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We are a bruch of enthusiastic, patient, and experienced language coaches. Our teaching power amounts to over 200 years of experince with all coaches combined. No other school can beat that!

Easy Español’s team of highly-experienced language coaches are supportive, enthusiastic native-speakers who have been teaching Spanish for many years.

Our personalized, student-focused approach ensures an intimate learning experience that is geared to each student’s learning style. Discovering what is most important to you and to the way you learn is the core of our principle of Language Empowerment, and we work with you to develop your conversation skills and language confidence in the shortest amount of time.

Our team is ready to help you to achieve your goals quickly and with fun and ease. Meet them now!

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Jorge Gallegos

CO-FUNDER OF EASY ESPANOL INC
ACADEMIC DIRECTOR

Jorge has over 18 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language and Hispanic culture. He has taught students of all ages and backgrounds with many different learning objectives. Jorge has developed an effective teaching methodology for Spanish called the Audio-Cognitive method. He holds a B.A. degree with a double major in Psychology and Spanish Literature and a minor in Anthropology from St. John’s University; an M.A. in Hispanic Literature from St. John’s University; and an M.A. in Applied Linguistics from Universidad Antonio de Nebrija in Spain. Additionally, he has completed many graduate courses in Philology, Applied Linguistics and teaching methodology. Before launching Easy Español in 2004, Jorge taught at the Instituto Cervantes in New York; at Hunter College High School; and at St. Johns University in New York. He has experience teaching all levels of Spanish from Beginners to Art, Literature and Culture.

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Patricia Calderon

ACADEMIC COORDINATOR LIVE ONLINE PROGRAMS

Patricia is a skilled language coach with more than 23 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language. She holds a Master’s Degree in Spanish and Literature from Universidad Central del Ecuador. Patricia has taught students of all ages and backgrounds and her students love her thought-provoking yet compassionate teaching style. Patricia is the co-author of Español del Mundo, a popular textbook to teach Spanish used in many South American Spanish language schools. She has conducted numerous training workshops and seminars on teaching Spanish as a second language. Patricia is a certified DELE instructor. She has taken on-line professional development courses at the Instituto Cervantes, Easy Español and other institutions. Patricia oversees the academic program of all Spanish online courses and programs.

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Agostina Horni

LIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE COACH
PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Agostina Horni is a Sworn Translator graduated from CAECE University (Mar del Plata, Argentina), and she also holds a minor degree in Technical-Scientific Translation. Her primary academic interests include Spanish and English grammar, Spanish and English translation, particularly technical-scientific translation. Agostina has spent the past ten years tutoring teenagers and adults in both English and Spanish, with a special focus on oral skills and written composition. Agostina is the program coordinator for the Spanish Online courses and programs and supervises all levels of student support and customer care. She is also responsible for our Web maintenance.

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Andrés Giron

LIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE COACH

Andrés is a national guide of tourism in Ecuador and holds a degree from the Universidad de Especialidades Turísticas (UTC), nowadays UDET, in Quito, Ecuador. With over more than 10 years of experience, he tours the country discussing its history, art, culture, and nature, while always looking for ways to ensure everyone leaves Ecuador with wonderful memories. He’s been trained in the Easy Español exclusive method and has become a patient, knowledgeable and caring language coach.

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Edith Celín

LIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE COACH

Edith is a seasoned language coach with more than 20 years of experience teaching Spanish as a second language. She holds a degree in Education from Indoamérica University and a specialization in teaching Spanish as a second language from Universidad Católica in Quito, Ecuador. She has taught students of all ages whose goals range from religion, art, culture and traveling. Edith is also knowledgeable in English and some German. She is patient, flexible yet challenging, and she always tries her best to help her students fulfill their language goals.

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Elena Corral

LIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE COACH

Elena has over twenty years of experience in teaching Spanish as a second language. She holds a B.A. degree in Education and a diploma in Teaching Spanish as a Second Language from Universidad Católica in Quito, Ecuador. She has taught all levels of Spanish and is also a certified DELE instructor. Her students refer to her as “the” teacher. She is smart, caring and extremely patient. Elena has participated in several seminars and courses related to teaching Spanish.

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John Estrada

SENIOR IN-PERSON LANGUAGE COACH

John has had over twenty-five years of experience teaching Spanish and Hispanic Literature mostly to undergraduate and graduate students at the university level. He has a B.A. degree in Philosophy and Comparative Literature from Universidad Javeriana in Bogotá, Colombia; and an M.A. in Hispanic and Luso-Brazilian Literature from City University of New York; CUNY. He holds a PhD in Medieval Spanish Literature from the City University of New York, CUNY. John teaches Spanish and Hispanic Literature as an Adjunct Lecturer at Hostos Community College and Medgar Evers College, City University of New York. Prior to CUNY he taught at Yeshiva University and State University of New York (SUNY).

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María Belén Milone

LIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE COACH FOR KIDS

María Belén Milone resides in Mar del Plata, Argentina and she’s a Kindergarten teacher with a degree in Education Sciences. For the past 12 years, she’s been working with children ages 2 to 6 and with adults at the local university in courses of pedagogical and didactic teaching. María Belén coaches students preparing to become children’s educators and she assists them in their field work and in-school training. María Belén firmly believes that learning through games and other engaging activities during the first years of life are instrumental in helping kids understand the world around them.

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Mónica Endara

LIVE ONLINE LANGUAGE COACH

Mónica Endara lives in Quito, Ecuador and has been teaching Spanish for 25 years. She graduated from Universidad Central del Ecuador and has continued to develop and improve her teaching skills with courses from a wide-range of academic institutions, including the Universidad de Salamanca and the Cervantes Institute. During the course of her career, Monica has taught Spanish to learners of all ages, from kids to seniors. She greatly enjoys teaching people about her country, its culture, traditions, customs, and diversity and she loves helping students understand and speak her language. Monica also enjoys learning about her students’ countries and cultures which she believes has made her a more tolerant and open-minded person, traits she wishes to pass on to her children. Monica is married with two kids. In her spare time, she likes reading, listening to music, watching movies and hanging out with friends. She also enjoys dancing, playing basketball and soccer, and travelling with her family, particularly to the beach to enjoy some delicious sea food.

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