Mario Rojas Acosta
Mario Rojas Acosta has been teaching and tutoring French and Spanish at the middle and upper school levels for over seventeen years, first at the Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn, NY, then at the American School in London. He has a B.A. in French from Amherst College, an M.A. in French from Middlebury College and is currently pursuing his second M.A. in Spanish, Portuguese, and Latin American Studies at King’s College London. Mario has trained in the Rassias Method, worked for their summer programs, and led workshops locally and nationally in using dramatization, speaking drills and games to help students embody language. He enjoys working with a wide range of age groups and proficiency levels, from novice to advanced, and has prepared students for the AP Spanish Language, AP Spanish Literature exams, and the ACT. Complementing his language teaching at ASL, Mario has taught experiential learning courses, established the Social Justice Council, and organized the London YoungPower Conference, which brings independent and state schools together to engage in community outreach and dialogue. These experiences have influenced Mario’s ability to connect with all kinds of learners, and he knows very well the power of supporting students one-on-one, tailoring instruction to the individual so that they reach their potential.