Faculty

Simone Hoelck

Simone Hoelck has taught Business and Academic English since 2004, including writing, self-editing, and presentation skills at San Francisco State University (SF State), Golden Gate University, and the University of San Francisco. Working with students from various backgrounds and age groups, Simone is very passionate about helping students acquire new skills or increase their comfort level with writing or presenting in English. She has a Master's of Science in Business Administration (emphasis in International Business), and a Master's of Arts in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from SF State. In her free time, she enjoys the outdoors, including hiking, camping, and horseback riding, but also likes good food and just spending time with her family and two cats.


Jim O'Hara

Jim O'Hara has been teaching in the U.S. and abroad since 1984. He received his B.A. with honors from Brown University in Providence, RI, and his M.A. from U.C. Berkeley. Jim taught business writing at Golden Gate University for over seven years and has been an administrator at a local art college since 1995.

 

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Andrea Taylor

Andrea Taylor received her Masters in TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) from San Francisco State University and holds a B.A. in Theater and Art. She has been teaching professional and academic English and has trained teachers in the U.S. and abroad since 2005. She has a passion for teaching communication skills and her specific expertise in pronunciation, online communication and online teaching. In addition to teaching this course, Andrea is a Learning Experience Designer at the Stanford Graduate School of Business.