New Teachers and New Classes, 2017-2018

Art Class by Ann An

安老师曾在光华任教,深受学生和家长的欢迎。今年经学校邀请,再次回来任教。安老师毕业于杭州师范大学美术专业。她的课程介绍如下:

你7岁了吗?你喜欢画画吗?你会画点和线吗?

如果你7岁啦,会画点和线,又对画画情有独钟。欢迎参加光华中文学校安老师的趣味线描画课程。我们一起欣赏世界大师的绘画作品。我们一起学习点和线的运用。我们一起学习线描绘画中最基本的语言:构图和黑白灰。我们一起把你最喜欢的卡通人物也画进你的作品中。相信通过这个绘画课程的学习,你定会信心满满,收获多多,乐趣无限。

快来参加吧。九月我们不见不散。安老师

Chinese Class and Art Class by Dan Yang 

Earned her masters in philosophy and aesthetics, as well as a bachelors in Figures Painting. She is the Associate Dean of Media Arts School at Chutian College, and previously an instructor and editor of CCTV Weihai studio. She has won several achievements and her paintings have been on display in galleries before. Involved in a number of films screened in theaters at China and abroad during my working in film editing, such as " Silver " (directed by Jianzhong Huang), " Eight hours " (Production of Xiaoxiang Film Studio), "Shaolin Kung Fu" (directed by Honghai Wang),    " Mountain silent " ( Production of Xi'an Film Studio) , "The World" ( directed by Zhangke Jia) and many others.

Tennis by Tiffany Zhong

Tiffany Zhong is a rising 10th grader at Germantown Academy. She has been playing tennis and regularly trained at Frog Hollow Tennis Club and Upper Dublin Sports Center for 9 years. She played First Singles for two years on the Middle School Varsity team and Third Singles as a freshman on the High School Varsity team at Germantown Academy. She competes at tournaments in Philadelphia District and Middle State Section. She is currently ranked #17 in Pennsylvania State in her age group, according to tennis recruiting network http://www.tennisrecruiting.net/player.asp?id=855425. She has worked as a tennis teaching assistant at Guang Hua Chinese School last year so has gained extensive teaching experience. 

Tiffany's tennis class will offer young players a great opportunity to review and strengthen the basics of tennis and also improve their game. In her class, students will learn the fundamentals of tennis, improve hand-eye coordination and quick reactions to the tennis ball, practice the simple forehand and backhand ground strokes and how to hit the shots correctly. In every class students will start with some running and dynamic stretches to avoid injury, and then will do some drills to practice hitting the ball with good form. Finally students will implement the shots through some fun and engaging games on the courts, which makes tennis very enjoyable for all students. As the class progresses, if students successfully learn the forehand and backhand shots, other techniques, e.g., volleys, overheads, and serves will be taught to allow students to continue expanding their games. 

Tennis by Franklin She

Franklin She is a upcoming sophomore at Upper Dublin High School. In school tennis, he has had experience in both singles and doubles positions on varsity teams in middle and high school. Beyond his regular training at Frog Hollow Tennis Club, he has trained with national level players and coaches at both Randy Pate Tennis Academy and Van Der Meer Tennis Academy in South Carolina. Along with intense training, he has competed in USTA district and sectional tournaments throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey. He has achieved a ranking of 12 in the Philadelphia District 14s age group and a ranking of 140 in the Middle States Section 16s age group and will continue competitive tennis.

This class will focus on reviewing basic shot mechanics, as well as more advanced footwork and swing techniques. Players will learn how to implement different types of spin in ground strokes and serves, and how to use topspin and slice effectively. He will also teach singles and doubles strategy, as well as shot selection and point structure. During class, players will warm up and do a consistency drill, aiming to get a higher score each week. Players also will play games and drills with the focus of playing out points and learning new strategies.

Soccer by Billy Wang

Billy Wang has been playing soccer for about 7 years now. He used to play on the Montgomery travel soccer team for 5 years but now only plays for his high school soccer team. He is in 10th grade and has already been the class assistant for the past year.

Billy's soccer class will offer young players a good opportunity for both girls and boys to strengthen their soccer skills and learn new aspects and techniques of the game. We will review basic skills and then immediately dive into small-sided games. By the end of the year, students will be proficient in their skills and as well as their competetiveness to win.

Volleyball by Michael Wang

Michael Wang is sophomore from North Penn High School.  He has been playing volleyball for over 8 years.   He joined North Penn high school's volleyball team in middle school.  Now he is a captain of the Junior varsity team and his team has won all of their games this season. He also plays on the varsity team of the school. 

This Volleyball class will be an exciting combination of developmental instruction of basic skills and fun teaching.  Students will learn fundamental skills such as passing, setting, serving and spiking, and also play non-competitive “mini” games.