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Instructors & Staff

Instructors & Staff

Infor­ma­tion on instruc­tors and staff will be updat­ed when avail­able.


Our teach­ers will have expe­ri­ence teach­ing Man­darin Chi­nese to young chil­dren, whether it is from week­end Chi­nese schools, or as Chi­nese teach­ers in Asia or as a Man­darin immer­sion teacher in the Unit­ed States.


Meng-Jinn Laoshi / 陳孟君

I teach Man­darin lan­guage to kindergarten-age chil­dren at the Tzu Chi Acad­e­my, an affil­i­a­tion of the Tzu Chi Bud­dhist Relief Foun­da­tion. Pre­vi­ous­ly, I worked as an admin­is­tra­tor at GMIS, a Man­darin immer­sion Montes­sori preschool. In April 2009, I vol­un­teered as a Chi­nese teacher at the Instill­ing Good­ness School at the Gold Moun­tain Monastery in San Fran­cis­co. As my involve­ment in teach­ing increased, my desire to work with young chil­dren grew. I enrolled in cer­tifi­cate pro­gram to sharp­en my lan­guage teach­ing skills.

I have a mas­ter degree in Pub­lic Health from UC Berke­ley and a Ph.D. in Behav­ioral Sci­ence from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cal­i­for­nia, San Fran­cis­co. I have worked on var­i­ous research projects cen­ter­ing on social and envi­ron­men­tal influ­ences on sub­stance use and oth­er prob­lem behav­iors among youth.


Tianwei Laoshi / 湯天煒

My name is Hen­ry Tang. I have been teach­ing Man­darin since 2008. Because I deeply believe that edu­ca­tion is the key to stu­dents’ future, I set the goal of becom­ing a great edu­ca­tor who can help stu­dents learn and grow for myself. Besides my edu­ca­tion at UC Berke­ley, in the past sev­er­al years in the U.S, in order to gain expe­ri­ence and improve my teach­ing skills, I have worked in the edu­ca­tion field as a teacher in Pomona Val­ley Chi­nese School, a Decal instruc­tor at UC Berke­ley, a Man­darin and ESL tutor at Chaf­fey Col­lege, a men­tor and an after-school pro­gram instruc­tor in a few pub­lic schools in the Bay Area, and a pro­gram leader in a sum­mer camp orga­nized by Grad­u­ate School of Edu­ca­tion at UC Berke­ley. The pos­i­tive feed­back from stu­dents, par­ents, and schools doesn’t make me stay where I was, instead, today, I keep improv­ing my lessons through research, and I also share ideas with pro­fes­sors and teach­ers aim­ing to pro­vide best edu­ca­tion qual­i­ty to my stu­dents.


Yukie Chan / チャン幸恵

I have stud­ied Man­darin as my major for four years when I was uni­ver­si­ty in Japan. Also, I joined a sum­mer Man­darin pro­gram in Qufu province, Main­land Chi­na dur­ing my sopho­more year. After I grad­u­at­ed, I have worked at Japan Air­lines as an air­port ser­vice agent for three years and a half and was assigned to han­dle the flights to Chi­na, Tai­wan and Hong Kong. After this job expe­ri­ence, I want­ed to improve my Man­darin and deep­en my knowl­edge, I stud­ied abroad at Tai­wan Teacher’s Uni­ver­si­ty in Taipei brush­ing up my Man­darin for a year. I had expe­ri­ence of teach­ing Man­darin at junior high schools in Japan.

In addi­tion, I am also a cer­ti­fied yoga instruc­tor there and US.
About my yoga career, see my bio on the Han­wen School Yoga page.