Louisa and John Louisa and Gillian Louisa and Keno

“If you hear someone speak with an accent, then you should respect that person, because you know they learned this language by work and study, not as a baby.”

– Fan Li, former graduate student tutor

I agree with this view,

spoken by one of my graduate student tutors at the University of Washington, strongly enough that I have remembered it for years. Learning a second or, in some cases, third language is a huge accomplishment which requires hard work, mental agility, and patience.

As an ESL coach, I can design exercises in sentence composition and grammar instruction, vocabulary building, and correct pronunciation, that fit your current level of fluency. As a grammar tutor, I can rephrase or explain the rules in easy-to-grasp terms. Working with a coach for English help can dramatically increase your skill level.