Tom Kearin directed the Summer TEFL training program at Maximo Nivel’s school in San Pedro, Costa Rica. He also shared responsibilities for training students like myself in one of the two classes held August 2008, where I completed the TEFL-TESOL certificate program. He was thorough and incisive, rigorous as an instructor, disciplined in terms of meeting the needs of his students and ensuring that the high standards of the program and expectations of a very diverse student population were met. Tom provided invaluable feedback to his students. His criticism was always pointed, that is both to the point and exacting. And he was remarkably smart, well-versed, always prepared and always good-natured, funny and engaging. I respect Tom’s energy, creative spirit, professional integrity and his good heart.
"It was a privilege to have worked directly with Tom as a young manager/executive at Maximo Nivel for the last 3+ years..."
"Do not waste your time learning from average people. Always seek to learn from the best to become the best version of yourself..."
"Tom inspired me to follow the path of my dreams when changing careers. He is an enthusiastic, highly intelligent professional who has the keen ability to relate to all types of people..."
"Tom gave me, a 'Dutchy', the opportunity to work for Maximo Nivel as a Field Manager in Cusco, Peru..."
"Tom always pushed me to be a better version of myself both professionally and personally..."
"Thomas Kearin is a passionate dynamic motivator. He ignites the classroom with energy and has a seemingly magic touch..."
"I've worked with Tom since September 2008. I had the privilege of being the final TEFL-TESOL class that he instructed before..."