Mrs. Evelyn Uyemura
B. A. Merrimack College (North Andover, Massachusetts) in English Literature.
M. A. Auburn University (Auburn, Alabama) in English Literature.
M.A. Northeastern Illinois University (Chicago, Illinois) in Linguistics/TESL.
Evelyn taught ESL at Harper College in Illinois for 5 years, and participated in a summer English program at Beijing Institute of Technology in Beijing China. After moving to California in 1987, she taught ESL at Southwest College in Los Angeles. She also began teaching English and ESL at El Camino College part-time in 1987. She has been teaching ESL full-time at El Camino College since August, 2001.
In addition to teaching, she was co-chair of the 2009 College Accreditation Task Force. She has presented at several CATESOL Conferences and at the University of Seoul Medical School Alumni Association on ways to improve one's English abilities.
Evelyn was born in Maine and also has lived in Massachusetts, Alabama, Tennessee, and Illinois. She now lives in Torrance with her husband. Her daughter graduated from university in 2010 and currently lives in Chicago.
Evelyn has traveled in China and Japan, and has studied Latin, Greek, Spanish, French, Japanese and Lakota. She is interested in the relationship between the language of dreams and the symbolism of myth and poetry. For relaxation, she knits, cooks Japanese food, blogs, and reads fiction and non-fiction.