Over the years, we have come to realize that there isn't only one approach to education, just like there isn't only one approach to learning. Different students have different interests and learning styles, and just because a particular technique works with one person, that doesn’t mean it will work with everyone. That's why, as educators, we have learned to be pragmatic and follow a diverse approach to education, tailoring it specifically to each student's individual needs and interests. We follow a language based program, enriched by global and community awareness and cultural sensitivity. At Tribú we embrace diversity and we teach our students to cherish their differences and embrace their heritage.
Ms. Angie Peña
BA Spanish, M.Ed., Crosscultural Education, BCLAD
Tribú Global Learning Academy was born out of Angie's passion for language and culture. Channeling her educational background and her love of language and culture, Angie decided to create a space where families can learn and play together in a safe space.
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.Ed. in Bi-Cultural Education. However, after having her fourth child, she chose 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, working out and yoga to stay active.
Spanish Teacher/ Lead Pequeños Spanish Teacher
BA Elementary Education, MA Educational Psychology
Meet Mrs. Anahis Marisol Medina Sanchez. As a main teacher she has 5 years of experience working with kids between 4 to 12 years old, teaching kids to read and write Spanish, including other subjects from the teaching program in Mexico.
Her first language is Spanish and she loves to spend time with kids, teaching them new things and also learning from them. She enjoys getting to know her students first and assessing their needs to be able to adapt my teaching methods to them and make their learning more significant. Through the years she has been working with special ed kids in her classroom adapting her classes to their needs.
Since she was a kid, She has had a big love for music and one of her hobbies is singing, She loves to use music as support in her classes for the kids to make it easier for them to learn some subjects.
Spanish Teacher, Pequeños Assistant
BA Linguistics, Minor in Spanish
Ava graduated from UC Davis in 2021 with a BA in linguistics and a minor in Spanish. She started working at Tribú in 2022 and am continuing her education into the field of Speech Language Pathology. In my spare time, Ava is also coach soccer for the local AYSO region.
Pequeños English Teacher & Assistant Director
BA Liberal Studies
Maddi has been studying Spanish since she was five years old. She is currently a student at Cal State Channel Islands to obtain her teaching credential and a Masters in Education. She loves working with children and has been volunteering in classrooms for more than seven years. Outside of school, she enjoys watching Laker and Dodger games with her family and traveling.
French, Spanish & ESL teacher
BA Modern Arabic Studies, Minor in Spanish, TEFL Certificate, Single Subject (French)Teaching Certificate in New York
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 year, she has been teaching intensive English courses at a language school in Thousand Oaks. She has a dynamic teaching style nd 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.
Spanish Teacher, Pequeños Assistant
BA Early Childhood Studies
Anahy is currently attending Cal Lutheran University and is pursuing a Masters in Education and CA teaching credential. She has been working with children for almost 6 years now and is hoping to be an elementary school teacher one day. She enjoys baking and making fun crafts.
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