I graduated from East China Normal University and gained an MBA in Financial Management from the University of Hull. Both my parents were teachers and I have always been inspired by them and highly valued this profession. After a career in business industries spanning a few decades, I found my heart was in teaching. I have subsequently had formal training in teaching Chinese as a foreign-language from the College of Chinese Language and Culture (Jinan University-China), and I have also obtained certificates in teaching from the Ming-Ai Institute (London). Most recently, I have had experience teaching in various Chinese schools (both children and adults). I thoroughly enjoy my teaching part of career as both a teacher and educator of Chinese language, literature and culture.