Distance Learning

  • Distance Learning – Learn and Study English at Home        

    Work with a Teacher

    • Learn English at home with English as a Second Language Distance Learning.  
    • Meet with a Distance Learning teacher in Room 29 for 20 minutes every week or every other week. 
    • All three Distance Learning teachers are experienced ESL teachers with years of experience.

    How It Works

    • At the meetings, teachers assign lessons, correct lessons, and help students. 
    • At home, students study with DVD or online lessons and homework.  


    Come to Orientation and Question Drop-in Sessions

    • Tuesdays mid-day from 12:30 to 1:00 pm
    • Monday evenings from 8:00 to 8:30 pm

    If you cannot come to the drop-in sessions, call 650.558.2128 with your questions or to make an appointment.

    Note:  These classes are free!   

    For more information, visit the Distance Learning blog.   

    And here are some links to some of the Distance Learning handouts and materials.

    Click here to see the flyer in Chinese.


    Distance Learning Staff Ready to Help You


    Teacher Carolyn at desk

    Teacher Carolyn Pannu

    Teacher Carolyn has taught English as a Second Language for over 25 years.  She loves helping students expand their knowledge of our local community and the world.

    Contact:  cpannu@smuhsd.org


    Teacher Cynthia at desk

    Teacher Cynthia

    Teacher Cynthia has taught English as a Second Language at San Mateo Adult School for 20 years.  She is passionate about writing, pronunciation, and cultural knowledge.  She speaks some Spanish.

    Contact: ceagleton@smuhsd.org




    headshot of Teacher Jay in front of computer

    Teacher Jay

    Teacher Jay has taught at San Mateo Adult School for over 25 years.  He also teaches the Passport to Employment class.  He has a real talent for connecting students with job and volunteer opportunities.

    Contact:  jfinkelstein@smuhsd.org




Distance Learning Schedule