Educational Background

Howard Wu - MA with distinction, 2015, TESOL, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey (Formerly Monterey Intitute of International Studies)

MA with distinction, 2015, TESOL

Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

(Formerly Monterey Institute of International Studies)

Howard Wu - BA, 2014, Liberal Arts, Social and Behavior Sciences Concentration, Soka University of America

BA, 2014, Liberal Arts

Social and Behavior Sciences Concentration

Soka University of America

Areas of Expertise

ESL, IEP, and ESP Instruction


Test Preparation
(TOEFL, SAT, and 


Digital and Online Learning


Interlanguage Pragmatics

Second Language Acquisition


Education Technology


Curriculum Design


Teacher Training

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ESL program offers both intensive and general track, depending on students’ needs and English levels. Students often take intensive ESL before they start Test Prep programs. General ESL is suitable for students of all ages.

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Critical writing lessons help students improve skills in analyzing various sources and develop sound arguments. Having strong writing skills will significantly benefit students’ academic performance in colleges and beyond.

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Speaking lessons allow learners to improve both fluency (i.e., efficiency and fluidity when expressing ideas) and accuracy (i.e., appropriate usage of vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation). Accent modification lessons are also offered to improve learners speaking skills.

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In order to enter top universities and private high schools, students are expected to score high on their standardized tests. Here are currently offered programs: TOEFL, SAT, ACT, HSPT, and ISEE. (Others available upon request)

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College admission officers look at students’ performance inside and outside of classroom. This service guides students and parents through the entire admission process and monitors students’ academic progress.

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This services is designed for students from 7th to 12th grade. Each session aims to help students explore major/career choices, set their academic goals, and cultivate better learning habits for future success.

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Business English lessons help working professionals improve language skills that are essential for work environment, including e-mail writing, public speaking, meeting debriefing, and work socializing.

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There is no “one-size-fits-all” curriculum. Curriculum design service helps language institutions develop customized curriculums, which meet learners’ needs and institutional standards.

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Having content knowledge does not guarantee effective teaching outcomes. Through a series of training courses, ESL teachers/tutors will learn effective teaching approaches, assessment methods, and lesson planning.

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