Established three years ago, LIVEnglish located in Gualo Rai aims to teach local and foreign students to not just learn material but to live it. Owner Pamela Olivia V. Walsh operated a small English conversation school in Japan for eight years and taught in several companies and public schools. She believes in trying to cultivate a learning environment that has substantial effects on a student’s educational progress.
“That’s where our name, LIVEnglish comes from… LIVEnglish is a multifaceted program that immerses students in an ‘English environment and culture’ abroad. Since Saipan is a diverse community, we help foreign students with English proficiency, English as a second language, conversational skills, and offer homestay programs,” she said
“We accept foreign and non-foreign students from pre-Kindergarten (or 3 years old) all the way to adults and we also offer Homework Help, Business English, College Preparation, and Basic Japanese lessons… We also offer tutoring services and lessons online,” she added.
Attending summer school for children has proven to be more important than ever to regain learning loss when the COVID-19 virus was declared as a pandemic in March with many schools abruptly closed and went online. Walsh believes that extra courses taken mean a good head start in the incoming school year.
“We would like to make the most out of the summer break for students and currently, we have an ongoing ‘Summer School Before Back to School’ program that runs for 10 days Monday to Friday from 1pm to 3pm. This includes 20 hours of reading, writing, and Math for kindergarten to 12th grade students and we also have tutoring services Monday-Friday, from 3:30pm to 4:30pm,” Walsh said.
“The safety of students and teachers is also our priority. We require hand washing and sanitizing before each activity transition. We conduct classes under a very limited class size to observe social distancing. We adhere to extensive cleaning procedures before lessons and right after every class finishes,” Walsh added.
Walsh is all for parents and students who invest in education by taking extra classes that can help them to take more advanced classes and be a step ahead among their peers. “I have been teaching young children for over 15 years and it has been rewarding and a great part of my life. I can’t imagine doing anything else,” she said.
“We treat students like family, parents always appreciate the work we do to help their children… At LIVEnglish, we help students hone their academic and social skills and learn from teachers and other students in a more personal environment,” she added
LIVEnglish is located on second floor of Pine Tree Building Middle Road in Gualo Rai. For more information, call (670) 287-7577 or send them a message on Facebook “LIVEnglish International or email at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com