Sandra Perez

Sandra P.

New York, NY

About Sandra P.

Background check: Last verified 10/05/2016
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Sandra teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: April 2003
Last sign in: More than two months


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.

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


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


Learning Theories and Effective Teaching Practices

Feb 2015 - Jun 2015
SUNY Centre for Professional Development

Theories of Evaluation and Assessment

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

Languages Spoken


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
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3 Reviews on Sandra P.

Kyle O. Jul 31, 2015
Spanish · In studio
Verified Student
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
Verified Student
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.
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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