Maria Carla Faccini

Academic Tutor

I was born and raised in Maracaibo, Venezuela. As a child, I used to spend summers in Miami, where I would go to day camp. I started learning English, and my passion for languages was born. I was keenly aware of the fact that speaking another language allowed me to communicate with people with whom I never would’ve been able to interact, and that fascinated me.

When I was in high school, I started learning French, and I knew I wanted to become language professional. I attended the Universidad del Zulia in my hometown of Maracaibo, where I earned my B.A in education with a concentration in foreign languages. While I was still a college student, a couple of my professors founded a private language institute and offered me a position teaching English to small groups and teaching a TOEFL preparation course. I then discovered my passion for teaching. Having my professors as mentors was crucial in developing my teaching skills as I was earning my degree. I was also hired by the Alliance Française to work on a collaboration project with a school in Maracaibo. The project involved teaching French to students from 1st to 6th grade.

Upon graduating from college, I moved to Nantes, France, where I worked as a Spanish assistant at the Lycée Albert Camus for an academic year. This was an incredible opportunity for me not only to grow as a teacher, but also to hone my French skills. I later moved to Monterey, CA, to pursuit a Master’s Degree in conference interpretation at the Monterey Institute of International Studies. After graduating, I worked as an interpreter in the medical field and as a freelance conference interpreter. Working in the medical field has been a rewarding experience that has taught me compassion and empathy. I am also a certified junior business coach, so I have studied techniques for effectively giving feedback and understanding learning styles, an invaluable skill when working with students in individual sessions.

Language determines the way you see the world, and speaking another language allows you to see the world through someone else’s eyes. In today’s world, I think it is essential for young people to have this experience, so I make it a point to convey the importance of other languages to my students.

During my free time, I take voice lessons and enjoy singing. I am also an avid reader, and I am always looking for new dishes to make.

Subjects Tutored

Academic French
Academic Spanish
Academic Spanish 1
Academic Spanish 2
Academic Spanish 3
Academic Spanish 4
AP French Language
AP Spanish Language

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