Marisa Granizo is an adjunct professor at both Pace University and Parsons: The New School for Design. Marisa Granizo has taught ESL for several years, prior to obtaining her Master's degree in TESOL and Spanish/French Linguistics at New York University, at some of the most reputable schools in New York, for example, Berlitz and Lyceum Kennedy where she taught French to Japanese students of all ages.
Her Bachelor's degree is in Art History with a focus in Modern Art. She has taught a variety of ESL courses including Business English, beginner to advanced Spanish and TOEFL Preparation. Currently, she is teaching academic, critical and analytical writing with focus on grammar analysis at Pace University.
At Parsons: The New School for Design, she teachers critical writing using various art genres and American culture courses with an emphasis on counter and pop culture. In addition, she lived in Grenoble, France for one year after completing her bachelor's degree and she also lived in Montreal, Canada where she received her TESOL Certificate from Concordia University, both of these experiences have been invaluable in enabling her to learn about different cultures and understand their learning styles. However, the majority of her students have been from Asia. Teaching Asian students has allowed her to bridge the gap between Eastern and Western cultures.