Yoko & Jun Senesac
こういった実践的かつ心のこもった英語教育を、日本人向けに出来ないものかと思い、1985年にBYB English Centerを立ち上げました。
創設者 Yoko Senesac
BYB創設者、Yoko SenesacとBill Senesacの間に長男としてLAに生まれ、幼い頃から英語と日本語の環境の中で育つ。UCSB卒業後、石川県で国際交流員として働き、日米文化の架け橋としての業務の他、得意の語学力を活かし通訳･翻訳業務にも携わる。
Language has given me the opportunity to travel the world and meet amazing people. So can you!
アーバイン校校長 Jun Senesac
出身地: New Haven, Connecticut
I just graduated, in May of 2012, from the University of Southern California where I majored in Theatre and minored in Spanish. I recently spent my last completing my degree in Bilbao, Spain. I am socially minded person who enjoys meeting and working with people and am currently pursuing a professional acting career here in Hollywood.
英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語 (日常会話)
出身地: Santa Ana
Hello. I lived in Tokunoshima Japan for 10 years and taught English, dance and yoga there. My family moved back to the U.S. in July 2012. My husband is Japanese and I have 2 boys ages 13 and 15. I enjoy teaching English and communicating in Japanese.
英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語 (初級)
出身地: Los Angeles
My dream is to live in Japan. I also love to make music, and hopefully I will add musical accomplishments to my professional portfolio someday. As for teaching English, I love this quote: "The meeting of two personalities is like to contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed." - Carl Jung.
英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語 (日常会話)
I’m an adventurous person and curious about life...which eventually brought me to Japan. Before discovering my passion for Japanese cultural traditions I was working as a teacher with disabled students in Torrance schools. I lived in Japan from 2006-2013. I became interested in the Japanese idea of ‘do’ (suffix) as in kado, chado, shodo, judo etc. The way of transforming action into art. Teaching gives me the opportunity to watch students grow and gain more confidence. It is rewarding to support and encourage people to maximize their potential so they can become the speakers they want to be. While developing new skills it is important torelax, have a sense of humor, and be patient with yourself. Practice and determination can make dreams come true.
出身地: Lowell, MA
得意分野: Conversational English, business dialogue, American idioms and slang
趣味: sailing, competing Jiu Jitsu and body building
I was born in Lowell, MA (just 20 minutes NW of Boston). I Moved to Los Angeles in March of 2001 to train full time at the prestigious Gracie Jiu jitsu Academy. There I lived and studied under the legendary Royce Gracie before moving on to start and teach jiu jitsu at other schools in the south bay area. I love to meet new people and enjoy hearing about their life experiences.
My name is Collette and I have been teaching ESL for 3 years; 2 years in the United States and 1 year in the People’s Republic of China where my students were children ages 5-13 and adults. I enjoy teaching both children and adults. I graduated from the University of San Francisco and have spent most of my life in California. I enjoy movies, computer games and most of all people. I have chosen ESL because I truly believe that if you find a job you love you will never work another day in your life. So, if you see me at BYB I am there having a GREAT TIME because I am doing something I LOVE.
出身地: Avon Park, Florida
得意分野: pronunciation, accent reduction, English Composition and Creative Writing
趣味: Acting in commercials, screenwriting and springboard diving, print modeling
Hello, I grew up in a small town in Florida near a beautiful orange grove. Early on I developed a wanderlust spirit. I wanted to travel, see the world and experience different cultures. I have visited cities such as Amsterdam, Prague, Milan, Rome and Dusseldorf. I have been an Instructor with BYB for a year and I love it and the students. It has been an all- around great experience for me. Now, all I have to do is learn Japanese! I received my Masters in Professional Writing from the University of Southern California and a Bachelors in Communications from Florida State University.
出身地: New Bedford, MA
得意分野: Writing, conversation, and grammar
趣味: Riding my bike, playing computerized brain games
I grew up in Marin County, CA. After graduating from high school, I moved to Honolulu, HI for 13 years. During that time, I participated in tri-athletic sports; swimming, biking, and running. My favorite events were the Tinman Triathlon and the Waikiki Roughwater Swim. I have run three Honolulu marathons. I continue to run, work out at the gym, and ride my bike here in the South Bay.
I have been teaching for over ten years now. One of the great things about it, besides helping other people, is that I continually learn new things. I plan to continue teaching in both a classroom setting and working one-on-one with students.
