Academy Resource Center

Academy Resource Center (ARC) Directors

Contact Information

Phone: 1-415-618-3917



Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.


79 New Montgomery St., 3rd Floor

San Francisco, CA 94105

Kate Griffeath

Executive Vice President, Educational Support Services

Kate graduated from Columbia University with a MA in TESOL and a BA in Sociology from UC Santa Barbara, and holds a certificate after studying at La Universidad de Salamanca in Spain. With over 21 years of professional experience in teaching ESL, she has been a valuable addition at Academy of Art University since 1990. She is a member of TESOL, CATESOL, NAFSA, and a staff member/consultant with C-L/CLL. Kate regularly gives presentations at TESOL and CATESOL conferences, and studied Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, Thai, Latin, and Greek.

Phone: 1-415-618-3917


Lynda España

Director, Student Academic Support

Lynda was born in California and grew up on the East Coast on a small island in Maine. She is happy to call San Francisco her home for over a decade now. Lynda received her B.A. in Marketing from Marietta College in Ohio, where she was also a student-athlete. She has a diverse vocational background including coaching collegiate basketball teams, a short stint as a paramedic, and several years as a sign language interpreter. She is inspired by the creativity and passion of the students and faculty here at the Academy. Lynda enjoys stand-up comedy, blogging, camping, sailing, rockabilly music, and collecting vintage clothes and mid-century memorabilia.

Phone: 1-415-618-3813


Chantelle Ferguson

Director, Online Language Support

Chantelle Ferguson has loved language and culture since the day she learned her first Spanish words from the children's television show, Sesame Street. She followed these interests by working as a newspaper journalist, traveling, and earning a bachelor's degree in Spanish and a master's degree in English. After graduate school, she moved abroad and taught English at a private university where she developed one of the first online academic writing courses offered in the region. She has since designed and taught numerous onsite and online courses at numerous universities in the United States.

Phone: 1-415-618-3809


Aaron Field

Director, Online Academic Support

Aaron is a born and bred San Francisco native happily stuck in the cool, gray, city of love. His love of writing led him to pursue a degree in English with the University of California, Davis. Aaron has been with the Academy in the online support department for seven years.


Andrea Keklikian

Director, Classroom Services

Andrea has been facilitating equal access for students with disabilities at Academy of Art University since 2004.  She is especially interested in applying the principles of Universal Design wherever possible so that diverse groups of students can fully enjoy their curriculum and campus.  Andrea has degrees in Elementary Education and Special Education from the University of Delaware and holds a California state teaching credential.  Before joining the Academy, she taught in a K–8 school within a group home and was a public high school special day class teacher.

Phone: 1-415-618-3782


James J. O’Hara

ARC Tutoring Director

James J. O'Hara began his teaching career in 1984 while an undergraduate at Brown University in Providence, RI. Two years later, he joined the Peace Corps and worked as a teacher trainer and supervisor in Indonesia and Thailand. Returning to the U.S. in 1988 to teach in the Minnesota public schools, he then moved to the Bay Area, where he received his M.A. from U.C. Berkeley in 1992. From 1989 to 1996, he taught at Golden Gate University, and has worked to ensure student success at Academy of Art University since 1995.

Phone: 1-415-618-3875


Gwendlyn Snider

ARC Online Tutoring Director

Born and raised in San Diego, CA, Gwendlyn attended the University of California at Berkeley, majoring in English Literature with an emphasis in Anglophone Studies and History of Art. After graduating, she pursued her career in academia by working at Academy of Art University, San Diego State University, Ashford University, and California Polytechnic State University at San Luis Obispo. She returned to the Bay Area in 2009 to attend an intensive teaching program at the Institute of Reading Development and began working at the Academy Resource Center, where she supports the ARC Training & Tutoring department as Online Tutoring Director.

Phone: 1-415-618-3994


Donna Dager

Online Educational Support Website Coordinator, Academy Resource Center

Donna Dager holds an MA in Communication Arts and a BS in Education from Norwich University and SUNY-Cortland respectively. She has over 19 years of professional experience in Computer Arts including work as a CD-ROM Designer/Animator, Producer/Director at Mid-Peninsula Access Corporation, Multimedia Artist for Red Button Productions and teaching experience for the San Mateo County Office of Education, Palo Alto Arts & Cultural Center, and Foothill College. She is currently a FT Instructor with the Academy of Art College. She is a member of TESOL and has participated in ESL multi-media workshops in Vancouver, B.C., and Seattle, Washington.

