Culture Class Teachers


Amazing Art Sr./Jr. 现代美术大小班   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.

Badminton Sr. 羽毛球大班    朱劲松

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

Brush Painting & Calligraphy Sr./Jr.

国画和书法大小班   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.


Chess Sr./Jr. 国际象棋大小班   孙宏标

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

Clay Studio Sr./Jr. 粘土造型大小班   Terry Taylor

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:

Dance Jr. 舞蹈小班   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.



Dance Sr. 舞蹈大班   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.

Debate Sr. 辩论大班  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.

Go Jr. 围棋小班  乐建华

乐建华老师是美国微生物博士,现任医学院助理教授兼生物公司主管。自从学生时代就喜爱围棋,经常参加学校组织的围棋比赛。工作后,经常在TOM 围棋网站对弈围棋。围棋水平现在是TOM围棋业余三段。围棋学习过程中,曾系统研究过中国流布局,研究过聂卫平的聂旋风布局,最近在研究人工智能布局。

Introduction to Guitar/ Introduction to Percussion  吉他大班/打击乐器小班   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 Programming Sr.  Java 大班   屠端华

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.

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。


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。

美术大小班 Painting Sr./ Jr.   Dr. Quincy Egginton

“Quincy Egginton is a talented artist and highly skilled instructor. Each child is allowed the freedom to create rather than model. She has the ability to simplify some of the complexities of the process and thereby open up a broad channel to success.” These are the words Quincy’s principal used to describe her teaching at Increase Miller Elementary School in the Katonah-Lewisboro School District where she taught for 9 years. Other teachers shared appreciation for her desire and ability to integrate her teaching of art with the grade level curricula. Quincy is passionate about teaching art to all students and has enjoyed teaching at all levels. As a child Quincy lived for three years in Japan and was immersed in the culture with her parents support. These years influenced her art and style of living. She has a deep appreciation for Asian culture. She welcomes the opportunity to teach Drawing and Painting at HXNYC. The planned curriculum will focus on drawing and painting techniques and will use Chinese symbols and traditions as models.

Quincy Egginton earned her BFA at the Syracuse School of Visual and Performing Arts with a major in Illustration. After graduating she worked as an Art Director in advertising and then in magazine production. She earned her way through graduate school by doing free-lance graphic design and illustration. Quincy attended the Columbia University School of Art before enrolling at Teachers College, Columbia University where she earned a Master’s in Education and then a Doctorate in Art Education specializing in Drawing, Painting and Printmaking. As a Teaching Assistant in the Printmaking studio she earned recognition as Master Printer.

Upon graduation Quincy secured her first full-time teaching position in art at Mercy College was her first full time position teaching art where she rose to the rank of Associate Professor. She has been an adjunct at College of New Rochelle for many years and has continued to serve in various capacities including covering for the graduate professor in Art Education who was out on sabbatical. Quincy has also taught at WCC.

Currently, Quincy teaches art through Continuing Education for adults in: Chappaqua, Larchmont, Scarsdale and WCC. She also teaches children art through numerous libraries and The Katonah Art Center.

拼字技巧大小班Scrabble Sr./Jr.  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 Sr./Jr. Scratch 大小班  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!).

Singapore Math Sr./Jr. 新加坡数学大小班 Academy Corner Instructors

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.

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。

Tae Kwon Do Sr./Jr.   跆拳道大/小班   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

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Tennis Sr. 网球大班   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.

Yoga for Kids Sr. 瑜伽大班   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.

Contemporary Jazz for Performance (Parent Class)  

现代爵士表演舞蹈  (成人课) Stella Zhang

A Broadway like dance is in need of your participation to come to life on stage! You don’t need to have previous experience or training. What you need is devotion, love and enthusiasm. The dance is choreographed by Stella but won’t be complete without your help. Join the team and you won’t regret it!

As an experienced dance teacher, Stella Zhang has taught dance classes at HXNYC for four years. Prior to that, she taught at another Chinese school for three years. Stella was trained to be a folk dancer at age six. During her years of training, she was the lead dancer, performing on TV and various festivals. Stella loves to dance and wants to pass her love of this art to you.

Hip Hop Dance (Parent Class)    

街舞  (成人课) 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.