Louisa and John

“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.