New Horizons Test Preparation and Language Arts

Teaching Team

All of our courses are taught by highly professional, native English-speaking teachers. Experience is at the core of our program. That's why our premier instructors each have several years of teaching experience in either China or overseas.

Our instructors are smart and energetic - they have scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests and are experts at keeping their students interested and involved. Before they officially lecture, they are required to be trained by New Horizons' programs directors on all material taught in the course.



Christopher Lemos




Michelle Moors

Chris is a SAT/ACT/SSAT/SCAT instructor in New Horizons. He has a MA degree in history from George Mason University, and a BA degree in history and philosophy from University of Virginia. He has been teaching for over 4 years,once been a teacher in America and Korean’s popular universities or education organizations. He also worked for University of California, Berkeley Institute for International Education and Research ; and taught SAT and ACT test preparation in Virginia SEM Education Group; and researched education policies in American Teenager’s education forum in Washington State. Chris is good at knowing students’ personalities and full of teaching experience in SAT/ACT/SSAT standardized examination and language arts.

Michelle Moors is a senior instructor with more than five years of teaching experience. Michelle is a B.A. Honors from the University of Derby in England, where she studied various aspects of visual culture. Before she came to New Horizons in 2015, she had been teaching various English courses for three years, especially the TOEFL course at Shanghai Jiao Tong University and was highly involved in developing teachers’ training programs. Due to her continued dedication, she even held the title of 'Head Teacher' . After work, Michelle is an enthusiastic traveler and sports lover.


Brenda Weston


Brian Johnson

As an experienced teacher from Canada, Brenda has been dedicated to a career of teaching for more than a decade. She graduated from the Centennial College in Toronto with a diploma in organization Communications and got her TESOL certificate in 2001. With a proven ability to work with both native and non-native students, Brenda is adept at providing appropriate and creative instructions to address various learning styles.

Brian graduated from the University of oregon, completing significant coursework in mathematics at the graduate level. During his professional career, Brian has earned several teaching certifications and has taught in Shanghai, Europe, and the U.S.A. As a senior test prep instructor with New Horizons, he brings a drive and passion for helping students maximize their potential!


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Adam Belcher


Erica Switzer

Adam studied English Literature and Philosophy at the University of Greenwich in South London, then earned his M.A. in Comparative Literature from Goldsmiths, University of London, a world-renowned liberal arts college. Since coming to China, Adam has taught in universities across the country. At Hengshui University, Adam taught Western film and spoken English. In Wuxi, Adam taught TOEFL and ESL. Adam then spent two years teaching at Gengdan College, Beijing University of Technology. He taught writing for academic purposes, intercultural communication, and Western culture. He has recently relocated to Shanghai and currently teaches language arts.

Erica Switzer holds a BA in English with concentration in Creative Writing from Lake Forest College, a famous private liberal arts college in Illinois, and an MA in English Literature from DePaul University, one of the top private universities across the U.S. She began her teaching career at a Chicago-area Upward Bound program where she worked for more than two years. During this period, she taught English Language Arts courses to high school students and advised them on academics and college application writing tasks. As a teacher, Erica is committed to fostering student success in a positive and engaging learning environment.



Derek Meyer




Danielle LeClerc

Derek is a very experienced teacher from Ohio, U.S. and got his TESOL certificate in 2009.He was an officer of Global Education in Kent State University that conducted international student recruitment research project and evaluated their transcripts and credentials. In 2009, Derek began to teach English in China, so he has an overall understanding of Chinese students' learning styles and characteristics.

An outstanding graduate from the University of Alberta, Danielle completed significant coursework in biology and chemistry including courses in analytical chemistry, biochemistry, genetics, ect. Danielle is an experienced teacher with over 9 years of experience. Before coming to New Horizons in 2011, she taught in both public and international schools including Shanghai Wenlai International School and Shanghai Jiaoda Nanyang Middle School. Additionally, She is a skilled writer who has published many short stories and travelogues both in Shanghai and internationally.

Hongqiao Campus
1F, No.480 Hongxu Road,
Minhang, SH
Jinqiao Campus
Room 203, Buiding B, No.18
Huangyang Road, Pudong,SH
Huacao Campus
2F, No.372 Xingle Road,
Minhang, Shanghai