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: Aishwarya Vadivel

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!

Alejandra Blanco

Hello! Me llamo Alejandra Blanco and I am a junior at Cupertino Highschool. I'm a native spanish speaker and excited to help others learn and speak spanish!

Alejandro Gomez

Hola! Me llamo Alejandro Gomez. I've been speaking spanish ever since I was a child with my parents since they are from Colombia. I love speaking the language and teaching others about it as well!

Alison Castro

¡Hola todos! Me llamo Alison Castro. I am currently a junior at Gabrielino High School. I have been studying this language since the 5th grade and I love it! I am currently in Native Spanish for speakers 2 and it is so amazing! I also love teaching my friends and family members the proper grammar and vocabs which will later on benefit them in the future. I hope to bring not just help but a fun bonding experience with you all and the students!

Amogh Marishetty

¡Hola! Me llamo Amogh Marishetty. I go to Washington High School in Fremont and I just finished Spanish 3. I like Spanish alot and learning it is a lot of fun. I am interested in helping others learn spanish during these critical times where students lack basic education so that I can help the younger generation learn helpful tools in the long run. I am looking forward to teaching!

Angelina Chen

Hello! My name is Angelina Chen and I'm a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I have a great experience with Spanish classes in school and would love to pass on those experiences to others.

Antwnila Haroun

Hola!! My name is Antwnila Haroun and I'm a grade 12 student living in Canada. Unfortunately my school doesn't offer spanish but The language to me was very interesting so I took it upon myself to teach myself online. Im hoping I will be able to learn spanish well and maybe become very fluent. I also think its very important for younger kids to be able to speak many languages as it will help them achieve many great opportunities.

Anusha Bhat

Hola! My name is Anusha Bhat. I am a rising sophomore at Fremont High School. I have been learning Spanish for two years in school, and I want to pursue learning the language in my future. I have a lot of experience working with children K-8, and I am happy to help out more students with learning Spanish!

Arushi Arora

Hola! I’m Arushi Arora, a sophmore at Cupertino High School and I am currently taking Spanish 3 and am planning to continue learning Spanish. I know how difficult it can be to learn a new language, but as you dive deeper, you will see that there is so much history and culture behind just the language. I can’t wait to explore and teach Español!

Ashwin Charles

¡Hola! Me llamo Ashwin Charles. I've been doing Spanish for about 2-3 years. I can't wait to teach you guys Spanish as it is a very fun language to learn and you can catch on quick. Conjeguating and learning new vocab is as fun as learning English so I really do think you'll enjoy it.

Astha Rajpal

Hola! My name is Astha Rajpal and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. I have completed 2 years of spanish and am very excited to continue taking spanish in the future and share my knowledge with you guys!

Ava Valdez

Hola, soy Ava Valdez! I'm currently a Sophomore at Carmel High School, and have taken Spanish for two years now. I look forward to spreading the Spanish knowledge and culture!

Divija Keswani

Hola! Me llamo Divija Keswani! I am currently a Junior at Mission San Jose High School! I have been taking Spanish since 7th grade and now am in AP Spanish. I love the rich culture and art that the spanish community offers, and cant wait to get to share it with all of you guys!

Ella Papadenis

Hola!! My name is Ella Papadenis and im a Sophmore at Fort Mill High School. I have been taking Spanish for 2 years and I absolutely love it. I cant wait to teach Spanish and learn more about it myself!

Emilie Moore

My name is Emilie Moore, I am passionate about learning languages and value them as a way to connect with people on a deeper level. Language learning, especially Spanish, is important because it opens the door to new people and opportunities! I currently have four years of Spanish learning experience, and don’t plan to stop anytime soon!

Emily Chen