What I currently teach
Hi! I am Sara and I currently teach Spanish and German at a secondary school in Edinburgh. I teach from S1 ( 12 year olds) up to S6 ( 17-18 years old). Teaching languages is without a doubt the best job I’ve had and although teenagers are exhausting, they are also vibrant and definitely keep me on my toes!
In the Scottish system , pupils take official exams from when they are 15 years old and I have been fortunate enough to prepare children for their Nat 5, Higher and Advanced Higher (Spanish). I have also taught German but only to the younger years.
I am a Mexican and I grew up in a city called Puebla. Puebla is without a doubt one of the most beautiful cities in Mexico. The baroque architecture of the town is really reminiscent of colonial wealth.
Puebla is also known for having one of the largest Volkswagen plants in the world. Growing up in Puebla, I understood from an early age that those who spoke German, could aspire to some of the best jobs in the city, and thus my interest in German had sparked! Unfortunately it took much longer to actually get around to learning German.
Yup, that’s me! After studying an AVCE in Business Administration and an A level in IT, I started to- rather clumsily- climb the corporate ladder whilst working in Sales and Marketing . After about eight years of various jobs, and feeling insecure about not having a degree, I finally decided to pursue a degree in German and Linguistics.
To do this, I had to study an Access course to Languages and Cultures. In fact, at the time, Edinburgh was the only city in the UK that did one and I will always be eternally grateful to Dieca Cummin who had the vision to start such a programme four years before I enrolled. Without her, I would have never been accepted into a languages programme with my business A levels.
Fast forward eight years – and a hell of a lot of work!- and I am finally doing a job I absolutely adore!Read More →