Class Time(s):

Option A: Tuesday, 4:00 - 4:30 PM PT

Option B: Friday, 4:00 - 4:30 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

Hola, me llamo Emilie Moore. I am currently a sophmore at Fort Knox Middle HIgh School and am enroled in Spanish 3! I love to learn and teach many languages, because an important part of understanding one another is being able to communicate! With each language you learn, you open a door to communicating with thousands, even millions of people you otherwise wouldn't have been able to before!

Emily Chen

¡Hola! Me llamo Emily Chen. I'm a rising junior at Castro Valley High School. I've taken up to Spanish 3 in my school and will be taking Spanish 4 honors this upcoming school year. I would love to be able to teach you guys the basics about Spanish and hopefully make the learning process a little more fun and easy especially during these tough times right now.

Finley Ewald

Hola! My name is Finley Ewald and I am currently a sophomore at York High School. I love learning about spanish, and I am hoping to be fluent one day! This year I am enrolled in Spanish 3H ACP, which is a dual credit honors course through Indiana University Bloomington. I can't wait to teach you all!

Grace Jeong

¡Hola! Me llamo Grace Jeong. I am a junior at Northridge High School. I am currently taking Spanish 3 Honors at my high school and will be taking AP Spanish later on. I love learning and speaking Spanish, and I hope you will too!

Haley Creighton

Hola! Me llamo Haley Creighton. I am a rising juior at Lexington High School, and I have been taking Spanish for 5 years. I just finished Spanish 3 this past year, and I am excited to share my knowledge about the Spanish language and Hispanic culture!

Harshith Suresh

Hola! Me llamo Harshith Suresh. I am a junior Cupertino High School. I have studied Spanish for 3 years and I am very excited to share my knowledge with you about one of the most popular languages in the world and about the rich and beautiful culture that associates with it!

Himani Sharma

Hola! My name is Himani Sharma and I am a sophmore at Cupertino High School. I am currently taking Spanish 3, and I plan to go to higher levels in the future. I can't wait to share my Spanish knowledge with all of you!

Isabel Ojeda

Hola!! I am Isabel Ojeda, I live in Puerto Rico and am currently a junior. Spanish is my first language, but I have been learning English since pre-school. I have always loved being fluent in two languages and hope to share my knowledge with others!

Isabella Wang

Hola me llamo Isabella Wang! Mi escuela es Baldwin School of PR. Yo estudio español para 3 años y estoy en grado onceavo. A mi me gusta estudio español mucho!

Janani Asokumar

¡Hola! Soy Janani Asokumar. I’m a rising junior at Lynbrook high school. My spanish learning journey started in 7th grade and is still going strong. I will be taking Spanish 4 Honors this year. I’m really excited to be a spanish teacher and share my knowledge with the students.

Jasmita Yechuri

Hola! My name is Jasmita Yechuri and I am going to be junior at Monta Vista. I am so excited to be teaching you guys spanish!

Jayanti Singla

¡Hola! Me llamo Jayanti Singla, and I'm a rising sophmore at Head-Royce in Oakland. I'll be going into Spanish 4 next year and am excited to work with all of you!

Jenna Oling

Hola! My name is Jenna Oling, and I am currently a senior at Simsbury High School in Connecticut! I have been learning Spanish for 8 years now, and I am currently enrolled in AP Spanish! I have always been super passionate about learning the language and I am so excited to help teach it!

Jocelyn Sanchez

¡Hola! Me llamo Jocelyn Sanchez y soy de Colorado. Tengo 18 años. Me llamo Jocelyn pero la familia de mi novio me llama Maria. Soy Mexicana y German. I love the Spanish language and I am trying to learn more through my boyfriend and his family. I am a senior in high school at Centennial High School in Colorado and I am a member of the Spanish Honor Society there

John Cintron

¡Hola niños! Me llamo John Cintron. I'm currently a sopohmore at Fort Myers High School. I absolutely love the Spanish language; it's my favorite Romance language! As of right now, I'm taking Pre-IB Spanish 3 and I've learned so much about the varying Hispanic cultures. My family is Puerto Rican "puertorriqueños", so I have Hispanic heritage, although I'm not fluent. I can't wait to help you guys understand this spectacular language and culture!

