Meet the Ni Hao Family
Emma is the Director of RB location. She graduated from University of Southern California, earning her masters’ degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages. While at USC, she observed and taught at John Mark Elementary School. With a passion for education, she joined Ni Hao in 2014, where she teaches classes for children of all ages. She believes that language learning happens best when learners are actively using the language through various activities. By holding this belief, she incorporates various songs, hands-on activities, and movements into her Mandarin classes. In her free time, she loves to read, watch movies, exercise, exploring the outdoors, and going out with friends.
Momo joined Ni Hao in 2012 with nearly a decade of early childhood teaching experience. She earned her diploma of Pedagogy for Children Education as an honors student in China, and was awarded as the best teacher for many times after graduation during her time working as a kindergarten teacher in China. In addition to her Children Education diploma, Momo holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Tourism from Rikkyo University in Japan. She speaks fluently in Chinese, Japanese as well as English. After working for a bank and a tourism company for years in China, Japan and the US, her passion for children’s education led her to Ni Hao. Momo always enjoys interacting with and teaching her students. Her professional training and teaching experience made her a beloved teacher by her students as well as their parents.
Wanjun graduated from the University of California, Irvine with a major in Education Science, and specializations in Children Learning and Development, as well as After-School Learning and Development. She started her teaching career at a language school while at UCI, and joined Ni Hao in 2019 as a preschool teacher. She loves Totoro, dinosaurs, and children. In her spare time, she likes doing jigsaw puzzles.
Lucy is our NiHao online Chinese teacher and curriculum team member. She teaches students of all ages, including preschoolers, K-12, and adult students. Lucy is from Taiwan. She holds a Master’s Degree in teaching Chinese as a Second Language, and has worked as a Chinese teacher in five different University language centers. She also taught English in a public elementary school. Lucy came to the United States in 2016 for an internship in Minnesota and currently lives in North Carolina. She is an outgoing and empathetic person. She has patience and humor in great supply. She loves being a teacher and she spends a great deal of time designing each and every lesson. She is always experimenting and finding out what is best for her students. Above all, Lucy tries to create a Loving Classroom. She very much likes to use games to teach Chinese. Students can acquire the language from “playing” and quickly understand real language use from the context of activities. Come have fun to learn Chinese with Lucy!
Becky grew up in China and came to the United States 6 years ago to pursue her studies in early childhood education. She earned her bachelor and master’s degrees in Early Childhood Education and Exceptional Needs from Purdue University and Columbia University, respectively. Becky loves to work with children and learn together with them. In her spare time, she likes to read books and watch movies.
Eva has been teaching at Ni Hao since 2016. She graduated from the Holmesglen Institute of Tafe in Australia in 2009 with a degree in hospitality and event management. After receiving her degree, she took time off to raise her two children. Eva has always enjoyed working with children, and after moving to California, she completed the UCLA Early Childhood Education program to become a preschool teacher. Her favorite moments are the ones that she shares in each of her student’s lives; providing them with helpful advice, making friends, and being a confidant with whom they can talk to and trust.
Haishu joined Ni Hao in February 2017, she is currently working on teachers’ training and Chinese teaching. She has sixteen years of experience teaching elementary school kids in China. She won the award of Chongqing outstanding leading teacher. Haisu’s education research has been published in various national teaching magazines. She specializes in teaching Chinese to foreign adults who do not speak Chinese. Haisu also has experience teaching Math, Social Science, History, Sinology, and Geography. Her vast amount of knowledge combined with her rich teaching experience allows her to handle a wide variety of Chinese classes with expertise.. She is committed to find the best teaching method combining both Chinese and American education and culture for students. Therefore, her Chinese class is rich in content, full of fun and challenges. She is willing to share her experience with other teachers, so her training session can inspire other teachers to learn. As an educator, Haishu laoshi not only focuses on language teaching, but also students’ whole development.
Zulema has nineteen years of teaching experience, with expertise in teaching both English and Spanish. She’s been at Ni Hao since 2017, and has a Certified ECE educator from Long Beach City College. She also has a ECE Teaching permit with over 24 ECE units. Zulema’s taught children from ages 2 up to Pre-K. Some of her future goals include plan to go back to school and complete my ECE education and amid classes. Zulema’s personal philosophy is “Learn as you play”, she also believes “Children are active learners, explorers, and artists. They benefit from a diverse curriculum. Her ability as both an English and Spanish teacher ads diversity to our program, and we our delighted to have her on our staff at Ni Hao.
Angel was born and raised in Taiwan. She is currently a director at Ni Hao Chinese Westcheter. Angel came to the United States four years ago for an internship at Nihao Chinese. She loves being a teacher, and absolutely loves working with kids.
Angel has a Bachelor of Chinese Studies Degree from National Quemoy University in Taiwan. She also obtained a certificate in Early Childhood Education from UCLA and worked as a Site Director at Ni Hao Chinese Westchester. Angel previously worked abroad in England teaching Chinese to children during the summer. She has developed meaningful relationships with her students, and continues to push them to strive for academic excellence.
Pansy is from Zhejiang Province, in China and she has been teaching online since she graduated from college in 2015. Pansy received her bachelor degree in English Studies in China and is a licensed teacher within China. She has taught Chinese over a year in a school in the US. She has a passion for teaching children and, when she isn’t teaching, she can be found enjoying her favorite hobby: photography.
Phoebe laoshi joined Nihao in July 2015. She completed and received the AMS-affiliated Montessori certificate at Capital Education to become a kindergarten teacher at the United States. Phoebe is very passionate about teaching immersive Chinese as well as working with young children.
Nicole graduated from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) with a bachelor’s degree in Chinese and Education Studies. She received the summa cum laude Latin honor award at UCLA. Nicole taught different curriculums and she teaches students of all ages. She had experience working with a diverse group of students, which allowed her to instruct all styles of learners and developed effective teaching approaches to create a fun, inclusive, and positive learning environment for the students. During her free time, she likes to sing, dance, and travel around the world.
Yu majored in Nursing and obtained a Bachelor’s Degree lfrom Nation Defense Medical Center. Yu taught simplified and traditional Chinese to students at both Torrance Chinese School and Walnut Confucius Chinese School. She’s had more than a dozen essays published in the World Journal of Clinical Pediatrics. Yu was praised by her fellow teachers of the Southern California Council of Chinese Schools in 2018. She is a valuable asset to our great staff, and continues to dedicated her time and fervent energy to Nihao’s academic programs.
Xie graduated from Guizhou Education College with a degree in Bachelor’s Degree. She has been working in the Education Sector since 2006 in Guangzhou City. In 2015 Xie obtained a Certificate of Qualification for teaching Chinese as a foreign language. Xie is also a Chinese calligraphy teacher, and believes Chinese is both an art and a unique kind of letter symbol. Xie’s mastery of the Chinese calligraphy system has allowed her to teach children about Chinese in a very distinctive way. She joined Nihao in 2018, and her passion for children continues to enrich both their academic and personal lives.
Ting Yu Laoshi
Ting Yu joined Ni Hao family for almost 3 years. She earned her Master degree of Chinese studies and Chinese teaching at CSU Long Beach. She worked as a Chinese tutor in the CSU Long Beach for two years and worked as a high school Chinese teacher for a year, but she didn’t stop there. Her passion for Childhood Education motivates her to finish her Early Childhood Education program as well. She loves children and loves to grow with them. In her free time, she enjoys board games, good books, and different types of puzzles.