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Namaste and Hello! My name is Vanessa. 

I have always had a passion for teaching!!!  I began working with children fifteen years ago with music instruction, then language, and finally culture classes. I achieved my dream of becoming an English as a Second Language teacher eight years ago.  I have a Bachelor’s Degree in English as well as a “Teaching English as a Foreign Language” Certification. Three exciting years of my life were spent in India working at a language school, where I taught English to a mixture of adults and children in a group and private setting; all while learning a little Hindi as well. I have specifically taught online and by phone for over five years now, and my continual aim is to keep my students deeply engaged and excited about learning. During this time I have greatly enjoyed teaching students from all over the world, and have loved learning about them and their cultures.  I believe it is important to create a fun and interesting environment so students can connect well with the concepts and learn with ease. The ability to speak multiple languages, especially English, is one of the greatest gifts you, as parents, can give your children.

I am honored to be part of that learning experience, and I look forward to helping your child achieve this goal.

Ni Hao! My name is Steven Salas but my students like to call me just "Steve."  I established First Class English Academy. 

I come with over 30 years of teaching experience. In fact, I began helping others excel in their academics in my teens as a tutor in high school and then college. I continued to exceed in this field by assisting children as well as adults in a wide variety of subjects. While at the Training and Development Department of Bank of America, I was and continue to be a volunteer Teacher and Tutor at my local elementary school as well as the Long Beach Ronald McDonald House.   Immediately prior to founding First Class English Academy, I was one of the most sought after teachers with another on-line English academy in China.

I look forward to teaching your children everything I can, to ensure their growth in knowledge.