_MG_2345-2IMG_6487loosee-polaroid-ni-haoNi hao! I am Loo See Wong, the founder and owner of KaiXin Chinese Learning Hub. I am a mother of two and like most parents, I believe our Children’s education and safety are of utmost importance.

My passion for getting involved in Children’s Chinese education was rekindled after seeing how my Children struggled with learning Mandarin. Over the past 8 years, I have conducted a vast amount of research regarding Children’s learning abilities, how to optimise their learning and how to motivate them to embrace another language. With numerous observations on how children respond to our program, I have designed and developed over 30 Children books and CDs and continue to develop and drive these teaching tools to ensure its effectiveness.

I am of a Chinese ancestry, raised in Malaysia and can speak 5 languages. I completed my Bachelor of Information Technology at University of Christchurch, New Zealand and a Leadership program at University of Michigan. I reside in Australia for over 20 years now. My years in heading up Asia-Pacific operations in Human Resources and Business Operations in one of the top IT international companies, have given me invaluable experiences which I apply, develop and deploy efficient operations in KaiXin Chinese Learning Hub in Melbourne.

 


Jeffic Ye Jiefei - Teacher

Ni hao! I am a qualified LOTE teacher and am registered with Victoria Institute of Teaching. Originally from Guangzhou, China where I obtained a Bachelor Degree in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, I also obtained Master degree in Translation and Interpreting at RMIT University. Drawing on my academic training, my strong command in Mandarin, Cantonese and English, five years experiences in teaching Chinese to students both in school and extra-curriculum settings in Australia, and understanding of the children's needs, I always make my classes interesting and productive. Teaching children is my passion!

Anna Yirun Feng - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am a native Mandarin speaker from Beijing, China. I am currently undertaking my double degree of Bachelors of Education and Arts (Honors) at Monash University. My course gives me the opportunity to complete placements each year in different schools and has given me a breadth of teaching experience. I am very passionate about teaching at Kaixin Chinese Learning Hub and I feel responsible for my students' achievement. I am an easy-going and caring person, I aim to make the class as fun as possible in order to let our children learn the language and culture effectively.

Angela Zhang Juan - Teacher

Ni hao! I am a native Mandarin speaker from Zhuhai, China. I graduated with a Bachelor and Master in Management Science, with a minor in International Marketing, at Macau Science and Technology University. Recently I obtained a Master’s Degree of Information systems at University of Melbourne and currently I am pursuing Advanced Diploma of Translating and interpreting. I have over two years of experience in teaching children from 4 years old of various backgrounds. I have always enjoyed teaching as I am very interested in language, communication and cognitive development.

Gloria Xin Guo - Teacher

Ni Hao! I’m a native Mandarin speaker from the Shanxi province in China. I have lived in Melbourne for just over two years. I am currently pursuing a Master of Social Work at Monash University. I completed a Master of TESOL in 2016 - 2017 and hold a CELTA certificate in 2017. I have previously taught a mixture of both English and Mandarin in Shenzhen, Zhengzhou and Beijing. My motivation to teach Mandarin stems from my personal passion and commitment to teach students about Chinese culture in a way children will find highly interesting and engaging. I believe that by being entertaining and creative, students become effective learners of Mandarin as they can better grasp the nuances of a tonal language such as Mandarin in a fun and relaxing environment.

Emily Wu Binhui - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am Emily Wu, a native Mandarin speaker from Jiangsu Province, China. I am currently undertaking my double degree of Bachelors of Arts and Education at Monash University. I love teaching and am passionate in creating a relaxed and friendly classroom atmosphere for my students to learn and be interested in Mandarin Chinese. More importantly, I hope to provide the children with various opportunities in developing their knowledge and passionate in learning Mandarin.