Katie Diep

¡Hola a todos! Me llamo Katie Diep, I'm currently a junior at Castro Valley High School. I am in Spanish 3 and next year I plan to take a higher spanish class, to further develop my skills in this wonderful language! I look forward to teaching you all, ¡Hasta luego!

Katie To

Hola! Me llamo Katie To! I am currently an incoming junior at Mark Keppel High School. I grew up in an asian household where no one in my family spoke Spanish, but over the two years of dilligently studying Spanish in highschool, I have gained knowledge of Spanish vocabulary and grammar and am excited to teach and inspire the youth who are interested in exploring a new language or looking to improve their skills!

Kaylee Bae

Hi, my name is Kaylee Bae, and I'm a junior at Ravenwood High School. I've been taking Spanish since the 8th grade, and I am currently in AP Spanish. I am also an active member of the Spanish Honors Society at our school. I love learning and Spanish, and I can't wait to share these things with the kids at YAPA!

Kennedy Truong

Hola! My name is Kennedy Truong. I am currently an 11th grade student at Vernon Township High School. I am on track to taking Spanish AP and love speaking the language.

Kritika Narendran

¡Hola! Me llamo Kritika Narendran and I am a junior at Cupertino High School. I think that Spanish is a very useful subject to learn and is applicable to many fields of work. I just began my fourth year of learning Spanish and I look forward to be a teacher in this program!

Levina La

¡Hola! Me llamo Levina La. I am 16 years old and a junior at Castro Valley High School. I have learned Spanish since I was in eighth grade, and will be furthering my studies as I take on AP Spanish this year. I am delighted to contribute to the Spanish learning experience and will strive to the make the most out of it!

Lucy Mavarez

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Maria Contreras

Hi guys! My name is Maria Contreras, and I am a junior at Akins HS in Austin, Texas. Spanish is my first languge, I learned English a few years ago in Venezuela, and became fluent when I moved to the U.S. Learning a second langueage was very benefiticial for me and I am exicited to help young students do the same!

Marissa Wong

Hola! Me llamo Marissa Wong! I am a junior at Castro Valley High and am currently enrolled in AP Spanish. I hope to complete my final year of spanish and help expand the knowledge of many students seeking to learn more!

Mia Anderson

Hola chicos! Me llama Mia Anderson and I am a sophomore at Lauralton Hall in Connecticut taking Spanish 2 Honors as well as being an active member of my schools Spanish club. My family is also from Panama so I come from a Spanish speaking family which is really fun. I can’t wait to teach and learn with you all! It’s going to be a blast.

Michelle Ip

¡Hola! Me llamo Michelle Ip. I am a rising junior at Castro Valley High School, and I will be taking AP Spanish next year. I have just completed Spanish 3 my sophomore year, and I am very excited to be a part of this program.

Minyu Huang

¡Hola! My name is Minyu Huang and I am a rising sophmore at Cupertino High. I will be in Spanish 3 next year and I love learning languages. I am really excited to teach you all!

Navyaa Vemuri

Holaa, my name is Navyaa Vemuri and I am a rising junior at Cupertino High School. As of now, I am a knowledged student in Spanish 3 and will be pursuing higher levels of Spanish in the future. I am excited to guide you through the path of becoming fluent in Español:)

Princess H. Santillan

Hi everyone! My name is Princess Hannah Santillan, and I am a junior at Mark Keppel High School. I am currently taking Spanish 3 Honors and have taken Spanish 1 and 2 in the past. Learning a new language can be quite difficult, especially when you have to memorize new grammar rules as well. Therefore, I am excited to help teach this language and it’s beautiful culture.

Priyanka Nappoly

Hola! I am Priyanka Nappoly and am currently a sophomore attending Cupertino High.I started pursuing Spanish at the start of eighth grade by taking Spanish 1 and as the years have progressed I have grown to really enjoy the culture, as well as the language as a whole.This year I will be completing Spanish 3 and will admit learning a new language is challenging, but with a good foundation of grammar and efficient study habits, it's something quite exciting to accomplish. I hope to help and provide support to anybody considering expanding their knowledge of other languages and diverse backgrounds!