Culture Class Teachers


现代美术   Amazing Art Ms. Helen Sanchez-Zhu

Come and experience art throughout the ages. In this art class you will learn about different artists’ drawings and paintings. Realism, Still Life, Impressionism, Abstract Art and more! Watercolors, crayons, pencils and pastels will be used.

Mrs. Helen Sanchez-Zhu has a BFA from SUNY Buffalo and MS from Fordham. She has taught both Art and ESL for over 30 years. Mrs. Sanchez-Zhu recently retired from the public schools of the Tarrytown where she taught ENL and was assistant to the principal. Mrs. Sanchez-Zhu is a painter and has had shows in New York, Connecticut and in Spain. Her family is from Spain where she travels to every summer. She holds art shows and also judges art shows for young children at local festivals. Mrs. Helen Sanchez-Zhu is well recognized as a creative artist and a passionate educator.

羽毛球大班    Badminton  Sr.   朱劲松

A competitive badminton player, Mr. Zhu is a very experienced player and coach.

国画和书法  Brush Painting & Calligraphy   傅运筹


Mr. Fu studied Chinese Calligraphy and Painting in Taiwan, and has taught these courses to the Chinese community for over 30 years. Mr. Fu currently teaches Calligraphy at NYCS.

国际象棋 Chess     孙宏标

A competitive chess player and an experienced teacher, Mr. Sun has taught the class for 5 years.

粘土造型  Clay Studio    Terry Taylor

Ms. Terry Taylor was a professional artist and children’s book illustrator with 11 published books. She has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree. She has taught clay art over 1000 elementary students in grades K-5 over the years. Visit her web site at:

手工小班   Crafts Jr.     安羽翎

The goal of this class is to introduce basic paper folding techniques and to open up a wonderful world of paper crafts for the students to explore both in and outside of the class. This class will combine traditional origami with children’s crafts to make fun objects with mostly paper. Color paper will be distributed in class. Please bring your kid’s own scissors and glue to each class. Students will take home what they make in class.

Yuling has been a parent at our Chinese school for quite a few years now. Most people know her as the school librarian working at CLA lobby every Sunday. Outside work, she mostly enjoys finding ways to entertain her kids. She taught herself how to make animal-shaped balloons and held a balloon booth at last year’s Chinese New Year party.

舞蹈小班  Dance Jr.    汪思多



The goal of this class is to nurture the love for dance in young children. Your children will learn through the fun-filled dances choreographed to promote body coordination, balance, strength, flexibility and sense of rhythm.

Ms. Siduo Wang has been studying ballet for 4 years and received training on Flamenco and ballroom dances. She is excited to share her passion and skills for dance with your children.

舞蹈大班   Dance Sr.   夏玫


Dance Sr. class combines basic techniques of Chinese folk dance with those of contemporary dance. This distinct style, developed by Teacher Xia, allows the children to express themselves fully. A graduate of Beijing Dance College, Ms. Mei Xia was a performer, choreographer and teacher with more than 15 years of professional experience. Her students received numerous awards including first prize in dance competitions at both national and local levels. Ms. Xia has been teaching dance at HXNYC since 2012. Her dance “Happy China Year” has been performed at many venues in the community.

辩论大班  Debate Sr.    Robert W. Gordon

Robert W. Gordon, Esq., is the instructor for the Debate and Public Speaking class. He is a trial attorney for the City of New York. He holds a B.A. Degree in Philosophy from Morehouse College, and a Juris Doctor (law degree) from NYU School of Law. He practiced as a litigation attorney for over 10 years. Prior to becoming a lawyer, he taught kindergarten, elementary grades, and High School World History in the Westchester County public schools. He also lectured law at the University of Ulsan for one year in South Korea. In addition to his attorney responsibilities, he tutors and coaches high school students in debate and philosophy as well as adults in public speaking. He has also given lessons to Korean, Japanese, and Chinese adults in English as a second language.

In this class, Mr. Gordon will introduce the process of preparing for a debate, the purposes of debate, and various techniques to use to win debates. Skills introduced will include, forming arguments, research, organizing points for impact, attacking arguments, preparing for rebuttal arguments, and using authority and support for content. The public speaking portion of the class will focus on external presentation skills. Issues such as body language, volume, eye contact, hand gestures, verbal pauses, rhythm, pacing, dynamics, pronunciation, and pitch will be introduced and explained as needed. The goal is to have students comfortable in engaging in debate, do so effectively, and know that there are always at least two sides of an issue that should be explored.

笛子小班  Flute for Beginners Jr.     Dr. Lynn Tsai

Flute for Beginners is designed for children in Grades 1—3.  Students will learn the proper way to hold the flute, tricks to establish a flute embouchure, and work towards producing good tones on the flute.  The ultimate goal is to learn a few simple songs on the flute by the end of the school year.  It will be a good head start for those who plan to play the flute in Grades 4+.  Ability to read music is NOT required for this class. 

