The Team

MARIGÚ LÓPEZ – Co-Founder, Director,
Elementary and Middle School Education Teacher. She is mother of twins (her Two Beats [Dos Latidos]!). Psychologist and Primary Education Teacher. She has been a trainer and educator for more than 24 years. In 2008, the experience of being a mother completely transformed her idea of childhood, developing a particular interest in parenting with attachment and being a conscious mother. She began to practice this style of education, recognizing it as being more respectful towards her children. In 2012 she started exploring and doing extensive researching in the field of active and experiential education. Since then, she has continued to participate in many courses, seminars, workshops and conferences which allow her to continue to professionalize every day. 

UNIVERSITY TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
1988-1993: Licensed in Psychology by Universidad Complutense de Madrid, simultaneously obtained a double specialty in Clinical Psychology and Psychology of Human Resources.
1993-1995: Practiced for 3 years as a psychologist-therapist, serving children and adults.
1995-2015: after discovering her passion for teaching, she worked for 20 years as a consultant, educator and trainer, working with both young people and adults. In 2005 she started her own training and consulting company with Sergio Cotado.
2014-2015: completed the Advanced University Course “Active education and respectful childhood accompaniment (II Promotion)” at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Móstoles (Madrid).
May 2015: after years of preparation, she and Sergio Cotado started Dos Latidos.
2015-2017: obtained a Master’s Degree in Primary Education, Universidad Internacional de La Rioja.

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SERGIO COTADO – Co-Founder, Manager,
Elementary and Middle School Education Teacher. He is father of twins (his Two Beats [Dos Latidos]!). Certified coach, Diploma in Tourism and professional pilot, he has been an adult trainer and educator for more than 14 years. With the birth of his two children in 2008 he began to relate to the world of childhood and education in a different way. It encouraged him to approach the field of educational coaching, working with teams of teachers to improve their teaching skills and to encourage self-directed learning of their students. He has worked alongside Marigú López down the path of development and training within the field of active education.

UNIVERSITY TRAINING AND WORK EXPERIENCE:
1993-1997: studied to obtain his Airline Transport Pilot Liscence.
1997-2005): worked for 8 years as a Sales Director in the automotive sector.
2000-2004: obtained a Diploma in Business Administration and Management from the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia.
2005-2006: recognizing training as a fundamental tool for personal development, he completed a Higher Occupational Training Course. In 2005 he started his own Training and Consulting company with Marigú López.
2005-2015: for 10 years, he worked as a consultant, trainer and coach in companies from different sectors. He specialized in the implementation of educational coaching programs in schools for early childhood, primary and secondary education.
2014-2015: completed the Advanced University Course “Active education and respectful childhood accompaniment (II Promotion)” at Universidad Rey Juan Carlos de Móstoles (Madrid).
May 2015: after years of preparation, he and Marigú López started Dos Latidos.
He is currently obtaining his certification as a Middle and Hight School Education Teacher.

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ESMERALDA BERMUDOPreschool teacher, with special mention in Audition and Language. After finishing her degree, Esmeralda decided to begin a nomad life, living in different places all around Europe, like Dublin or Portugal. During this stage, she worked as a teacher in different schools, with children from 0 to 6 years old. In Dublin, she met Montessori pedagogy, while in Portugal worked in a school in the middle of the mountain, boosting her connection with nature. Esmeralda always believed in a different education, one which respects, with love, the child’s own process. Following this trail, back in Madrid, attended the course: “Active education: transforming the view towards childhood”. With this training, she got to reaffirm her goal of finding a place in harmony with her vision of education.

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PATRICIA GARCÍA – Kindergarden Education Specialist and Master in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. Mother of 3 and passionate about languages. After several years living and learning languages ​​abroad (USA, Canada, Switzerland and Germany) she settled down in Madrid where she worked for more than 10 years in the tourism sector. The birth of her first daughter was a turning point in her life which made her realize her true passion. For this reason, she studied Childhood Education and specialized with a Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language. She started working in schools, nurseries and private centers teaching mainly English, but also French and German. Along the path she created her own methodology based on sensory learning. Another birth, this time her twins came to give an new turn in her life, making her want to investigate and discover other ways to educate and guide children in their childhood. Therefore she followed the course: Expert in Alternative Pedagogies, which she completed with the Montessori Guide training and a yoga teacher for children and families course. She has been dedicating herself for more than a decade to her passion: teaching languages ​​to both children and adults in a natural, alternative and fun way.

