Amber Rynearson Amber —  Major: Linguistics  TEFL: Certificate Completed

Hi, I’m Amber Rynearson. I’m a linguistics major with a minor in French. In addition to the ETC, I tutor French, Linguistics, and various honors courses through the peer tutoring center on campus. My goal is to teach English abroad one day, maybe even in the Peace Corps. I’ve always loved teaching and tutoring, and have a passion for helping others. I also love to learn, especially about other cultures and lives. I hope I can help you grow in your language skills, whether it’s speaking, writing, reading, or simply engaging in conversation. I’m super excited to get to know you and help with whatever I can!

Hannah HardcastleGreg —  Major: Humanities TEFL: Starting TEFL Certificate

My name is Gregory Casey. I am majoring in Humanities with minors in Linguistics and Spanish. This is my senior year this year. I am working toward attaining my TEFL now and hoping to find a position teaching abroad in the near future. In my free time I enjoy reading, listening to a wide variety of music, and creating campaigns for my D&D players (a hobby I have enjoyed for the past 13 years). I will be happy to assist anyone who wants to improve their English language skills.


Jay CharlandJay 

Hello, I’m Jay Charland. I was born in Georgia, but have also lived in Illinois, California, Colorado, Mississippi, Maryland, and Oregon.  In the past I have been an aerospace engineer and an environmental scientist and manager.  I am here at WOU working on a Teaching English as a Foreign Language (TEFL) Certificate.  I hope to teach English as a second language in Oregon when I complete this program.  In the meantime, I am very happy to be working at the English Tutoring Center (ETC) at WOU.


Noah Nieves Driver Rachel — Major: International Study TEFL: Starting TEFL Certificate

Hi, my name is Rachel Manzano. I am from an island called Saipan. I’m an International Studies major and I am currently working on my TEFL certificate. My goal is to teach English abroad. The first place I want to teach is in Mexico. After that I would like to teach somewhere in Asia. I love traveling so I am excited to get my TEFL certificate and see the world. I am excited to meet you and I will do my best to help you improve your English language skills.