Elaine Baskin

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.