Síle is a great teacher and is fun and clever too! I really enjoyed being her student. She is very efficient and has the ability to focus on your needs and your idiomatic weakness and to help you improve. When I started to be her student, I was recently coming to live in US with a low English level, so in this first period of time Síle made me feel more confident, made me dare to speak and definitely improved all my English skills. After that time, she helped me to prepare for the TOEFL test. We practiced a lot together and,undoubtedly she was essential in achieving the score that I needed. Síle has been the best English teacher that I ever had! Karinna E. Born in Chile. Living in California. Currently a graduate student in the Food Science program at the University of California at Davis.

Síle is a great teacher and is fun and clever too! I really enjoyed being her student. She is very efficient and has the ability to focus on your needs and your idiomatic weakness and to help you improve. When I started to be her student, I was recently coming to live in US with a low English level, so in this first period of time Síle made me feel more confident, made me dare to speak and definitely improved all my English skills. After that time, she helped me to prepare for the TOEFL test. We practiced a lot together and,undoubtedly she was essential in achieving the score that I needed.

Síle has been the best English teacher that I ever had!

Karinna E. Born in Chile. Living in California. Currently a graduate student in the Food Science program at the University of California at Davis.

It was ok to make mistakes in Síle's classroom even though making mistakes in front of other students could be embarrassing especially for a high school student! She would never laugh at our mistakes and always encouraged me to understand why my poor grammar or answer did not work or make any sense. Chenyu William W. Born in Taiwan. Living in the SF Bay Area. GIS technician in local government

It was ok to make mistakes in Síle's classroom even though making mistakes in front of other students could be embarrassing especially for a high school student! She would never laugh at our mistakes and always encouraged me to understand why my poor grammar or answer did not work or make any sense.

Chenyu William W. Born in Taiwan. Living in the SF Bay Area. GIS technician in local government

Grammar Grandma Síle taught me everything I know about clear communication! Una CBY. Oakland CA

Grammar Grandma Síle taught me everything I know about clear communication!

Una CBY. Oakland CA

cups by koide studio (Nozomi is shy. Hence no image!) Síle was my first ESL teacher and I had the pleasure of learning from her for 2 years. She was that type of teacher who is energetic, engaging, caring yet strict. A good ESL teacher not only teaches English but also gives confidence. At first, I was discouraged when I learned how much English I had to learn to be on the same page with my classmates and apply for a college in a few years.  It seemed to be an impossible task at first. But Síle taught us fundamentals step-by-step with her great optimistic smile. I was able to graduate from an Ivy-league university and now am running my own business in Japan. I attribute my success to great teachers and mentors like Síle. Nozomi O. Born in Japan. Living in Japan. Went to high school and college in the US. Business owner  

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(Nozomi is shy. Hence no image!) Síle was my first ESL teacher and I had the pleasure of learning from her for 2 years. She was that type of teacher who is energetic, engaging, caring yet strict. A good ESL teacher not only teaches English but also gives confidence. At first, I was discouraged when I learned how much English I had to learn to be on the same page with my classmates and apply for a college in a few years.  It seemed to be an impossible task at first. But Síle taught us fundamentals step-by-step with her great optimistic smile. I was able to graduate from an Ivy-league university and now am running my own business in Japan. I attribute my success to great teachers and mentors like Síle.

Nozomi O. Born in Japan. Living in Japan. Went to high school and college in the US. Business owner

 



 
Marco agrees with everything his wife, Karinna, says especially the last line! Marco P. Born in Chile. PhD candidate in the Environmental Science and Policy department at the University of California at Berkeley

Marco agrees with everything his wife, Karinna, says especially the last line!

Marco P. Born in Chile. PhD candidate in the Environmental Science and Policy department at the University of California at Berkeley

I had a scholarship in the States and Síle prepared me for the TOEFL in my second month there. Being so fresh in the US and using a completely different language was a stress for me at that time! Especially with the fact that I must pass the TOEFL in less than a year! However, Síle was my superhero who assisted me for the listening and speaking part of that test. I attained my highest score of the exam in those parts even though I did it for the first time and after only two and a half months in the U.S. It was thanks to her serious and encouraging efforts. Síle also taught me the value of time management, optimism, and self confidence through her sense of humor, enthusiasm in teaching and always being so well prepared Mohjah A. Born in Saudia Arabia. Living in Saudia Arabia. Did her graduate work in the US

had a scholarship in the States and Síle prepared me for the TOEFL in my second month there. Being so fresh in the US and using a completely different language was a stress for me at that time! Especially with the fact that I must pass the TOEFL in less than a year! However, Síle was my superhero who assisted me for the listening and speaking part of that test. I attained my highest score of the exam in those parts even though I did it for the first time and after only two and a half months in the U.S. It was thanks to her serious and encouraging efforts.

Síle also taught me the value of time management, optimism, and self confidence through her sense of humor, enthusiasm in teaching and always being so well prepared

Mohjah A. Born in Saudia Arabia. Living in Saudia Arabia. Did her graduate work in the US

Lyndon is traveling in Europe on business. But he agrees with all the comments and says that he still thinks of things Sile told him! Lyndon N. Born in the Phillipines. Living in Shanghai, China. Principal in Neri and Hu, a design firm.

Lyndon is traveling in Europe on business. But he agrees with all the comments and says that he still thinks of things Sile told him!

Lyndon N. Born in the Phillipines. Living in Shanghai, China. Principal in Neri and Hu, a design firm.

My memories of Síle as a teacher are unforgettable... the reason is simple---she is just what you would expect as best from an English teacher: she knows how to engage her students in a unique way, and how to make her lessons always exciting and effective with different methodologies. Others? She is great to identify your weaknesses and work on those sitting beside you to encourage and motivate learning! Síle has years of experience teaching in multicultural contexts, so she knows well how to approach people from all over the world calibrating herself always in the best way! Matteo G. Born in Italy. Living in Italy. Head of Operations  CoopVoce.

My memories of Síle as a teacher are unforgettable... the reason is simple---she is just what you would expect as best from an English teacher: she knows how to engage her students in a unique way, and how to make her lessons always exciting and effective with different methodologies. Others? She is great to identify your weaknesses and work on those sitting beside you to encourage and motivate learning! Síle has years of experience teaching in multicultural
contexts, so she knows well how to approach people from all over the world calibrating herself always in the best way!

Matteo G. Born in Italy. Living in Italy. Head of Operations  CoopVoce.