Our teachers are the core of Fluent City and all speak with native-level fluency. They come from all over the world—from Paris to Tokyo to Buenos Aires (and everywhere in between!) and are eager to share their love of language with you. Explore some of their stories below.
César has been teaching Spanish for 10 years. His methodology is very eclectic, builds on students' skills, needs, and expectations.César is an avid traveler, having lived between Latin America and Asia during the last 3 years.
Mario has a strong background in Spanish instruction. He has a communications B.A. from the University of California San Diego and has studied other subjects such as political science and psychology. He is an avid reader and a passionate instructor!
A native of Belarus, Julie relocated to the United States after earning her degree in English Education from Minsk State Linguistic College.
Jonathan grew up bilingual speaking English and Spanish at home, and his lifelong fascination with languages has only grown from there. Jonathan has spent years of his life living in in Mexico, France and Iowa, where he earned a BA in French & Spanish.
Tania uses real materials such as videos, newspaper and magazine in order to target students main interests when it comes to learning Spanish and Italian.
Andrés was born in Venezuela. He's an anthropologist with two diplomas for teaching Spanish and Portuguese. He's been working as a language teacher and translator for the past 5 years.
Catalina is a Costa Rican native and graduated from the Universidad Nacional de Costa Rica with a degree in Language Education. She has over 14 years of teaching everyone from international professionals to PhD candidates.
Zuza has been a teacher for over a decade. She teaches English and Spanish, and also speaks Polish and French. She has a Master's Degree in English Literature, as well as the prestigious CELTA teaching qualification.
Born and raised in New York City, Adam developed a fascination for languages and cultures early on, which propelled him to become fluent in Hebrew and Italian.
Moisés is a passionate bilingual educator from Nicaragua. Moisés spent the past six years teaching Spanish as a second language to a variety of students, including young children, business professionals, and other adult learners at a private institute.
Carolina was born in Colombia, grew up in Panamá and has taught Spanish in the US since 2005. Her students affectionately call her Caro. She holds an MA degree in Spanish Language and Literature. Aside from teaching, Caro loves dancing and meditation.
Eric is a skilled French teacher with a degree in French language and experience using his French with the Peace Corps in Senegal. He is a passionate and experienced language learner having studied six different languages!
Cleide has been a Portuguese teacher for more than 25 years. She is from Salvador (Bahia-Brazil), a place rich in history, culture, music, and carnival. She graduated in Languages (Portuguese and English Literature) from Catholic University of Salvador.
Dr. Safae Daoudi loves teaching Spanish and tries to bring as much culture into the classroom as possible. She attended college at the Universidad de Granada, and earned her PhD in Spanish studies
Esther is from León, Spain. She has a BA in Flute Performance and an MA in Education. She found her passion for teaching through teaching music in Spain for the past 10 years. She is especially good at adapting to her students' specific learning styles.
Sophie was born and raised in Paris. She has been teaching French for more than 15 years, and is passionate about French culture and history.
A Puerto Rican native, Elisha speaks four languages fluently and loves to get creative when teaching. Originally from San Juan, she relocated to the US to continue to grow her knowledge of foreign languages.
Paola has been a language teacher since she completed her Bachelor's degrees in Languages and Sociocultural Studies, and in Political Science, in 2005
Allan is a Honduran-Canadian Spanish teacher and novelist. He has taught Spanish and Social Studies in Honduras and worked as a private tutor and Spanish interpreter for community health centers in Canada.
Francesca is a native Italian speaker with a Master's in Modern and Contemporary History that included coursework in Italian linguistics. Francesca launched a food blog, "A Glimpse Of Food" where she shares her passion for cooking, history and Apulia.
Lea is a teacher, writer and filmmaker who often brings an anthropological perspective to her lessons and her work. In her spare time she is writing her first novel “Il Pleut des Cendres”, set during the Neolithic era in Europe.
Born in Mexico and having lived there for 16 years prior to moving the the USA, Bertha is a certified Spanish teacher and a native speaker. She graduated from Texas A&M International University with a Bachelor's degree in Spanish.
Song is a creative and well-traveled polyglot, fluent in English, Chinese and Japanese. Due to her parents owning a language school in Osaka, Song has been passionate about learning foreign languages and creative, student-focused lessons.
A Chinese native, Amelie graduated from Northeast Normal University, majoring in Chinese Language and Literature. She has taught students of many different levels and ages, and uses different techniques for each
Dana has taught college and high school students Arabic and French since 2015
Jackie is a native Beijinger who calls New York City home. She came to the US in 2013, and holds a Master's from New York University. She has been teaching Mandarin for the past eight years
Mini has years of Mandarin-teaching experience in both China and the U.S. She has led Chinese festival celebrations for local schools and universities in Colorado, and is extremely patient with young learners
Dennis Yueh-Yeh Li is a native Mandarin Chinese speaker from Taipei, Taiwan. He is both a teacher and a translator
Lynn hails from Shanghai, and worked in Top 500 foreign companies after university graduation, only to discover that her real passion is teaching. She went back to school to earn a certificate for Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages
Sébastien has taught in a high school and online for the past 15 years, and has plenty of tutoring experience in both Spanish and French
Natasha has two and a half years of teaching experience and has been teaching with Cricket since 2021. She has a TEFL certificate from the International TEFL Academy and a bachelor’s degree from the College of William and Mary.
