We help our clients master English with confidence

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In our clients’ own words:


    I have worked with Julie for a short amount of time, however, with her help, I was able to learn enough phrases and vocabularies that enable me to secure an internship position at a competitive consulting firm in D.C. So definitely recommend Julie to learners who are in the job search or job applying process. 

    Jialing, China

    I really enjoy participating in the Zoom meetings. I always feel comfortable to speak up my questions and don't feel judged by my use of English but encouraged to practice and help others as well. I totally recommend It for people that want to improve their language skills.

    Luisa, Mexico
  •   This has been by far my best learning experience of English as a second language. Julie is a fantastic teacher! She is so patient, a very good listener and so creative in explaining difficult things in a simple and comprehensible manner. She tailors every single lesson to my specific needs and pushes me to go to the extra mile. Julie is always looking for new ways and tools to improve my speaking confidence and pronunciation. She has a great personality which facilitates the teacher-student relationship. I feel so comfortable during classes! I highly recommend English With Purpose as the best place to learn and/or improve English; it is just the best you can find here!
    Viviana, Colombia
  •   I would like to thank you for the time you devoted via Skype meeting with me and reading, reviewing and editing the personal statement. Your input was vital to improving the personal statement and the readers that I asked for their opinion said that it clearly reflected who I am and my goals. Once again, thank you for all your help.
    Nestor, Miami, FL

    My teacher is extremely well-educated, patient, reliable, and full of interests. I made a lot of progress in a very short time. The lessons are always interesting and amusing. You learn and you learn fast.
    Beatrice, Italy

    I'll take the opportunity to thank you again for the outstanding job you did with my daughter. Besides your loveliness with both of us, you were very knowledgeable and committed until the last drop. There are some people who are going to stay always in our memory and in our heart as an important part of her success, and you for sure are one of them!
    Louise, Italy

    I am Felicitas from Maipu, a small town in Argentina. My uncle introduced me to Julie; I am studying to be an English teacher, and according to him she would set a good example and help me improve my level of English as she had helped him. I found her to be responsible, hard working, conscientious and courteous, showing a great passion for her subject and genuine care for the students with whom she works. She inspired me to play with ideas and think deeply about how to teach English. She always had very enjoyable and interesting classes prepared, using technology and different sources. She helped me a lot and I was able to be promoted in phonetics in the second year of my teaching preparation course of studies.
    Felicitas, Argentina

    I worked with Julie on improving my writing for around 6 months. During this short period of time I noticed how my writing became more fluid and concise. Julie's edits and advice were always spot on and the materials she shared were very useful (I have some of them on my desk all the time). On a personal level, she is easy to work with and very knowledgeable. I liked that she could easily bring clear examples to explain her points. I'd recommended her to any non-native speaker who is looking for improving their language skills.
    César, Colombia

    We've used English With Purpose (formerly the English Teacher Collective) to teach English as a component of high-level global executive education programs, and have been incredibly impressed with the level of professionalism of and extensive preparation by the instructors. Julie Yoder is not only a world-class English teacher, but also does a great job of vetting and working with the other tutors so that everyone is on the same page. The model she's pioneered is fair to the tutors and great for the client. I'd heartily recommend English With Purpose for everyone from the most senior executives to students--Julie and her team will find the best fit for you, and will personalize your instruction so you get the most from every single session.
    Barbara, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    As a native Spanish speaker with French as a second language, I moved to the United States about two years ago with what I would say a decent working knowledge of the English language. However, I soon realized I needed to improve some of the common mistakes non-native speakers make as well as my pronunciation and conversational skills. After looking around for high qualified and experienced tutors in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area, I was pretty happy to find English With Purpose. Classes at EWP are very dynamic and customized to your particular needs. My tutor always prepares classes in advance and provides me with a lot of useful resources for me to keep practicing outside my sessions. She really enjoys her work and is very well experienced. You will definitely get the value for your money and have a good time while learning and improving your English.
    Carlos Mejía, The Dominican Republic
  •   English With Purpose is the best fit for me! I have been studying English for a long time, but it was never personalized and directed to my needs. Julie is very knowledgeable and has great expertise and experience on how to teach you according to your gaps and weaknesses in English. Our one-to-one lessons are very productive and well-prepared in advance by her. She provides homework tutorials that really help you to keep focused and achieve your learning goals. My reading, writing and speaking skills have improved a lot. Julie's ability to quickly understand your limitations and teach you how to overcome them is impressive! Furthermore, she is really nice, fun and friendly. She always supports her clients' diverse backgrounds, which give us all so much confidence!
    Joyce, Brazil

