Sussi is a native speaker of both Mandarin and Cantonese with a Master degree in Applied Linguistics from Teachers College, Columbia University. She is also a certified English teacher in China, having taught English lessons in China as well as New York before developing broad interests in Chinese language education. Sussi has been teaching as a professional language educator for more than five years in different settings.
How do you describe yourself?
Detail-oriented, organized, patient, optimistic.
What is your favorite sport to play?
I am not really a sport person, but I prefer sports that can be played at a low speed, like yoga, swimming, and bowling.
What is your favorite hobby?
I would love to say shopping, but reading books and watching movies will probably be what I do most when I relax.
What is your idea of a perfect day?
(Traveling) Wake up after a good night's sleep, dress nicely, then explore the beautiful places with my loved ones after a delicious brunch.
Why are you a teacher?
When I was little, there were two occupations I disliked most. One was doctor, and the other was teacher. Interestingly, I somehow entered a university that specializes in teacher training. After that, I found that I actually enjoyed teaching and that I was pretty good at it! Therefor, for me, becoming a teacher was a transformation from dislike to like.
What is the most rewarding thing about being a teacher?
To get to know people (students and other teachers) with diverse cultural backgrounds and life experiences, who help to expand my horizon and to improve my communication and teaching skills.
Great lesson. Clearly spoken. Friendly and relaxed. Enjoyed practising the grammar points and general discussion.
Great lesson. Covered and practised some interesting grammar points. :)