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English as a Second Language Lessons and Career Coaching

Instill Confidence, Build Competence

Elevate Your Career Path

Private ESL lessons and career coaching on-line or in person in Orange County, CA

Learning a new language is not just about gaining skills through studying or using apps – it is achieved through building confidence with guided, live instruction, practice and support.


Through my private lessons, you will not only master English conversation and comprehension, but learn strategies to feel more self-confident in speaking English and have the tools you need

to meet your tasks of daily living and working in a new environment.






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Elevate Your Career Path

 As an experienced ESL instructor and Career Coach, I am passionate about giving you the tools you need to communicate clearly and professionally and/or to ensure you have the competitive edge in job search or career transition.

Private ESL lessons and career coaching on-line or in person in Orange County, CA

About ESL4Success
About Me

 About Me

Amy Gleason, M.A.

Private Career Coach and ESL Instructor.

TESOL certified since 2007, I have been helping international professionals and college students from all over the world improve their English skills for personal and professional growth. As a higher education career counselor, I successfully coach students and alumni of all career stages in job search and career transition.


  • Master of Arts Degree in Education:

CA State University San Bernardino

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Social Work

(Minor in French): Purdue University

  • Study Abroad  - Université de Haute-Bretagne: Rennes, France

  • TESOL Certificate: The Language House Montpellier, France

Services Offered

Private ESL Lessons for Business

Learning a new language while adjusting to a new culture can be stressful!

As a foreign language learner, I am sensitive to how difficult learning a new language can be.

Many students who I meet have a good grasp of grammar, but share a common thread:

no prior experience with teachers who were native English speakers and little to no opportunity for practicing English language conversation.


In the business setting, mastery of the English language is increasingly essential.

I will help you gain the skills you need, in a comfortable, relaxed setting.

  • Conversational English and Grammar  

  • Cultural Tips and Etiquette for Managing Business Meetings and Email

  • Proofreading / Editing Correspondences

  • Editing and Practicing PowerPoint Presentations

  • Job Interview Preparation

  • Preparation for Performance Reviews

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Career Coaching

Are you in the job search process?  Considering a career change but don't know where to start?    


I am a skilled and experienced career coach who will guide and inspire you to achieve your personal and professional goals. I have always seen my role as a career counselor and coach to inspire hope, build confidence and provide the tools needed to navigate the job search/career transition process with a competitive edge. I have provided career coaching to students and professionals from ages 22 to 72. Wherever you are on your career path, I can help you get to where you want to go next. 

Services include:

  • Resume Review and Job Search

  • Maximizing your Linked In profile

  • Writing cover letters

  • Practicing job interviews

  • Creating a networking plan

  • Preparing for Performance Evaluations

  • Salary Negotiation strategies

ESL Lessons for College Students

As a Study Abroad student in France, I was a student at a French university and lived with a host family, with almost no French speaking skills when I arrived. I know how exhilarating and challenging it can be to live abroad and be outside of our comfort zone.
I can assist you with:

  • Conversation/Writing Skills

  • English Grammar/Essays

  • TOEFL Test Preparation

  • Statements of Purpose for Graduate School applications

Feedback and Reviews

Every ESL lesson and Career Coaching session I offer is tailor-made for you and your individual needs. It is critical to me that everyone I serve is completely satisfied. Here are just a few examples.

  • I used to be a doctor of medicine in my country. Amy Gleason is a great English tutor. She helped me improve a lot in speaking English just after a month working together. She is serious but amicable. She does her job well not only because of her teaching ability but also due to her broad knowledge in several fields. Amy knows how to motivate students and make them feel comfortable to use English.  5 stars for Amy Gleason. I strongly recommend her to anyone who needs to improve English proficiency.

       Thanh, Sacramento, CA

  • I have been having Amy’s private lessons for three months and since then I have improved my English a lot. I always enjoy her lessons. I am a health care professional but I was very self-conscious about my English and it made me pull away from advancing my career. After having some lessons with Amy, I decided to look for a better opportunity. She has been a great mentor for this process. She helped me to prepare my resume and interviews. In short time with her help, I already landed two job interviews and the interviewers were very impressed by my resume and performance.  Amy is not only knowledgeable with American culture, but the business world. She can teach a wide range of people from beginning speakers to advanced speakers who want to advance their career.

      MH, Japan


  • I have been with Amy now a year. She really is a very good teacher. She is always on time, she always has new ideas and new ways to teach. She knows how to make the lesson easy to understand, she has the ability to find out the weak points in the student, and help to improve them. She is a very nice and friendly person and helpful too. I am so happy with the way she is teaching me and I have improved since she started teaching me English.

      Yacub, Sacramento, CA

  • Amy is an outstanding tutor. She is friendly. Even if you are very shy, she has the ways to have a conversation which interests you. I think a good tutor cannot only teach very well in the class, but also can make you interested in the major. Amy could do both and she let me feel that studying English is fun. I really enjoyed the classes with Amy.

      Sean, Sacramento, CA

  • Amy Gleason is the best teacher! All my expectations from our lessons have been met. I am still learning English with Amy and in all our lessons I'm getting a lot of information, and I love how she teaches me. Time is always going so quickly, therefore I can't wait till our next lesson. She is a professional and very pleasant person. I highly recommend her.

       Olga G., Moldova

  • Amy was awesome. Very patient, motivating and knowledgeable. However, best part is she had this magical ability to bring out the writer in me. Definitely recommend her services.

      Juan, graduate student, Sacramento

Services Offered

“A mentor is someone who allows you to see the hope inside yourself.”

Oprah Winfrey

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