Flutist Lynn Tsai is an active performer and experienced music educator new to Westchester County.  She made her Carnegie Hall recital debut in 2009 as a winner of the Artist International Competition.  In 2015 and 2016 she competed in the College Concerto Competition hosted by the Reno Chamber Orchestra, a statewide competition for all instruments, and placed in the top three in both years.  She won the annual Concerto Competition at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in 2016 and performed the Otaka Flute Concerto with the school’s Symphony Orchestra the following year.  During her doctoral studies at UNLV, she taught Music Fundamentals classes and flute lessons to undergraduate (non-music major) students.  She holds a Doctor of Musical Arts from UNLV where she studied with Jennifer Grim.  Her other teachers include Keith Underwood, Tara Helen O’Connor, and Andrée Martin.  Presently, she has a private flute studio in Croton-on-Hudson where she teaches students of all ages.  For more information, please visit her website at

围棋小班  Go Jr.   冯欣



The goal of this class is to introduce the basic rules and etiquette of Go. Go is one of the most ancient chess games originated from China, with simple rules and most sophisticated calculation. Learning Go can help develop a child’s intelligence, logical thinking, sportsmanship and many other lifelong beneficial skills. Parents are especially encouraged to join the class with students to form a practice pair at home.

Mr. Feng has played Go for more than 30 years and had years of experience teaching Go in Chinese school. He is an 8d player at Fox Weiqi Network. This class is sponsored by American Go Association/American Go Foundation.

吉他大班/打击乐器 Introduction to Guitar/ Introduction to Percussion   Rob Renino

Both of these classes focus on giving students fluency in reading written forms of music and learning to participate in an ensemble.

Introduction to Guitar is for students aged 9 and older. The class will cover all aspects of technique necessary to begin mastering the instrument.

Introduction to Percussion is for students between the ages of 6 and 8 eager to learn about rhythms and drumming.

Robert Renino (Bass, Bass Guitar, Piano, Saxophone, Clarinet) is a freelance bassist and music teacher who has lived and worked in the NYC metro area for the past 25 years. He studied with jazz bassist Richard Davis, and also attended and graduated the Juilliard School of Music. After playing at resorts, hotels, and clubs, he began playing Broadway shows both as a substitute and a regular player. Bob has played in nearly fifty musicals in Broadway theatres and has held the “chair” in some hits such as “Ragtime”, “The Producers”, and the latest being “Honeymoon in Vegas”. He also performs with the New York Pops Orchestra, and the Hudson Valley Philharmonic. He has done much performing and recording work in NYC with many vocalists, and has also played on popular TV shows like “Good Morning America,” “Regis and Kelly” and “David Letterman.” He is currently married to singer/actress Sally Mayes and lives and teaches in Westchester County, NY.

Java 大班   Java Programming Sr.     屠端华

屠老师拥有中国社会科学院研究生院硕士学位和美国约翰霍普金斯大学经济学硕士学位和美国南佛州大学计算机博士candidate. 曾任IBM, JPMorgan Chase, Oracle 软件工程师和软件设计师。屠老师认为,计算机语言是人和计算机沟通的语言,是语言的精简。孩子们学习计算机语言有助于对自然语言的理解。

The students will learn how to program java AWT by designing buttons and text inside a window frame created by students. This course follows the learning by doing principle. It encourages students to practice java programming under some guidance but mostly through self-learning and practice of google-searching java online examples.

Mr. Duanhua Tu was a Ph.D. candidate in Computer Science at University of South Florida (1998-2000). He received Master Degree in Economics from Johns Hopkins University in 1990. He is a professional computer software engineer and architect and has more than 20 years of experience in computer software design and development. Mr. Tu worked for big IT companies such as IBM and Oracle and big bank such as JP Morgan & Chase in his career.

功夫小班   Kung Fu Jr.      Albert Flores

Wing Chun(咏春拳)is a martial arts form based on the concept of self-defense using quick arm movements and strong legs. Students will learn to cultivate the power of relaxation rather than brute strength. In Wing Chun, students will learn Sil Lim Tao (小念头), Chum Kiu (寻桥)Biu Jee (標指)forms, wooden dummy forms, butter fly swords(八斬刀),  six and a half pole(六點半棍)and sparring.

Mr. Flores has been practicing Wing Chun for 9 years with Shifu Stephen Coram in the Westchester area and currently teaches Wing Chun Kung Fu at Portchester.


Through the exploration of higher level math, students will learn the art of competition math. Students will study how to cope with an extremely time restricted environment, how to deal with problems they may have never encountered before, and most importantly the class will review each common mathematical topic in detail. Subjects covered in this course will contain common subjects from the MathCounts Competition and the AMC 8.

