Xinmei Li ( Li Lao Shi)
Education: 2002-2004 Master's degree in Computer Science, CUNY
Most Recent Work Experience:
2007-present Chinese teacher in Grand Rapids Chinese Language School.
Subjects Taught: Chinese reading, writing, speaking, Chinese root, source, words, phrase, pinyin, Chinese history and culture.
1993-1999: Computer operation, computer languages, Algorithm, and hardware.
With years of teaching experience in both Chinese and Computer Science, we are combining Li Laoshi's talents and creating unique Chinese classes what student and the world demands.
ZOOM AND IN-PERSON CLASSES
Yinuo Wang (Ms. Eliza or Wang Lao Shi)
M.A. degree June 2019 – May 2020 Dallas Baptist University Major: Curriculum Design and Instruction
B.S. degree – Jan 2016 - May 2018 Dallas Baptist University Major: Interdisciplinary Study in Education and Marketing GPA: 3.213 Honor: Academic Honors List for the spring semester 2016
Teacher – 2019-Now DFW New Star Mandarin Chinese School Teach Chinese and Math (In English) 1 day/week at New Star Mandarin Chinese School, including long-term assignments from grades 3 and 6
Volunteer – 2019-Now Church Family Served as a Mandarin Chinese teacher for the American born Chinese children. Help kids to improve on listening, speaking and writing.
Internship – 2019-2020 Education in Action Observed and lead road trips “Discover Texas Field Trip” for various school district students from grade 3-5.
Tutor – 2017-2018 Dallas Baptist University Served as a college English tutor for international students who do not have any English background or lower-level. Helped students to improve on English vocabulary, grammar, and culture.
Teacher Assistant – 2013-2015 Global Top Test English Training School, China Served as a English language training assistant for IELTS tests
Finished classroom observations up to 400 hours
Xin Liu (GoGo Laoshi)
GoGo Laoshi teaches our Little Kids Arts & Crafts on Saturday mornings on Zoom. She is familiar with the physical and psychological characteristics of children at various ages, and familiar with the teaching content and requirements of each age. Her expressive personality and ability to interact with children well makes her a fun teacher. Her classes are conducted in Chinese, but we do have a translator for each session. If you are wanting to immerse your child 5 & younger in Mandarin Chinese once a week, then sign up your child with GoGo Laoshi!
Miss Koré Qualls
Alex Van Kuiken
Alex is co-teaching the Big Kids Debate Class on Saturday mornings. He is currently a student at University of Michigan. Alex has experience coaching middle schoolers after school to improve their public speaking. He was also an active debate student in middle and high school. With his knowledge and expertise, he can help kids prepare to be professional debaters.
Miss Sarah graduated from Grand Valley State University in 2020. She has a degree education and knows how to teach English as a second language. She is also able to teach Spanish as well. Miss Sarah has two cats and loves to read. She's new to online teaching, but really excited to meet new English students!
In-person and Zoom ONLY
Miss Koré lived in Japan for 12 years and is highly proficient in Japanese. She is a self-taught artist herself and enjoys drawing anime-style characters. Currently a student at Calvin University in Grand Rapids, Michigan, she is majoring in Japanese language. Miss Koré volunteered at Tohoku International School in Indonesia and worked on a construction project in a rural village. She also volunteered in Japan by giving away free snow-cones for people who were affected by the 3/11 earthquake and living in temporary housing units. As a Japanese language learner herself, Koré will be able to provide explanation of Japanese grammar and writing!
Miss J is currently a senior at Grand Valley State University majoring in Art Education with an emphasis in graphic design. She has a wide artistic background, including studio experience in:
● drawing (graphite, charcoal, and colored pencil)
● graphic design (adobe suite programs)
● photography (digital and darkroom).
Miss J is always excited to aid in a student’s passion for art and watch their skills flourish. Some personal hobbies include houseplants, reading, and crocheting.
Lulu Laoshi is our other volunteer math teacher. She has a vast experience teaching math to children. As of 2017, she is a paraprofessional for Brendel Elementary in Grand Blanc. Lulu is our current 8th and 9th grade math teacher.
ZOOM LESSONS ONLY
Ms. Carine is our French teacher. She grew up in France and is a native French speaker. Miss Carine has experience to teach French to all ages from elementary school to college-age students. With her different level of experience, she has the ability to assess your child's French learning level.
ZOOM LESSONS ONLY
Jie Shen (Sarah or Shen Lao Shi)
2010-2013 School of Government, Peking University
2014-2017 Dallas Modern Chinese Language School
2009-2013 School of Life Sciences, Peking University
We are grateful that Shen Laoshi join our Academy since the beginning. She is passionate about creating fun and active learning classroom activities that kids will enjoy. We are dedicated to create a real "immersion" language environment as soon as students step into the classroom. A rewarding system will be in place to help our kids engage in active learning.
Xiaodan Zhang (Ms. Ellie)
Ms. Ellie, Master of Statistics, has been teaching mathematics and statistics in universities for 10 years and has diverse experience in teaching mathematics at the elementary level. She is also a volunteer teacher who has tutored many students from elementary age through college age, all with different educational backgrounds. As a passionate educator, she loves to show students the practical uses of mathematics. She strives to teach students that mathematics is accessible to all educational abilities. She enjoys helping students understand concepts, develop skills, and build confidence.
We are hiring teachers with different professional backgrounds. If you would like to work with us and teach classes, whether it being group lessons or private, please contact us.