My name is Rosario Quintela Fernandez. I was born and raised in Havana, Cuba. After finishing my secondary studies, I earned a scholarship to study in Moscow at the age of 18. Five years later, I completed a Master of Science in Engineering and went back to Cuba to work as a Civil Engineer for 10 years. From 1994 to 1998, I was living and working in Sweden while studying Swedish language and culture. Those were two great experiences for me!
In 1999, my family and I moved to Rochester, New York. My children were 14 and 10 years old, and I was very involved in their learning process trying to make easier their transition to a new educational system and a new life. I started attending SUNY (State University of New York) at Brockport, and few years later I earned my Bachelor degrees in Spanish along with the Teaching Certificate. While in college, I also took three semesters of Italian language which was actually the language I always dreamed about learning. This summer (Aug. 2016), I finished my Master degree in Spanish Language and Culture at the university of Salamanca, in Spain. This will be my 12th year teching Spanish.
Through my life, learning languages has been not only a challenge, but a way of living. Without intending, I became a multilingual person (I speak and write 4 languages). Maybe that’s why I enjoy teaching Spanish to my students so much, while still learning English from them. This will be my twelfth year of teaching! Besides teaching, I like to spend time with my family, read, and travel around the world.
My goal is to inspire my students my passion for discovering a world of languages and cultures. I look forward working with all of you: students and parents and cooworkers!
Our slogan: In class, we all work hard, and get all work done well!
¡Nos vemos pronto!