Philosophy on English Learning and Learners

Every student is a joy and a gift.

Students should study in a place that is safe, comfortable, and gives them help.

If there is enough interest and energy, a student can learn to understand, speak, read, and write the English language with confidence.

I understand students and want very much to help them learn and use English.

I am an English language teacher who is an experienced and trained professional.

I want students to enjoy using English and communicating in the language.

I am an energetic, careful, and knowledgeable teacher.

I have received formal education in the study of language and how to teach it,.  I have received written evaluations from professors, supervisors, and fellow teachers.  I possess a State of California teaching credential and certificates in teaching English language skills.

I have taught English as a Second Language (ESL) in the United States:  New York (New York City), Oregon (Corvallis), and California (Berkeley, San Francisco, and Sacramento).   I have taught English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in Asia (Japan and Malaysia), the Middle East (Saudi Arabia), and Europe (Germany).

Medical and business professionals, technicians, company employees, scientists, government officials, attorneys, families, students (nursery school through college), refugees, and others have improved their English language skills by studying with me.

“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”  William Butler Yeats