Sam's Class

The Mission

The next few decades on this earth are going to be critical for the entire human race.  The choices that your generation makes will define the next stage of human existence.

It's up to you to save this planet and develop society for future generations.  For many of you, the first step is mastering English so that you can go on to get a strong education.  I want to do everything I can to help you with that step so you can go on to make this world a better place.

The Class

Sam's class is always a little bit different from term to term.

Presently, Sam's Class is at Green River College's IESL program in Auburn, Washington.

No matter where the class is, what level it is, or who is in it, it's a friendly, fun, collaborative place where people from all over the world come together to improve their English and make connections with other people and cultures.


I grew up in the rainy and beautiful Pacific Northwest. I have a deep love for the ocean, mountains, trees, and cool wet weather in this part of the world.

I attended Tacoma Community College and earned my Associates of Arts degree in 1998.

I earned my bachelor’s degree in Japanese Language and Culture from the Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington (2001).

I lived in Kobe, Japan for two years and taught for ECC (A Japanese conversational English language school).

I returned to the United States to earn my MA TESOL degree from Portland State University.

I’ve taught IESL classes at Green River Community College and other institutions for several years.