by the University of Cambridge. Paula has strong language and communications skills, broad knowledge of literature, a passion for reading, a knack for essay writing, and a devotion to education.
She loves spending time thinking about the things that really matter: education for a better future and family. She spends her free time watching movies of all genres, listening to music and enjoying cultural events such as plays and art exhibitions. Her life would not be complete without her husband and her two beautiful girls Andrea and Damaris.
Alberto holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration. He has over 25 years of experience in language teaching and academic program development.
He acted as Coordinator of the Language Center at Universidad Iberoamericana and Xochicalco Universidad, both renowned universities in Mexico. He earned the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Certification, as well as the First Certificate Exam (FCE) from the Cambridge Language Assessment by the University of Cambridge. Alberto is TOEFL certified.
For a number of years Alberto has taught Business and Management at the high school level and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Finance.
Alberto enjoys endurance sports such as swimming and cycling. He likes planning outdoor weekend activities with his family and reads business journals on a daily basis.
Rodrigo holds a Degree of Engineering in Computer Sciences and Telecommunications and is currently pursuing a Master's degree in Arts in Teaching (MAT). He enjoys the thrill of teaching Physics at a Middle School.
Rodrigo is TOEFL certified from the Autonomous University of Baja California and has Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) certification from Cambridge Language Assessment by the University of Cambridge.
Rodrigo enjoys watching films of all genres, reading about science, composing music, singing, acting, and playing the guitar and drums.
Andrea joined Spanish55 in 2015 as Community Manager. She plays a major role as our brand's main advocate. Andrea graduated from the University of San Francisco with a B.S. Summa Cum Laude in Business Administration and Management. In the summer of 2013 she had the opportunity to study abroad in Florence University of the Arts, Italy.
Andrea is grateful for having had the opportunity of volunteering in Haiti with the SAME SKY Foundation.
Andrea is interested in social entrepreneurship, innovation, Flamenco, Performing Arts and snowboarding."I believe that business should be used to make an impact and that social entrepreneurship is the key to solving the most critical issues in our world"
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