Solano Community College
I had the great fortune of having her as my instructor during the 2014 Medical Interpreter Training Institute in Tucson, Arizona. As an educator myself, wanting to implement courses in interpretation and translation at the institution where I teach, I was delighted to experience Dr. Rivera's high calibre of teaching. One of her many strenghts was her ability to break down anatomy and physiology so that we, as lay people, could understand the physiological process and, thereby, better recall related vocabulary in both English and Spanish. She was patient, generous, funny, and kind while instructing us. I remember the MITI training with gratitude and fondness--I highly recommend it; Gloria was fantastic!
Tram Bui, CHI-Vietnamese
Certified Healthcare Interpreter
ATI Interim Vice President
Gloria did a great job adding pictures and diagrams to go along with thecontent for the Visual Learners. The diagram of the dermatones conditions and how it correlates to each of the cervical, thoracic, lumbar, sacrum, and coccyx vertebrae column was very interesting to me. Kudos! I need to update my musculoskeletal system and spinal glossary both in English and Vietnamese now. Look forward to your next BlueUrpi medical webinar. You ROCK!!
As a medical interpreter for 10 years and the owner/trainer of a medical interpreting agency I have participated in hundreds of hours of ENG<>SPA medical interpreting continuing education classes and conferences. I must say that Gloria's 2-hour webinar 'Get to know - La columna vertebral' is top notch. Since she is both a doctor and an interpreter, I had complete confidence in her teaching which was supported by helpful bilingual graphics, useful interpreting tips, cultural comments on usage of specific terms in other countries, invaluable oral practice with instant feedback, and the renowned research of Navarro's medical terms. It was fantastically useful to hear Gloria's teaching in Spanish while seeing/reading her graphics in English and/or English and Spanish. I can't wait until her next course - for my own ongoing study/review and the training/review of my interpreting team.
Shalom Salomon, FCCI, CA Admin Interpreter
Federally Certified Court Interpreter (FCCI)
Legal Translator Certified by the Department of Linguistics of the L.A. Superior Court
Administrative Hearing Interpreter
Over the past 20 years in my professional career as an interpreter, I have attended many seminars. I must confess that this webinar conducted by Dr. Rivera was so enlightening and enriching. Why? Hardly ever any individual in our profession would address the different important aspects she covered in her webinar.
In the court system we have what’s referred to as Court Decorum, which very few individuals understand. Part of that decorum is dressing appropriately for the place, circumstances and duty to be discharged. Another important aspect is how one would conduct oneself during the process; i.e. language usage, manners, understanding one’s surroundings, being respectful towards others, and maintaining some degree of solemnity without going overboard.
It was enjoyable to observe how she provided a broad explanation in answering every question posed to her, without hesitation. Her command of the English Language is impressive, and I am not planning to miss any seminar or webinar she may consider holding in the near future.
Rita Colantropo, M.Ed.
EN/ES Translator and Interpreter
Las Vegas, NV
I wish all teachers where as amazing as she is. Learning would be so much fun...as it should be.
I highly recommend Gloria’s sessions and look forward to taking more classes with her in the future.
EN/ES Translator, Editor and Proofreader
Ventura County, CA
Des Moines, IA
EN/ES Court Certified and Medical Interpreter
Gloria was a great presenter! Her knowledge and training as a doctor contributes greatly to her ability to teach a medical workshop. She is able to explain the nuances in the use of different terms in Spanish and English to help interpreters understand the best option for certain circumstances. She is also able to explain the body’s processes and physiology in a simple and clear way, thus helping interpreters without a medical background understand the concepts. I have learned a lot and enjoyed her webinars. I hope they help me to pass the certification exam!
She is very pleasant and she knows what she is doing. Very excellent and very experienced, being a doctor and an interpreter, whether it be in hospitals or doctor's offices. I really learned a lot from her. She is very funny and keeps you on your toes!
Lee Ana Trujillo-Lopez, CCI, FCI
EN/ES Certified Court Interpreter
US Federal Court Interpreter
MD Candidate, Class of 2018
The University of Arizona College of Medicine
EN/ES Translator and Interpreter
Gloria went out of her way to be available and was very positive and constructive in her critiques. I would highly recommend her course.
EN/ES Medical Interpreter
San Diego, CA
I will continue to attend any of her classes/lectures, I know that she will guide me well.