The class is designed to challenge middle school Grs. 6-8 students to develop strong math skills. Students who take this course will be encouraged to register with their home school to compete either as individuals or as part of their school’s’ team in the MathCounts team as well as AMC 8. Topics covered in the course include algebra, counting, probability, number theory and geometry.

倪轶龙老师拥有中国科大(University of Science and Technology of China)数学本科、硕士学位和Yale University 数学博士学位;有多年数学执教经验。曾经教过微积分,数学物理方法,微分方程等课程。

美术 Painting     Lily Liu

This class introduces painting, drawing, design, and much more for our little and young artists with different types drawing/painting material such as acrylic, watercolor, color pencil and more creative materials.

Classes begin with demonstrations of the exercises followed by one-on-one instruction. Students will also be given optional “homework” assignments that will expand on the material presented in class for those interested.

Mrs. Liu had been working and teaching arts for more than 10 years for children (5-16yrs). She is looking forward to working with our young creative artists together.

Python 大班   Introduction to Python Programming Sr.   李冰

Python is a language with a simple syntax, and a powerful set of libraries. It is easy for beginners to learn and is widely applied in many scientific areas. This course is an introduction to the Python programming language for

7th – 9th grade students who may not have prior programming experience. The primary goal of the course is to expand students’ interest in coding by using Python to solve computational problems. We will cover language syntax, data types, control flow, functions, and some web programming. Students will have lots of hands-on exercises during the class, and need to bring a laptop. We will set up a virtual classroom and do exercises in the cloud.

Bing Li has been working in the tech industry for 20 years. She is well-versed in several programming languages and the latest cloud computing technologies. She is passionate about nurturing students’ curiosity and creativity in STEM. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Peking University and a Master’s degree in Computer Engineering from Syracuse University. She is the mother of two high school boys who enjoy learning to program.

拼字技巧 Scrabble    Cornelia Guest

Mrs. Guest has been teaching Scrabble to young players since 2005, and she is currently teaching at four different libraries and schools (in addition to teaching private lessons). She is a director of the North American Scrabble Players Association and has directed over 100 Scrabble tournaments for all ages—including five New England School Scrabble Championships and a division of last year’s National Scrabble Championship. She plays regularly in Scrabble tournaments and run two evening Scrabble Clubs. She also publishes a monthly newsletter for Scrabble players, The Last Word ( She is the mother of triplets, all of whom enjoy Scrabble (her daughter and her teammate were the 2007 National School Scrabble Champions). Once the students become familiar with the game, Ms. Guest can arrange tournaments at the school and bring interested students to open competitions. She has taken many teams to Nationals, and she has the strongest record of top-ten finishes of any coach in the country (including two first-place finishes). Among the students she has started out is the current #1 Youth Player in the world, who became the youngest expert in Scrabble history at the age of 11.Ms. Guest enjoys teaching Scrabble to children and believes that our students would find the program stimulating. Whether they choose to play Scrabble for pleasure or hope to go to the Nationals, they will definitely gain a strong dexterity with language. Parents too will enjoy this game which can be played by all ages.

Scratch Programming    王佳岚

Jialan Wang earned a master degree in Computer Science from Marist College. She worked at IBM

for 6 years before she quit her job to become a full-time mom for her 4 boys. She has been teaching children Scratch at Chinese School for 3 years. She implemented the classic games in Scratch such as Pacman, Connect 4, Tetris, Snake, Dig Dug, Color Switch, 2048, T-Rex Runner, Arkanoid, Frogger, Space Invaders, Minesweeper, and more. Through these games, children learn not only basic programming skills, but also advanced concepts such as clones, lists, strings, scope of variables, your own blocks, nested loop, and recursion.

Scratch is a wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms, libraries, and homes worldwide. In this class, young students will learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own video games. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations. They’ll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!).

新加坡数学小班 Singapore Math Jr.   Academy Corner Instructors

在这个课程中,我们将以一种对孩子来说简单而有用的方式来解释模型图。模型图可以用很多方式绘制。我们会教孩子详细的步骤,来显示如何以各种方式解决数学题目。本课程涵盖的主题包括数字、长度、质量、货币和数量。我们会根据孩子在课堂上的水平来调整难度和进度。本课程的目的是在早期激发孩子们的数学兴趣。孩子们将学习如何理解一个数学题,评估已知和未知数, 用画一个模型来表示题目,通过这个过程简化问题,看到一个解决方案。

In this course, we will explain model drawing in a way that is easy and useful to children. Models can be drawn in many ways. Detailed step-by-step workings are provided in the worked solutions to show how the word problems can be solved in various ways. Topics include numbers, length, mass, money and volume. We will adjust the difficulty and pace depending on the children’s level in the class. The objective of this course is to inspire the children’s interests in math at early age. The children learn to read a problem, access the known and unknown, draw a model to represent the problem, and in the process, simplify the problem to see a solution.

