Maria came to the UK from Madrid in 2014. She holds a Degree in Spanish and Latin American Studies from the Universidad Complutense and teaches Spanish in the higher education sector.
She is currently enrolled in a Masters Programme to further her skills as a language teacher. In the future, Maria would like to develop her own Spanish-teaching business, using her passion for cooking as a medium for teaching the language.
Simon was born in the UK to an English father and a Spanish mother. Although British by birth, Simon identifies more with his Spanish side.
He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and Spanish from Oxford University and a PhD in Spanish Theatre from Queen Mary University of London.
Simon has travelled between the two countries his whole life. In 2008 he moved to Spain and began working for a theatre company in Madrid. In 2013 he returned to the UK to work as a University lecturer, a position he still holds now.