Sandra Perez

Sandra P.

New York, NY

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Sandra delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 5+

Teaching since:
April 2003

I am assistant professor with 12 years of teaching experience. I teach to spark excitement, share knowledge, and build personalities. As the eager but terribly disruptive student that I was, I was always afraid of dull teachers and mentors. I am none of that!

I am originally from Spain, and I have been living in NY for the past 6 years.


Assistant Professor
Aug 2012 - Present
SUNY College of Optometry

Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Feb 2009 - Jul 2012
SUNY College of Optometry

Teaching Fellow and PhD student
Sep 2003 - Dec 2009
Aston University, Birmingham, UK


Theories of Evaluation and Assessment
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
SUNY Centre for Professional Development
Learning Theories and Effective Teaching Practices
Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
SUNY Centre for Professional Development
Doctor of Philosophy in Vision Sciences
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
Aston University, Birmingham, UK
Master of Science, Investigative Ophthalmology & Vision Sciences
Sep 2002 - Jun 2003
University of Manchester, UK
BS Optometry and Optics
Sep 1997 - Jun 2000
University of Valladolid, Spain


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Fluent / Native Proficiency


Spanish Teacher Certificate
Feb 2015
Instituto Cervantes, New York


Faculty Development Program
Jul 2013
Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry

Photos & Videos

Invited speaker at the Vasque Country Council of Optometrists Research Series, Spain.
photo by William Bourassa Jr (

journal club

Spanish Teachers Certificate, Instituto Cervantes
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3 Reviews

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Kyle O. Jul 31, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Very encouraging, customized lesson. Sandra was really well prepared and came with resources and lesson options that met my learning needs.

Rick A. Jul 1, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Sandra has all of the best qualities that one could seek in a language instructor. She is highly enthusiastic, very encouraging, patient and dedicated. She is fluent in both languages and each lesson is like having a conversation with a friend. Sandra's approach combines a lesson plan with the spontaneity to focus on areas where improvement is needed, as they come up. I am an intermediate level student, wanting to emphasize conversation over grammar and reading, and she adapted the lessons to fit my preference. I highly recommend her.

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William B. Mar 17, 2015
Spanish · In studio

Sandra is a fantastic instructor. Her enthusiasm is contagious and motivating. I found myself working hard to be a better student because she knew more of what I was capable of than I did. Her approach to teaching is crafted to pique your curiosity and get your energy up, rather than walking you through memorization by rote to pass a test (a method that doesn't work for me). Having had several instructors over the years and traveled broadly through Spain, I can also say she has the firmest grasp of Spanish grammar I've ever encountered. That's key for someone like myself who needs to know how the engine under the hood works, not just how fast it gets from point A to point B. Highly recommended!

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