Diana is a native speaker of Spanish who has lived in the Spanish-speaking countries of Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Spain. She also spent several years living in Italy, where she studied Italian. A few years after graduating from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BS in Business Administration, Mrs. Lamolinara accepted a part-time job teaching Spanish. She loved it so much that she went back to the University of Maryland and got a BA in Foreign Language Education.
Since then (over 25 years), Diana has been teaching Spanish to students in all levels from Pre School to AP. She has tutored individual students and has taught in public and private schools, homeschool coops/tutorials and, most recently, in an online academy.
In addition to teaching, Diana enjoys reading, exercising, cooking and taking long walks with her dog in the woods around her house. The Lord has blessed Diana and her husband with four children and three grandchildren.
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I am so thankful for your expertise—not only in Spanish but in teaching as well. All three of our children have thoroughly enjoyed your classes and speak so highly of you. Thank you for all you do!
Muchas gracias, Sra! You have been such an excellent teacher, and I will definitely recommend you for anyone looking to take Spanish... Thank you so much for the way you specifically helped me as an individual student this semester.
Thank you so much. I really appreciate all your input and your willingness to go that extra mile with your students. The extra attention goes a long way.
You have been so kind to our family and such a good teacher.Thanks for always working with me! [Student] said this week she would really miss you as a teacher.
Thanks again so much for helping me out this morning. I was thinking the other night how much I've enjoyed your class and what a wonderful teacher you've been. I'm not the best at Spanish ;), but you've always been very helpful and patient. In class, you're cheerful and explain the material very well, so even someone who struggles with languages (like me) can understand the concept.