My name is Laura Andrea Olachea Magriñá. I have been a Spanish teacher since 1986. I was born in Mexico City and I have lived in Caracas, Venezuela; Rome, Italy; Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia; Guadalajara, Jalisco, and Oaxaca de Juárez, México. I now live in Santiago de Querétaro, México.
I speak Italian, English and a bit of French. Having been a student of other languages myself, I understand the difficulties of learning a foreign language and also the fun and pleasure of being able to communicate in one.
I have worked at Centro Lingüístico de Guadalajara for three years, at the Instituto Cultural Oaxaca (ICO) for three years, at Solexico for two years and a half and at other Spanish language schools in Oaxaca, teaching Spanish and developing curricula.
My students have included groups of students from the University of Wisconsin at Madison, the University of Vermont, the University of Montana, the University of Minnesota and the University of Rochester at New York among others.
I earned a diploma in “Educational Innovation” at the Anahuac University of Oaxaca in 2001 and another in “Teaching Skills” at the Technological Institute of Monterrey (Tec of Monterrey) in 2006.
In 2005, I attended the VIII National Congress of Linguistics of the Mexican Association of Applied Linguistics (AMLA), at the University of the Americas in Puebla, México.
In 2013, I attended the XII National Congress of Linguistics of the Mexican Association of Applied Linguistics (AMLA), at the Autonomous University of Querétaro (UAQ), in Querétaro, México.
Since 2007, I have been independent and I work as a tutor / teacher of Spanish and recently I moved to Querétaro, México.
I teach all levels from absolute beginners to advanced communicators. I also teach Latin American Literature.
If you can’t come to Querétaro, or you´d rather not leave home, but you´d like to learn or improve your Spanish, not to worry. Thanks to the magic of technology, I also teach Spanish classes on Skype. All you need is a good internet connection and a Skype account and we can start as soon as I can fit you into my schedule.
Meanwhile, saludos from México. I look forward to hearing from you soon.