Lauren Tang Spear was born in San Francisco and raised in Beijing, China. She is multi-cultural, mixed Chinese, French and Cherokee Indian heritage. She attended both Chinese and International Schools growing up in Beijing. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre and Asian Language & Culture and TESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) Certificate with Practicum from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. She received her TCFL (Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language) certification from Beijing Language & Culture University in 2010. She has been teaching since she was 16 and has taught students of all ages from kindergarten, to teens, to adults. She moved to New York 2 years ago from China to pursue her passions. She enjoys sharing her language and culture with everyone that is interested.
In her free time, Lauren loves to dance, cook and eat delicious food, travel, and take walks on the beach collecting seashells. Her motto is “Don’t worry, be happy!”