英語以外に話せる言語: Japanese (fluent)
出身地: Sapporo, Japan
得意分野: Idioms, pronunciation, business English(TOEIC), grammar, spelling, slang, accents
趣味: Basketball(Laker fan<3Kobe), Computer games, Brazillian Jiu-Jitsu, Comedy(Japanese and American)
Moved from Sapporo to Los Angeles when 5 years old and attended Asahi-Gakuen for roughly 8 years. Graduated from Torrance High School, started teaching @ BYB in early February this year(2015) & enjoy it a lot! It feels good to help better someones English. My mother is Japanese and my father is German so I am a "hapa". Please feel free to ask for me and help me, help you.
出身地: Los Gatos, CA
Originally from a Silicon Valley town of Los Gatos, CA I spent five years in Japan teaching at the Ministry of Finance (National Tax Agency), Japan Development Bank, Nomura Research and Securities, Asahi Chemical, Bridgestone, Hoya Lens, Furukawa Group, etc.
In the US I have worked for General Electric, State Farm, AAA, and Hugo Boss.
I love to teach and to see all students make a rapid progress in a short amount of time. My goal as an instructor at BYB English Center is to have them speak like a native speaker and have fun doing it.
I love film photography. I currently own a Leica M3, an M4, and a Minolta CLE. I'm also a big fan of F1. I reside in Rolling Hills Estates with my wife, who works for NTT America. We have a son who is a live music audio engineer. My favorite places to visit are Kyoto, Japan and Vienna, Austria. Welcome to America!!!
My background is in User Experience Design and Development, a field at the crossroads of rich media design and information science, where the goal is to facilitate seamless interaction between people and machines—like BYB but for computers. This field has instilled in me the importance of thinking across cultural boundaries, while deepening my respect for the cultures that exist at this moment.
Teaching conversation with conversation, Iʼm here to help you discover the joy and excitement of fluid, spontaneous communication. Letʼs live life unscripted!
教えられる言語: English, Japanese
After having worked 30 years for an international airline, started business consulting mainly for small Japanese firms and
individuals who wanted to start their business in the States. Teaching English here at BYB is sort of the extension of helping Japanese people I used to do as a consultant.
I am excited for the opportunity to contribute to intercultural understanding by teaching English at BYB. I have taught English in the U.S. and while living abroad in Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. As a student of international relations and several foreign languages (including French, Arabic, and Bemba), I understand the difficulties of learning a new language and how important it is to study a language within the context of its culture. To that end, I am eager to offer my perspective on a diverse array of topics including science, current events, politics, music, art, history, computing, travel, and of course, English literature and grammar. Learning English is rewarding, but it can also be fun. Together, let’s prove it!
教えられる言語: English, Japanese
得意分野: I am skilled at teaching grammar, linguistics, pronunciation and vocabulary, and the history of English.
趣味: I enjoy traveling throughout Asia and Europe, dance, computer programming, linguistics and language learning, and mathematics.
I completed Bachelor’s degrees in mechanical engineering and aerospace engineer, and followed that with a Masters and Doctorate also in aerospace engineering and a minor in mathematics. I learned Japanese while attending my university and started traveling to Japan at that time. I have taught while obtaining my graduate degrees, and have also tutored regularly since finishing my Doctorate. I usually focus on learning new topics or arts when I am not working, which fills up most of my time outside traveling. People most commonly say I am talkative and very energetic.
英語以外に話せる言語: Japanese, Spanish, French
出身地: Stockton, CA
得意分野: pronunciation, idioms, conversation
趣味: doing crossword puzzles
I have undergraduate degrees from UC Berkeley, a master's degree in Teaching English as a Foreign Language from San Francisco State University. For five years I lived in Tokyo, where I lived in Chofu, taught Freshman English at International Christian University in Mitaka and co-hosted a TV show (“Watch and Listen”) on NHK. I am also a freelance writer (check out my books on Amazon.com!) and editor.
英語以外に話せる言語: German (Conversational)
得意分野: Pronunciation, business English, everyday conversational English
趣味: Reading, writing, watching films, and filmmaking
I have worked as an English as a Second Language (ESL) instructor for over three years with my focus being on adult ESL students. In my experience I have taught people of many backgrounds including native speakers of Japanese, Arabic, Mandarin, and Tagalog. I lived abroad in Rome, Italy where I studied literature and film, and have traveled throughout Italy, Germany, and the Czech Republic. My travels have taught me the skill of overcoming language barriers, which I take with me to ESL teaching. I love what I do, and always look forward to working with new students.