Alice Clay

Online Language Support, Academy Resource Center

Alice Clay has 11 years of professional experience teaching English as a second language including work as a proofreader/writer in Athens, Greece, Director of ESL Studies in Moscow, Russia, Art Education teacher in Minnesota, Co-founder of the American English School of Moscow, ESL instructor in Japan, and instructor of ESL and 20th Century Design History in Japan. Clay holds two BA degrees from the University of Minnesota in Fine Arts and Russian Area Studies. She speaks 4 foreign languages, having worked with International students for over 10 years. She completed a post-graduate Apprenticeship with the master printmaker at the Moscow House of Artists Union.

Thomas Donahoe

Online Language Support, Academy Resource Center

Thomas Donahoe received his Doctorate of Educational Technology from Pepperdine University. He also holds a Master of Arts in Teaching English to Speakers in Other Languages from the School for International Training and a BA in Journalism from the University of Hawaii-Manoa.  He also participated in a yearlong distance learning course on technology and telecommunications for teachers for the Department of Education in Hawaii. For more than 7 years, Thomas was a Citizenship Program Coordinator at the Rancho Santiago Community College District. He also served as an Adjust Instructor at the same college where he taught ESL grammar, Citizenship courses, and Advanced Grammar review. Previously, he has taught language, writing, and English at various universities and colleges, including UC Irvine Extension, Pepperdine University, Cerritos College, and the Mid-Pacific Institute. Thomas is currently affiliated with the International Society for Technology in Education and Computer Using Educators. He was a recipient of the CATESOL Rick Sullivan Stipend.

Tezra Jackson

Online Language Support, Academy Resource Center

A Southern Louisiana native, Tezra holds a B.A. in English from the University of Akron and a M.A. in Education (TESOL) from Pepperdine University. Her desire for teaching and travel heightened after serving nearly 6 years in the U.S. Army. Additionally, she has taught abroad in several places such as the Dominican Republic and Saudi Arabia.

Carl Pellegrini

Online Language Support & Speaking Lab Coordinator, Academy Resource Center

Carlo Pellegrini has interdisciplinary experience in website production, education and curriculum development in the fine arts.  He is currently Head Teacher/Internship Coordinator at the Aspect International Language Academy teaching English as a second language to adults.  Carlo is proficient in 5 languages and has taught English in many countries including Japan, Italy and Guatemala.  He also is credited with a number of ESL video works. Pellegrini holds a BA in Italian from the University of Washington.

Walter Thoma

Online Language Support, Academy Resource Center

Walter has more than 10 years of teaching experience. He has been teaching at Academy of Art University since 1996 providing specialized English language instruction for international students. He worked for World Learning Inc., an international educational services organization, founded in 1932, which provides language instruction for international students and executives. Walter received his BA in Sociology and Fine Arts from Brandeis University in 1981, and received his MA in ESL from University of Massachusetts at Boston in 1989.

English for Art Purposes (EAP) Directors
Bob McDonald

EAP Department Director

Bob studied American Literature at Boston U. and U.C. Santa Cruz as an undergraduate. He then attended The California Culinary Academy, but after a brief stint working as a chef, he decided to return to his passion of literature and language. He went on to receive an M.A. in Teaching English as a Second Language from San Francisco State. Bob has travelled extensively through Asia, Europe and Latin America, with the most recent trips being to Cuba. He also settled in Buenos Aires, Argentina for two years to teach English. He began working at the Academy in 1994 as an ESL teacher and became ESL Director in 2000.

Sherise Lee

EAP Associate Director

Sherise brings her love for both teaching and art into her role at the Academy. She graduated from the University of California at Davis (Go Ags!) with degrees in Art History and Sociology. She later completed a masters degree in second language education. Her experiences range from working in event marketing to teaching elementary school in China. When she's not traveling, Sherise enjoys running and pursuing her design interests. You can also find her on the hunt for good eats in the city.

Alexander Hosmer

Managing Director of Technical Services, English for Art Purposes

Alexander Hosmer has 10 years of professional experience in teaching English as a second language. He has taught at ASPECT International Language School, UC Berkeley Extension, SFSU, and Refugee Transitions. In addition to teaching ESL, Hosmer has also taught in the Physical Education and Dance departments. He graduated from SFSU with a MA in teaching ESL/EFL and a BA in English Language Studies. Hosmer has attended Database Workshops and is a member of TESOL and CATESOL.

