D. Bruce Wilson

Profession: Certified Primary/Junior School Teacher & Certified ESL Teacher / Trainer/ Administrator

Teaching Experience: I have been teaching around the world for nearly 30 years. I have worked in Canada, Japan, China, Thailand, Egypt and soon returning to work in an International school in Sanya, China.
I have extensive experience in a wide variety of subject areas and age groups. I have taught Kindergarten to grade 12, university classes to corporate business classes to specialty classes like TOEFL/TOEIC/ IELTS and even travel courses.

Interests: I love travelling and sports. I have been to 64 countries and still counting. I used to play rugby and basket at a fairly high level.
I have a 6 year old daughter who now is my main focus. We do a lot of science experiments and exploring the world online and first hand.
I play the piano and guitar but not well but absolutely love music from all over the world.
I love learning about peoples views and opinions on the world and try to keep myself well read on what is happening around the world.

Education: I graduated from the University of Ottawa with a degree in Social Science and then I went on to York University and received my degree in Education. I have also taken numerous courses in ESL/EFL and Special Education as well as Physical Education. I most recently finished my 120 hour TESOL certificate course from National Geographic Learning.
I believe learning is ongoing and that it is important to continually be reading and taking courses. Which I have done over my close to 30 year career.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), French (Basic), Japanese (Conversational)

Danielle Bey

Profession: Teaching Assistant

Teaching Experience: I have previously traveled and studied in Japan and there I taught at an English cram school for four months where I helped young learners aged 5 to 17 years old increase their English abilities! Now, I live in the United Kingdom and for the past year have worked in schools around Cambridge as a teaching assistant. In the past year I have also gained experience teaching English on other English teaching platforms.

Interests: Reading, Traveling, studying new languages, fitness/martial arts-kick boxing

Education: Bachelor's degree-Criminology

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Japanese (Conversational)

Colleen L. Ponce-Enrile

Profession: English Instructor

Teaching Experience: I taught Basic English Grammar, and Conversational English in Japan for over 32 years, to Japanese company employees. I taught at Matsushita National Panasonic, Dai Nihon Ink, Yokogawa, Hitachi and KDDI. For over a decade I taught both aspiring and active Japanese cabin crew Aviation Terminology, and other relevant subjects in Aviation to help in their preparation for Interviews during Airline Recruitment Activities. I am very used to helping people understand idioms in conversational English.

Interests: I am interested in Human Behavior, Psychology, Theology, and Christian Bible Studies. Of course, further study of Aviation Safety and Emergency, Passenger Service and Case studies in Aviation Incidents and Accidents hold a very special place in my hearrt. All of my interests are geared toward helping others.

Education: I spent my Elementary years studying in Munich and Heidelburg Germany, the United States and finished in Metro Manila Philippines at Assumption Convent Herran . I went to St. Rita Highschool, then Olivarez School of Nursing, also located in Metro Manila. I majored In B.S, Nursing Class of '81.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Tagalog (Fluent), Japanese (Fluent)

Emma JP

Profession: Online ESL teacher

Teaching Experience: Tutoring at a cram school (2015)
-Helping Japanese students prepare for high school and university entrance exams.
-Focusing on grammar, reading, and writing.
Teaching at English conversation events held at local cafes and bars. (2018)
-Three to five students each class
-Using games and activities to help students improve their English.
Private lessons (2018)
-Helping a Chinese student prepare for their TOEFL iBT exam.
-Speaking practice
-Correcting their writing and grammar.

Interests: I love talking about different languages, cultures, foods, and travel!

Education: Kansai Gaidai University (2012-2016)
The University of Florida (2014)
Sociology major

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Japanese (Native)

Douglas H

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: 24 years teaching English in Japan, 2 years teaching English in Ecuador

Interests: Literature, Hiking, Cycling, Jogging, Languages

Education: B.A. in Business Administration from Gordon College, USA

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Conversational), Japanese (Fluent)

Raven Skye

Profession: English Instructor

Teaching Experience: I have been an English teacher full time in Japan for the past two years. I teach mostly Elementary students, so I am good at communicating in simple English.
In high school and at university I tutored students studying Spanish, German, and Japanese.

Interests: Martial Arts (Karate, BJJ, Judo)

Education: Bachelor of Arts degree in International Studies with a concentration in foreign language from the Honors College at Western Carolina University.

Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science from the Honors College at Western Carolina University.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), German (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), Japanese (Conversational)

Rissa E

Profession: Graduate student

Teaching Experience: I helped international and Japanese students with conversation practice and homework help while abroad in Japan for 10 months. I also do English tutoring for Japanese elementary students.

Interests: I love movies, tv shows, and music! My favorite tv shows include The Office and Seinfeld. I love to laugh, but also enjoy drama and horror too. I also have a huge soft spot for animals and have two cats.

Education: I have a Bachelor's of Art in Communication Studies from Northern Kentucky University. I'm a professional Communicator!

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Japanese (Conversational)

Kyle TH

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I have taught English as a second language in Colombia, Thailand, and Japan. I have also taught Japanese as a second language in Thailand.

Interests: I enjoy cooking food and eating food, fitness and health. I also love watching anime and playing video games. However, most importantly, I am interested in YOU! I teach you and you teach me about you ^o^

Education: I obtained my College Degree focusing on Theater in 2012.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Japanese (Native), Korean (Basic), Spanish (Basic)

John Tanner

Profession: English Language Teacher/ Online English Tutor

Teaching Experience: I taught English in Japan for over 20 years. My youngest student was 1 year six months old (!) and my oldest was a 94 year old retired university professor. I have over 22,000 hours of teaching experience and taught hundreds of students worldwide.
I teach English Conversation, TOEFL, TOEIC and IELTS (Academic and General). I also teach Business English and Travel/Homestay English. My special skill is Voice Training. My classes are designed to allow students to speak fluently and confidently.

Interests: Reading, swimming, walking on the beach, talking about local food from all around the world.

Education: BA English Literature - University of Salford. Manchester, UK
TESOL - Oxford House College, London, UK

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Japanese (Conversational)

Christy Pai

Profession: ESL Instructor

Teaching Experience: I have taught every level of ESL at both Santa Barbara City College and Kaplan International and have tutored and taught IELTS prep,SAT prep,TOEFL and GRE prep, which is a great asset. I have lived abroad and taught in 7 different countries worldwide so this helps me to have an ability to truly understand the cultural difficulties faced by our students. Besides my 25 years teaching experience and 2 TESOL certificates. I have been a presenter at 3 CATESOL conferences. I have also been on a Professional Development panel for 3 years for UCSB.

Interests: I have varied interests. I love to paint watercolor. I love museums especially History or Art Museums. I love dancing and swimming. I was a flight attendant with Delta Air Lines so of course I got the travel bug running through my veins. I enjoy socializing and have friends from all over the world.

Education: I have a BA in Fine Arts from The University of the State of New York
I have a TESOL Certificate from UCSB
I have a TESL/TEFL from Oxford Seminars
I have a Teaching license from Hanayagi School of Dance

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Greek (Fluent), Japanese (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), Chinese (Fluent), German (Fluent), French (Basic)