Sandra has a Bachelor’s in Psychology and a Master’s in Applied Linguistics, both from Georgia State University, and over 25 years of experience working with non-native English speaking professionals from over 100 countries in medical, business, and academic environments. She has also had the opportunity to work with many dignitaries, including a former Japanese mayor, a Japanese judge, a Greek Catholic Bishop, Consul Generals, and a few Turkish senators, among others.
Sandra has taught in the intensive English programs at Indiana University in South Bend, Indiana and at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She also taught a variety of English as a Second Language topics in Emory University’s evening continuing education program in Atlanta, Georgia over a 15-year period. From 1995 to 2012, she was the founder and director of an accredited academic ESL school in Atlanta, enrolling thousands of international students inspired by her student-centered teaching philosophy.
Ms. Jayne Jacobs is an Atlanta-based English as a Second Language Teacher. In addition to earning a Master’s degree in Applied Linguistics from Georgia State University, she holds a Master’s degree in Speech Pathology from Michigan State University. Because of that experience, she is uniquely qualified to help those who would like to reduce their accents when speaking English. In addition to her experience teaching English to both adults and children from many countries around the world, she worked in the business world for over 20 years and was recognized for her expertise training sales personnel. Her practical experience enables her to effectively assist business professionals who wish to communicate more effectively when writing or speaking at work, and when they are giving professional presentations. In addition to Jayne's academic credentials, which include teaching in the intensive English program at Georgia State University, she has studied acting and has appeared in many productions in the Atlanta area. She has also produced radio and television programs.
George De Man
A native of Atlanta, George received his Bachelor’s Degree in English from Emory University and his Master’s Degree in Higher Education from the University of Georgia. After several years of business experience in banking and real estate, he became certified in TESOL in 2011, with a focus on TOEFL preparation, teaching in the U.S. and Russia. George has long been in demand as a test preparation specialist: over the course of two years on the faculty of an intensive English program at Oglethorpe University, he was credited with helping hundreds of students achieve their target scores on the TOEFL exam. He has also worked as a freelance writer for publications ranging from Creative Loafing and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution to Agni Review and The Oxford American, and worked as a reporter for The Rome News-Tribune. He is married and lives in the Decatur area.