• Deborah Cooper Photo

    Deborah Cooper holds an MPS in TESOL and BA in communications, print journalism. She teaches English as an Additional Language courses as well as College Writing for International Students at Purchase College. After many years in tourism marketing, Deborah discovered her love for teaching and has since worked with students at all levels of English ability.  Her passion is creating a supportive, enjoyable classroom environment and helping students achieve their personal and professional language goals.

  • Katherine Ellingsen

    Katherine Ellingsen holds an MST in TESOL from Pace University and a BA from Purchase College. She brings to the classroom a love of teaching and a belief that meaningful connections are made through language, culture, and mutual respect. Creative, energetic, and caring, Katherine’s goal is to provide students with a supportive, confidence-building classroom, where they learn not only from engaging content and lively discourse, but from one another as well.

  • Angela Methans headshot

    Angela Methans holds an M.Ed in TESOL from Concordia University, an MST from Iona College, and a BA in Literature from Purchase College, class of 1996. Her love of teaching began at Purchase. That feeling has remained throughout the twenty plus years that she has been an English teacher. Angela’s goal is to provide a creative, engaging environment where her students feel supported and gain confidence as they improve their English language proficiency.

  • Olga's Headshot

    Olga Seham holds an MPS in TESOL from Manhattanville and a BA in English from Yale. She teaches courses in English as an Additional Language in the School of Humanities at Purchase College. Olga has been a book editor for 30 years, first at Random House and currently as a freelancer. She brings to the classroom a great love of the English language and a talent for helping others express themselves in it.