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Adriana Torres

Part-Time/ESL

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Favorite thing about teaching ESL: ESL gives me the opportunity to teach and prepare ESL students to succeed in an English Environment. It is rewarding and satisfying to see how students develop their communication, listening, reading, and writing skills with a desire to learn and flourish. Teaching ESL is just my favorite subject, and the challenges that come with it have inspired me to diligently work to benefit my students!

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Alex Garza

Professor/ESL

From: Los Angeles, CA

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Arturo Marquez

Part-Time/ESL

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Ed Scheuerell

Professor/ESL

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Elizabeth Kemp


Asst Professor/ESL

From: El Centro, CA

Favorite Thing about Teaching ESL: helping students achieve their goals and communicate in English

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Hector Solarzano


Part-Time/ESL

From: born in San Diego, raised in Mexicali and have lived on and off for 20 years in the Imperial Valley.

Favorite Thing about Teaching ESL: By far meeting new students and learning their story. I absolutely love getting to know them.

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Julie Craven


Professor/ESL

From: San Diego but grew up in Yorba Linda, California

Favorite thing about teaching ESL: the fun my students and I have and all the interesting things we discover about English

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Leticia Pastrana


Professor/ESL

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Manuel Guzman


Part-Time/ESL

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Marco Page


Part-Time/ESL

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Monica Castro


NonCredit Part-Time/ESL

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Rosa Contreras


Part-Time/ESL

From: Los Angeles, CA but moved to the Imperial Valley at a young age

Favorite Thing about Teaching ESL: Meeting students from diverse backgrounds is one of my favorite things about teaching ESL. I've had the opportunity to work with students from Mexico, China, Chile, Japan, and even India! ESL students range from hard-working field workers to medical doctors and they all share the same goal: to master the English language. Knowing that I can help so many students reach their goal of speaking English is what fuels my love and passion for ESL.

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Sandra Castro


Part-Time/ESL

From: Mexicali, BC

Favorite Thing about Teaching ESL: My favorite thing about teaching ESL is that now, I have the opportunity to teach, guide, understand and support students who are non-English speakers and come from backgrounds similar to mine.

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Susan Altamirano


Part-Time/ESL

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Sydney Rice


Professor-ESL/Dept Chair

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Vanessa Quezada Ayala


Part-Time/ESL

From: Mexicali, Mexico

Favorite thing about teaching: helping students develop their English so that they can achieve their personal, academic, and professional goals.

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