Our Teachers

Charles Mallory

Charles Mallory was born and raised in the United States. From a very young age he became fascinated with Japan and its culture. Eager to one day live in Japan he began self studying Japanese as a teenager before enrolling in College-level language classes. Understanding what it takes to learn and to teach a foreign language, Charles is now an English teacher for students in Japan, eager to help people communicate with different countries and cultures.

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Accumulated Total Classes 2857
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Sachi Montgomery

Sachiko Montgomery is a graduate in psychology from Boston University, has worked with young children for over 10 years, and was a teacher’s assistant for second grade students at an international school for the last three years. Other than her college years she has lived in Japan her whole life and is a fluent bilingual speaker of Japanese and English.

"I am pleased to help provide this opportunity to learn English to young people and know it will enhance their English-language skills. It is a cutting-edge program that will give personalized service at a reasonable price. Having English lessons with professional teachers in your own home should make mothers and fathers very happy."

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Accumulated Total Classes 471
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Claudio Panno

Claudio Panno is a graduate in International Relations, and currently completing a Master's degree in Media Education at the University of Lapland, Rovaniemi, Finland. During the last ten years he has taught English and Italian at several institutions in Finland, including universities, high schools and private companies. He is an enthusiastic teacher who enjoys working in international and multicultural environments.

"Hi! I'm Claudio. I live In Rovaniemi, the town on Santa! I play the guitar and sing, but I can enjoy doing many things, from reading to woodworking. I'm really looking forward to beginning teaching children online!"

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Accumulated Total Classes 1792
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Melonie Johnson Soland

Melonie is a graduate with a Masters Degree in Special Education, and is from Modesto, California. She has taught students since 1992, ranging from preschool to adult. She is currently living in Baguio, Philippines teaching English while her daughter studies in College.

"Hi. My name is Melonie. I have 3 children and I am from California. I love to eat hamburgers, and tacos. On weekends, I enjoy a walk in the park with my friends, and going to the traditional outdoor market. In the evenings, I enjoy teaching English online. I look forward to meeting you, and I hope you enjoy your class."

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Accumulated Total Classes 2079
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Deborah Goodman

Debbie Goodman has a Bachelor of Science degree in Elementary Education from Texas Christian University, a Master of Arts degree in Adult Education from Trident University, and is certified to teach elementary school and middle school reading and English. Debbie has 23 years of experience teaching all ages from preschool through adults. Debbie has taught ESL in Korea, Japan, and at El Paso Community College in the U.S. Debbie currently lives at Yokota Air Base in Fussa, Japan.

"Hi! My name is Debbie Goodman. I have been married for 27 years and I have 4 children, three boys ages 18, 16, and 14, and a daughter who is 11. I also have a Chihuahua named Chiquita. I currently live in Japan and enjoy learning about Japanese culture. I also love eating Japanese food. I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn English!"

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Accumulated Total Classes 645
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Isaiah Keamo

Isaiah Keamo is a college student at University of Hawaii at Manoa. He has prior experience of being a teacher’s aid for first grade students at a local elementary school, and is a former karate instructor. After completing 2 years of Japanese in college, Isaiah is able to speak some Japanese. His Japanese friends call him by his middle name Mitsuru. He enjoys hiking and playing music.

"“Hi, my name is Isaiah. You can call me Mitsuru if you want. I love music and going hiking with friends. Let’s learn some English!”"

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Accumulated Total Classes 631
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Zack LeQuia

Zachary Lequia is currently working on his BA in Education, and has been working with children for over 4 years. He has worked at an online English, as a Second Language, school for a little under a year. Previously he worked as a skills trainer for an autistic child for 2 years. Other than his work, he has lived in California, USA for most of his life and recently moved to the Philippines for the last 3 years.

"Hi, my name is Zack. I have a dog named Lucy. I live in the Philippines. I love all food, especially burritos and sushi! I enjoy taking care of my garden, walking my dog, playing soccer, and hiking through the mountains. My energy and creativity that I bring to the class helps kids stay excited and focused. I look forward to seeing you in the classroom."

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Accumulated Total Classes 1785
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Lasheda Harper

Hello my name is Lasheda. I'm from Phoenix, AZ, USA. I have 5 years of teaching experience, most of them with children. I throughly enjoy teaching and endeavor to keep learning fun and enjoyable. My hobbies include reading, writing, and cooking. I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling and learning about different cultures.

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Accumulated Total Classes 605
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Jesse Weston

My name is Jesse and it a pleasure to meet you! I am now living in the beautiful country of Mexico in a city called Ciudad Obregon. I was born and raised on the Pacific side of the United States, spending the majority of my time in the states of Oregon and Arizona. I love a number of sports as well as outdoor activities such as camping,hiking, and rock climbing. I am excited to be learning Spanish as a second language. That being said, I realize how important and impactful language can be and am so very excited to teach English to others.

