Mary Nance-Tager

Mary Nance-Tager, MA in TESOL from Hunter College/CUNY, has been teaching ESOL for over 25 years.  She began her teaching career working with aging, semi-literate Cambodian refugees in New York City’s South Bronx, where she quickly discovered the importance of using varied and student-centered teaching practices. After earning her master’s degree, Ms. Nance-Tager moved to Washington, DC to teach business English to Russian entrepreneurs studying at The George Washington University. Before returning to settle in New York City, Ms. Nance-Tager worked in Taipei, Taiwan, where she taught ESOL to space scientists.  Most recently she has been teaching academic reading skills to native and non-native English speakers studying to become emergency medical technicians.  She specializes in the teaching of reading and pronunciation.  In addition to teaching, Ms. Nance-Tager has held administrative positions at LaGuardia Community College/CUNY and worked as a teacher trainer at the New School for Social Research.