I am an ESL/ESOL teacher who emphasizes conversation and communication skills. We generally judge others’ facility in a language by their ability to speak the language. I want my students to be confident, comfortable conversationalists. As a high school teacher, I taught ESL/ESOL to students from various countries, including: • Vietnam, Cambodia, and other countries in Southeast Asia; • Poland, Greece, and other countries in Europe; • Iran; • Puerto Rico • Dominican Republic • Mexico • Central and South America As a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania with a minor in English, I thoroughly enjoy all aspects of teaching English. I help my students master a broad range of English, focusing on: • grammar, • mechanics, • proper word choice, • useful vocabulary for school, business, work, and daily life; • sentence structure, and • American English idioms which are essential for everyday communication. I encourage my students to listen, speak, and read during our tutoring sessions and to write during their homework assignments.