New Classes and New Teachers, 2020-2021

陈 卉

Hui Chen received her degree in accounting. She grew up in a family with a strong passion for art. She has been teaching children arts and crafts for 4 years now. Hui Chen’s teaching philosophy is to encourage students to put their own creative spin on the projects and allow everyone to display their individual imagination through their work. Our class will utilize a wide variety of materials and will provide students with a diverse learning experience. Because of the online format, the class will be focused on projects that primarily use readily available household materials such as paper towel rolls, egg cartons, cereal boxes, water bottles, etc. 

 

Daniel Li 

Daniel Li is a rising sophomore at Julia R. Masterman School. He is an active member of the math club, robotics team and student government. He enjoys teaching chess at GuangHua Chinese School. He has been involved with MathCounts since elementary school and started participating in MathCounts competitions in 6th grade. In 2019, he placed first at the Philadelphia Chapter Competition and top 25 at the Pennsylvania State Competition. He wants to share his passion for math with other kids and help them prepare for MathCounts competitions. 

 

Liang, Xingzi

梁杏紫

研究生毕业于美国明尼阿波利斯艺术与设计学院MCAD,专业为平面设计。曾任职于北京爱奇艺公司设计部门,负责视觉版面设计。曾参与明尼阿波利斯美術馆Carry On Homes Collaboration艺术项目的设计工作。梁老师的设计作品风格多变,设计经验丰富。对艺术教学有很高的热情。梁杏紫老师的个人网站如下: https://www.xingziliang.com/。欢迎大家上网查阅。

 

李 岩/Lilian Li
李岩老师出生于知识分子家庭,出国前一直在北京生活工作,发音非常标准,没 有任何地方口音。 李岩老师热爱中文、文学、热爱祖国传统文化。在7岁时就代表学校为地方电视 台配音。从小学到大学,多次代表学校参加市级作文竞赛、朗诵比赛等多次获 奖。文笔好,喜爱阅读。 李岩老师大学专业是文学语言类,擅长生动形象地讲解字和词的来源构造,让学 生经过积累学会举一反三、融会贯通,而不是死记硬背。擅长循循善诱,培养鼓 励孩子的自信和兴趣。帮助孩子在听说读写各方面进行全面发展、提高。 李岩立言对待工作认真、热情和富有耐心。 
Allison Liao 
Allison Liao is currently a junior at Harriton High School. She has taken all honors and AP courses and has received all As. Math is one of her favorite subjects. Over the past summers, she took a math course at The University of Michigan's Math and Science Scholars program as well as an SAT program at Y2 Academy. She has taken Algebra 2 honors and Pre Calculus honors in her freshman and sophomore year respectively. This year she is enrolled in AP Calculus BC. At school she participates in many after school activities including Harriton Science Olympiad, math club, and the varsity tennis team. 
Selina Lin 
Selina Lin is a rising junior at Lower Moreland High School. She has participated in various clubs and activities at her school, and she has been in many different positions where public speaking skills come in handy. She first learned about how to debate in middle school and has since then experienced debate in many different settings, from informal classroom debates in middle school to competitive policy debates in high school. As an active member of her school’s mock trial team, a secretary in her school’s student government, and a captain of her school’s Mini-THON, she understands the importance of being an example for others and hopes to help her students build character, develop leadership skills, and gain confidence about public speaking and debating in this class. 

Liu,Tana

刘会心

Tana has studied ballet for 12 years at Metropolitan Ballet Academy and Company and is currently at a pre-professional level. She has participated in Chinese dance troupes at Guanghua as well as outside Guanghua since 2013 and has studied under teachers Vivian Lim, Jiao Li, and Lynn Zhou. Her credits include receiving multiple high honor, first place, and platinum awards at various dance competitions for both Chinese dance and ballet. 

 

罗子安

Daniel Luo is a rising 11th grade high school student of Upper Dublin High School. He took Chinese AP class in 2018 and got 5 on his AP exam. Daniel was also a teaching assistant for the class of CML. He answers students questions and substitutes for the teacher if teacher is absent. He worked in Franklin Institute and answered questions and provided more in depth information about the topics in the exhibits. He loves teaching with his warm heart. He will be the teacher for CES3A. 

