Get to know one of our Adult School teachers – Kristal Bivona!


“My name is Kristal Bivona and I’m a native Angelino. I’ve wanted to teach English ever since I was in high school. Right after graduating from San Diego State University, I enrolled in a TEFL course and soon after began teaching English in San Diego. In 2008 I was fortunate to receive a scholarship that sent me to Argentina to teach at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, where I instructed advanced English and literature courses to English majors. After that, I moved to Rio de Janeiro, where I primarily taught business English in companies. Graduate school beckoned me back to the U.S. and last year I finished a graduate degree in Comparative Literature. I guess you could say I’m torn between teaching language and teaching literature. Luckily, at EC I get to do both. My favorite days are Fridays when we do our reading circle. My other favorite teaching areas are pronunciation and writing.”