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, Portuguese, Italian, and a little Chinese (my son Avery lived in Taiwan as a foreign exchanged student and is now fluent in Mandarin!).

I love being able to communicate with people from around the world!

English is my native language. I was born and raised in Fresno, California and every day I enjoy working with people who come from various countries and who speak many languages. This year I have students in my third-grade class who speak Armenian, Russian, Arabic, and Spanish.

I want to help you communicate with confidence and ease with people throughout the world in English, currently the most commonly spoken second language in the world.

My Professional Life

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.

I have nearly 20 years of teaching experience, working with elementary, middle school, and high school students, as well as adults. I have taught in the public school system, a small private school, and online.

I love teaching and enjoy working with people from around the world.

In addition to being a teacher, 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.

I also owned an organic cafe in Port Townsend, WA for 5 years: Better Living Through Coffee.

I started English Fluency Now in October 2013 and began coaching international adult English learners one-on-one via Skype. I also taught over 1,500 lessons for Verbling and on iTalki.

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 2 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 look forward to helping YOU become fluent in English!!

Please take advantage of all the free resources available on this website!

If you have any questions, you can email me at lisa @