Olivera helped in making a foreign language feel like my own! English is not my native language, so it made me feel uncomfortable. I was able to overcome that with Olivera. We would speak in English only. It was difficult at first, but my confidence grew with encouragement and advice. She paid attention to my interests and used them to explain things I had trouble understanding. Overcoming cultural barriers was easy! She would use all sorts of materials – music, movies, YouTube videos to get me more motivated and teach me what textbooks can’t.