I am a native Mandarin speaker educated in the United States. I graduated from College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston.
In my more than 10 years of teaching, I have shared my knowledge of Chinese in many different capacities. I've taught corporate executives practical Chinese at the business level, led classes at a Chinese language institute, and worked with students one on one.
Thanks to my management and business experience in corporate America and my many years of strict training to be a reciter when I was at school in Beijing, I am better able to help my students communicate and succeed in using Chinese for their needs..
In my own experience, learning to speak another language is not just about mimicking the sentence flow and pronunciation, but also understanding the culture behind the language.
I want my students to enjoy the learning process wherever they are and take pride in the fact that they're not just learning new words, but also learning the wisdom, philosophies, and history behind them.
When you communicate with someone using their language, it's a form of love. It means you went the extra mile to meet that person where they are; it means that you care about them and want to understand them on a deeper level. This is what I wish to teach each of my students.
Everyone is welcome in my class to discover the beauty of Chinese culture and learn how to share that gift with others.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of Massachusetts-Boston - Bachelor in Arts, Business Administration and Management
In my spare time I like to set up traditional Chinese tea ceremonies to appreciate all kinds of specialty teas. I like to blend my own herbal selection to keep a healthy diet and share it with my friends, colleagues, and neighbors. In addition to enjoying mountain trail hiking and traveling around the world. I also play the Chinese traditional instrument Guzheng which helps me ground myself in a peaceful state of mind.