 

缪秀华

缪老师毕业于清华大学美术学院(原中央工艺美术学院),在美国就学于加州西 谷大学美术系,曾多年从事时装设计和平面美术设计。2006年她开始致力于美术 教育,如今已有十余年的教学经验,她的教学方法和教学态度得到了许多学生和 家长的认可及好评。 缪老师教学溶东西方教学理念于一体,在传授材料的应用与技法的同时,尽量鼓 励和支持每个学生自己的风格和视觉表达,并指导学生们创作自己的艺术,学生 们学会相信自己的创造力并且用一切皆可能的视角看待这个世界。 缪老师的教课内容包括:绘画、素描、水彩、丙烯、油画等。 

 

Eric Wang 

Eric Wang is a junior at North Penn High School. Despite his age, he has already self-studied for and taken the SAT, scoring a 1580 out of 1600 with a 780 on the Reading and Writing section. He has individually tutored other students on the SAT. Outside of the SAT, Eric is a voracious reader and an exceptional writer. He has won a scholarship from the Philadelphia Inquirer for writing an exceptional news article. He has also won a regional-level essay contest focusing on Christopher Columbus and American history. He has maintained an online profile on Quora, a large writing platform, for three years; he has over 9,000 followers and 14 million total views. Eric is a club officer in his school’s Model UN and Chinese Cultural Club and is a representative for the Student Government Organization. He is also a pianist who plays both classical and jazz styles and has won awards for his school’s jazz band. Eric loves working hard and being with his friends. 

 

Xu, Jonathan

许舒阳

Jonathan is an expert level Chess player aiming at national master level with many major chess tournament winnings, which includes first place in the Liberty Bell Chess Tournament U1250 in Philadelphia at 10 years old, first place in the Cherry Blossom Classic U2100 in Virginia at 13 years old and so on. He enjoys to share my knowledge and experience on Chess with other people. 

Class: Chess


Zhang, Brittany

张俪颖

Brittany Zhang will be a sophomore at North Penn High School. She has been playing piano for 10 years. She participated in many high level competitions such as Rosalyn Tureck International Bach Competition, The World Piano Competition, Lansdowne as well as Warminster Symphony Orchestra Competition, etc. She also performed the Haydn Concerto with the string ensemble in concerts. In 2019, she got the distinction awards in both ABRSM Theory and Piano Performance exams. She has great knowledge and master deep concept in the piano theory. She has been praised by the piano teacher as a very talented, focused and hardworking young pianist who is always eager to take on new challenges. 

Brittany also plays saxophone and piano for the Jazz Ensemble at her school.  She has been a TA in teacher Siyu Huang’s chorus class in Guanghua Chinese School for three years. She helps Mrs. Huang to teach kids notes, rhythm, theory, and singing. She loves working with kids and all the kids love her. She is a straight A student in school and is very hardworking. She tries her best to accomplish everything.

 

Martin Zhang 

Martin Zhang was born, raised, and finished up to 2nd grade education in China, so he is familiar with many of our cultural traditions, festivities, and methods of celebrations. Martin Zhang is fluent in speaking and listening of Chinese. He also is good at basic Chinese writing skill. Martin Zhang is very good at Hanyu Pinyin. Martin was a student teacher for Tennis when he was in high school. Martin Zhang will be teaching CES 4. 

 

张小波

张小波老师在国内期间主要从事会计工作,非常注重与相关部门的沟通与协作, 发现问题及时反映及解决,与同事友好相处。 张小波老师对待工作,善解人意,充满爱心,耐心倾听,并非常愿意共同解决问 题,喜欢与小朋友分享知识,看到他们的点点滴滴的进步感到非常有成就感。 张小波老师愿意奉献爱心,为传承中国文化尽自己微薄之力 

 

张 月

Yue Zhang is with Doctor Degree of Physics. He has been working on data analysis, medical imagine processing, and science software development. In addition, Yue Zhang loves history, music, and Chinese and Western Cultures. He loves German and Austrian Art songs, Ancient Chinese Songs, and religious chorus. He was the speaker for several seminars held in Greater Philadelphia Chinese Cultural Center, including 《姜白石的自 度曲》,《牡丹亭和昆曲六百年》,etc. 

