Ariel Acosta has been teaching ESL at St Marks for four years and but began teaching ESL since 2012. Prior to St Marks, Mr Acosta taught at the Vietnamese American center in Dorchester where he taught basic level english. Mr Acosta enjoys teaching at St Marks and has praised his students as “motivated” and “eager to learn”. In addition to the joy of teaching, Mr Acosta has benefited from learning about different cultures and learning new languages through his students. He mentions that teaching at St Marks gives him the opportunity to “learn about other parts of the world that I don’t really know”.