At Lauren’s English Lessons, we hire only the best English teachers. All of the teachers are native speakers and are highly qualified with certifications and experience teaching students of various levels and ages.
Since 2015, Gwen has worked as a private ESL tutor, teaching private lessons to both K-12 students and adults. She has taught students from Saudi Arabia, Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, China, Germany, France, Philippines and many more! Gwen is passionate about helping her students reach their goals. She loves helping people feel more comfortable and confident with their English and watching them succeed. She also loves sharing her culture and learning what her students can teach her about their own! When teaching children, Gwen talks often with parents/guardians, keeping them up to date on their child’s progress and making sure they are meeting their goals.
In her free time, Gwen enjoys reading, playing Sudoku, and spending time with her family.
She has experience teaching both English as a Second Language and Chinese as a Second Language. As a Mandarin Chinese teacher, she worked as a Chinese Language Teaching Assistant at Middlebury Institude of International Studies and taught at local Chinese schools in California to help Chinese Heritage students improve, maintain, and grasp the language. She also worked with the Directorate General in Monterey, CA teaching diplomats and students preparing for cross-cultural experiences.
As an English teacher, Kristin taught in Taiwan through the prestigious U.S. Fulbright Scholar Program. There she worked in both Taipei and Kaohsiung as an English teacher, tutor, and teaching assistant. She taught both young learners and adults. She served as a private tutor for professionals including those working in the industrial engineering field. She also participated in leading volunteer English reading programs for children through the American Institute of Taiwan’s American Corner throughout the local community. She later had the opportunity to work in Beijing as a Consulting English Teacher for a Summer Language and Culture Exchange Program. Most recently, in 2018, she spent the summer teaching English to students at the university level in Tokyo, Japan.
Kristin also speaks conversational Cantonese Chinese and some Spanish. Her experience overseas and here in the U.S. give her a great understanding of both American culture and Chinese cultures and enhance her skills as a teacher of both Chinese and English.