Tom Kearin was a Director of the ESL program at Maximo Nivel. I studied under Tom at the Costa Rica location. He was thoughtful and attentive to all of the students enrolled in the program. Tom was an excellent professor and guided new enrollments. The transition of learning in another country is not always easy, but Tom provided insightgful advice and practical knowledge. As well being a professor of ESL studies, he also managed schools at other Maximo Nivel locations. Tom taught me to be more than a ESL teacher. The tools I learned have helped me in varied work experiences and throughout my life.