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ANDRÉS QUINZAÑOS – Maestro de Educación Primaria, especialidad de Lengua Extranjera (Inglés) y Master en Psicopedagogía. Andrés has been working as a teacher for the last 10 years because his devotion to this profession. He was born in Cantabria and he has been working in different schools from Madrid and Barcelona. He understands Education as a process in which the students are autonomous and the real protagonists. This is the reason why he got interested in our Project, which main goal is respecting the children’s rhythms and interests through their own learning process. As he understands Education in this way, he has also studied about the new technologies, the emotional intelligence as well as multiple intelligences, etc. including a master in Psychological Education he has recently finished. 

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ANNE JENNI Elementary Education Teacher. Mother of two sons, Primary Education Teacher, she has been an educator for 17 years. She lived and worked in Switzerland, USA and Brazil, finally settling in Spain. Since always she felt curious about other cultures and languages. Becoming a mother surrounded by Brazilian rainforest, she discovered the importance of trusting her instincts, her baby and his rhythm. That’s when she also became aware of her need to find a different way of teaching and a new form of schooling. She worked in different national and international Swiss Schools which follow the Pestalozzi philosophy (head, heart and hands). But even so, she felt the need to go further and find a more conscious form of education – that’s what she found in Dos Latidos. She obtained the title of Primary Education Teacher in 2002 and the  Master of NLP IANLP (Neuro-linguistic programming) in 2007 in Switzerland. She then took a course on Forest School methodology in 2015 in Spain.

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MARTA ARROYO – Graduated in Biology, with Certificate of Pedagogical Aptitude. Her trajectory, personal and professional, leads her to understand teaching as accompaniment to learning, where the focus is on the students, and their motivation and emotional well being are what lead to learning. She began her professional life as dog behavior specialist, searching their emotional well being and favoring their integration in family and society. Her motherhood led her to seek that same well-being in her daughters,  raising them with respect, and taking care of their emotional needs and learning process prevailing that well being. AlL this brought her closer to Montessori pedagogics and positive discipline, to learn about motivational techniques to apply in the classroom and to know the maturation process of the ages with which she works now, to improve her accompaniment.

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CRISTINA SOBREMAZAS – Jorunalist and Master’s degree in Training of Secondary, Professional, and Language Teachers, speciality Spanish Language and Literature. She started in the field of communitation thanks to her passion: writing. However, she discover teaching and she felt in love with education. Since this moment, she was worked as a journalist in the mass media like eldiario.es, but she also began teaching by doing her intership at school in Cantabria and working at PROA at a high school in the same village. During 2018, she decided to focus on English and spent 10 months in Oxford (UK), improving the language and opening her mind to new culture, which has allowed her to travel though  different countries of Europe. Dos Latidos provides a new way of understanding education, bringing students closer to ther true interests and accomnyaing them along that path.

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MARÍA ARMONÍA – Licenciada en Historia del Arte por la UAM. Máster en Artes y Profesiones Artísticas perteneciente al Círculo de Bellas Artes. Artista plástica especializada en Color y pintora abstracta por irremediable vocación, fotógrafa experimental cuando la ocasión perfecta se presenta, diseñadora de joyas embellecedoras, ceramista griega, yoguini hiperlaxa y maestra peripatética de Artes Bellas para infantes y personas con discapacidad. Se especializa en las diferentes disciplinas artísticas a través de la investigación autodidacta y de la formación especializada. Estudiar en dichas y demás instituciones hizo que se planteara (entre muchas otras cosas) cómo se podría mejorar y modificar la enseñanza para que realmente llegara a resultar tan apetecible como eficaz. Por esa razón, su pequeño granito de arena consiste en enseñar como a uno mismo le gustaría aprender.