About us

Mattison English was founded in 2000 by Chris and Mio Mattison in Nagoya, Japan, after they moved to Japan from upstate New York with their two young sons. Chris and Mio taught English communication skills by involving various hands on and outdoor activities as well as test preparation, business conversation, and translation service. Their hands on approach has lead to deeper more meaningful learning that keeps their students motivated and interested.

In 2013, the Mattison English relocated to Harrison, New York where they continue supporting students that are eager to learn.

In recent years they also restarted their 7 day Summer Farm Stay program where they teach concentrated English communication skills, economics, environmental issues, and culture for attendees to get a clear view of the future.

Chris and Mio have been putting their unique backgrounds to full use for 20 years; Chris with his upbringing on a NYS dairy farm, art and photography education, and holding TEFL certification. Mio with her upbringing in Japan, employed at major airlines in the US and Japan, interpreter and translator at universities in Japan, carrying a certification in technical writing.

 

Chris and Mio Mattison Oct. 2019