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Although English is mandatory in the Mexican education system, only 4% of the population speaks it. Acquiring English will make students more competitive and increase their likelihood of earning a better income and having a better standard of living.
Teach for Mexico has been filling the English language instruction gap by inserting Professionals of Teach for Mexico (PEMs) in classrooms where there is a need for teachers with strong English skills. Currently 90 PEMs teach English, serving 5,500 students. However, PEMs face many challenges, as they are often the sole English teacher, tasked with teaching anywhere between 100 and 600 students. The alliance with Volunteers Mexico allows these students to receive focused quality English instruction by increasing the number of English language instructors in the classroom.
This alliance will provide:
Eva has worked extensively in Latin America and led training of the first generation of PEMs in ExM. Eva has worked with organizations such as Save the Children, AED, FHI 360, and Teach For America and holds a Master’s degree in Education from the Institute of Education, University of London.
Erik founded ExM and was the Director of The Washington Center, which provided scholarships to 1,200 Mexicans to work in Canada, Colombia, Venezuela, Brazil, South Korea, Israel and Saudi Arabia. He holds a Master’s of Global Business from Stern Business School at NYU, LSE and HEC Paris.
Megan has extensive experience teaching ESL both in NYC and abroad and six years of experience in teacher coaching. She supported ExM during its first year of launch with Teach for All. She has a Bachelor’s from NYU, a Master’s degree in TESOL and studied international education at Columbia.
SUSANA LOPEZ MALO
Susana is part of the first generation of ExM’s participants. She taught English to more than two hundred students in a junior high public school for two years. She also has worked as a publisher, creating educational and literary content. Susana has been a volunteer in several community centers, creating educational projects for children and teenagers.
Volunteers Mexico is looking for young leaders who want to have a rewarding experience that will support Mexican children to acquire the English language skills that will make them more competitive. These young leaders are curious about the Mexican culture, its people, and are eager to collaborate with Teach for Mexico.
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