Meet Our Team
Fluency Coach & Curriculum Creator
On the SCE Team, Anna is a Fluency Coach in our Fluency School program. She also teaches in our Advanced Conversation and Mastering Conversation courses along with creating the monthly curriculum used in our small group classes.
Anna has worked in education for over ten years, originally working in Oregon public schools as an elementary school teacher. Once she discovered the magic of teaching the English language, however, she was hooked! Since earning her Master’s in TESL, Anna has taught for a variety of programs, working with predominantly adult students. She particularly enjoys helping students express their personality and unique character as they develop their skills as English language learners.
Anna has lived most of her life in the very beautiful and very wet Pacific Northwest, with the exception of two non-consecutive years in Japan and a year in Puerto Rico. When she isn’t teaching, she enjoys hiking in the forest around Mt. Hood, camping year-round, and exploring the Oregon coast.
Fun Facts: I have always enjoyed movement arts and over the last 15 years I’ve studied the martial arts kung fu and tai chi, as well as a variety of dance styles including salsa, Argentine tango, swing, European folk, and Bollywood. I’ve taken part in a few competitions, taught some classes, and even performed in front of an audience once or twice. It is rare that I will sit still if there is live music playing.
On the SCE Team, Lynn is a Fluency Coach in our Fluency School program and she teaches small group classes in our Advanced and Mastering Conversation courses.
Lynn has been working in education since 1991; she has taught in her home state of California, in Oregon, and in Panama City, Panama. Lynn has her Master’s degree in English/TESL, and has taught both adults and teenagers who come from all over the world. Her main goal is to help students become confident and comfortable English communicators, people who can express their unique ideas in their new language.
Lynn has spent most of her life on the West Coast, although she lived for a year in Vienna, Austria, and for two and a half years in Panama. Lynn and her husband love to travel – and still have quite a list of “go-to” places! When she is not traveling, she loves to spend time with people from the international community as they bring their worlds and culture to share with her.
Fun Fact: I love to explore new restaurants – I’m an adventure eater! My favorites include Lebanese, Thai, and Indian foods, although Japanese and Mexican are hard to beat. Speaking of “hard to beat,” there is absolutely nothing like a good book, a hot cup of coffee, and a fire in the fireplace to make me happy!
On the SCE Team, Sharanya is a Fluency Coach in our Fluency School program. She also teaches small group classes in our Advanced Conversation course.
Sharanya has been working in the adult education field for the past four years. She has taught refugees and newcomers in Canada, adults in rural regions around the world, and children. Sharanya strives to help adult learners discover their strengths and confidently communicate in English. She strongly believes in encouraging learners to embrace their accents and unique identities, as they pursue their English-language goals.
Sharanya has spent most of her life living in Ontario, Canada, with the exception of spending part of her childhood in London, England. When she is not teaching, Sharanya enjoys running, reading books, volunteering in her community, and hiking.
Fun Facts: I love learning about the way our minds work. As a psychology nerd, I enjoy listening to podcasts that discuss cognitive function, social behaviours, and media psychology. My favorite psychology-based podcasts are Invisibilia, The Happiness Lab, and Hidden Brain. Humans are incredible and capable of achieving more than we think is possible; I believe that understanding the complexities of our mind is essential for a brighter future.
Fluency Mentor & Community Manager
Tanya is a passionate English language learner and speaker from Kyiv, Ukraine.
Since joining our very first Fluency School course in 2015, Tanya has become an integral part of our community and was invited to join the SCE Team in 2017.
Tanya mentors students in our Fluency School program, assists in our live coaching classes, and manages our online communities.
We also like to call her our happiness specialist because of her optimism and positivity, which we believe are essential to confident English skills (she makes our team happy too!).
Fun Facts: I have a sweet tooth. I can barely live without a piece of a dark chocolate. I usually eat it with my morning coffee. Also, traveling is my passion. I have a dream to visit all countries and meet new people. My favorite place, where my soul has a rest, is in the mountains! I speak Ukrainian, Russian, and English.
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