2014 Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano


In 2014, I worked as a volunteer with WorldTeach Colombia 2014 at Colegio Distrital Hogar Mariano in Barranquilla teaching English to 4th and 5th-grade classes. With an average of 38 students per class, most of the 350 students I taught were enthusiastic about language learning and the knowledge to clearly communicate in English.

As part of the requirements established by WorldTeach,  I created lesson plans, developed activities, monitored exams, and measured individual student progress while providing weekly reports on the effectiveness of my teaching methods.


April 2014 with my students and the mayor of Barranquilla, Elsa Noguera.

Bilingual Bloglingual logo

In addition to teaching 4th and 5th grade English, I also presented the workshop Bilingual Bloglingual: Using a Blog to Promote Bilingual Learning in the Primary Classroom as part of the 6th Annual Bilingual Week, October 27-31, 2014, sponsored by the Alcaldía de Barranquilla and the Secretaría de Educación.

View the presentation here (requires adobe .pdf reader)

2017 Bogotá Business English

In 2017, I worked in Barranquilla with Bogotá Business English as an independent teacher helping business professionals within multinational corporations learn valuable skills and strategies to communicate with their clients.

I developed interactive and kinetic-based curriculum as part of BBE’s Change Your Chip program, and also created lessons using business-related vocabulary and grammar for use in professional situations such as corporate meetings and client relations.