Tribú Language School was born out of Angie's passion for language and culture. Channeling her educational background and her love of language, Angie decided to create a space where families can learn and play together.
Angie's career began as a teacher in LAUSD, where she taught in the bilingual program for over 8 years. She is a credentialed bilingual instructor in California with a M.A. in Bi-Cultural Education. However, after having her fourth child, she choose to stay home to raise her own bilingual babies. Seeing the lack of language classes for children in the area, Angie started tutoring out of her home in 2010. This is where "Tribu" was formed.
Angie enjoys spending time with her 5 children, extended family and friends, traveling the world, and doing a little CrossFit and yoga to stay active.
Ms. Emi was born and raised in Kobe, Japan. She graduated from college in Japan and majored in classical piano and has been a piano teacher for over 10 years. She moved to California in 1997 and resides in Thousand Oaks with her husband and 4 children who are bilingual in Japanese and English.
Miss Gina is a bilingual teacher with over 20 years of experience. She has taught in multiple countries including Mexico, Germany, and the United States. Miss Gina holds a degree in Science of Education with a major in Educational Technology.
During her extensive career, Miss Gina became a certified Montessori teacher and has worked and developed bilingual educational programs for both Montessori and High-scope schools; focused on children from ages 2 to 10.
With her international background and her love for this community, she understands the importance of developing bilingual skills at the earliest age.
Spanish Instructor/ Early ed Specialist
Ms. Melanie has over 20 years experience teaching and tutoring French and Spanish, following the completion of a French teaching credential. She has spent time working and studying in France, Egypt, and England and for the past 4 years, she has been teaching intensive English courses at a language school in Thousand Oaks. She has a dynamic teaching style and is very flexible in her approach, so that she can meet the needs of each and every student, whatever their personal goal may be. Melanie has had experience teaching all levels and ages of students and enjoys discovering and discussing the culture of different countries as well as the language.
French, Spanish & ESL Instructor
Ms. Gaby is a Liberal Studies graduate from CSUN, as well as a newlywed. She is passionate about working in Education and believes every child has his or her unique traits and getting to witness them thrive and grow is one of the most rewarding experiences in life. Raised as a bilingual child, she is excited to be part of our Tribú family.
Lead PM teacher/spanish Instructor
Ms. Olivia is a passionate language teacher who has been teaching the pre-K class in the Thousand Oaks Chinese School for the past 6 years. She was born and raised in Taiwan and graduated from the Wenzao Ursuline University of language majoring in Spanish and minoring in Japanese. She also has an MBA with emphasis on international business from CLU. With her hands-on experience, Ms. Olivia focuses on making the language learning experience approachable and enjoyable for the students. She believes that learning another language helps the students broaden their views of the world and acceptances of other cultures.