I am from New York City. I lived in 22 different countries as a hotel manager, and spent many of those years helping staff to improve their English language ability for their jobs. I try to focus students on the practical uses of the vocabulary and usage of the phrases they learn in order to make the lessons more relatable. I am patient and accommodating, and am extremely difficult to frustrate, no matter how difficult the task. I enjoy tutoring, but I think my favorite achievement is to observe the development of the student and the satisfaction they feel.