Meet the team responsible for your Spanish speaking success at Speak Spanish Academy. We always welcome feedback for our instructors.
Spanish Language Trainers
Celina Gutierrez - Founder
Celina Gutiérrez is the founder and CEO of the Speak Spanish Academy. She didn't start with much but she had the best joy in life - her daughter. Since Celina came from a Spanish background, she wanted her daughter to speak Spanish as a virtue in her future. Unfortunately, every time she would go to the library to find some Spanish books, none could be found. On a mission to brighten her daughter's future, Celina decided that every child who wanted a chance of learning Spanish should have that opportunity. She started promoting her business with small banners at trade shows and with a tiny fraction of books, and that soon evolved into selling a wide selection of books available for anyone online and a new concept in learning Spanish with proven online and in person programs. Celina has created enrichment into children's lives. She not only teaches them plain logic but enlightens it with creativity and fun. Even though Celina is very busy building the business she will never forget the excitement of opening a fresh new book.
Celina, also brings an added value in the area of language and communication in trade with Spanish speaking countries and digital marketing.
Leda Cuenca - Instructor
My name is Leda Cuenca and I am originally from Madrid, Spain, where four years ago I graduated as an Early Childhood Educator. Ever since I became an ECE, I have been lucky enough to use my training in several different environments such as summer camps and extracurricular classes. However, I have always been interested in learning and teaching different languages and that is the reason why I decided to study a four-year university degree in Linguistics and Applied Languages. I have even developed my own ESL program back in Spain. Teaching requires continuous patience and enthusiasm and I am committed to providing this for my students everyday. Being able to speak English, Spanish, Italian and French has given me the opportunity to travel around the world and experience some amazing things. It is an honour for me to be able to spread my language around the world in a natural and interactive way. It allows me to keep learning about other cultures as well as my own and continuously grow as a teacher.
Antonio Olmedo - Instructor
Antonio Olmedo has always been involved in teaching in some way or another for almost a decade. With a backgrond in Communication Science and an expertise in Online Marketing, he firmly believes in merging technology and education for a better learining experience.
Antonio is a certified ESL instructor and also speaks Portuguese. He worked in the Spanish tourism industry and public administration for years, a period of time in which he had to train big groups of professionals along with his other duties. Two years ago, Antonio decided to share his time with those in need around his community and beyond (UN Online Volunteering). Originally from southern Spain, he recently joined the team and is experiencing life in Canada.
Nulyen Russo - Instructor
Nulyen Russo worked as a high school teacher( graduated in Caracas Venezuela) with more than thirty years of experience in education and learning. She worked for eleven years as a head teacher for the Spanish Program for youth in Oakville and also as a Spanish instructor for the continuing education programs for adults in Oakville, Burlington and Milton. She has worked at Colleges for continuing education programs and credit courses as a Spanish instructor. Finally, Nulyen has a lot of practical working experience with individuals who travel for business or pleasure to Spanish speaking countries.
Jonathan Holowka is a Toronto freelance marketer with a Bachelor's of Business Management from Ryerson University and a marketing certification from Training Business Pros. He manages the Speak Spanish Academy website and helps with the company's marketing efforts. Although not a native Spanish speaker, he is learning and can currently get by at a beginner to intermediate level. He is also an avid public speaker at Toastmasters in Etobicoke and is learning to Salsa dance.
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