Hi! My name is Lisa, and I want to help you reach your English fluency goals, so that you can:
- improve your career opportunities,
- successfully communicate with colleagues from around the world and,
- feel confident speaking English.
I created English Fluency Now after having spent many years working with English learners, both children and adults, and after having spent many years studying foreign languages myself, including Spanish, German, French, and now Portuguese.
I love being able to communicate with people from around the world!
English is my native language. I was born and raised in California and I now live in the state of Washington. I am lucky to be able to communicate with so many people of foreign origin who live here in the United States and when I travel abroad because I speak English, and so do they.
I want to help you have that same advantage that I have — the ability to communicate with confidence and ease with people throughout the world.
My Professional Life
For more than 7 years, I worked as a certificated bilingual elementary school teacher in Fresno, California. I have a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of California, Santa Cruz and I received my post-graduate teacher’s training at California State University, Fresno. I have a Bilingual Certificate of Competence, with TESOL and EFL/ESL certification.
One year, I taught third graders from Mexico all the normal school subjects exclusively in Spanish. I also taught them English as a Second Language. While in California, I worked with 4th, 5th and 6th grade immigrants to the U.S. from countries such as Mexico, Guatemala, Russia, Laos, Cambodia, China and Japan. I worked with their parents as well in English as a Second Language classes, after school.
Then I became a mom!
After having my son, I stopped working as a teacher and became a stay-at-home, work-from-home, homeschooling mom. My three children are now 12, 14 and 16 years old.
Since having children, I have worked from home via the internet.
I have worked as a medical transcriptionist, editor, proofreader, translator (Spanish/English), web designer, website manager, director of marketing for authors such as Byron Katie, social media strategist, copy editor and blogger.
In May of 2008, I became a partner in an organic café in Port Townsend, WA. At Better Living Through Coffee we specialized in serving organic, fair trade, locally roasted coffee as well as a wide variety of organic food items (e.g. cookies, soups, salads, scones).
In October 2013, I sold my part of that business in order to devote my time to teaching English students throughout the world and to build English Fluency Now so that I could help more people succeed in speaking excellent English using proven methods and for a fraction of the cost that students spend on attending English classes.
I coach international adult English learners one-on-one via Skype and I teach classes online.
I am the creator of the English Fluency Now podcast which is available on iTunes and on the PODCAST page. The podcast covers topics related to everyday life, business, travel, culture and more. The podcast episodes have been downloaded over 1 million times by people from practically every country in the world.
I create powerful digital-download products and training programs that help self-directed English learners improve their English at their own convenience.
I have taught over 1200 hours of classes on Verbling.com to people from many different countries around the world, including Turkey, Brazil, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Saudi Arabia, Japan, France, Spain, Switzerland, Thailand, Vietnam, Taiwan, Egypt, Kuwait, Pakistan, India, Norway, Germany, Ecuador, Panama, Costa Rica, Italy and many more!!
I look forward to helping YOU become fluent in English!!
Take advantage of all the resources available on this website and let me know if you have any questions or if you’d like to work one-on-one with. Go to the CONTACT page to find my email address.