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Our Mission

At Brilliant Bilingual, we believe that a multilingual world is a better world. Language opens the door to new friendships, professional opportunities and ways of viewing the world. We take a community-based approach to providing children, adults, families and organizations with flexible language learning solutions that accommodate busy lives. Our proven focus on communication means that learners spend less time memorizing and more time using language authentically. Try us and enjoy the benefits of shining in a new language today!

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Founder: Dr. Catrice Barrett

A speaker of five languages, Dr. Catrice Barrett proudly founded Brilliant Bilingual. It was out of a desire to offer the same high-quality language learning solutions she wanted to see for her 3 children, who are indeed brilliant and bilingual!

Since then Dr. Barrett has gone on to make important contributions to second language education in many areas. During her graduate training at the University of Pennsylvania, Dr. Barrett collaborated with leading thinkers in world language education. Her experience in the Ivy League armed her with the skill to implement communication-based language teaching that leads to the best fluency results. For over 10 years, she taught world languages and trained teachers in K-12 and higher education. Because of her experience as a software engineer, she has also infused into Brilliant Bilingual a technology-rich culture to better meet learners’ needs. Moreover, Dr. Barrett is an award-winning scholar with a strong record of international publications and presentations on language education. Her work has been shared in countries all over the world, including England, Canada, China and India.
 
For our founder, Brilliant Bilingual is much more than a company. It’s a bridge to a new identity. An avid change agent, Dr. Barrett currently serves as president of the Foreign Language Action Group at Stonewall Tell Elementary School in Fulton County, GA. Her goal is to motivate today’s learners and educational leaders to embrace the idea that bilingualism is not only possible, it is worth every life-changing moment. Brilliant Bilingual is proud to support individuals and communities in achieving the bilingual advantage!
 
Sometimes, the biggest challenge learners face is believing that they can become bilingual. We give you the tools to achieve your language goals with confidence. If I can do it, so can you

Meet the team

Abigail Valdepeñas

Abigail Valdepeñas

Administrative Assistant

Home country: Philippines

Abigail worked as a Digital Librarian for 8 years in GMA Network Inc., one of the biggest TV Networks in the Philippines. Previously, she worked as a Social Media Manager. One of her strongest passions is dancing. She loves teaching and sharing the gift of dance.

Languages: English, Tagalog

Anneliesse Myrtle

Curriculum Developer/Teacher

Home Country: Mexico

Languages: English, Spanish

Anneliesse has more than 15 years of experience teaching languages. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English language teaching with a minor in Education. She has taught students of all levels and backgrounds online and in person. She is currently studying programming because she loves learning new things. In her free time, she likes traveling and painting.

Languages: English, Spanish

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Amira Barrett

Tutor

Home country: USA

Amira has been a Brilliant Bilingual (Spanish/English) since birth. She enjoys putting her creative hand to work for Brilliant Bilingual as a tutor. Great things lie ahead for this young pianist, equestrian and rising theatre/flim star.

Languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese

Chris Ekvall

Outreach Associate

Home country: USA

A lifelong foreign language, foreign culture and travel enthusiast, Christopher grew up in Delray Beach, Florida. Multiple international exchange programs in Germany, France and Spain, led to a BA with majors in German and French and a minor in Spanish. Christopher has subsequently spent over 15-years travelling, living and working overseas in Austria, Germany, France, Spain and Italy. Professionally, Christopher has devoted over 30-years to the corporate and public sector English and foreign language training industry, as well as having spent the last seven as a certified TOEFL teacher both in the US and abroad.

Languages: English, German, Italian, French and Spanish

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Teacher

Home Country: Colombia

Languages: English, Spanish, French

Sara is from Barranquilla, Colombia, located in the northern part of South America.  She is passionate about languages and lives in Canada where she has taught Spanish to all ages and levels. Sara has over 28 years of experience teaching languages.  She has her bachelor’s in World Languages with a specialty in pedagogy. She also holds a Master’s in Hispanic Studies. She uses cognitive methods and play in her teaching to ensure that all students reach the highest heights of learning!

Languages: English, Spanish, French

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Catherine Martinez

Teacher and Coach

Home country: Colombia

Catherine is from the Caribbean coast of Colombia.  She speaks English and Spanish.  She has enjoyed working with children in Colombia for 9 years as a pediatric nurse.  In her free time she loves listening to music and spending time with family.

Languages: Spanish, Portuguese

Bryan
Miyares

Instructional Coordinator and Coach

Home country: USA

 Bryan received a Master’s in Spanish from Georgia State University. Bryan believes learning a language should be fun and engaging. It should encourage life-long learning both in and outside of the classroom.

Languages: Spanish, English

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Maria
Boscan

Teacher

Home country: Venezuela

Maria also called “Mabi”  was born and raised in Venezuela. It’s a country with many beaches, therefore, she loves the sea. Maria  studied journalism and likes to read and write. When she moved to Mexico, where she lived for 10 years, Maria had the wonderful opportunity to teach Spanish to primary school students. Maria believes in education based on passion, dedication and discipline. She is also very creative and organized.

Languages: Spanish, English

Marco
Ramirez

Teacher

Home country: Colombia

Marco had a scholarship in Colombia and Poland and graduated as economist. Marco had the opportunity to teach Italian and English at the Kiss English institute and sometimes he gives personalized classes.

Aside from teaching, Marco loves being active and practicing sports such as soccer, volleyball and swimming. Marco likes to help people with their healthy and active lifestyle habits because the last few years he worked as independent distributor of a healthy and nutrition company.

Languages: Spanish, English, Italian and Polish

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Teacher

Home country: USA

Oumou is currently a psychology and public health student at Kennesaw State University. She learned Spanish through school and fell in love with the language and culture. Oumou loves working with kids and been with them for 5 years now being a tutor and a nanny. She sees learning a new language as fun and exciting! 

Languages: English, French, Spanish, Bambara

Alondra
Reyes

Teacher

Home country: USA

Alondra was born and raised in Georgia. Her parents are both Mexican natives. Growing up with Spanish speaking parents, Alondra has been translating since a very young age. She is a mother of 3, to whom are working on also being dual lingual. Alondra went to school to be a medical assistant and worked in the medical field for 5+ years before becoming a stay at home mom. Alondra started teaching English and Spanish online since then and absolutely loved it. She enjoyed the excitement of the students when learning something new. She loves seeing the progress of learning. As she tells her children, being multilingual definitely has benefits!

Languages: Spanish, English

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Kenia
Villalva

Teacher

Home country: USA

Meet Kenia, a former educator with three years of teaching in sunny Florida, who has now set her sights on the charming state of Georgia. With a steadfast belief in celebrating the rich diversity of her students and guiding them with unwavering support, she instills confidence in the art of language learning. Kenia brings a passion for creating inclusive and empowering learning environments wherever her teaching journey takes her.

Languages: English, Spanish

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Home Country: Colombia

Languages: English, Spanish

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Languages: Spanish, English

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