Who is Teacher Dara from Applied ESL?

About me

Hi! My name is Dara K. Fulton and I am an English as a Second Language (ESL) teacher, author, ESL and Job Readiness Coach. My students call me "Teacher Dara." I live in New York City, the United States. I have 17 years' experience teaching English to adults. I also have experience helping people find work, and train people who want to become ESL teachers. I have a Bachelor's degree in English, two Associates degrees, and TESOL and TEFL certifications. I LOVE being a teacher, because I love helping people learn English. I also LOVE drinking coffee :) I enjoy helping ESL teachers feel encouraged and supported in the ESL profession.

I love to say, "TRY YOUR BEST," because when you try your best you DO your best. I am here to help YOU practice and feel confident speaking English in everyday life. 

Applied ESL, LLC is a Limited Liability Corporation and is registered by the state of New York, the United States. Applied ESL was formally known as Dara's ESL which started in 2018. The name Applied ESL and its business officially became a LLC in February 2019.


Dara K. Fulton is the sole owner and teacher of Applied ESL, and is a Minority, Women Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified business in New York City, NY.

Lessons and Coaching Services

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I offer one-to-one lessons to adults via Zoom or Skype.

I teach HIGH BEGINNER and INTERMEDIATE level students.

*Students MUST be able to speak some English.

Lessons are for 1 hour



  • Learn how to use English in LIFE SKILLS: things we know how to do in everyday life. 

  • Learn how to speak formal and informal English in conversation, improving your listening and pronunciation skills.

  • Lessons are based on students' needs and interests.

  • Confidence tips 

  • Real life examples and materials are included in every lesson.


Students may purchase the Applied ESL Life Skills student workbooks for lessons

Workbooks are especially recommended for BEGINNER level students

Payments are accepted through PayPal.

Payment MUST be received before lesson.

The Applied ESL student contract must be read, agreed, and signed by both the teacher and student to start lessons. 

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MAY 1, 2022

Welcome to the 3rd book from Applied ESL! Signs Resource Book is a book about street signs, store signs, COVID-19 signs and instructions


Signs Resource Book is NOW available on Amazon

What do I offer?

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ESL and Job Readiness Coaching 


T eacher Dara is NOW offering coaching calls for anyone who...

  • Wants to become an ESL teacher or tutor

  • Looking for guidance in YOUR first day of ESL class

  • Need help in lesson planning, choosing materials for your ESL class, classroom management, etc.

  • Want to be certified

  • Motivation and support

ATTENTION My Middle-Aged (or as I like to say "Middles") ESL adults!!! 


If you are an ESL adult who is in their 40s, 50s, 60s and need help in job search, interview preparation or resume writing, I am LOOKING FOR YOU! Allow me to help you find your next job or career!  

Click here to contact Teacher Dara

What do students say about Teacher Dara's ESL lessons?

What are clients saying about coaching services?

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Limei (Sara)

My opinion she is best teacher. She knows what she is doing. She was not only teaching English. At the same time you are learning so many experience from her. Such as American culture, talking tips (native, non native etc.). Important thing she is so kind and open mind. Thank you so much DARA TEACHER.


- Tayfun, Turkey

If you are starting to learn English, or you are studying it a long time but haven't felt confident, maybe you shy, but you NEED IT, you should meet with Dara K. Fulton. She was so kind and friendly, she was very supported by me, that I started to speak quickly and without big stress. She is passionate about her job and maybe you will become best friends if you will be friendly too. I truly recommend getting acquainted with her. She is awesome.

-Olga, Russia

Dara was my teacher from January to May 2018. She’s not only a very good teacher, professional and responsible but is also a good person, friendly and lovely with a big heart. Always respectful with everyone. Her moto was: Try your best! Learning English is a long and non easy process but always you try your best. Thank you Dara.


- Erinda, Italy

It was a very good experience with one of the best teachers I have had. She has a lot of information to teach, a friendly teacher with a good heart. She gave a high quality of teaching and using a creative and new ways. If I had a chance to choose my teacher I will choose Dara, and I advice everyone who want to learn English join Dara's classes.


-Enrique, Palestine

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