Christy Pai

Profession: ESL Instructor

Teaching Experience: I have taught every level of ESL at both Santa Barbara City College and Kaplan International and have tutored and taught IELTS prep,SAT prep,TOEFL and GRE prep, which is a great asset. I have lived abroad and taught in 7 different countries worldwide so this helps me to have an ability to truly understand the cultural difficulties faced by our students. Besides my 25 years teaching experience and 2 TESOL certificates. I have been a presenter at 3 CATESOL conferences. I have also been on a Professional Development panel for 3 years for UCSB.

Interests: I have varied interests. I love to paint watercolor. I love museums especially History or Art Museums. I love dancing and swimming. I was a flight attendant with Delta Air Lines so of course I got the travel bug running through my veins. I enjoy socializing and have friends from all over the world.

Education: I have a BA in Fine Arts from The University of the State of New York
I have a TESOL Certificate from UCSB
I have a TESL/TEFL from Oxford Seminars
I have a Teaching license from Hanayagi School of Dance

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Greek (Fluent), Japanese (Fluent), Spanish (Fluent), Chinese (Fluent), German (Fluent), French (Basic)


Hilary FL

Profession: English Educator and Content Writer

Teaching Experience: 2010-2011 English Camp Volunteer- Russia,
2015-2017 English Teacher- China,
2017-Present Virtual English Teacher- VIPKID

Interests: I like running, hiking, scuba diving, and riding my bike. I love to travel and learn new languages. I make art, specifically sculpture. I enjoy reading and am currently reading Neil Degrasse Tyson's book, "Astrophysics for People in a Hurry." I also enjoy watching movies and television.

Education: New College of Florida, International Studies

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Russian (Conversational), Chinese (Conversational)


Bryan L

Profession: Banker and Part Time English Tutor

Teaching Experience: I have taught English to call center agents as well as Chinese and Korean students for over 5 years. I have also taught working professionals from different countries Business English or Corporate Conversational English.

Interests: I enjoy traveling and exploring different countries. I especially love eating food from countries all over the world. My other passions would include movies, music, and watching live sport events.

Education: I graduated University of California Irvine with a Bachelor's Degree in Sociology and a Minor in Business Management.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Chinese (Conversational)


Jonathan Law

Profession: Online English Tutor

Teaching Experience: I've had 2 years of teaching English in Korea and now I am teaching English on Cambly.

Interests: Travelling, languages, history, geography, music, architecture, food.

Education: University of Sheffield.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Chinese (Fluent), Portuguese (Conversational)


Dorothea Bryant

Profession: Ghostwriter

Teaching Experience: worked as a 5th grade teacher in the Commonwealth of the Mariana Islands
Also taught special education and worked as an ESL teacher for about 15 years.

Interests: Writing, music, travel (have lived in eight different countries), reading, arts and crafts

Education: TESOL Certification from the Canadian Institute of English
Bachelor's Degree in Education from Warnborough University

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Chinese (Conversational)


Kristina Wang

Profession: Front-End Web Developer

Teaching Experience: I have over five years of experience teaching students from all ages and backgrounds! I have taught pre-school kids from ages three to seven how to read and writing in English, as well as younger and older adults basic to advance level of English as an ESL tutor.

Interests: People; Culture; Food; Science; Literature; Philosophy; Lifestyle; Entertainment; Sports; Creativity; Art; Photography; Nature; DIY; Travel; Real conversations

Education: I am currently pursuing my Master's degree in Web Development at the University of Denver via an online program. I received my Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies from San Francisco State University in 2014.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Chinese (Native)


John O'Connor

Profession: Online English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I've been teaching English for about 4 years now, 2 years at schools in China and 2 years teaching online. I worked at an English training center in 常州, and at a preschool/kindergarten in 成都. I teach online now mostly kids ages 5-15, but I also have experience teaching English to adults privately one on one. I'm easy going and can adjust to all levels!

Interests: Traveling, teaching, eating, hiking, camping, chillin in the woods with my dog, history, music, life, politics, exploring, science, reading, movies, learning, meeting new people

Education: I studied history at Ohio University, focusing on U.S. and African-American studies but mostly just a broad range of history.

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Chinese (Conversational)


August (USA)

Profession: Counselor, author, licensed English teacher

Teaching Experience: 3 years teaching English at a kindergarten in Norway.
2 years teaching English in China (1 year university, 1 year high school IELTS)

Interests: I have a wide range of interests. I've always enjoyed reading, mainly fiction and biographies. I've studied computer security, literature, and currently doing my post-grad research in psychology. The more I learn, the happier I am.

Education: B.Sc. Computer security, Noroff College NORWAY
B.A. Literature and creative writing, University of Hertfordshire UK
M.A. Counselling psychology, University of Nairobi KENYA

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Norwegian (Native), Swedish (Fluent), Danish (Fluent), Chinese (Conversational), German (Fluent)


Ivan Salvador

Profession: English Teacher

Teaching Experience: I tutored and co-taught an English as a second language class at my local library from April 2016 until June 2016. I have also mentored international students from Saudi Arabia and India with oral and written English at Texas State University.

I've been teaching English as a foreign language to young children in Beijing, China for about a year and a half now. The focus is largely on phonics, vocabulary recognition, and the introduction of simple sentence structures.

Interests: I am a huge film buff, with a large passion for music, soccer, and learning languages. Any conversation dealing with any of those four subjects will definitely get me talking.

Education: Texas State University - Bachelor of Arts (BA), International Studies

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Spanish (Fluent), Chinese (Conversational)


Lauren C.

Profession: ESL Instructor

Teaching Experience: I've taught and tutored English for over a decade, and specialize in conversation and pronunciation-calibration! I have also tutored students in ESL presentation, debate, and interpretation as well as basic Mandarin Chinese.

Interests: Cooking, traveling, foreign languages/linguistics, music, culture, religion, etc.

Education: BA Education (Emphasis in Chinese), MA Literature

Spoken Languages: English (Native), Chinese (Fluent)