 

Meng, Johnny

孟令玮老师, an excellent student at Pennfield Middle School with passion for music. Will teach “Key Beginngers” class at fall semester;

Johnny have been playing piano since 4 years old. 

  • performed for charity at JCC;
  • Finalist in the PBS Celebration of Music.
  • First place in the Elite Music Competition twice.
  • teaching keyboard at Guanghua since last year;

Also a saxophone and clarinet player.

  • One of the four clarinet players in the Philadelphia Sinfonia Players
  • Lead clarinet in the Pennfield Wind Ensemble - which had been chosen to play at PMEA in 2020
  • Lead alto saxophone in the Pennfield Jazz Band - which has been chosen to perform at PMEA three years in a row since 2018.
  • Soloist of the Night Award at the 2020 Upper Moreland Jazz Festival

Johnny has lots of experience in performing, and have learned music theory, solfeggio, and improvisation as well. 

Class: Key Beginners

 

新增课程/New classes

丙烯画课 周日 17:00 – 17:50 

授课老师: 缪秀华 缪老师毕业于清华大学美术学院(原中央工艺美术学院),在美国就学于加州西谷大学 美术系,曾多年从事时装设计和平面美术设计。2006年她开始致力于美术教育,如今已 有十余年的教学经验,她的教学方法和教学态度得到了许多学生和家长的认可及好评。 

缪老师教学溶东西方教学理念于一体,在传授材料的应用与技法的同时,尽量鼓励和支 持每个学生自己的风格和视觉表达,并指导学生们创作自己的艺术,学生们学会相信自 己的创造力并且用一切皆可能的视角看待这个世界。 缪老师的教课内容包括:绘画、素描、水彩、丙烯、油画等。

 

Crafting class/手工课 周日 17:00 – 17:50pm

授课老师: 陈卉 

Hui Chen received her degree in accounting. She grew up in a family with a strong passion for art. She has been teaching children arts and crafts for 4 years now. 

Hui Chen’s teaching philosophy is to encourage students to put their own creative spin on the projects and allow everyone to display their individual imagination through their work. Our class will utilize a wide variety of materials and will provide students with a diverse learning experience. Because of the online format, the class will be focused on projects that primarily use readily available household materials such as paper towel rolls, egg cartons, cereal boxes, water bottles, etc.

 

电玩设计/Electronic Game Design: Platform Games (For Ages 8 to 14 years) 

During the Electronic Game Design: Platform classes, students will use Construct to create their own video game. A platform game is a side-scrolling, Mario-type game where students program characters and a two-dimensional obstacle course. They attempt to avoid or overcome enemies and reach an end goal on multiple levels. At the end of the class, students take home a copy of the game they create. Class time: Monday, 4:00 to 5:30 PM and 6:00 to 7:30 pm 

Sept 14, 21, Oct 5, 12, 19, 26 (6 weeks) Class limit: 8-12 students 

(Including Revenue Share)

 

3D打印/3D Printing: Minecraft Creations (For Ages 8 to 14 years) 

3D printing and Minecraft both represent boundless opportunity for creating even our wildest of ideas! In 3D Printing: Minecraft Creations, students will explore the basic concepts of 3D printing and computer-aided design, or CAD, to bring their most awesome Minecraft creation to life! Students will take their Minecraft design out of the world of Minecraft and learn how to extrude it into a 3D model that can then be modified to be printed in 3D. Class time: Saturday 4:30 to 6:00 PM and 6:30 to 8:00 pm Sep 19, 26, Oct 3, 10, 17, 24 (6 Weeks) (Including Revenue Share) Class limit: 8-12 students

 