Vanessa Spang

Graduate & Undergraduate Liaison Manager, English for Art Purposes

Vanessa has over 25 years of combined teaching and faculty development experience. She graduated from St. Lawrence University in NY with a BA in French, Spanish, and German and holds an MA in Teaching English as a Second Language from San Francisco State University. Vanessa joined the AAU in 1997, serving many years in the EAP program as an EAP 3 and support instructor. In 2009 she transitioned to the Faculty Development department, eventually becoming Director. She has a keen interest in assessment and continual improvement and is a member of The Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education. Vanessa is honored to have rejoined the EAP department and its extraordinary faculty and staff.

Jarrod Armour

Level 3 Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Jarrod has been a member of Academy of Art University’s faculty since Fall 2014, predominantly teaching writing courses, tutoring in the EAP Lab, and helping out the web designers. A native of California, Jarrod grew up in the broader Los Angeles area before studying History and French at the University of California, Santa Cruz. Upon graduating, he moved to San Francisco, eventually discovering a career in teaching English. Since receiving a Master’s degree in this field from San Francisco State University, Jarrod has worked at a number of institutions around the Bay Area and in China, where he has lived and taught in cities like Beijing, Shanghai, Wuhan and Suzhou. When he is not teaching at the Academy, Jarrod enjoys reading books, wandering around urban or natural spaces, traveling, cooking up meals for friends and family, people-watching, and riding the bus.

Jill Ballard

Major-Specific Curriculum Coordinator & Graduate Graphic Design Liaison, English for Art Purposes

Jill Ballard has been an instructor of graduate English since 2007 and is the EAP Major-specific Curriculum Coordinator. She holds an MA in English (TESOL concentration) from San Francisco State University, and a BFA (emphasis on design and photography) from USF Tampa.  Jill has taught in public schools and in corporate and private settings, domestically and abroad. Prior to completing her graduate degree, she worked in graphic design/art direction for more than 10 years. Throughout her careers, she has traveled widely through the Caribbean, Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia and Polynesia.

Colin Blake

Writing for Multilingual Students Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

After graduating from Reed College in Portland, Oregon, Colin found himself in San Francisco, looking for work with nothing but a degree in English Literature. That search brought him to the world of teaching, but not in California. He took his first job in English as a Second Language instruction in Tokyo, Japan. One year later, he returned to the Bay Area but after spending several years in the educational publishing arena, Colin returned to teaching and attended the MA TESOL program at the University of Washington in Seattle. Since returning to the Bay Area with a Master's in hand, he has taught at a number of schools, but he is delighted to call Academy of Art University home. He has taught at Academy of Art University since January 2011, and spends his time between semesters traveling the world with his partner and hanging out with his dog Sweeney in Alameda.

Christopher Carpenter

Level 2 Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Christopher Carpenter earned his MA in Applied Linguistics at Georgia State University in 2001 and now has over 15 years’ experience teaching in the US and abroad. When not teaching writing as a subject, he enjoys writing himself and has worked as a reporter, a freelance writer and an editor. He also enjoys traveling, photography, surfing and cycling, activities which have taken him around the world to many beautiful places where he has met many beautiful people. In 2009, he completed a three-month, 15-thousand-kilometer bicycle trek through Japan which took him from Tokyo to Osaka to the remote island of Shikoku and back. He has been teaching at the Academy in the EAP Department since 2012.

Lisa Chou

Online Writing Lab Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Lisa Hsu holds a BA in Psychology from UC Berkeley and a MA in TESOL from San Francisco State University. Currently, she is an Instructor at St. Mary's College and Ohlone College where she works with international students learning ESL and English Composition. Previously, she taught at American Language Institute where she taught high intermediate and advanced reading, writing, TOEFL, and pronunciation classes. Hsu is a member of CATESOL and she is the SFSU MA TESOL Student Association Budget Officer.

