Rafael Alvarez

Spanish Teacher & Art Assistant

MA, New Mexico State University

Rafa is an educator with 13 years of experience, who has taught different subjects, such as Spanish, Literature, Hispanic American Culture, grammar, composition and literacy in Havana, New Mexico, Santa Barbara and the Bay Area. From universities and colleges, he decided to explore teaching a second language in charter, public and private schools. His approach is the communicative method, focused in developing oral proficiency. His motto is “pragmatism and conciseness is more.” He is committed to the upcoming challenges and opportunities for growth here at Live Oak School. rafael_alvarez@liveoaksf.org