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Class Time(s):

Option A: Tuesday, 5:00 - 5:30 PM PT

Option B: Friday, 5:00 - 5:30 PM PT

Grades: 1 to 8

Program Leader: Minyu Huang

Program Description: YAPA Kids Spanish introduces students to all the basic information needed to be able to read, write, understand, and speak Spanish. Regardless of your skill level, our knowledgeable teachers can help you learn the vocabulary, phonetics, and grammar necessary for the Spanish language. Whether you barely know anything or are already taking a class at school, we can help you get you started on your journey to becoming fluent in Spanish. Classes are divided by skill level, each designed to teach the language engagingly and effectively. The overall class can include material ranging from basic sounds and numbers to reading comprehension and paragraph writing. Students in grades 1 through 8 are welcome to join and experience the joy of learning Spanish!

Program Teachers: Aishwarya Vadivel, Clarissa Li, Ashley Perez, Nikhita Chintareddy, Adhvika Parashuram, Aditya Rao, Aethena Fitzgerald, Alejandra Blanco, Alejandro Gomez, Alison Castro, Amogh Marishetty, Angelina Chen, Antwnila Haroun, Anusha Bhat, Arushi Arora, Ashwin Charles, Astha Rajpal, Ava Valdez, Divija Keswani, Ella Papadenis, Emilie Moore, Emily Chen, Finley Ewald, Grace Jeong, Haley Creighton, Harshith Suresh, Himani Sharma. Isabel Ojeda, Isabella Wang, Janani Asokumar, Jasmita Yechuri, Jayanti Singla, Jenna Oling, Jocelyn Sanchez, John Cintron, Katie Diep, Katie To, Kaylee Bae, Kennedy Truong, Kritika Narendran, Levina La, Lucy Mavarez, Maria Contreras, Marissa Wong, , Mia Anderson, Michelle Ip, Minyu Huang, Navyaa Vemuri, Princess Hannah Santillan, Priyanka Nappoly, Rachna Saha, Riya Murdeshwar, Saloni Singal, Samhita Srivatsan, Samantha Castro, Sarvani Vungutur, Sejin Oh, Shivani Belmabe, Shweta Srinivasan, Sia Kripalani, Sofia Issel, Sonya Surapaneni, Summer You, Suniska Patel, Tejas Polu, Victoria Kim, Vishista Jain, Viva Parmar, Vjosa Ukella, Yashvi Narravula, Yifei Lu, Isabella Wang, Reva Mahto, Jiya Patel, Jocelyn Ramirez, Lily Wang, Harini Dev, Michelle Batista, Elena Reyes, Kaitlyn Le, Monica Bach, Savannah Storms

Teacher Bios

Aishwarya Vadivel

Hi everyone! My name is Aishwarya Vadivel, and I am the program lead for Spanish here at YAPA Kids! I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School and am currently taking Spanish 4 Honors this year. I have always been passionate about Spanish and learning the different cultural and historical aspects of the language. I am an active member of the Spanish Honor Society at my school, and also took the National Spanish Exam recently. I’ve spent a year tutoring children ages 5-14 in math and English, as well as 2 years teaching kids my mother tongue. I look forward to working with you and getting you started on your journey to being fluent in Spanish!

Clarissa Li

¡Hola! I'm Clarissa Li, and I'm a rising junior at Lynbrook High School. I have been taking Spanish classes since seventh grade, and I am also part of my school's Spanish Honor Society. Knowing Spanish is honestly a useful skill, as you are bound to encounter some Spanish in everyday life, so even knowing some basic vocabulary can boost your understanding by leagues. I look forward to teaching you guys Spanish and all its wondeful applications!

Ashley Perez

Hi! My name is Ashley Perez and I am excited to help teach children in the community during these difficult times.

Nikhita Chintareddy

¡Hola! Me llamo Nikhita Chintareddy. I am a junior at Vestavia Hills High School. I have been learning spanish at school for 3 years, and I am so excited to be able to teach y'all!

Adhvika Parashuram

¡Hola! My name is Adhvika Parashuram and I'm a sophmore at Cupertino High School. I lived in a spanish speaking country for about four years and now I'm taking at a high level spanish course in school. Spanish is so much fun to learn and I think it's so interesting to learn about different cultures. I can't wait to teach you guys!

Aditya Rao

¡Hola amigos! I'm Aditya Rao, a rising sophomore at Cupertino High School. I have a strong insterest in Spanish and have completed Spanish 1 and 2 at school. I plan to pursue Spanish throughout high school. I have a great passison for teaching younger kids, and I am really happy to have the oppurtunity to teach you guys!

Aethena Fitzgerald

¡Hola! Me llamo Aethena Fitzgerald. I have am currently a junior at Cypress Bay High School and graduating early. I have taken spanish for 5 years and is currently in Aice Spanish Lang. I cannot wait to teach others spanish as well!