Phone: 520 696 5381


Degrees and Certifications:

B.A. Spanish & Latin American Literature, University of Arizona, May 2016

Mrs. Maria Kantor

Welcome! ¡Bienvenidos! If you have any questions or concerns about school, grades or other school matters, I invite you to please communicate with me via e-mail or phone provided on this page.

Defining Moment in Education

When I came to the US many years ago, I didn’t speak English. Fortunately for me I had several highly dedicated High School teachers who inspired me and taught me the English language well. I know what is like to learn another language, so I hope to inspire others to learn Spanish.  My defining moment came when I taught Spanish for Adult Ed evening classes and the students told me that I was a great teacher and I should never stop teaching Spanish.

Core Education Belief

I believe that learning Spanish is a valuable skill to have, specially when coupled with other positive qualities.  Being able to connect with others while traveling opens up rewarding experiences. Speaking Spanish can be an asset for communicating in business in this global economy. Learning another language teaches and encourages understanding and respect for other cultures.

  Prior Experience

 Long Term substitute Spanish teacher, Amphitheater High School, Tucson, AZ, 2019 

 Spanish teacher for National Optical Astronomy Observatory, Tucson, AZ, 2015-2019

 Private English tutor for international students, Tucson, AZ, 2016-2017

 English Language Lerners (ELL) teacher, Mundelein High School, Mundelein, ILL, 1999-2003 

Travel agent/counselor, Los Angeles, CA,  Mclean, VA, Clear Lake, TX and Tucson, AZ.