Laura Mendoza

Language Educator, La Ventana’s director

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I have been an educator for 20 years, having previously taught primary, high school and tertiary settings. I am always very excited to expand my knowledge and culture by teaching my native language, Spanish.

I have a Bachelor degree in International Marketing, a certificate III in Education support worker and a  Postgraduate degree in Industrial Education and Training all of these leaving an extensive teaching experience at all levels.

Part of this exciting adventure as a teacher has been in many places bringing the happiest memories in my life and heaps of experience to offer to the biggest dream La Ventana Spanish Language School created in 2015 along with Carolina Hernandez, here some of the industries I have worked for…

Integración Moderna Bogotá Colombia Year 7 homeroom teacher, 2001-2006, planning and delivering a range of classroom programs with clear and achievable learning goals.

ECOA Escuela Colombiana de Operaciones Aéreas and Indoamericana Bogotá Colombia 2007 2010 English teacher implementing varied strategies and assessment in order to accommodate diverse needs of students who were transitioning from various feeder schools.

Yarra Library Melbourne Australia 2011 to 2013 Spanish teacher (Volunteer) providing informal sessions of conversational Spanish for  people who wanted to learn, travel or just improve their skills in Spanish as a second language.

Melbourne Polytechnic 2014 English Tutor, Adult English Migrant Program (AMEP), helping newly-arrived migrants and refugees settle successfully in Australia and take up employment, training or further education. 

La Ventana Spanish Language School since 2015 Teaching, directing and  promoting Spanish language and culture through natural and quality teaching to children, getting students speaking as quickly as possible, showing all the grammar and vocabulary, as well as practice, depending on each one’s interest

St Peters primary school currently year 3/4 Learning support officer assisting teacher Facilitating social interaction and promoting independence with the students.

As you can see with this brief profile, my whole world revolves around my passion for teaching, kids, languages, culture, art, crafts,sharing knowledge, helping others to grow, singing out loud, socializing, traveling and contributing in a positive way to the society.

Teaching Experience

Integración Moderna
2001-2006
Year 7 homeroom teacher
Bogotá, Colombia

ECOA (Escuela Colombiana de Operaciones Aéreas and Indoamericana)
2007-2010
English Teacher
Bogotá, Colombia

Yarra Library
2011-2013
Volunteer Spanish Teacher
Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Polytechnic
2014
English Tutor, Adult English Migrant Program (AMEP)
Melbourne, Australia

Get in touch

0412 927 029 – 03 9009 0035
laventanaspanishschool@gmail.com
Melbourne, Australia