Renee Chong Wanling - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am Renee Zhong, a native Mandarin speaker from Chengdu, China. I am currently taking Bachelor of Arts and Education (honors) degree at Monash University. I love working with kids and always trying to create a relaxing and stimulating study environment for my students. I was elected as the International Captain at Presentation College Windsor, where I spent 2 years of my high school life. I was also invited to participate in “2013 High Academic Achiever’s ceremony ” for high achievements in VCE Chinese. I have done several work placements as a pre-service teacher at different schools and year levels in Melbourne, which gave me many thoughts about how to develop the best learning for my students by using various strategies. I hope my students enjoy leaning Chinese and have fun in their learning experience.

Jane Tang Jie - Teacher

Ni hao! I am a native Chinese speaker that comes from Yunnan, China. I obtained a Bachelor Degree of Finance in China, Master of Education (TESOL) from Monash University and an advanced diploma of Translating in Australia. I have taught Chinese for many years to different age groups from different cultural backgrounds. I love the children and want them to feel positive, confident and comfortable about Chinese learning in my class.

Abby Jiang - Teacher

Ni hao! I am Abby, Zhiyan Jiang, a native Mandarin and Cantonese speaker from Guangzhou, China. I am doing my second master degree of teaching in Monash University. Before I came to Australia, I was a Mandarin teacher for international employees, who were working in Guangzhou and needed to speak Mandarin in their work. I had students from Japan, Thailand, Britain, Brazil, Canada, etc., and age range from 8 to 55. Respecting to diversity and different values, therefore, I am good at handling multicultural teaching environment, and very professional with a profound teachingpedagogy, also talented at demonstrating and interpreting abstract and difficult concepts into easy-to-understand version. As the study and placement in professional program - Master of Teaching in Monash University, I am assimilating more and more practical theories and creative ideas for my own teaching philosophy. I believe that every student of mine will not only increase their knowledge of Mandarin or language skills, but also learn to be an excellent learner for their bright future.

Stella Song Di - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am Stella Song, a native mandarin speaker from Beijing China. I taught Mandarin as a foreign language to adults and English to children in China. Currently, I graduated with a Bachelor Degree in Teaching (Early Childhood and Primary Education). This course has given me the opportunity to teach in the primary schools around Melbourne using various teaching strategies and putting the knowledge of children psychology into practice. I believe learning should be fun, engaging and challenging, and I have passion to create a stimulating and positive classroom for all students!

Michelle MengXiao Pan - Teacher

Ni hao! I am a native Mandarin speaker from Henan, China. I am currently pursuing a second master degree at Monash University. I am undertaking a Master of Teaching course specialised in both primary and secondary education. The course has provided me a lot of opportunities to teach in placements throughout Victoria. I have taught Mandarin to Year 3 and 4 students and also Visual Arts to students of all ages. I am a causal art teacher in an after school program in a Melbourne primary school as well. I believe in teaching creatively and the importance of integrating students’ interests in the learning process. I am also very passionate about teaching and creating a supportive, creative and friendly classroom environment.

Shirley Xie - Teacher

Ni hao! I am a native Mandarin speaker from Zhejiang, China. I graduated with a Master degree in TESOL at Monash University and am currently undertaking my second Master degree in Teaching (Early years and primary education). I obtained the Certificate of Interpretation Accreditation Test (Advanced Level) and have had various English and Mandarin teaching experiences in China and Melbourne. A have learned a wide range of teaching pedagogies and gained deeper insights into second language teaching and learning.

Zoe Ying Zhong - Teacher

Ni hao! I am Ying Zhong and come from the Jiangsu Province in China. I am currently a pursuing a Master’s Degree of Data Science at Monash University. Before coming to Melbourne, I graduated with a Bachelor and Masters’ degree in Sociology, during which I researched the psychology of human development and gained invaluable experience dealing with children in a social work context. I also worked as a private tutor and taught young children English and Chinese. I am dedicated to making the learning process interesting and intriguing, thereby giving children the motivation to delve into the Chinese language and to enjoy exploring Chinese culture. I love to bring out the best in children and to teach them to be fluent mandarin speakers.

