Maria Oca Jordan

Spanish Language Teacher

Maria Oca Jordan was born and raised in Barcelona, Spain, and goes by her nickname, Mariona. Trilingual, Mariona speaks Spanish, Catalan, and English fluently. In Spain, she tutored students in grades one and two, and worked as a speech therapist for children. She moved with her family to the United States in 2015 and settled in New Hampshire. Although she misses the Spanish sun, Mariona finds she quite enjoys the snowy New England winters! Mariona began volunteering in the lower elementary classroom at 2nd Nature Academy in 2016, before becoming the school's Spanish teacher. She loves not only to teach her students to speak Spanish, but to bring her culture into the classroom and broaden their horizons. In her spare time, Mariona likes to craft, sew, and bake, and spend time with her husband and two young sons.

Education

  • Official University Degree in Primary Education from Universitat Ramon Llull

Work Experience

2018-Present

ELE (Español Lengua Extrangera)/Spanish as a Foreign Language teacher at 2nd Nature Academy

2018

Volunteer teacher's aide in beginner-level English at Adult Learning Center (Nashua, NH)

2016-2017

Volunteer teacher's aide in lower elementary classroom at 2nd Nature Academy

2014-2015

Student support and reading/writing specialist in the Psychologist Department of IPSE School (Barcelona)

2014

Speech therapist at Paideia, special education school (Barcelona)

2007-2013

Elementary school tutor for first and second grade students and Educational Department support, helping students with difficulties thrive, at Mare de Déu del Roser (Barcelona)

2003-2007

Educator at AREP Mental Health Association (Barcelona)