2020 - 2021
Chinese Instructor Saint Cloud State University (Online)Taught a Chinese course catering to students from Apollo High School and St. Cloud State University in MN, achievin a 100% pass rate in HSK levels 3, 4 and 5. With a particular emphasis on reading and writing, my curriculum also featured individual and group activities, including speaking and listening exercises, to enhance student engagement and participation. By designing the course from scratch, I was able to employ innovative teaching methods and cultivate an effective learning environment.
2019 - 2021
Co-instructor of Chinese Saint Cloud State UniversityCo-taught Chinese classes at St. Cloud State University (SCSU), in collaboration with Winona State University (WSU) via video conferencing. Under the guidance of Dr. Weidong Zhang, the lead professor from WSU, I delivered comprehensive instruction across three levels: beginning, intermediate, and advanced. In addition to my teaching responsibilities, I also provided individualized Chinese tutoring sessions to students at SCSU, further enhancing their language proficiency and academic success.
2019 - 2020
Chinese teacher Apollo High SchoolTaught an immersive in-person Chinese class to senior high school students at Apollo High School, a public school in St. Cloud. In this role, I successfully supported a diverse range of student levels, spanning from beginning to advanced proficiency. Focusing on key skills in reading, writing, and speaking, I designed and delivered dynamic coursework that fostered a deep understanding of Chinese language and culture, achieving 100% pass rate in HSK (Chinese proficiency test) levels 3, 4 and 5.
2018 - 2018
Chinese teacher Cathedral High SchoolTaught Chinese for 2 months at Cathedral High School, a private school in St. Cloud. With students' proficiency levels ranging from beginning to advanced, I provided comprehensive instruction that focused on all four language skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. My dynamic teaching style, which integrated interactive classroom activities and real-life situations, fostered a highly engaging and dynamic learning environment that contributed to the academic success of all students.
2015 - 2017
Instructor/Professor of Chinese Southwest State UniversityTaught Chinese at Southwestern State University’s Department of Languages and Department of International Relations for 2 years while working on my Master’s degree. Taught a total of 12 different groups over the 2-year period, with a total of nearly 130 undergraduates and graduate students from Russia, Central Asia and Japan across all proficiency levels. The classes were focused on all four skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing. Over 80% of students passed HSK levels 1 through 5.
2016 - 2017
Chinese teacher Kursk Foreign Language Training CenterTaught Chinese part-time at the Kursk Foreign Language Training Center in Kursk, Russia. It was mostly small-size classes and one-on-one lessons which were mainly focused on beginning level conversational and Chinese characters. 14 out of 16 students passed HSK levels 1 through 3.
2015 - 2015
Graduate intern/Teaching assistant Jilin UniversityAs a graduate intern at the Department of Chinese as a Second Language at Jilin University, I taught two different groups of a total number of 32 international students whose level was intermediate. The class was particularly focused on students’ listening skills.
2015 - 2015
Chinese teacher Jilin University (Online)As part of the "Online Chinese Teachers" program initiated by the Confucius Institute Headquarters, I taught Chinese online to over 100 students whose Chinese was beginning and intermediate, focusing on conversational Chinese, slangs, and idioms, and I created the curriculum and planned all lessons on my own.
2022 - 2022
Chinese Instructor Saint Paul College (Online)Taught an online beginner level Chinese course to adult learners and St. Paul College students. Utilizing Zoom and PowerPoint, I employed a student-centered approach that integrated cultural aspects, Chinese radicals, simple Chinese character writing, and conversational dialogue listening, alongside an introduction to basic conversational Chinese. The class was designed to be engaging and interactive, providing ample opportunities for students to practice their speaking skills.
2020 - 2023
Online Chinese teacher/tutor Self-employedI've been teaching/tutoring students online since 2020. I've taught elementary and middle school students ages 8-14 and adults. My teaching/tutoring covers speaking, listening, Chinese characters, essay writing, helping with homework/assignments, news and article reading, Chinese proficiency test preparation and more. I use HSK/YCT textbooks, audios, sample tests, material I found online such as news and articles. I also use Integrated Chinese. All students passed HSK 2-4 and YCT 2-4.
2018 - 2022
Chinese Instructor, Chinese Test Center Director Saint Cloud State University• Successfully designed and delivered online courses for Apollo High School and SCSU students, achieving 100% pass rate in HSK (Chinese proficiency test) levels 3, 4 and 5
• Co-taught classes across proficiency levels and provided impactful tutoring sessions
• Skillfully managed 2 Chinese proficiency test centers in MN, awarded 'Outstanding Test Center' twice in 4 years for seamless operations
2018 - 2022
Researcher & Program Manager Saint Cloud State University• Led 3-year research on Chinese immersion and second language teaching, evaluating programs and assessing proficiency tests
• Hosted engaging webinars and contributed to conferences on Chinese immersion, language teaching, and teacher training
• Co-managed "story circle" program and Minnesota Chinese Tutor Platform, overseeing tutor recruitment and training while fostering academic and cultural exchange between American and Chinese students
2018 - 2022
Program Manager & Translator Saint Cloud State University• Streamlined office operations, efficiently coordinating events, proficiently translating all programming and research materials and documents, as well as facilitating educational and cultural exchange programs
• Successfully managed diverse teams of interns and teachers, demonstrated exceptional leadership by ensuring smooth transitions, promoting efficient collaboration, and driving optimal performance
2018 - 2019
Chinese Teacher Saint Cloud Area School District• Taught senior students with focus on reading and writing, resulting in 100% pass rate in HSK level 4
• Instructed students at beginner to advanced levels, providing immersive learning experiences covering all four essential skills: listening, speaking, reading, and writing
2017 - 2018
English Teacher, Curriculum Developer & Researcher Beijing U'sure English AcademTaught students ages 5-16 at various proficiency levels, while contributing to curriculum development and research efforts to create high-quality courses and reading materials
2015 - 2017
Chinese Instructor Southwestern State UniversityInstructed 130 undergraduate and graduate students from Russia, Central Asia, and Japan in 12 classes, with over 80% of students passing HSK levels 1 through 5
2016 - 2017
Chinese Teacher Kursk Foreign Language Training CenterConducted small classes and one-on-one lessons, prioritizing conversational Chinese and Chinese characters, culminating in 14 out of 16 students passing HSK levels 1 through 3
2015 - 2015
Teaching Assistant & Online Chinese Instructor Jilin University• Instructed 32 international students across 2 classes in intermediate listening skills
• Created and successfully delivered engaging online lessons on conversational Chinese, slangs, and idioms to diverse cohort of over 100 beginner and intermediate level students
2019 - 2022
Chinese Language Program Researcher & Coordinator Saint Cloud State University• Conducted extensive research on Chinese immersion and second language teaching for 3 years, evaluating immersion programs in Minnesota and assessing Chinese proficiency tests
• Published academic research journal in Chinese titled Evaluation of the Language Proficiency Tests used for Early Total Chinese Immersion Programs