    I am writing this for anyone who is searching for distinguished and efficient English classes. I browsed the Internet searching for vacation English courses for my two kids and my wife. I got really lucky when I found Julie! I was first thinking of London or New York and some very traditional courses, some of which are globally known. It was very fortunate that in the end we finally chose Washington, DC and English With Purpose. We were able to meet the teachers via live chats before we left for the U.S. The kids were especially thrilled that they could meet their new teachers before our arrival and were very excited about spending time with them in person. This made the overall learning experience even more rewarding and helped them gain self confidence. Also, my wife and I could interact with the teachers and have a personal connection before we left for the U.S. Washington is a very special place with many opportunities for activities, all of which can be adapted by the instructors, for example, exploring the many museums, buying groceries in the local market, ordering meals at restaurants, walking around Georgetown and having a good time. The kids even did some gardening and had a lot of fun. All that while learning English. I can’t think of any better way to learn.
    Eduardo, Brazil

Our clients work in a wide range of fields and come from the following organizations:


  • The Embassy of Brazil
  • The Embassy of Chile
  • The Embassy of Colombia
  • Embassy of the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • The French Embassy
  • The German Embassy
  • The Embassy of Israel
  • The Embassy of Japan
  • Embassy of Poland
  • Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
  • Embassy of the United Arab Emirates
  • The Embassy of Spain
  • Embassy of South Korea
  • The Embassy of the Republic of Tunisia
  • The Embassy of Uruguay
  • The U.S. State Department
  • The Embassy of Uzbekistan
  • The Embassy of Hungary
  • The Embassy of The Gambia
  • The United Nations Commission on International Trade Law

International development

  • CNFA (Cultivating New Frontiers in Agriculture)
  • The Inter-American Development Bank
  • The International Finance Corporation
  • The International Monetary Fund
  • The Organization of American States
  • The Pan American Development Foundation
  • The Pan American Health Organization
  • The World Bank
  • World Resources Institute

International policy

  • Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • The International Crisis Group
  • The Pew Research Center


  • The United Nations
  • The U.S. Senate
  • The U.S House of Representatives
  • The Federal Communications Commission
  • Pension Benefit Guarantee Corporation
  • The U.S. Army
  • Voice of America

Nonprofit organizations

  • United We Dream
  • The Halo Trust, USA
  • Freedom House
  • Ashoka
  • EIA Global (Environmental Investigation Agency)
  • GMAC (Graduate Management Admission Council)
  • Scholars at Risk
  • Mi Casa


  • Covington and Burling
  • Clifford Chance
  • Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati
  • Cleary Gottlieb
  • Abente Stewart (Paraguay)
  • Oh-Ebashi LPC (Tokyo, Japan)
  • National Association of Attorneys General


  • BBC Mundo
  • Ria Novosti


  • Washington Hospital Center
  • George Washington University Hospital
  • International Society of Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine

Private sector service companies and organizations

  • Facebook
  • Omni Shoreham Hotels
  • Nordstrom
  • MetLife
  • AmCham Chile
  • Everis
  • Colvazca (Colombia)
  • Gescrap/GES Recycling
  • Villafañe (Spain)


  • Echo International (China)
  • Maret School
  • Georgetown University
  • Johns Hopkins University School for Advanced International Studies
  • University of Prince Edward Island
  • University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • George Mason University
  • Northern Virginia Community College
  • Coppin State University
  • Central Conservatory of Music (Beijing, China)


  • Provincia Di Foggia Dei Frati Minori Cappuccini (Italy)
  • Washington Buddhist Vihara


  • NuAxis Innovations
  • Perfect Sense Digital
  • IonQ
  • Nefeli Networks

Real Estate

  • Global Market Connection Group
  • Keller Williams
  • William Raveis

Contact us today to arrange a free one-hour consultation. We can design a course to fit your needs!