Leslie Bennett Sherwood, B.A. in Latino American and Latino Studies/Politics and M.S. in Education with a concentration in TESL, has been teaching ESL for ten years. During this time, she has worked with migrant, immigrant, and international populations in both the US and Australia. Presently, she teaches entry-level writing and academic reading skills for multilingual students at UCLA, while pursuing her professional interests: grammar, vocabulary acquisition, and academic reading and writing.