History of Chinese Culture Seminars 

History of Chinese Culture Seminars Series: Speaker Yue Zhang will try to explain the history of Chinese Culture in three dimensions (the thickness of the culture itself, the vertical depth 

of historical changes, and the horizontal breadth of culture comparison), understanding the history from both Chinese culture and Western Culture. 中国文化史系列讲座:这一系列讲座将尝试在三度空间讲解中国文化(文化自身的厚 度,历史变迁的纵向深度,以及多文化比较的横向广度),用东西方两只眼睛同时观看 中国文化。

 

SAT Math 

In this class, students will be taught math topics in algebra, geometry, statistics, and pre calculus in order to prepare for both the math with and without calculator sections on the SAT. They will be given multiple practice problems in class and learn strategies to complete the section with both accuracy and speed. In addition to reviewing the concepts, the class will discuss strategies for solving typical SAT questions.

 

SAT Reading/Writing 

The SAT test is very important for applying to college in the USA. Although colleges increasingly consider other aspects of the college application, raising your SAT score will make you a contender for the highest tier colleges. Schools that claim to be “test-optional” will still accept SAT scores and a better score will improve your chances over someone with a lower score or no score at all. The SAT is split into two sections: the math section and the Reading and Writing section. Generally, the reading and writing section is more difficult to improve, but this class will provide you with the skills you need to succeed on this difficult part of the test. For the reading section, we will examine specific types of tricky test questions and how they can be easily solved, methods to approach analyzing dense texts, and how to deal with managing time on the test. For the writing section, we will review and teach grammatical concepts like punctuation and sentence structure, understand the types of questions that are presented on the test, and introduce common test ideas like concise wording, repetition, and sentence order. This class will use real SAT practice tests and other reputable practice material to give you a familiarity with the testing material.

 

素描课程简介

本课程以静物, 人物, 风景素描写生为主, 以提高学生写实造型能力为目的

授课对象:儿童(10岁以上)

课程内容为静物素描基础训练,使用铅笔和彩色铅笔等画具来描绘几何体,器皿,花卉,动物,水果蔬菜 食物等。

教学目标与任务:通过课程的学习,让学生有准确的观察方法,培养学生描绘客观对象的能力,训练学生对画面效果的掌握。让学生在短时间内了解素描的黑白灰的关系,对形体有一定的了解,让学生掌握造型能力。对物体结构、空间、体积、质感有一定的表现力。

 

2D设计基础课程简介: 

授课对象:儿童(12岁以上)  

2D设计基础课程简介: 本课程内容为装饰性设计绘画,重点培养学生的图形创作能力。通过灵活运用点、线、面等造型元素对自然物象进行美化、概括、提炼、加工 。并通过装饰化的设计来表现对象的形式美感。课程中会结合讲解设计的基本理念,原则,结合学生兴趣点,借助2D设计来表现激发学生们对客观自然的再创造。提升学生的观察力,想象力和创造力。

Class: Music Theory and Aural Training Course

This Music Theory and Aural Training class will use ABRSM Music Theory and Aural Training Material to teach kids step-by-step on learning basic music notes, terms, and theory. Music theory is a written form of the basic concepts of music; it will help students understand music better. This class will help kids to prepare for ABRSM and PA piano theory tests from grades 1-5. This class will also teach kids Aural Training, which focuses on training one’s hearing towards music. Aural Training is a part of the ABRSM piano performance test. Music in general, including playing instruments will benefit kids’ brain development. Learning theory will help kids master the piano pieces accurately and help their sight-reading become faster, helping them achieve greatly in the performance and competition. Again, the classes will all be taught step-by-step so everything will be clear and easy to understand. There will also be interaction between the kids and teacher to help the students learn better. All grade students are welcome for either basic learning or preparing for the ABRSM or PA exam. 

Ballet/Strengthening Class

This is an introductory level class for young kids who are currently or hoping to perform classical (古典) Chinese dance ballet basics to provide a strong foundation and improve their dance capabilities, strengthen their feet, legs, core, and arms. Stretching will be taught every week and at-home stretches will be assigned to maximize flexibility. 

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