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Accumulated Total Classes 700
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Akihiko Tan

I am a TESOL certified instructor. I have been teaching multiple languages since 2010 such as English and American Sign Language. I have moved to the Dominican Republic from California in 2011 to work as a volunteer to teach the deaf children American Sign Language to help them become independent. I have traveled not only within the United States but also UK, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, and Japan. I love playing a variety of sports, especially American football and basketball. I am looking forward to meeting you!

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Accumulated Total Classes 684
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Alfredo Salviejo

Konichiwa toto-kun! My name is Alfredo. For many years I have been an ESL teacher for young students. It is always fun to be an online ESL teacher because I sing and act with my students (wish I can dance too.)When I have free time, I go fishing, walking my dog to the park, and playing basketball. Sayonara, hope to see you soon!

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Accumulated Total Classes 985
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Nunu Nuantaeka

Hello, My name is Nunu and I am from Fiji. I am studying at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University, Beppu-shi, Oita. I have lived in Beppu-shi, Japan for 4 years. I have helped teach kids English in Kumon and in Beppu-shi for 4 years. I speak 5 different languages. I have 8 siblings and I love working with kids. My main message to kids when learning English is "mistakes are ok" because we can encourage each other to improve our English. I love playing rugby, surfing and playing the guitar. My favorite Japanese food is Shashimi and Nato gohan.

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Accumulated Total Classes 507
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Andy Cook

Hi, my name is Andy. I enjoy watching movies from different countries, especially animated ones. I also enjoy getting outside to play tennis or go on a bike ride when the weather is nice. The best part about rainy days is staying inside to play a board game with a movie on. I play chess and go online when I have time. Students are welcome to challenge me. My favorite foods are hummus, chili, sushi, and battered fish fillets

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Accumulated Total Classes 226
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Kelly Lageweg

My name is Kelly and I speak English, Dutch and Japanese. I love exploring different cultures, languages and meeting new people. Of course my favorite country is Japan! Traditional culture, popular culture, food, you name it! I've been living here for 5 years, having fun teaching English to all ages. You're never too young or too old to try something new! So let's meet online!

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Accumulated Total Classes 440
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Alex Judkins

Hello! My name is Alex Judkins. I earned my Bachelors in Biology with a Minor in Education in 2013 in my home state of Florida, USA. I became a teacher because I am passionate about helping others learn a new or difficult subject with ease. I currently live in Japan with my family in the city of Fussa. I have been married for 5 years and I have two daughters; ages 4 years old and 6 months old. In my free time I enjoy playing basketball, doing Crossfit, swimming and exploring Japan. My favorite Japanese dish so far has been Ramen. When you choose to take my class, come ready to learn in a fun, creative, and safe environment. I look forward to seeing you in class; learning together and helping you reach your personal goals.

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Accumulated Total Classes 149
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Arisa Safu

Arisa Safu is a graduate in Animal Biology from McGill University, has been working in English Education in Japan for almost 10 years. She has worked in a bilingual English school for several years in Tokyo where she mostly dealt with young children from under 8 years old. She has also worked as an Assistant Learning Teacher in a Japanese girls' high school, and has hosted her own English conversation classes for adults. Other than her college years she has lived in Japan her whole life and is a fluent bilingual speaker of Japanese and English. "I love to teach English in a way that is enjoyable for both the student and I. I keep things interesting, but always set a goal for each lesson, so I think we can both feel a sense of accomplishment while having a good time. The great thing about GSA is that you can really incorporate the lessons easily into a routine and I will try my best to provide lessons that you look forward to every week!!"

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Accumulated Total Classes 47
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Theresa Zellar

Hi everyone my name is Teresa Zeller. I live in California and have been teaching since 1999. I have 3 beautiful children that live at home with me. I have lots of hobbies that include board games, arts and crafts and my backyard chickens. I enjoy reading books and watching movies. I look forward to learning all about you when I see in you in class. Have a fun day!

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Accumulated Total Classes 36
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Daniel Thomas

Hi everyone, my name is Daniel. I am 22 years old from Australia. I recently graduated from Flinders University studying a degree in engineering. I enjoy playing the guitar, playing soccer, playing video games and watching Japanese TV. I also really enjoy eating food and I really like ramen and sushi. I have experience teaching kids sports and guitar and I hope to use those skill to create a fun teaching environment. I am looking forward to teaching you all very soon!

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Accumulated Total Classes Less than 30
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Austin Froese

Hi Everyone, my name is Austin and I'm from Calgary, Canada. I am currently finishing my degree in Mechanical Engineering. A little bit about myself, I am a huge fan of Hockey, Football, Volleyball and Badminton! I also play many of these sports, especially Badminton in which I used to compete. I've spent many summers working as an Activity Leader for kids, teaching them sports and other fun games. I'm currently learning Japanese, so I know how it feels to be learning another language, so let's do it together!

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Accumulated Total Classes Less than 30
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