Private English Language and Culture Training

1:1 Language and Culture Lessons

1:1 Interview Preparation
 1:1 Resume and Cover Letter Preparation

In-person English instruction in Silicon Valley.
Online anywhere in the world.


Photo credit: Nadia Belkind


English Language Trainer

Certified Global Dexterity Intercultural Trainer

I earned my Ph.D. in English Education and Linguistics from the University of Arizona. For 15 years, I directed academic programs and taught English at Columbia, Stanford, Harvard, Arizona, and Case Western Reserve Universities.

I moved from from New York to Silicon Valley six years ago and started J. Gerard Consulting, a company dedicated to helping internationals speak English with confidence.


I specialize in English language and cultural training for daily life and the workplace. I also have special programs for women and relocated families.


English Language Group Classes


What My Clients Have to Say


--Nadia, Client, Private English Classes/Workshops

Advancing your English language could be a very challenging task. Especially once done alone. For that reason, I was looking for the best language trainer who would help me to bridge between my desire to have an advanced level of English with the actions that would bring me there.

Jessica Gerard was the exact professional I was looking for! After attending two of her workshops, I decided to meet with Jessica for private lessons. What a fantastic attitude and structure she has for her classes! I was amazed by her ability to make each session relevant to my needs, but also operate in a fun and enjoyable way. Every week I was looking forward to those meetings with Jessica and that's what really helped me to make a progress. For sure, I am going to continue working with her in person or on-line from my next destination on the globe. Highly recommended!



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