Happy New Year 2016!

Happy New Year!! Hi Students, I am writing to wish you all a wonderfully successful 2016! I am excited to continue to support you in your English language learning journey in 2016. I recorded a short audio message for you. In the audio message, I read the Aesop Fable “The Tortoise & the Hare”. The […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 54 – Talent is Overrated

Hi Students! If you have gone through my “7 Strategies for English Fluency” course and/or you have listened to some of my podcasts, then you probably know by now that one of my areas of interest is personal achievement and success. I am especially interested in how people learn and achieve mastery. As an English coach (teacher/tutor), […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 53 – Working with an English Coach

In this episode, I talk about the importance of working with a coach (tutor or mentor) for achieving success in any field, including English. However, there are certain things that you, as the student/client, can do to make sure that you use your time with your coach wisely. Here are some of the things that […] Read more »

Seattle Seahawks Do it Again – Never Give Up!

  Wow! I wasn’t even watching the game and I was feeling the excitement! The Seattle Seahawks and the Green Bay Packers were playing a playoff game today, to see who would get to go to the Super Bowl. (If you don’t know what I am talking about, listen to podcast episode #18 about American Football). […] Read more »

Podcast Episode 50 – Goals or no goals?

It’s that time of year again – time to make your New Year’s Resolutions and set some goals for the new year – or is it? In this episode, I talk about the pros and cons of making New Year’s Resolutions and setting goals. I talk a little about both sides of the debate: how you can […] Read more »

Relax, Energize and Learn Better

Before you read this, I want you to practice getting into the proper mindset for learning. Take a deep breath and relax your body. Now, energize yourself. Sit up straight, stick out your chest and acknowledge that because you want to improve your English, you choose to read or listen to this article. Now breathe […] Read more »

Teaching Children to Have a Growth Mindset with Stories

If you have listened to my free email course “7 Strategies for English Fluency” then you are already familiar with the importance of having a growth mindset. In Strategy #3, I give you a short introduction to the work of Carol Dweck (Stanford University) and her book “Mindset“. I explain the difference between having a […] Read more »