Hilaire Fong

Undergraduate Curriculum Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Hilaire holds a B.A. in Psychology from UCLA and an M.A. in English with a concentration in TESOL from SFSU. She loves to travel and has lived abroad in Bordeaux, France and Tokyo, Japan. Hilaire has taught English abroad and in a variety of U.S. settings, including an intensive English program, corporate environment, community college, and university. Her specialized skills include curriculum and assessment design, teacher training, and teaching courses in business English, academic English, and English for art and design purposes. She is particularly interested in the genre of art critiques across cultures. In her free time, Hilaire enjoys riding her bike, photography, baking, and trying new food from different cultures.

Janine Gluud

Faculty Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Janine Gluud has a MA in English as a Second Language and a BA in French from the University of Hawaii and NYU-Binghamton respectively. She has over 20 years of professional teaching experience including work in the English Fluency Program at SF State University Ext. Ed., English Institute at Canada College, Peralta Community College, UC Berkeley Extension, and other teaching programs in Spain, Portugal, Hawaii, Taiwan, and Mexico. She is fluent in French and Spanish and has studied Portuguese, Japanese, and Mandarin. She is a member of TESOL and CATESOL and volunteered on the Canada College Evening Advisory Board Panel. She has held numerous presentations and workshops on the English language in Spain and Canada.
Educational Background: University of Hawaii (MA-English as a Second Language); State University of New York at Binghamton (BA-French)

Natasha Haugnes

Undergraduate Major-Specific Curriculum Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Natasha has a BS in Human Development (with Music and French minors) from UC Davis, as well as an MA in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (with a Teaching Composition certificate). She has taught ESL, English Composition, and adult pedagogy (Professional Practices for the Teaching Artist) courses in a variety of settings, including Lycée Gheris, in Morocco while she was a Peace Corps volunteer. Natasha loves working with artists— this is what has kept her at the Academy since 1995. She started in the ESL department, then moved to the ARC. And for the past 13 years, she worked in faculty development, supporting art and design faculty in their teaching and course development work. She is excited to be back in the EAP department with the team of super creative, smart colleagues!

John McConnel

Testing Coordinator & Faculty Support, English for Art Purposes

John McConnel’s background is in theater and music. He received his BA in theater from the University of Vermont. After a long career as a stagehand in Vermont and New York City, John returned to school and pursued a Master’s degree in linguistics, studying at Columbia University and Queens College in New York City. For the first seven years of John’s teaching career, he taught ESL at the American Language Institute of NYU and at the American Language Program of Columbia University. John relocated to the Bay Area in 2011, and is very happy to be part of the excellent EAP program here at Academy of Art University.

Stacy Nelson

EAP 604 Speaking & Listening Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Stacy Nelson has an M.A. in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages from San Francisco State University, where she also earned a Certificate in Teaching Post-secondary Reading. As an undergraduate, she studied Writing and Music at Whitworth University in Spokane, Washington. Stacy has taught ESL courses at all levels and has over two years of experience tutoring in academic writing labs.

Amy Parker

Midpoint Review Lab & EAP 605W Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Amy has more than 20 years of teaching experience. She was the co-author of Talking Together, a beginning ESL conversation text, Lateral Communications, a division of Longman Publishers. She also reviewed several textbooks such as, The Advanced Grammar Book, second edition, Heinle and Heinle publishers; Grammar Mastery, Houghton-Miffin publishers, etc. Moreover, Amy is a member of numerous professional affiliations such as CATESOL.

George Schupp

EAP Labs Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

George has a Master of Arts degree in English from San Francisco State University. His teaching experiences have included being a substitute teacher in high school and elementary school, teaching disabled adults, and teaching English as a Second Language (ESL) in Japan. Currently, George teaches ESL, tutors students in writing, and provides language support for students at the Academy of Art University. When he's not doing home improvement projects, he can be found wandering around the world with his camera, playing the guitar, or just sitting at a cafe people watching.

Michael Shehane

EAP 3 Curriculum Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Michael Shehane received his MA in English with a concentration in TESOL from San Francisco State University and a BA in English from California Polytechnic State University in San Luis Obispo. He has taught for various schools, including Kansai Gaidai University in Japan, San Francisco State University, and NOVA Group in Japan. Shehane has also published a book on English language. He has a high intermediate understanding of German, a high beginning level understanding of Japanese, and a beginner's level understanding of Chinese.

