Ya Zhi He taught Mandarin in the public school system in China for 22 years. She also has many years experience teaching Mandarin in the U.S., and has completed ongoing professional education in Early Child Education (ECE). Having completed training on "Green practices" for day care providers, Ya Zhi takes pride in offering her students a safe, warm environment in which to learn and grow.
Because most U.S. students don’t have a Chinese background, Ya Zhi uses simple vocabulary and phrasing, along with songs, games and hand crafts to teach students basic Chinese listening and speaking skills. In that way, students become interested first and then more able to learn.
Teacher He is also a Tai Chi Master with much teaching and competition experience in China and in the U.S. She teaches private Tai Chi classes for adults on the weekends. For additional information, please see Teacher He's Tai Chi website.