"From the onset of the class, Hera maintained that the classroom environment would be fun and relaxing.
She never strayed from her promise, and her class was the one I most looked forward to during the week. Hera put the
responsibility of learning on the student, which stimulated my education more and made the course experience all the more
enjoyable." -Dan Devoe
"Hera is one of those few teachers
who can blend her own expertise and intelligence with a subtle wit and intrinsic knowledge of exactly what it is to be a student
in this day and age. I never once felt that Hera had lost track of how difficult it is to first learn a language.
have learned so much just from being in Hera's class. I had never taken Spanish before and now I feel very comfortable with
the language and using it conversationally." -Amy Cavanagh
"I am teaching a course next semester, and Hera has been
a model for how I want to interact with my class. Hera did a great job facilitating our class, she both introduced material
in an accessible manner but she never made anything redundant. Hera truly believes in the autonomy of her students.
She took the time to get to know her students personally and exhibited constantly that she had a genuine interest in
her students learning and progression. I have never taken Spanish before and was very worried because I have never excelled
in languages. However, because of Hera's enthusiasm and love for all things related to Spanish, I really wanted to do
well. Her positive mental attitude was contagious, and I know everyone in my class loved coming to Spanish. I
want to continue with Spanish because of my Spanish 110 experience, and for that I applaud Hera!"
"I just wanted to thank Hera for a great semester. I really enjoyed the class because
it wasn't your typical class. I feel that the class was not taught by a teacher, but simply a friend who happens to
be teaching me spanish. I went into the class, with a poor attitude and left the semester with a positive outlook on
learning Spanish." -Sean Middlebrook
"Hera creates a fun and friendly learning environment for all of us."