I graduated with an M.A. in Foreign Language Teaching from New York University and a B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language from East China Normal University. I was trained and certified in New York City before I started teaching in international schools in Shanghai. I have been teaching for 12 years. I joined Britannica in 2013 as a founding member and I have thoroughly enjoyed working in this community, where teachers, students and parents, all know each other and care about each other. In the past eight years I have had the pleasure of closely witnessing the growth of a great many bright and talented children at Britannica, not only seeing their progress in Mandarin but their growth as young people.