You can benefit from my 9 years of experience in consulting, teaching, translation, and tutoring for students of all ages. I am committed to continued learning and development for both myself and others.
Chinese Language Tutor & Culture Consultant
I was born and raised in Shanghai and I graduated from Saint Olaf College in 2010. I have been working as an entrepreneur, Chinese tutor, language and cultural consultant in the Twin Cities for 9 years. I have worked with students ranging in age from 4 year-old beginners to 75 year-old professionals. I have worked with students from all across the states.
I have given Chinese language lessons to more than 800 students from various schools in Minnesota including Yinghua Academy, St. Paul Academy, Breck School, University of Minnesota, Hamline University, St. Olaf College, Concordia Language Villages, etc.
My adult students range from business leaders at the Apple Store of Minneapolis, to a US diplomat in Taiwan, to English teachers currently working in China, to international lawyers, to a multinational newspaper owner from South Carolina. Through my business, I have also provided cultural and language consulting to various organizations including the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2016 and 2017.
Over the past few years, I have developed a consistent and effective method to help students who struggle with character memorization, tone recognition, and sentence building. My Mandarin Chinese programs include face-to-face private Chinese lessons both online and in person.
In early 2016, I assisted the Minnesota Timberwolves with writing, instructing, and producing this promotional video for Karl-Anthony Towns, an increasingly popular basketball player.
The video targets Chinese audiences, and it helped Towns secure international votes to appear in the NBA All Star Game of 2016.
The fluent little actors in the video are all students who I have been working with for years.
During the Chinese New Year of 2017, invited as the language consultant, I gave personalized lessons to the basketball players at the Minnesota Timberwolves.
While the Timberwolves made a special effort to reach out to the Chinese speaking audience, I helped to facilitate and translate the interviews with the Chinese speaking students and immigrants.