Heidi Zhao - Teacher

Ni Hao! I'm Heidi, a native Mandarin speaker from Nanjing, China. I finished my Bachelor of Art design in China and worked for an education center for nearly two years before I came to Melbourne for doing my master degree of Landscape Architect in Melbourne University. During past two decades, I only play two roles in my life - student and teacher. I know exactly how to be a good teacher and how my student feels. And my passion for studying and learning will never fade. Also, I am so proud to introduce my mother language to all kids using Loo See Wong’s method. I am also utilizing my drawing skills to teach my students, helping them remember words easily and interestingly.

Suheng Lin - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am a native mandarin speaker from Henan province, the middle part of China. I am currently pursuing a master of social policy in the University of Melbourne. I have experience in teaching children and have taught classic or popular Chinese songs with piano or Ukulele while teaching children - who all love learning Mandarin this way. I love teaching in a fun and engaging environment.

Lulu Li - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am Lulu Li, a native Mandarin speaker from Shanghai, China. I am currently undertaking my Master degree of teaching at Monash University. I love teaching and am passionate in creating a relaxed and positive classroom atmosphere for my students to learn Mandarin. I also have one year teaching experience in an international school setting. I hope to use my experience and knowledge to provide the children with ranges of opportunities in learning Mandarin at Kaixin.

Mollie Zhang Yifan - Teacher

Ni hao! I am Mollie Yifan Zhang, a native mandarin speaker from Beijing, China. Growing up in China’s capital city of which the history stretches longer than 3 millennia, I have appreciated the richness of the Chinese culture. With my passion lying in education, I am currently pursuing a Master of Teaching (Primary and Secondary Education) at Monash University. In the past, I had work experience in both practical Chinese teaching and the education industry. Teaching Chinese and the Chinese culture to children always give me the sense of fulfilment. And seeing my students’ eyes light up gives me the most rewarding feeling ever. My own education experience in China and Australia has shown me the differences between the eastern and western education. In my classroom at Kaixin, therefore, I aim at optimising the teaching and learning process by making the best of both worlds. I will strive to create a relaxing and creative learning environment where students can learn Chinese in fun, and also help students to become efficient and productive language learners at the same time.

Summer Sun Yin - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am a native mandarin speaker from Jiangxi, China. I obtained a Bachelor degree of Music Teaching and a Master degree of Music Performance in China. I have also obtained another Master degree of Art and Culture Management from the University of Melbourne, as well as a Putonghua Level 2 Proficiency Test Certificate. I taught many children both in China and in Melbourne. I love using diverse and creative activities to motivate children, and to help create a relaxed and fun environment.

Sylvia Lin - Teacher

Ni hao! My name is Sylvia, a native Chinese speaker from Fuzhou, China. As a Psychology and Sociology major student at University of Melbourne, I am genuinely passionate about interacting with people, especially children. I have tutored a group of children in learning choir music for six years as well as teaching Chinese for primary school students in Thailand. Particularly, I appreciate the uniqueness of kids and encourage each kid to reach his or her potential in a warm and inclusive class environment. Understanding that interest is the best teacher, I aim at developing creative teaching strategies for kids to learn Chinese as well as Chinese cultures.

Connie Huang - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am Connie, a native Chinese speaker from Guangzhou, China. I am currently pursuing a Bachelor degree at Monash University. I have been volunteering regularly at Noble Park Primary School for children from non-English speaking background, building their confidence in their book reading skills. I have also been a tutor to students up to VCE level and I enjoy building a strong relationship with my students and encouraging them to continue their venture in Chinese. Every student has the potential to reach their language learning goals and I will do my best to help every student achieve them in a fun and stimulating way. Watching my students grow brings me the greatest joy in the world.

