Monica has lived, studied and worked in four different countries and in four different languages. Originally from Spain, where she studied Law at University of Madrid, Monica started to learn English at school at age of four, French at the age of fourteen and a bit of Catalan during her summer holidays in Catalonia.
Her passion for learning foreign languages and discovering other cultures brought her to relocate to Germany, where she learned German, studied Financial Mathematics and worked as an IT specialist in a bank in Munich. After Germany, she relocated to the Netherlands to complete her Master’s degree in International Law and work as a lawyer in a Dutch Law Firm.
Now London-based, Monica has been teaching Spanish privately in small groups for the last 10 years, preparing students for her GCSE and A Level examinations, and teaching at a primary school in Eastcote. In 2012 she completed the Certificate in Language at Instituto Cervantes in London and in 2018 her PGCE for Modern Languages at the UCL-Institute of Education, London.
Her teaching philosophy is based on the positive belief that any student can achieve the highest standards if taught in a positive and inclusive and democratic environment with enthusiasm, creativity, motivation, innovation, and the understanding of their unique personal circumstances.
Monica enjoys spending time with her children cycling, travelling and visiting the amazing museums in London.