スタッフ紹介

Yoko & Jun Senesac

高校卒業後、英国に留学。人前で話をすることが苦手だったため、話を聞いてもらえず大変苦労しました。そんなころ、一人の先生の「あなたは日本語を完璧に話す上に、さらに英語まで話そうとしている。英語しか話せない我々よりよっぽど偉い!」の一言に感動。
それから相手に何度聞き返されても、自分の意思が伝わるまで言い直せるようになりました。そんな先生の講義は素晴らしく、自信を持つことの大切さを教わりました。
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。
同センターの生徒達はサウスベイエリアの大手日系企業からの駐在員とその家族が殆どです。そんな生徒たちが少しでも横のつながりを持ち、他企業に勤める人々との交流を計れるようにとスポーツ・イベントなどを開催しています。
「朝から夜までほぼ毎日ここにおりますので、いつでも気軽に遊びに来てください。」
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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。

日本滞在中には数多くの東南アジアの国々を旅行。2年間の日本での業務終了後は、両親と同じ教育の道へ進むことを決めBYBアーバイン校を開校。

 

Jun Senesacからの一言: 

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



講師紹介

Torrance校

Nancy先生
Nancy先生

 

BYBベテラン講師の一人Nancy先生。とても分かりやすく根気強く教える彼女は、どの年代層の生徒からも多くの支持を受けています。主に日常会話・文法・リーディング・そしてビジネス英会話を担当。彼女がBYBをお休みされると彼女の生徒さんもお休みを取られるほど大人気の先生です。


Martin先生
Martin先生

教えられる言語: English/Spanish

英語以外に話せる言語: スペイン語(流暢)

出身地: New Haven, Connecticut

得意分野: 発音、ビジネス英語、文法

趣味: 演劇、料理、映画

 

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Debbie先生
Debbie先生

教えられる言語: English

英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語 (日常会話)

出身地: Santa Ana

得意分野: 日常英会話、発音、英検、子供

趣味: ヨガ、バイクライディング、ウォーキング、ランニング

 

 

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Darcie先生
Darcie先生

教えられる言語: English

英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語 (日常会話)

出身地: Torrance

得意分野: 発音、文法、ビジネス英語

趣味: テニス、日本の詩、俳句、ヨガ

 

 

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Collette先生
Collette先生

教えられる言語: English


自己紹介:

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.  


Stan先生
Stan先生

教えらせる言語:English

英語以外に話せる言語:日本語

出身地: Los Gatos, CA

 

自己紹介:

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!!!


James先生 
James先生 

教えられる言語: English
英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語(基本会話)
出身地: バージニア
得意分野: 日常英会話、ビジネス英語、コンピュータ用語、音楽用語、発音、文法
趣味: 異文化交流、電子音楽制作、ヨガ

 

 

 

自己紹介:
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!


Nick先生 
Nick先生 

教えられる言語: English, Japanese

英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語

出身地: 福岡市、日本

得意分野: ビジネス英語、文法、会話、英作文

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Nicolas先生
Nicolas先生

教えられる言語: English, Japanese

英語以外に話せる言語: 日本語

出身地: Atlanta

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.

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Stephan先生
Stephan先生

Torrance校、Irvine校

教えられる言語: English, Japanese

英語以外話せる言語: Japanese (conversational), Mandarin Chinese (beginner),

出身地: Fountain Valley, Ca

得意分野 : Conversational English, Business English, pronunciation, linguistics, vocabulary, phonetics and phonology

趣味: Studying languages, listening to music, watching movies, reading, travelling, cultural exchange, Muay Thai kickboxing, martial arts, fitness, playing the piano, video games

 

 

自己紹介 : My name is Stephan and I’m a recent college graduate from Cal State Fullerton with a background in Linguistics and a strong passion for languages. I received my CELTA English teaching certificate when I was still studying in college, and taught my first classes to students from Japan, India, France, Ukraine, Russia, the Philippines, Mexico, and Taiwan. My passions in life are learning languages and practicing Muay Thai kickboxing. I have studied Japanese for many years and have practiced martial arts for longer than that, and have even lived in Japan before to study Japanese and practice Muay Thai. My current goal (other than to teach English) is to hopefully attend graduate school for my MA in Linguistics. I know learning a new language can be difficult sometimes, but I also believe that it can be a fun, rewarding, and highly beneficial experience for the learner as well. So always try your best and never give up!


Irvine校

Richard先生
Richard先生

教えられる言語: English

英語以外に話せる言語: Japanese, Spanish, French

居住地: Irvine

出身地: Stockton, CA

得意分野: pronunciation, idioms, conversation

趣味: doing crossword puzzles

 

自己紹介:

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.


William先生
William先生

教えられる言語: English

英語以外に話せる言語: German (Conversational)

出身地: Fullerton

得意分野: Pronunciation, business English, everyday conversational English

趣味: Reading, writing, watching films, and filmmaking

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Rebecca先生
Rebecca先生

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

居住地: Fullerton

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.

 

自己紹介:

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.


Eddie先生
Eddie先生

教えられる言語: English

英語以外に話せる言語: None

居住地: Irvine

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

 

自己紹介:

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. 


Aviva先生

教えられる言語: English

英語以外に話せる言語: Afrikaans

居住地: Irvine

出身地: Cape Town, South Africa

得意分野: Conversation , writing, business English

趣味: Reading, travelling

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Susan先生

教えられる言語: English, French

英語以外に話せる言語: French

居住地: Costa Mesa

出身地: NYC

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 

 

 

自己紹介:

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.


Vanessa先生
Vanessa先生

教えられる言語: English, Spanish, Japanese, Korean

英語以外に話せる言語: Spanish, Japanese, Korean

居住地: Tustin

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

 

自己紹介:

 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.


Kelly先生
Kelly先生

 自己紹介:

Hello!  My name is Mr. Kelly McWilliams.  I graduated with a Bachelor of Science degree from The University of California, Davis, in Animal Science.  After graduating from U.C.D., I received my elementary education teaching credential from San Diego State University.  I taught sixth grade for eight years in Vallejo, California, then moved to Southern California and taught fifth and sixth grade for twenty-six years in Irvine, retiring in 2012after a 34-year career.  I taught all subjects while I was a teacher, especially enjoying English, history, and science.  I have been to Japan on five separate occasions and have come to greatly respect and appreciate the Japanese culture.


BYB ENGLISH CENTER

Monday - Friday 8:00AM-11:00PM (Office Hour: 8:00AM-8:00PM)

Saturday 8:00AM-5:00PM (Office Hour: 8:00AM-2:00PM)

Closed on Sunday, Major Holidays

トーランス校

18183 Van Ness Ave. Torrance, CA 90504

Tel: (310) 715-1905

Fax: (310) 715-1031

Email: info@bybgroup.com

アーバイン校

17777 Main St. Suite E2 Irvine, CA 92614

Tel: (949) 333-3232 / (949) 527-2907

Email: bybirvine@bybgroup.com