SOUTH SALT LAKE, Utah — FOX 13 Information is highlighting the cultures and contributions of each Hispanic and Latino Individuals by Nationwide Hispanic Heritage Month which runs from September by Mid-October.
That features Dayra Gaitán’s funding within the Granite Faculty District.
Since 2003, she has labored as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor at Granite Park Junior Excessive Faculty, which is a college with a excessive poverty price.
“There are all the time flaws within the system, within the colleges, however this college is particular. It’s actually, actually particular,” she mentioned.
Gaitán says each day challenges that lecturers face on the college strengthens the bond between them.
Gaitán got here to Utah from Colombia, South America. She taught English there, too.
“I got here to America, not simply to enhance my English, however I actually needed to see what alternatives had been right here,” she defined.
To today, Gaitán continues to find new alternatives past instructing. With out formal enterprise coaching, she turned a solopreneur three years in the past when she came-up with the idea of a web-based utility referred to as elLiteracy.
She noticed her college students needing extra individualized instruction.
“I obtained uninterested in that feeling, feeling responsible that I don’t present them with sufficient observe,” Gaitán remarked. “I simply determined, you already know what, I’m going to simply give all of it, every thing I’ve and that I don’t have.”
Her speech recognition know-how offers college students observe studying aloud and receiving speedy suggestions on what number of phrases they obtained proper. Academics throughout the nation and as far-off as Australia are actually implementing it of their lecture rooms.
Apart from being a instructor and solopreneur, Gaitán is a mom of 4 kids and someway finds time to perform all of it.
“It’s generally scary, however on the similar time it’s one thing that I do know is sweet and serving to so many children and lecturers, as a result of I really feel for lecturers.”