Sue Ann worked with me for many years, at Intrax, Inc. as well as at Stafford House International in San Diego, CA. She is an excellent teacher, who puts the need of her students first. She shines in providing a comfortable learning environment and motivates her students to achieve their goals. Sue Ann is a true professional in her interaction with students from all over the world, co-workers, and supervisors. It was a pleasure working with her, and we learned a lot from each other!”

Nicole Bollhalder, PhD – former co-worker and supervisor

In German/Deutsch:

“Sue Ann hat viele Jahre mit mir zusammengearbeitet, sowohl bei Intrax, Inc. als auch bei Stafford House International in San Diego, CA. Sie ist eine hervorragende Lehrerin, die die Bedürfnisse ihrer Schüler in den Vordergrund stellt. Sie schafft ein angenehmes Lernumfeld und motiviert ihre Schüler, ihre Ziele zu erreichen. Sue Ann ist eine echte Fachfrau im Umgang mit Studenten aus aller Welt, Mitarbeitern und Vorgesetzten. Es war eine Freude mit ihr zu arbeiten und wir haben viel voneinander gelernt!”

Nicole Bollhalder, PhD – ehemalige Mitarbeiterin und Vorgesetzte

“I feel very lucky to be able to stay with Sue Ann and study English with her. She is a very experienced teacher who knows exactly what to teach and how to teach to make the students improve their English skills. She also makes the comfortable environment so that the students feel free to express the thoughts in English although it’s not perfect, and that is, i think, very important to learn another language.
She is very reliable warm and friendly so I was blessed not only to study with her but also stay and hang out with her. She invited me to her various family events and I feel very welcomed and belonged, and I was able to experience the real face of America.
She was the one who I could talk whatever I felt and always sincerely listened to my voice. Sometimes we had fun together just like friends and sometimes she gave me good life lessons like real mother. She has been my reliable friend and family supporting each other even after 5 years since i left.
Whatever I write down here and you picture her from this message, I can absolutely say that she is way better than that. So make your experience wonderful and trustworthy with Sue Ann.”

Dalbit Lee – former student

In Korean:

“Sue Ann은 영어선생님 뿐만 아니라 사람으로서 만나게 되어 참으로 다행이고 감사한 인연이었습니다.
영어를 가르친 경험이 많아서인지 어떤 부분을 헤매는 지 바로 알아채서 이해하기 쉽도록 알려주었고, 틀린 부분이나 헷갈려하는 부분을 친절하게 알려주었습니다. 또한 틀리게 말하는 것에 대한 민망함을 느끼지 않도록 설명해줘서 영어로 말하는 자신감을 갖게 해주었습니다. 영어는 언어라서 일단 말을 해보는 것이 중요한데 쉽게 말을 할 수 있는 환경을 조성해주어 영어실력 향상에 큰 도움이 되었던 것 같습니다.
Sue Ann과 함께하면서 잊을 수 없는 소중한 추억들을 많이 만들었고 중요한 삶의 교훈들도 배웠습니다. 저를 가족의 일원으로 받아들여줘서 크리스마스, 졸업식 등 가족행사에 함께 참여함으로써 미국의 문화도 가까이에서 배울 수 있었고, 가족적인 분위기에서 함께 지내면서 마음에 안정감이 생겼고 가족이 생긴 느낌이라 향수병도 없이 잘 지냈습니다. 제가 미국에서 경험하는 많은 일들에 대해 진심으로 들어주고 공감해주었고 먼저 인생을 살았던 선배로서 조언도 해주어서 혼자 살았지만 든든했습니다.
한국으로 돌아온지 5년이나 지났지만 지금도 연락하며 서로를 응원해주는 소중한 인연으로 지내고 있습니다. 영어를 제대로 배우고 싶은 사람이나 좋은 친구를 얻고 싶은 사람 모두 Sue Ann과 함께할 것을 추천합니다. “

“How time flies! I have known Sue Ann for almost ten years and it feels like yesterday.
Indeed, once I graduated from high school I decided to improve my English before starting College in France . That’s why I took a year off and moved to sunny San Diego. I could barely speak any English but I was willing to learn. I had such a great time in this wonderful city. It is definitely one of the best experiences I had so far. This is where I have met Sue Ann who was my first English teacher at school. She made me feel very comfortable speaking English and was very dedicated to her students. We are all very grateful for what she has taught us.
Thanks to her you learn and enhance your language skills very quickly  without being aware of it because she makes it fun. Later, Sue Ann and I became good friends. Therefore, I can only highly recommend her. She is very caring, easy going, patient. She will be very involved and paying attention to your needs. Besides, Sue Ann and her husband live in such a cute house very well located. Be ready to live your Californian dream!! Let the American Dream begin!”

Jeremy Nguyen-Vadell – former student

In French/Francais:

“Le temps passe telllement vite! En effet, je connais Sue ann depuis maintenant presque 10 ans. Lorsque j,ai obtenu mon baccalauréat je voulais améliorer mon anglais pensant que cela pouvait m’être utile par la suite. J’ai donc décidé de partir étudier un an en Californie et plus précisement à San Diego qui est une ville tout simplement extraordinaire .Je ne regrette pour rien au monde cette expérience de ma vie.
J’ai rencontré Sue ann à l’école ou elle était ma toute première enseignante et dès le début elle m’a beaucoup aidé à améliorer mon anglais . Nous avions une très bonne classe avec des étudiants du monde entier  et c’était extrement plaisant. Sue ann enseigne depuis de nombreuses années maintenant et elle a tout bonnement ca dans le sang. Elle s’implique considèrablement pour ses élèves. C’est quelqu’un d’extraordinaire.
Par ailleurs, elle vit dans une charmante petite maison très bien située.Vous vous sentirez très vite  comme à la maison. Que le rêve américain commence!”

Sue Ann Mead started off as a colleague and became a mentor and friend. You know how there are some people in your life who are just special? That’s Sue Ann for me. As a colleague, I quickly understood how much her students mean to her. I have observed Sue Ann teach and … she’s good!  Apart from admiring her dedication and true vocation as a teacher, I look up to Sue Ann as a mother and as a person.”

Annette Flavel – Teaching Associate at UofSC, ELT Author for Pearson, Macmillan and Richmond Publishers

“I’ve never met the person who is so warm hearted and thoughtful.

Sue Ann accepted me as an exchange student like a real family.

Sue Ann listens to my story carefully with eyes to eyes.

Sue Ann is serious and trustworthy.

Her husband is a hard worker and got a great sense of humor. Although he is quite slim, he’s got the biggest heart.

When I’m with Sue Ann, I feel really being loved.

There is no TV in her house, so she reads or has conversation with someone in her spare time.

I’m looking forward to the day she teaches English also to my four children.”

Shino Horie – former student

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  1. Alline Myrela

    I had a so much luck in my time in San Diego, I learning a lot with Sue and her husband, they make my experience unique and amazing, Suen taught me not just speak a new language but also about their culture and curiosities. They made me feel like I really was part of the family. Thank you so much for trust in myself and share your time with me. I wiil always be grateful.

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