Valentina is not your typical substitute teacher.
She fills in for other teachers, but she is actually quite experienced and the author of our textbook.
Today I had planned to do a presentation that was originally due Monday. Somehow our presentations have a habit of being postponed. This time, my classmate had agreed to help, and even brought her elephant prop (long story).
But when we walked into class, there was Valentina, instead of our regular teacher. And she quickly got down to business. She has a great sense of humor, and I enjoy her teaching style.
Here is one Valentina-ism:
She was putting the word “bench” into context. +/-