Hi, My name is Malory and I am the Founder and Language Coach here at As a Second Language. I am so happy that you are here! To give you a little bit of background about me, I am from the United States and my first language is English. I have been working with students like you to help them learn English since before I graduated from the University of Utah, where I studied International Relations and Linguistics. In addition to English, I speak American Sign Language, and am working to improve my French and Spanish. I love learning languages, and am so passionate about personal development. It is important to me that you know that I would never ask you to do something that I hadn’t at least tried myself, so that’s why I’m always working on my language skills too! I am also incredibly passionate about helping you learn English in a way that makes you feel like you can fly, because a load of pressure has been taken off your shoulders. Ever since I took my first ASL class, I have loved learning about the nuances of language and getting to know the world through the lens of different cultures. My language teachers have been some of the most influential people in my life, and usually in more ways than just teaching me the language.
Even before I discovered my love for culture and language learning, I was passionate about the English language— especially writing. I have been writing since I was a little girl, and my passion for writing has never stopped or even slowed down. I have written creatively, in journals, essays (galore!), as well as feature articles for school newspapers and an online published collegiate magazine. My point is, I know a thing or two about words, especially in English, but I will always be the first person to let you know that I do not know everything. Just like you, I am always learning, and believe it or not there are still things that I learn about the English language every single day. Therefore, I can’t promise you that I will always have the answers, but I can promise you this: if we run into a problem that I do not know the answer to, I will figure it out and I will not leave you hanging.