I have seven years experience (2002-2009) tutoring students from other countries, mostly from Japan, in (ESL) English As a Second Language. I focus on helping them learn to speak, read and write in the English language. I have also tutored these students in reading, writing, social studies, and science and help them with homework. In addition, I tutored adults in ESL through the Laubach program for two years as a volunteer. I received training through the READ San Diego program and from a friend who taught ESL for several years. My style is to be very patient and encouraging, and I try to make the lessons interactive and fun.