"Professor Martinez is a student favorite, for obvious reasons: She is a passionate educator, able to connect with students of all backgrounds and create a warm, stimulating environment that is conducive to learning. Her theater workshop for the Prison-to-College Pipeline program packed so much knowledge into a short space of time, and left all students clamoring for more. Her energy and enthusiasm are truly contagious."
Baz Dreisinger, Ph.D.
Founding Academic Director, Prison-to-College Pipeline
John Jay College of Criminal Justice/CUNY
"Using only a scrap piece of paper, Tere Martínez began a day-long exploration of what it means to be an immigrant in New York City through drama in education! By the end of the workshop, teacher participants had written and performed scenes on themes as varied as segregation, bilingual education, racism and the challenges, celebrations and heartbreak of life as an expatriate. Of the many workshops that scholars attended during our National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Teacher Institute, this dramaturgy session was lauded as hands down the most practical and moving workshop they attended."
Tena Cohen, Co-Director, NEH Summer Teacher Institute Latino Identity in New York, 2011
"Los talleres de Tere Martínez fueron una experiencia educativa inigualable, tanto para los estudiantes como para los profesores que asistimos. Organizados en grupos de trabajo, los estudiantes se convirtieron en dramaturgos, escribieron sus propios guiones y los representaron. A los profesores nos impactó la madurez y la profundidad con la que plantearon los desafíos que enfrentan en su experiencia universitaria. Sin duda una poderosa herramienta de pedagogía crítica."
Aranzazu Borrachero, Ph.D.
Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures
Queensborough Community College
"My Spanish Level II class had the great opportunity to have Tere Martinez lead a workshop about community building and leadership. Through a variety of theater techniques the students were able to reach consensus and create an action plan to address issues such as gentrification, homelessness and drug addiction. The workshop was full of brilliant ideas and resources for both students and teachers. The students asked on a daily basis when was she coming back."
Tito Mártiz, Spanish teacher
Grover Cleveland High School, Ridgewood, NY