While working on a deal in Mexico at GE, Tyler Muse realized his high-school Spanish wasn’t going to cut it. His schedule was too busy for in-person classes and the e-learning programs he tried just weren’t working for him. So he responded to a Craigslist ad for Skype lessons posted by a woman in Guatemala.
As Tyler’s friendship with his coach Kathe Solares grew, he became fluent in Spanish. He found he could confidently express himself in groups of native speakers. He wondered why there wasn’t any online language program out there based on one-on-one relationships, like the one he had with Kathe. And in 2012, he created Lingo Live.
And yes, in case you’re wondering, Kathe Solares is still a coach with Lingo Live.
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