Jeremiah has studied French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, piano, and musical composition. He has taught music since 2005 and French since 2009.
Cecilia is a native Italian speaker from Siena, Tuscany, now living in the USA. She has a passion for languages as well as Italian art and history
Born and raised in Italy, Nina is an extroverted, passionate teacher and dedicated tutor. In addition to teaching with Cricket, Nina is currently a University instructor and researcher and her work focuses on Italy and Italian culture(s).
Erona graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in the German language in 2007, and has more than 13 years of teaching German
Luisa has a Bachelor's degree in literature and is working towards her Master's in Italian linguistics and classical Latin. Her passions are poetry, indie music, bikes, and foreign languages.
Khaled is a Syrian-American who has been teaching in the US since 2013. He has a vast knowledge of various dialects. Khaled enjoys traveling, trying new cuisines, and attending concerts and Broadway shows.
Mindy has been teaching German and English as a Second language both online and in person for over 10 years. Her students are business professionals, casual travelers, students, and people passionate about learning a new language.
Israel has 25 years of teaching experience in Los Angeles, New York and Guatemala and believes that learning a language expands your understanding of different worlds. Israel is also a certified triathlon coach and once did an Ironman in France.
Passionate about languages and intercultural exchanges, Alexandra has taught English and Spanish as foreign languages for over 12 years. Originally from Puerto Rico, Alexandra loves teaching because it gives her an opportunity to learn new things as well.
Sammy loves Japanese language and culture! He's been teaching Japanese for 6 years. He is JLPT N3 certified and has taught Japanese to students of all ages
Kelly is a native online English teacher from the United States with 10+ years teaching experience. She has her TESOL certificate, Texas teaching certification, and a B.A. in Behavior Science. She also has done Master's work in Human Development
Bill has been teaching French with us since 2013. He has a B.A. in French and an M.A. in French Literature from NYU. He is also a movie lover and always ready to give French-language movie suggestions.
Jacob holds an MA in German from the University of California, Irvine, where he taught for years
Valeria started teaching in 2002. Passionate, organized, committed and enthusiastic, she offers entertaining, dynamic and challenging lessons
Yasunori studied film and has worked as Video and TV director for many years. Yasunori moved to NYC about four years ago and has experience teaching both Japanese and English.
Rebecca has taught over 2000 TEFL lessons with Cricket Media since 2021 and holds a 120 hour TEFL certificate. She also has a Bachelor's and Master's degree in music education. She is an experienced teacher of both children and adults
Lina Thorpe is a teacher with more than 10 years of experience teaching Spanish and ESOL classes for students of all ages, proficiency levels, and geographical locations from around the world. She was born and raised in Colombia.
A Peruvian native, Nery has more than 30 years experience teaching students of all ages and backgrounds in Lima, Madrid and New York City. Nery is ready to help you get speaking no matter where you are headed.
A native Peruvian, Christine began her career teaching young kids, but found her niche teaching Spanish to adult learners.
Eirene is what you might call a language guru: she grew up speaking English, French, and Chinese, and now also speaking Spanish, Russian, Italian and Swahili. She holds a Master's in International Affairs and was a Fulbright scholar.
Stella is a native Chinese speaker who lived in Beijing and Shanghai for over 20 years and worked in finance media, TV, and music with multinational companies.
Lauren graduated from the University of Florida with a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science and International Studies, alongside a French minor. She interned at a French-speaking law firm in Belgium where she developed advanced French proficiency
Elah has worked with both adults and children from a wide variety of backgrounds. She cherishes each student and each challenge by finding their learning style and ability, and always connecting on a heart level.
Ruyu has a Master's degree in TCSOL has been working as a professional Chinese language teacher for the past 8 years in many countries (the US, Ireland, China, and Thailand). She has worked with students of all ages and backgrounds!
Ivy has a Bachelor's degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from Hebei Normal University. After graduation she taught at a prestigious private school in Nepal for three years before coming to the US to continue working as a private tutor.
Coco is a dedicated professional with 13 years’ experience in language training and relevant projects. She got her M.A. in business and administration from the Inner Mongolia University of Technology in China, and has been teaching Mandarin since
Jacqueline is a Senegalese American who loves learning all types of languages. She has been teaching French, English, and Spanish for more than eight years and loves it. She has a B.A. in Modern Languages and Psychology and a J.D.
Joyce graduated with Bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology. She not only helps students learn her native language of Mandarin, she helps them fall in love with it
Zora got her BA from Jimei University, and her major is Teaching Chinese as a Second Language. She has four years of experience exclusively with children and teenagers, and obtained her CTCSOL certification