By Elena Ayala-Hurtado

Elena Ayala-Hurtado recently finished her year in Spain on a Fulbright grant. She is a graduate of Stanford University, and will hopefully be a PhD student elsewhere a year from now. She has just moved back to Madrid to teach for one more year.

  1. "Do you have any specific suggestions for improvement for Elena? Anything that would help you learn more in class?"

    “I think that she has to feel a little bit more confident.”

    As I pressed the button on the door of the green fence and waited to be buzzed into my new secondary school, I felt close to losing both my resolve and my breakfast.

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