ESP Biography



FRANCESCA MAJLUF, MIT Alum trying to save the world




Major: 10-ENG

College/Employer: MIT

Year of Graduation: 2017

Picture of Francesca Majluf

Brief Biographical Sketch:

Hello fellow reader!

I was born and grew up in Lima, Peru. When I was 14, I migrated to the U.S., attended high school in Homestead, FL, learned English, and somehow ended up at MIT.

I developed an addiction to the arts at an early age, with a special predilection for drawing and dancing. After learning English in high school, I realized that languages are a wonderful thing, which drove me to study Portuguese and German. Similarly, experimenting and learning new sports has always been a guilty pleasure of mine. I have competed in regional swimming, played varsity volleyball, obtained a black belt in Choong Shim Do, and am currently in the process of learning figure skating and Japanese archery.

All in all, I love learning with a passion and always wish to give the opportunity to someone else. Especially young kids! Thanks to this, I've been a ESP teacher since my freshman spring.



Past Classes

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Mind/Body Awareness in Splash 2018 (Nov. 17 - 18, 2018)
From meditation to dancing, dreams and yoga, this class will help you gain control and understanding over how your body works and the way it relates to your mind.


Finger Painting in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
Learn how to make beautiful art out of chaos, all in one hour!


How Mass Culture is Affecting the Environment? in Spark 2017 (Mar. 11 - 12, 2017)
This class discusses everything from capitalism to institutionalized racism and ties it back to today's environmental issues.


Salsa Dancing in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Come learn how to dance one of the most fun partner dances ever! There may or may not be dips involved.


Why do you Need to Save the World in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Love the planet you live in? Come learn why the Earth of the future may not be the Earth you know today.


Yoga and Meditation in Splash 2016 (Nov. 19 - 20, 2016)
Why do people do it? What could possibly be fun about sitting still for more than 30 seconds? How can yoga be a sport? Come learn the answers to these questions and how meditation and yoga can make you a better version of yourself.


How to Save the World in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
No, there isn't a giant meteor approaching. But destruction could still be imminent. Come learn how you can impact the future of your planet.


Hair Wrapping in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Learn how to do this beautiful hair decoration that can last for weeks!


Intro to Anamorphic Drawing in Spark 2016 (Mar. 12 - 13, 2016)
Have you ever seen pictures of wicked crazy 3D street art? Come learn how to do it with a paper, a ruler and a pencil!


Salsa Dancing in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Come learn how to dance one of the most fun partner dances ever! There may or may not be dips involved.


How to Save the World in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
No, there isn't a zombie apocalypse. But that's not the worst that can happen. Get a glimpse on how you can impact the future of our planet.


MAFIA in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Deception. Leadership. Murder. Sleep. What else can you ask for?


Happiness 101 in Splash 2015 (Nov. 21 - 22, 2015)
Because being happy is the key to a successful life :)


Exploring the 7 Fine Arts in HSSP Summer 2015 (Jul. 12, 2015)
Come learn about and experiment with "The Seven Fine Arts" (Architecture, Dance and Theater, Sculpture, Music, Painting, Literature and Poetry, Film-making). Every weekend will be something completely different that you won't want to miss out!


How to Save the World in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Love the planet you live in? Come learn how your beloved is in trouble and how you and the rest of humanity can keep it from destruction.


The Magic of Gratitude in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Based on "The Magic" by Rhonda Byrne, this class will teach you how simple exercises can make your deepest dreams come true.


The Art of Yourself in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Come learn a little more about yourself by drawing and painting your heart away.


A Glimpse into Your Future in Spark 2015 (Mar. 14 - 15, 2015)
Or past. Or present. Ask a question and pick out an oracle card to figure out the answer. All are welcome, whether you believe in the meaning of coincidences or simply have five minutes to spare between classes.


Ballroom Dancing: Samba in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Ballroom samba is a lively partner dance involving the mastery of your innate body rhythm and its connection to colorful music. Come and bring alive your long forgotten African roots through the acquisition of the basics of this beautiful dance. Workout pants and close-toed shoes recommended.


Mafia and Hoggy Poggy! in Splash 2014 (Nov. 22 - 23, 2014)
Come help your town eradicate the evil mafia - or make them believe that, while helping your mafia take control of the town! And if you're executed, join some late-comers in a hilarious word game!


Making art with outdated technology in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
With the development of nano technology and the internet, stuff like CDs, VHSs (is that a video game or somehing?), Floppy disks (are those fish??), huge computer monitors and keyboards, etc. has no other place in this society but the dumpster... Or does it? Come and work on a beautiful art project that will give the ancestors of the stuff you stare at home for 3+ hours the retirement they deserve.


Introduction to CSD Martial Arts in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Choong Shim Do (The Way of Balance) is a Korean based martial art system founded in America. It is not a violent system or a system based on hurting the individual. CSD practitioners use the entire natural movement of their bodies to perform the techniques. In this class, students will learn basic hand and kicking techniques, and useful self defense tricks. And, at the end of the class, the student will be able to break his very own wooden board!


Action Painting! in Spark 2014 (Mar. 15 - 16, 2014)
Give your brain a break from all those mathy and sciency classes and come do messy art! There's no room for careful painting here - just you, your hands, lots of paint, and a room covered in paper waiting to be filled with color!