"Good English, well spoken and well written, will open more doors than a college degree. Bad English will slam doors you didn't even know existed."

-William Raspberry
(Washington Post Columnist)


Let me introduce myself. My name is Patricia Brown, and I am a native English speaker with a Master's degree in English (Language Arts). I taught writing, literature, and public speaking on the high school and university level for 25 years and hold a lifetime Community College credential.

This is my teaching story:
In 1971, I began my career by teaching English 101,102,28, and Business English at Pierce Community College, where I
continued to teach, part-time, until 1994.

I spent the year of 1973 at California State University at Northridge teaching English 101 and writing a special program for a new course in that subject.

From 1974 to 1994, I taught senior English and junior public speaking classes at Crespi Carmelite High School, a college prep institution, where I also served as English Department Chair for 18 years.

In 1994, I enlisted in the Peace Corps and was trained in TEFL.  I taught English and Public Speaking at the Economics University in Petrazalka, Slovakia, for two years. In 1995, I initiated and taught a Public Speaking course that my colleagues continued after I left in 1996.

Returning from Europe, I also returned to Crespi Carmelite High School to serve as the Mentor Teacher, guiding teachers in lesson plans and classroom management, from 1997 to 2013.

Now, I am an independent consultant, offering online teaching, including Skype sessions, in the following areas for high school, university/college students, and adults:

  • essay writing
  • business writing
  • speech writing and delivery
  • English conversation
  • mentoring for teachers

You will find that I know my stuff and will patiently guide you to know yours, too.