Lexi Qiang - Teacher

Ni hao! I am Lexi, a native Mandarin speaker from Shanghai China. Since growing up in the amazing city with the combination of modernization and historical culture, I enjoy spreading Chinese culture through teaching Chinese. Currently, I am pursuing the Master degree in Business Information Systems at Monash University. I had rich teaching experience as a private tutor to children. In addition, I was a volunteer teacher in a primary school located in the rural area of Guizhou China. Through these previous teaching experiences, I find that an engaging learning environment will facilitate the learning of languages. Interest is the key to picking up new languages, and it is my responsibility to arouse children’s passion for actively participating in continuous Mandarin learning.

Christina Zhang - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am Christina Zhang, a native Mandarin speaker from ShenZhen, China. I have lived in Melbourne for 2.5 years. I am currently pursuing Bachelor degree of Commerce at the University of Melbourne, majoring in Accounting and Literature. I will also continue to study a Master of Teaching (Secondary) in 2018. I am passionate about teaching and delivering Chinese culture. My biggest ambition is to be a good teacher and grow up with my children together. I have been teaching English as a volunteer in Chinese Primary School. I also enjoy writing and have published my own article in Chinese Newspaper and School Journal. In addition, I like to participate various voluntary works with children, such as the mentor work. These valuable experience strengthen my understanding of children as well as my teaching skills. I aim to develop a creative and effective studying method for children. I expect to comprehensively and consistently help student learn Mandarin and the unique Chinese culture. I believe they will enjoy learning Chinese in this fun and relaxed environment.

Yiren Wang -Teacher

Ni Hao! My name is Yiren Wang. I am a native Mandarin speaker from Harbin, China. Currently I am studying Master of Teaching in Early Years Education at Monash University. In my teaching experiences, I have come across many theories about child development and children’s learning, and it has given me opportunities to teach and interact with children of different age groups which prompt me to constantly thinking and improving my teaching practice. I believe children learn more efficiently in a fun and engaging environment, which I will strive to create for those young Mandarin learners in my class.

Fan Shen - Teacher

Ni hao! I was born and raised in Xi’an in central China. I have been fortunate enough to have studied in Germany whilst in high school and to have obtained a bachelor of Science with Honours at the University of Liverpool in England. I am currently studying a Masters of Teaching at Monash University.

Zhiyuan Shen - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am Flora Shen, a native mandarin speaker from Shanghai, China. I am currently studying a Bachelor of Business and Bachelor of Accounting (double degree) in Monash University. I am also a chess teacher in many local primary schools and have taught students from different countries and ages from 6 - 12. I love making classes interesting and fun and working with children - who always give me big surprises. It is so exciting to watch how they improve and grow. I aim at not only teach children the Mandarin language but to also explore our Chinese culture.

Runjia Catherine Cao - Teacher

Ni Hao! I am a native Chinese speaker from Qingdao, Shandong province. I'm currently pursuing the Master of Teaching (secondary education) program in Monash University and areas of specialty are Chinese and English as Additional Language (EAL). I have taught at placements in several Melbourne primary and secondary schools and have also worked as an EAL tutor in my spare time. I have had a wealth of teaching experiences in Australia and China, working in primary schools, community centres, refugee centres and secondary schools. My teaching pedagogies mainly aim at teaching knowledge through lively activities and having fun, so I think we can have a great time together. Come and join us!

Natalie Qiu - Teacher

Ni hao! I am a native Mandarin speaker from Guangzhou, China. I obtained a Bachelor degree in Commerce at The University of Melbourne. I am currently pursuing a Master of Teaching ( Secondary Education) at Monash University. I am a NATTI accredited Paraprofessional Interpreter (Mandarin and English). I believe that students are more likely to engage in learning Chinese through playing as it can fuel their learning motivation and curiosity. Therefore, I aim to create a supportive, safe and relaxed Chinese learning environment in my classroom. I also try my best to support students’ learning in multicultural environments and help them to gain essential skills to become successful and confident individuals.