14 Questions with Spanish Tutor Aileen

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Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or sounding silly; just practice a little bit every day and have fun!

Photo of online Spanish tutor for kids in her garden.
Online Spanish Tutor in her garden in New Jersey.

1.Where did you grow up? In a very small town in Panama called Caisán. It’s famous in Panama for the production of all kinds of beans.

2. What’s your most memorable story from growing up? Climbing a mango tree and chilling on a branch while eating yummy mangoes!

3. When did you know you wanted to be a teacher? Somewhere between giving lessons to my dolls and stuffed animals as a child and assisting a Sunday school teacher at church as a teenager.

4. What’s the best advice you would give to kids learning Spanish?Don’t be afraid of making mistakes or sounding silly; just practice a little bit every day and have fun!

5. What State do you live in and what do you like best about it?New Jersey. I live close to the ocean and get the best sunsets ever!

6. How many languages do you speak? I’m a Spanish native speaker, fluent in English, intermediate in Mandarin and a beginner in German. Languages have made me appreciate the diversity of cultures so much more!

7. What do you enjoy most about learning other languages? Hearing people speak in a language I can understand and being able to communicate with them.

I love laughing with the kids and seeing them have fun while learning Spanish.

Spanish Tutor Aileen

8. What was your favorite activity as a kid? Sewing dresses for my dolls.

9. What are your favorite activities now? I like to sew, do arts and crafts and DIY projects and go for walks on the beach with my husband.

10. What’s your favorite thing to do on a day off? Watch Chinese dramas! LOL.

11. What’s your favorite Spanish (or Hispanic) food? Arróz con Pollo, empanadas and flan for dessert.

12. What’s your favorite place in the Spanish-speaking world to visit? “Home” in Panama because that’s where most of my family is.

13. What’s the next skill you want to learn? I want to learn to play the piano well.  

14. What’s your favorite thing about teaching Spanish to PandaTree students? I love laughing with the kids and seeing them have fun while learning Spanish.

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Author: Kristina Klausen

Kristina Klausen is the Founder and CEO of PandaTree.com. PandaTree offers online foreign language tutoring for children with friendly, carefully vetted tutors.

3 thoughts on “14 Questions with Spanish Tutor Aileen”

  1. Indeed Aileen is the best teacher I know her from overseas mission with Doulos. Your kids will have fun learning with her.

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