Amy Shipley

Graduate Curriculum Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Amy has a B.A. in Rhetoric and Communication from UC Davis, and an M.A. in TESOL (Teaching English as a Second Language) from San Francisco State University. She has traveled extensively throughout the world and has taught overseas in Japan, India, and Peru. Amy has taught at many private language schools and community colleges in the Bay Area, including the American Language Institute at both San Francisco State University and Sonoma State University. Since coming to the Academy, Amy’s responsibility has been teaching ESL courses, coordinating the Speaking Lab, and providing ESL support to students in their art classes. In Amy’s leisure time, she enjoys volunteer work in the animal and science field. She also enjoys hiking, running, cycling, weight-lifting, and practicing Aikido.

Erika Weisbrich

Lab Coordinator, English for Art Purposes

Erika has enjoyed working at Academy of University since 2008. She coordinated the EAP Lab for over three years and is currently the EAP MFA Liaison for the Graduate School of Animation and Visual Effects. A native Californian, she has traveled in 20 countries and worked in Japan and Turkey. Here in the Bay Area, she has also managed and developed Business English and professional communications programs for a biotech company and intensive English program and has taught writing for the extension program at San Francisco State University. She holds the MA TESOL and The Graduate Certificate in the Teaching of Composition from SFSU and the Cambridge RSA DELTA (Diploma in English Language Teaching to Adults). In her free time, too, she enjoys language: poetry, etymology, her husband's British English and her kids’ funny expressions.

Allison Payne

Intensive English Courses Coach, English for Art Purposes

Allison Payne earned a degree in Literature from Mount Holyoke College in Massachusetts and a Certificate of English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from New York Teaching House. Since completing her CELTA course, she has taught English as a foreign language to students of various walks on life in different cities. For two years she lived in Dalian, China, where she taught children and adults and committed herself to practicing Mandarin in her free time. She has also taught in ESL New York City, San Francisco and Berkeley.

Camille Andreacchi

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Camille Andreacchi received an MA in Linguistics from San Jose State, a BS in Education from Florida Atlantic and a Post Baccalaureate in Art from Mills College in Oakland. She has worked as a Liberal Arts and ESL instructor at Academy of Art University for the past nine years and piloted the instruction of proofreading skills in writing classes and “The Proofreading Skills Project.”  She currently maintains an art studio in Novato and her work recently appeared in “Shifting Boundaries,” a show hosted by the Museum of Contemporary Arts, Novato.

Yvonne Campbell

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Yvonne Campbell has worked in the field of education for over 20 years in the areas of public education in bilingual education and teaching English to students of other languages at the university level. She has instructed English for Art Purposes for the last two years at Academy of Art University in addition to supported languages learners in art major classes.

During her teaching, she has written curriculum in English and designed art integrated with core subject areas thematic units for elementary students to young adults. Additionally, she has acted as an art docent in the Luther Burbank Museum of Modern Art in Santa Rosa, as well as a community activist for local artists.

She has also mentored several teachers through the Sonoma State University Education department and continues to support teachers in the education practices and in art education. She has completed art education programs at San Francisco's Museum of Modern Art and is an acting artist as well.  She has displayed her art in various galleries, community centers and museums.

Yvonne has a Masters in teaching English to Students of Other Languages.

Beverly Edge

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Beverly Edge has over 20 years of professional experience in teaching English as a Second Language including instructor for the English Language Program at UC Berkeley Extension, Research Assistant at the Department of English as a Second Language at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, and English Instructor in Japan. She was also a teaching Fellow at Harvard University and at Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique Nice-Sophia in Antipolis, France. She has been published in Studies in Second Language Acquisition. Edge can speak at least 7 foreign languages. She is a member of the American Association of Applied Linguistics and TESOL.

Jane Emley

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Jane Emley holds a MA in English and a BA in Latin American Studies and Italian from SFSU and UC Berkeley respectively. She has over 19 years of professional teaching experience as an instructor for foreign students for UC Berkeley Extension, ESL instructor at SFSU and other various teaching positions including private instructor for students at Centro Studi Dell'Univerisita di California in Padua, Italy. She has attended the ACCTLA Conference and the TESOL Conference as a presenter. She is also a current member of TESOL.

