Where in the World Are iTutorgroup Teachers: Durango, Mexico

Episode 5

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And we have our very special guest Diana with us today.
We will be getting to know her story along with her hometown, Durango, Mexico!
We add a True or False Section in the end, check it out 😉


Hi! I’m Diana!


A Little Bit About Me

My name is Diana Abigail Villa and I live in Durango, which is a small city located in the heart of Mexico, I have been living in Durango for the past 18 years and I love it here since this is a quiet, picturesque city full of friendly people.

I’m 2 hours away from Mazatlan, Mexico, which is a city that has one of the most beautiful beaches in the country; I go there at least 4 times a year with my family; For my husband and I is very important to travel with our kids now that they are young and everything is an adventure to them, as a matter of fact we have visited 10 out of 32 states in Mexico and we plan to visit them all before our kids grow up and start their own family; Culture is rich here in Mexico, people are generous and friendly, so friendly that they treat you like family even if they have just met you, and don’t get me started on the food… food in Mexico is AWESOME! You have never tried a real taco till you have visted Mexico.

This is the first time that I share the complete version on how to do my tacos haha ❤


If you got any questions, feel free to leave a comment below
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A Little Bit About My Hometown & Loved Ones

 

There are beautiful places to visit in Durango, some of the places that are most frequented by tourists are: El Saltito, Mexiquillo and Puentecillas, these places are famous because of their natural beauty and their breathtaking scenery but Durango is also famous internationally for hosting the “Revueltas” Festival which is a cultural 14-day long event sponsored by the Mexican government where international artists such as Placido Domingo, Lila Downs and many more get to perform.


In my free time I like to take my kids to “Parque Guadiana” which was the first park to be found in the city, I also like to visit museums, my favorite one is the “Pancho Villa” museum which presents artifacts that date back to the Mexican Revolution period where my great great great grandfather Francisco Villa (Pancho Villa) fought.

Since I moved to Durango I focused on finishing my studies so I could become a teacher, I’ve had a passion for teaching since I can remember, most of the games I used to play as child were related to teaching and I knew all my life that I would end up working in something related to education; After graduating I started working at local and private schools but soon after my eldest son was born I knew that I couldn’t go back to teaching, I stayed at home to raise my son but I still missed teaching, that`s why when he started school, I went back to teaching, but then I had my second child and I went back to being a stay at home mom, that`s when one of my friends referred me to iTutorGroup, my eyes sparkled when he introduced me to this online teaching world I knew nothing about, I felt like I had been living under a rock for years! I didn`t have a computer or a headset when I applied for a teaching position at iTutorGroup, I actually remember filling out my application and having the interview at my parents’ home, using my dad’s computer… I was so nervous! I remember how I would check my email every two or three hours to see if I had gotten a response from ITG regarding my interview and then 7 days later, there it was, I had made it!

It has been 7 years since I started working for ITG and I regret nothing! My experience with this company has been amazing! As a Senior Consultant and a Teacher Representative I’ve had the opportunity to meet teachers from around the world, teachers I have come to respect and admire and that I am proud to call   “friends”. I love the teacher community we have built and I am proud to call it my online family. I love working at ITG and I see my self working here for years to come!

 

 


Me and iTutor



True or False

 

1. “It’s really dangerous / there’s a lot of crime and drug.”


While it is true that warring drug cartels have caused violence to increase, Gang warfare, is basically just that: violence between gangs, they leave average citizens and tourists out of it, actually tourist destinations haven’t seen anywhere near the same level of crime increase that other parts of the country have experienced, we can say that most visitors to Mexico are unaffected by crime thanks to how removed it is from touristy destinations.

 

2. “All Mexican food is spicy”

The truth is that not all Mexican food will set your mouth on fire! Although we do use a wide variety of chillies in our dishes, not all of them are actually spicy.

 

3. Mexico looks like a desert and we are all wearing “sombreros”.

HAHAHAHA this one really made me laugh… omg.. I am in tears!!! okay, now let me give you the answer.. hahahaha
may people would believe that after visiting big cities such as Cd Juarez, Tijuana or after a trip to Baja California, however, states down south are characterized for having an abundant vegetation, incredible landforms and climate zones. You’ll get to see everything from the tropical Savanna to coniferous forests after crossing the large desert located between Ciudad Juarez and Durango- Sinaloa.

If you have any true or false question about Mexico, leave it in the comment below ;)

 

 


A special thanks to Diana
Can’t wait to try the fantastic recipe!

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Charlotta Sofi Ryden
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Charlotta Sofi Ryden

fantastic tacos, Diana!!!! 😀

Ilka Marra
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Ilka Marra

That was awesome, thanks for sharing so much with us! I’m from the Dominican Republic, and will definitely be trying out your taco recipe soon!

Eric Fink
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Eric Fink

This is a great read and great to get to know you more!

Ixchel Cabrera
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Ixchel Cabrera

Hi Diana, I am so happy to meet another Mexican teacher. Have you ever been to Veracruz? I hope you can come here it is a very beautiful place. I am very sure you will enjoy it with your family.

Lineth Correa
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Lineth Correa

Absolutely Love it! Really good D! <3 She was my recruiter XD dying here haha!!! You were my angel, I tell everyone!

Nichola Jones
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Nichola Jones

Awww Diana – Hola, que tal? I loved your blog and I shall definitely be trying out your amazing Taco recipe! I am new to iTutorgroup and really want to be a great teacher to my students, can you give me some tips please since you have been with the company so long and you’re a teacher rep? Anything would be muchas appreciated!

Angelita Villanueva
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Angelita Villanueva

I want to try this at home later 🙂

Maria Veloz
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Maria Veloz

Hey Diana! It was awesome to read your post! I was super surprised when I saw the title, because, guess what? I WAS BORN IN DURANGO and even though I live in USA, all my family still there. If you ever have the chance to send me an e-mail, it’d be amazing. I’m new to the platform and I can use some “paisano” advice.

Elia Barreto
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Elia Barreto

Hey there Diana awesome story thanks for sharing. How can I share mine?

Kristina Mia Sansevero
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Kristina Mia Sansevero

Hello…I am new to iTutor and I have always wanted to live in Mexico–at least for awhile. I love South America as well. Thank you for the great information and pictures!Your family is very beautiful! I hope to visit Mexico someday-maybe to live or to vacation. Maybe I will look you up! thanks again and many blessings to you and your family!

Diego Caldera
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Diego Caldera

Hi, there Diana. The explanation you gave about Mexico is very positive and creative! I was born in Cd. Juárez but my mother was born and raised in Ojo de agua de San Juan, Nombre de Dios, Dgo. Thus, I love visiting “el rancho”. My brothers and I used to do it on an anual basis when we were younger. Therefore I would add that the famous movie ” El zorro” was partially filmed in El Saltito. On the other hand, I was wondering about the picture of a beach you used. Is it Mazatlán?

Brenda M
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Brenda M

Viva Mexico! I loved your post! My family is from Tamaulipas and I’ve have traveled to several states in Mexico. However, my favorite one is Jalisco! Where my grandmother is from 😉