My name is James Hughes, I am from a small town called Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee. I have been teaching ESL for 5 years now. I began teaching ESL at a public elementary school in South Korea in 2009. In 2010 I moved to Japan and began teaching ESL to a variety of students from 2 years old to senior adults. I have experience working with school aged students, high school students preparing to study at universities, English for business purposes and test preparation. While living and working in Chiba, Japan I earned my Masters degree in Teaching with a concentration on TESOL from the University of Southern California. I also have a Bachelor's degree in Sociology from Maryville College and an Associate's degree from Chattanooga State in Human Services. I am a big Tennessee Titans football fan.