The Team

Meet our growing team of experienced professors.

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Coach Alberto, Online Spanish Tutor

Coach Alberto

Coach Alberto has over 25 years of experience as a Spanish professor. He has ample experience in academic program development and enjoys working one-on-one with his students. Coach Alberto is amazing at repetition and drilling techniques, giving a tremendous boost to his students taking beginner level Spanish classes.

He acted as Coordinator of two different Language Centers in renowned universities in Mexico. He earned the Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) Certification, as well as the Certificate Exam (FCE) from the Cambridge Language Assessment by the University of Cambridge. Alberto is TOEFL certified.

Coach 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.

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Coach Paula, Online Spanish Tutor

Coach Paula

Coach Paula has 13 years of experience as a Spanish and English teacher. She is currently pursuing a Specialization 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 communication skills, broad knowledge of literature, a passion for reading, a knack for essay writing, and a real devotion to teaching Spanish as a second language.

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.

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Coach Selene, Online Spanish Tutor

Coach Selene

Coach Selene holds a PhD in Education Policy and Management and a Masters degree in education. She has over 7 years of experience as a language professor. Selene is highly enthusiastic, constantly channeling positive energy to her students. Her motto: Helping others is a way of life.

Selene likes spending time with her family and friends. She cares deeply about creating social change and promoting equality for underrepresented communities. She enjoys dedicating her spare time to reading about education policy and development.

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Coach Ana, Online Spanish Tutor

Coach Ana

Coach Ana has a BA in Language Teaching and an MA in Spanish Language, Hispanic Literature, and Spanish as a Foreign Language at Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona. She is Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) certified by Cambridge Language Assessment from the University of Cambridge and has a Diploma from Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México for Teachers of Spanish as a Foreign Language. She also holds English and Italian language certifications such as TOEFL, CILS and PLIDA Level C1. In 2016, she was awarded a scholarship to work as a Lecturer of Spanish Language and Latin American Culture at Macau University of Science and Technology, in Macau, China.

Ana loves to travel and learn about other cultures. In her free time she enjoys watching TV series, listening to music, and spending quality time with family and friends.

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Coach Alejandra, Online Spanish Tutor

Coach Alejandra

Coach Alejandra has been a Spanish and English teacher since 2009. She holds a Teaching Knowledge Test (TKT) certification from Cambridge Language Assessment by the University of Cambridge. Alejandra has a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications from the Universidad Iberoamericana in Mexico. Coach Alejandra loves meeting new students, she is well known for making every Spanish class warm and enjoyable. Coach Alejandra is great at creating an immersive experience for Spanish learners.

Alejandra is a published writer in Mexico and China.

She has been an active volunteer translator for Youth Rehabilitation Centers and various environmental causes. Alejandra enjoys camping, photography, and traveling. She is always looking for the next adventure.

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Coach Rodrigo, Online Spanish Tutor

Coach Rodrigo

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.

Abraham Arechiga, Co-Founder

Abraham Arechiga


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 Sanchez Diaz, Co-Founder

Alvaro Sanchez Diaz


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.

Maria Arguello, Customer Experience

Maria Arguello

Customer Experience

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.