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Lauren Holmes

Lauren Holmes

Charlotte, Mecklenburg


About Lauren Holmes:

Service-oriented individual pursuing careers in international education


Comunidad de Madrid, Madrid, Spain

Language and Culture Assistant, October 2021 - Present

  • Served as an English teaching assistant at CEIP Nuestra Sra. de la Victoria bilingual primary school in Villarejo de Salvanés, Madrid. Conversed with and helped teach over 80 first and fourth grade students to improve fluency in speaking and understanding of English.
  • Prepared presentations on holidays to inform students of American culture, led 8-10 class discussions each week, and graded and commented on students’ writing compositions and speaking exams.

Freelance Tutor, Madrid, Spain

English as a Foreign Language Instructor, October 2021 - Present

  • Provided private lessons to ten students ranging from young children to adults. Prepared individualized lesson plans for each class to cater to students’ wants and needs.
  • Designed classes that focused on speaking/conversation, listening, writing, reading, and pronunciation.
  • Implemented play-based and conversational learning for the younger students.

Challenge Island - South Charlotte, Charlotte, NC

Camp Instructor, Summer 2021

  • Worked alongside Challenge Island franchise owner Jill Garcia to run 12 themed STEAM summer camps, serving close to 150 children. Additionally, both led and co-led over 20 after-school programs, serving over 300 children from ages 6-14.
  • Packaged and prepared supplies for each camp and after-school program. Helped design and lead activities, communicated with campers’ parents as necessary, and managed behavior to ensure a positive camp experience for all of the children.

School of International Training - Colegio Mayor Peñalolén, Santiago, Chile

Virtual English Teacher, Spring 2021

  • Co-taught 4 high-school level English classes to over 100 Chilean students using a flipped classroom model. Prepared a lesson plan each week that included grammar, reading, and listening. Assigned and graded student homework and projects.
  • Served as a native English speaker and role-model and helped design activities that increase cultural/lingual understanding and fluency.

Office of Admissions, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Admissions Intern, Summer 2020

  • Developed, implemented, and conducted 5-7 virtual tours and panel discussions for the University each week. Actively communicated with and recruited over 10 prospective students each week by utilizing Slate software.
  • Designed a mentorship program for incoming international students, updated alumni networks, wrote blogs for prospective students, and drafted and presented a virtual counselor visit proposal.

Younts Conference Center, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Student Staff, Fall 2019 – Spring 2020

  • Supervised over 10 community events for the semester, including set up, troubleshooting, and tear down. Managed clients and client communication, in addition to office chores.

Development Office, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Phonathon Caller, Fall 2018 – Spring 2019

  • Placed over 30 phone calls each week to university alumni for record keeping, donations, and alumni events.

Biology Department, Furman University, Greenville, SC

Undergraduate Research Fellow, Summer 2019

  • Under Dr. Adi Dubash, investigated potential binding partners to desmosomal proteins using transfection, immunoprecipitation, and SDS-Page techniques to ultimately develop treatments for heart attacks.

Alpha Phi Omega Service Fraternity, Furman University                           Greenville, SC

Vice President of Service, Oversecretary, Spring 2018 – Spring 2021

  • As Vice President of Service, planned over 20 service events throughout the semester, maintained connections with organizations to serve in the Greenville community, and kept track of brother’s service hours.
  • Organized, secured funding for, and executed the chapter’s first campus-wide service event with Rise Against Hunger where over 30,000 meals were prepared and packaged.
  • As Oversecretary, tracked attendance for chapter, executive meetings, and mandatory events, and sent out weekly emails to keep the members informed about happenings in the chapter.

iFACE Ministries, Greenville, SC

Leadership Team, Conversation Partner, Fall 2017 – Spring 2021

  • Planned and executed over 8 community events each semester for international students that encourage cross-cultural dialogue and friendship. Coordinated transportation for over 10 students to events each week.
  • Met with an English language learner for 6 weeks as a conversation partner

 Mental Health America of Greenville County, Greenville, SC

Volunteer, Spring 2019 – Spring 2020

  • Completed 60 hours of active listening training to take calls for the National Suicide Hotline and serve as the after-hours answering service for a rape crisis center and domestic violence shelter.
  • Answered and placed between 10-20 calls each shift.

Neighborhood Focus After School Program, Greenville, SC       Volunteer, Fall 2017 - Spring 2021

  • Volunteered at an after-school program for Hispanic students, both in-person and online, where I worked one-on-one with a student to provide homework help, reading instruction, and to serve as a mentor.


Furman University, Greenville, SC

Bachelor of Arts in Spanish, May 2021

Minor in Linguistics and Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages

GPA: 3.6/4.0

  • Dean’s List , Fall 2017 – Fall 2018, Fall 2019 – Spring 2021
  • Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society, Inducted Fall 2018
  • Bell Tower Scholarship Recipient
  • Graduated Cum Laude

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