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I was born in China and I got my B.S there. After seven wonderful years in Alaska, I am settling at Michigan.

In my mind, Mandarin is a very wise and beautiful language. It can multiply your joys and enhance your knowledge. I like traditional Asian arts and music; I like calligraphy and poems; I also enjoy books and movies. We will learn Mandarin with historic stories and legends. You will immerse in 5000 years old cultures and your improve your Mandarin very quickly!

Undergraduate Degree:

 University of Alaska Fairbanks - Current Undergrad, early childhood education

traditional arts and music

Conversational Mandarin

Mandarin Chinese 1

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4


What is your teaching philosophy?

Love is the best teacher!

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

Tell stories.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Interest is the resource of energy.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

Teach him/her what he/she would like to know.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

time will tell......

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

put book down, talk to me......

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Care about the student's feelings.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

Change roles. Have the student teach me.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

ready various materials

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

Success brings confidence.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Wear their shoes and listen in their voice.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?


What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?

Historic stories.