居住地: Costa Mesa
出身地: Newport Beach
得意分野: Phrasal verbs, idioms, grammar, pronunciation, Business English, everyday English
趣味: Singing, watching TV & movies, cooking & baking, listening to music, watch the Anaheim Ducks, going to Disneyland
Hi, everyone! My name is Monique and I was born and raised in California. I graduated from UC San Diego with a BA in Japanese Studies and a BA in Literature: Writing. I also graduated from California State University Long Beach with a Master’s degree in Asian Studies. I love to travel, and hope to explore many different places in the future. While I was a student, I lived in Japan for one year. I have also been to a handful of European countries. I love learning about different cultures and the histories of other countries. Aside from traveling, I also love to sing, write, listen to music, watch soccer and hockey, and go to the movies with my family and/or friends. I am excited to meet all of you!
教えられる言語: English and Korean
英語以外に話せる言語: English and conversational Korean, and a little bit of Japanese and Spanish
出身地: Garden Grove
得意分野: I'm good a teaching casual conversation, especially slang and layman's terms. I also like to emphasize vocabulary learning and understanding grammatical concepts. In addition, if
students have questions, I always have my phone ready to say “OK Google” and research the answers online to questions I'm unsure about.
趣味: I like to chat with friends and drink boba (especially lychee peach tea with lychee jelly). I enjoy movies and watching recent dramas like Mr Robot as well as documentaries. In the summer, I take my dog to Huntington dog beach and meet other dog owners. I like hiking, traveling, sometimes reading, writing and drawing in my journal, singing, and staying home with family.
Hello, I'm Rebecca. I am currently working towards going to graduate school and becoming a social worker in the future. My dream is to become a licensed clinician and work with children, youth, and families. I have lived in Chiba Prefecture for 4 years and came back to California May 2016. I can speak a bit of Japanese, but please excuse my grammar if it's incorrect (I'm still in process of learning!). I look forward to 2017.
出身地: Wheatland, Wyoming
得意分野: Pronunciation, Business English, Reading Comprehension, Writing, Public Speaking, Idiomatic speech and interaction, Cultural Awareness
趣味: Writing Novels, Writing and acting in a serialized Podcast, Sewing clothes and costumes, Singing, Travelling and Travel Writing
I am an avid reader in possession of a great curiosity and passion for learning. Throughout the 80’s and 90’s I served as a host mother for many international exchange students from Japan – both High School and University aged. In 2002 I moved abroad with my husband for nearly ten years and attended university in Edinburgh, Scotland, earning a degree with distinction in Music Composition. Whilst in Edinburgh I opened my home to international students who had come to Edinburgh to learn English. I had the pleasure of hosting students from all of Europe, as well as those from China, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia and Russia. I currently live in Irvine with my husband and cat. When not teaching, I write fiction in the Science Fiction and Fantasy genres.
出身地: Cape Town, South Africa
得意分野: Conversation , writing, business English
趣味: Reading, travelling
Since earning my master’s degree in English , I have dedicated my time to writing and teaching professionally. I have worked as a business writer, taught college-level English, and published my first novel, The Mist on Bronte Moor, in 2013, I love travelling and meeting people from other cultures. Teaching at BYB and has been a joy; I love conversing with my students from whom I learn and fascinating things every day.
英語以外に話せる言語: Japanese (intermediate), Spanish (basic)
出身地: Upland, CA
得意分野: Casual English and Idioms
趣味: Studying Japanese, dancing, comic books and NBA basketball
Hi, I’m Brad. I know English can be difficult and sometimes it just doesn’t make any sense. I’m here for you to try to help make learning English a little easier and much more fun.
教えられる言語: English, French
居住地: Costa Mesa
得意分野: I have a K-12 credential-good at core subjects, Business and pronunciation.
趣味: hiking, cooking, watercolor painting, reading and currently writing a book
My name is Susan and I enjoy tutoring. My first students were the "Boat People" from Vietnam. I was married 20 years, have a daughter named Sachi, who lives in S.F. and a son named Jack, who lives in Portland, OR. My other interests are in the health field working with people who have experienced trauma.
教えられる言語: English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean
英語以外に話せる言語: Spanish, Japanese, Korean
出身地: Chicago, IL
得意分野: I enjoy assisting students find their own personal voice in English. I do this by offering a variety of ways to express an idea and/or opinion and providing synonyms so that studnet can develop their vocabulary as well as choose the phrases that best suit their own personal style .
趣味: hiking, reading, running, writing, traveling, painting, planning big adventures, languages
My name is Vanessa and I have had the fortunate opportunity to be teaching English for over ten years. I developed a passion for foreign languages and travel at a young age and can empathize with the frustrations and joys involved in acquiring a new language. My interests including literature, world music and history, mountain culture, travel, hiking, running, art, photography, religious traditions, and geography. I am currently a third-year doctoral student at UCI working on Japanese and Korean literature with an emphasis on gender theory. I enjoy the one-to-one style because it allows me to design lessons that incorporate your own interests and goals in your language learning.