Let’s get to know Sandra!
Place of Origin
Place of Residence
Languages spoken and how you learned them
I speak Spanish as it’s my mother tongue. I learned English in school, and I had extra language classes since I was 14 years old. Later on, I studied Modern Languages at the university, where I improved my English proficiency. During my last semester in my bachelor’s, I started to learn German, and since 2017 I’ve been living in Germany and learning the language
When did you start tutoring with Chatterbug?
I started tutoring Spanish, June 2018
Favorite place in the world and why?
My favorite place in the whole world is Bogotá (Colombia) at night. There is something magical about my city - the mountains, the buildings, and all the lights - make Bogotá at night, a really special place; it’s almost like you feel anything is possible there.
Sandra’s Favorite Food
Colombian food will always be for me #1. That’s why my favorite food is “Arepas”. They are made out of corn flour, and all you need to do is to mix it with water, butter, and cheese. It is delicious and even better when you combine it with scramble eggs or avocado and chicken.
3 Fun Facts about Sandra
- I’m good at baking desserts.
- I love pandas.
- I like playing strategy board games.
How do you motivate students?
I like to congratulate my students when I have noticed they have learned new words, new phrases, or conjugated some verbs better. Furthermore, I like to invite them to get involved more with the language, including simple steps, like reading the news, watching videos in Spanish, and more.
What is your favorite Chatterbug moment?
I have two favorite Chatterbug moments :). One is to see my regular students’ improvement and see how they feel more comfortable speaking and understanding me day by day. My other favorite Chatterbug moment is related to Instagram, and it’s to learn new words with creative illustrations on the Chatterbug Instagram account. I feel that thanks to the illustration, I can remember better what the words and expressions mean.
A note from Sandra
I’m really happy to be part of the Chatterbug Community and share my Spanish knowledge with so many students all around the world :).
Say hello to our Spanish tutor, @27sp.sandra!