O Soulphia surgiu para integrar cidadãos mundo afora, através do conhecimento e da inclusão social. Por isso, nossas professoras foram selecionadas em abrigos de NY. São mulheres que estavam desempregadas e que agora estão inseridas no mercado de trabalho: elas ajudam a melhorar o seu inglês enquanto você aprende mais sobre a cultura Nova Iorquina e começa a enxergar o mundo sob uma nova perspectiva. As nossas professoras passam por um rigoroso treinamento e estão plenamente habilitadas para oferecer aulas envolventes, motivadoras e de excelência, como boas nativas da língua inglesa.

Barbara Smith

Place of birth: Brooklyn, NY

Favourite quote:  "The heart's memory eliminates the bad and magnifies the good."  - Gabriel Garcia Márquez

Hobby/ Interests: Reading, writing, yoga, traveling, music, cooking vegetarian food

Tell me more about you:  I have lived in NYC all my life.  I had opportunity to live in all 5 of it's boroughs. After my schooling, which was also in the city, I tught high school English for over 12 years.  Now, I spend a lot of my time volunteering.

Fun Facts:

1. I have been to China and the Great Wall was very difficult for me to climb because of my foot size.  I kept fearing that I'd fall.

2. I've sky dived and can't wait to do it again.

Kimberly M. Brown

Place of Birth (City/State/Country): Bitburg, West Germany
Favorite quote / Who said that: Even bad day, good things can happen
Hobby or Interest: Avid reader. Interested in the history and tradition of cooking and horticulture as well as actual doing these.
Tell me more about you: From a military we lived in Europe, the southwest, the west and the south of United States.
Fun Fact: On the Bronx River in the Bronx a beaver has made his home for approximately six years. When he got a mate (no one can figure out where she came from) he was named Justin Beaver.

Maggie Barlow

Place of Birth: Asheville, North Carolina, USA

Favorite quote / Who said that: “She believed she could so she did.” (Unknown)

Hobby or Interest: Crafting, Reading, and Travel.

Tell me more about you: I was raised in an orphanage in Tennessee, moved to New York in 1969, after graduating from high school. Worked as a waitress to support my family, then went back to school for Phlebotomy. Was a Dialysis Technician for 12 years. Earned an Associate's Degree in Medical Services. Fostered special needs babies and kids for 20 years, which was the most rewarding thing I've done in my life.

Fun Fact: I am the youngest child in my family and the first to graduate high school and the only one with a degree.

Tenia Taylor

Place of Birth (City/State/Country): Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Favorite quote / Who said that: I have too many flaws to be perfect. But I have too many blessings to be ungrateful

Hobby or Interest: I like to read and I also write poetry and songs

Tell me more about you:

I was born in Philadelphia but moved to Brooklyn New York with my family when I was 5 years old and now I've lived in New York for 30 years

Fun Fact

I love doing mathematics