Ms. Ji, director of Los Altos Chinese School, holds a Master’s degree in Developmental and Child Psychology from Teachers College, Columbia University. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language and Literature with Teaching Certification from South China Normal University. She has invaluable Chinese teaching experience at schools in both China and US, ranging from elementary school to high school.
Ms. Ching has more than 10 years of experience teaching Chinese and Mandarin. Prior to joining LACS, Ms. Ching taught Chinese and Mandarin in an elementary school in Hong Kong. She received a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, both in Education. She also completed a diploma course for Advanced Mandarin Trainers.
Ms. Ching believes motivation is the key to learning any languages. Her classes are designed to be fun, to cater for the needs, styles and abilities of students, with the aim of developing students' interest in Mandarin.
Ms. Cui is a Ph.D. candidate in Curriculum and Instruction (K-12 education). She has been involved in teaching and research in the field of second language education and international/intercultural education for nearly ten years. She attends and presents in education-related conferences. Prior to joining LACS, Ms. Cui instructed courses for college students in Teacher Education Programs.
Ms. Chen has lots of experience in teaching Chinese and drawing. She got her Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Design from Sichuan Normal University. During the years in LACS, she organized the Lantern Festival Party and other events. Her artistic talent enriched her teaching.
Ms. Zhou graduated from Chinese Academy of Science and received EE master degree. She has engaged in Research and Education for 5 years. “I love working with children at LACS, teaching them Math and Chinese. I also love to find the way with them to solve math problem.”
Ms. Y. Chen
Ms. Chen graduated from Sichuan Normal University with a master's degree in English language and literature. She received her Teaching Qualification Certificate in China and has 6 years of experience in teaching English with students of varying ages from elementary to college students. She believes good teaching will help students and teachers progress together. She loves this magic of teaching. Ms. Chen's lessons are developed to ensure that her students acquire a second language in a fun and interesting manner.
Ms. Song graduated from Hohai University (a designated “Project 211” institution) in China and received her master’s degree in English language and literature. Ms. Song views teaching not only as a career, but also as a passion in her life. With her years of experience teaching at the high school and college level in Beijing, Ms. Song has gained valuable insight and experience into what it means to effectively teach and communicate with students.
Ms Huang graduated from an university in China with a BS in Computer Science degree. She is currently studying for an Early Childhood Education degree at Foothill College. Having engaged in five years of teaching experience, her teaching philosophy is to help students learn happily and apply it in their daily lives.
Ms. Lu graduated from Shanghai University in China. She has bachelor’s degree in Chinese Language art and Literature. She has four years of Chinese teaching experience and 5 years of finance management experience. Ms. Lu has volunteered in the Los Altos Art Docent program for 2 years and has been teaching Sunday School for over 5 years. Ms. Lu is passionate about teaching and very patient with students. She allows the children to learn actively using a multimodal teaching approach. Her goal is to help her students acquire good Chinese language skills and develop a love of Chinese culture.
Ms. Ye graduated from Changchun Normal University with a major in Chinese Language and Literature in 2006. After receiving her degree, she taught Chinese in Beijing. Ms. Ye is passionate about teaching Chinese and enjoys seeing her students improve and increase their Chinese language skills as well as gain knowledge about Chinese history and culture.
Ms. Feng graduated from Nankai University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chinese Language and Literature. She then earned her Master of Liberal Arts degree in East Asian Studies from the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to joining LACS, Ms. Feng was a translator at a law firm in Boston, MA.
Ms. Min came to the US from China in 2016 to pursue an advanced degree. She obtained her Master’s degree in Education with an emphasis in Dual Language and English Learner Education from San Diego State University. In the past five years, Ms. Min has taught in different language programs, such as, English Language Development, Mandarin Chinese Immersion Program, and Chinese Foreign Language Program. Most of her teaching experience has been with the Mandarin immersion programs. Helping students acquire the Chinese language and watching them grow socially and academically are her greatest joy at LACS. Ms. Min is a firm believer that all children can learn if given the opportunity. She also believes that parents and teachers should build a strong partnership in helping students succeed in school. She looks forward to working with your child this year!
Ms. Lin graduated from Fujian Changle Normal College in Chinese Language and Literature major. After she received her Teaching Qualification Certificate in China, she worked at an elementary school in Changle, Fujian for over 9 years. She also has many years of teaching experience in the US. She has worked in several schools teaching students Chinese in the Bay Area since 2011. Ms. Lin implements differentiated teaching strategies in her classroom to engage students with diverse backgrounds to acquire Chinese as a second language.
Ms. Bai earned her master’s degree in Education in China. She had taught in schools for 32 years before coming to the U.S. and was recognized with many teaching awards both locally and nation-wide. Ms. Bai has been working in private Chinese schools as well as a private tutor for many years here in California. Her students range from K to 10th grade and she also teaches AP Chinese exam class.