软件平台大班   Software App Sr.      王懿

Class Website:

Develop a Cross-platform App – Software Engineering Exercise

Goal: To setup the tool chain to build the code and run Local Native App, which includes desktop application, web browser extension, iOS and Android. Discover the story and people behind those tools.

Explore various software engineering concepts.

Non-goal: No in-depth coverage of any particular language, tool or algorithm. It’s encouraged to hack the code to experiment adding new features or fix bugs, but not required.


Able to setup and trouble shoot software installation process.

Able to work with (and enjoy!) typing in non-gui command-line interface.

Able to fluently switch between multiple applications and track file locations.

Some programming experience is preferred.


A relatively modern laptop is required.

Minimum dual-core; quad core or better CPU recommended.

Minimum 4 GB of RAM; 8 GB of RAM or more recommended.

Enough disk space (minimum 50GB free space).

Operating System:

Only mac support iOS development.

Local Native desktop and Android development on windows will be using virtual machine.

                         Desktop            Web             

OS                 Application     Extension       iOS     Android

Gnu/Linux             ✓                     ✓                            ✓

Macintosh             ✓                    ✓               ✓         ✓

Windows               *                      ✓                             *

Mr. Wang is a Software Engineer with a MS Computer Science from Columbia University, MS Physics from Peking University and BS Biology from Sichuan University. He believes the future evolution of personal computing is going to be more decentralized, and more about better organizing individual’s information and making it locally accessible and useful.

跆拳道 Tae Kwon Do   Master David Moradi

Tae Kwon Do is a disciplined regimen of martial arts training which brings together the student and the instructor in an atmosphere of mutual respect. We help our students achieve a high sense of self confidence, mental preparedness and physical fitness. The class aims to develop a sense of self-worth and a “can-do” attitude in the student through training body, mind and spirit.

Master David Moradi has been teaching martial arts for 30 years to both children and adults. He is personally committed to helping each individual achieve his or her full potential through martial arts training. He trained under Grand Master Sin Young Kim from 1988 to 1995 and Grand Master S. Henry Cho from 1996 until his passing in 2012. Master Moradi currently holds a 6th Dan (degree) Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do. Master Moradi was named “Master of the Year” by the U.S.A. International Black Belt Hall of Fame in 2010

网球大班   Tennis Sr.      Larry Chu

An active tennis player with over 30 years of experience as a USTA league player, Coach Chu is currently a tennis summer program coordinator at the renowned Chestnut Ridge Racquet Club. He has over 10 years of extensive coaching experience. He played on the 2015 Eastern Region Championship team of Chestnut Ridge. He also won 3 consecutive singles trophies at the Reader Digest Association Tennis League in the early 2000s. Coach Chu is experienced in coaching both children and adults.

视频剪辑 Video Editing+       Larry Guo

This class is all about how to use video to tell a story. While focusing on video editing fundamentals, we will also teach students film language basics, single camera operations, plus some practical skills such as video, audio format conversation, transfer, download, upload, burning DVDs etc. Students need to have a laptop computer with one of the following editing systems installed, Avid Media Composer First, (free), iMovie(free) or Final Cut X.  For assistance on installation, please contact TA Noah Guo

Instructor Larry Guo is a professional video editor at a major TV network.                             

瑜伽大班  Yoga for Kids Sr.    解雪梅

Do you love nature & animals?

Do you want to boost your confidence and have positive self-image?

Do you want to find ways to release stress and cultivate your focus?

If your answer is yes, then “Yoga for Kids” is right for you!

While you are practicing poses like cats, dogs, monkeys, eagles, trees, bridges, you strengthen your bodies and calm your minds. While you are dancing with your breaths, you cultivate awareness of mind and body connection. While you stay present and focused in challenging poses, you learn that how you handle the challenge on the mat is how you handle the challenges off the mat.

Ms. Xuemei Xie has been practicing yoga for over ten years, and has been leading Yoga Club for Parents for several years. She is excited to share her yoga experience with younger members of HXNYC community.

街舞  (成人课) Hip Hop Dance (Parent Class)    Stella Zhang

Do you dream about dancing passionately to pop music you love? Do you want to learn how to move every part of your body to express yourself? Here is the dance class for you. It will relax your body and mind. It is entertaining and will make you feel young and energetic. It lets you show YOUR INDIVIDUALITY AND STYLE. You will be able to free style hip hop dance by the end of the year.

A fervent hip hop dance lover, Stella fell in love with pop music and hip hop back when she was a teen. In the past, Stella had been trained as a folk dancer. Now she takes dancehall, hip hop, and popping classes in NYC. She wishes to bring this same excitement and energy to her own classroom.