Ruth has a BEd. specializing in TESOL. She has taught in the Philippines (2002-2005; 2006-2007), Japan (2005-2006), China (2007-2012) and Vietnam (2013 to the present). She has variously been an ESOL teacher to pre-school and elementary school children, high school and university students, and working adults in various industries especially hotel and hospitality. She has conducted TESOL/TEFL teacher training in the Philippines and China. She has also held the post of Head teacher and Educational Consultant in China. Ruth is often mistaken for a Vietnamese and causes many to wonder at how it could be that a Vietnamese can speak American English with such a flawless accent.