Heyward Gignilliat

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Heyward Gignilliat has over ten years’ experience teaching ESL/EFL. He graduated from the University of Georgia with a Bachelor’s degree in History and Political Science. After graduation, he moved to Nagoya, Japan to teach English as a Second Language. He worked as an Assistant Language Teacher (ALT) in Japanese public elementary and junior high schools for six years. While in Japan, he also founded his own English conversation school. In 2006, Heyward attended The School for International Training (SIT) for a Master of Arts in Teaching in TESOL. After completing his course work, he became an adjunct faculty member at Northeastern University's English Language Center for one year. In 2008, Heyward moved to the Bay Area and served as an Academic Director at an English conversation school on Mission St where he implemented student centered workshops. In 2010, Heyward started working at the Academy of Art as an EAP teacher and Support Instructor. Heyward enjoys listening to music, snowboarding, and generally just goofing off.

Richard La Rose

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Richard La Rose received his MA in TESOL from the University of San Francisco and his BA in Speech Education from Nicholls State University. Since then, he has been teaching for more than 20 years. Most recently, he was an Adjunct Professor at Escuela Superior de Administracion y Direccion de Empresas in Barcelona, Spain. Having worked there for nearly 20 years, La Rose taught ESL credit courses in both the undergraduate and graduate programs as well as non-credit courses. He also taught TOEFL and CFC preparation courses as well as an Intro to American History and Culture course while there. Additionally, La Rose owned and operated a country guest house and B&B for several years.

Paget Norton

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Paget Norton is an experienced educator with more than 10 years of experience. After receiving her MFA in Creative Writing from San Diego State University and her BA in Literature/Writing from UC San Diego, Norton went on to teach at San Diego State University as an Adjunct Professor. Afterwards, she worked for two years with the US Peace Corps as an English Professor. Most recently, she was responsible for Instruction and Special Projects at Vallecitos CET for two years. She has worked on the White Ribbon Campaign in Morocco and was a Team Leader for Taking Our Daughters to Work Day in Morocco. Currently, Norton is an ESL instructor with Academy of Art University. In addition to teaching, Norton has also worked with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and has managed the coordination of volunteers and books from the Sabre Foundation to Morocco.

Michael Schuller

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Michael has more than 20 years of English teaching experience. He has taught in numerous institutes and colleges such as: Wisconsin English Language Institute, Madison, Wisconsin; Centre National de la Recherche Scientific, Paris, France; University of California-Berkeley, Extension; Canada College, Redwood City; and Academy of Art College. Michael earned his BS in Secondary English Education and MA in English from University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 1972 and 1974.

Steven Weiss

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Steven Weiss is a dynamic ESL teacher with years of experience. For the last 4 years, Weiss has been an English Teacher in Brussels at Interface III and Babelachtig. Additionally, he has worked as a Freelance Translator for French to English texts. Weiss holds a Master's in Philosophy from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven and a BA in Philosophy and Sociology from Pennsylvania State University.

Maw Win

Full-Time Faculty, English for Art Purposes

Maw Shein Win received her BA in English with a focus on Creative Writing from CSU Long Beach. She has continued taking graduate courses in TESL and TEFL at SFSU. She has taught various ESL, EFL and literacy courses throughout the bay area. Win has also taught an Intensive English Program in Japan as well as volunteering as an English teacher for a Burmese community in Japan. Her training includes TOEFL and TOEIC, English Speaking Proficiency testing, Adult Basic Education Credential for English and Humanities, CBEST Verification, ESL Citizenship workshops, and OTAN ESL Institute workshops.

ARC Workshops & Tutoring

Contact Information

Phone: 1-415-618-3865



ARC Training & Tutoring is located at 79 New Montgomery St. (79 NM), 3rd Floor.

The ARC Tutoring Reception Area and Computer Lab is located at 79 NM, Room 311. The ARC Tutoring Drawing Labs are located at 79 NM, Rooms 313 and 314.

Classroom (Accessibility) Services

Contact Information

Phone: 1-415-618-3775

Fax: 1-415-618-3676



79 New Montgomery, 3rd Floor, Room 356

Online Educational Support

Contact Information

Phone: 1-415-618-8524



79 New Montgomery, Room 316.


Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–6 p.m.

Multimedia Lab


180 New Montgomery St, 2nd floor

Room 200 (Chaucer Lab)

Room 202 (Woolf Lab)


Monday–Friday: 8 a.m.–6:20 p.m

Writing Lab


79 New Montgomery, 3rd Floor



Speaking Lab


79 New Montgomery, 3rd floor, Room 316.

Conversation Groups meet in Study Area F.


Monday–Friday: 9 a.m.–6 p.m.