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Huanwen Xu

34670 Giannetti Dr,


Sterling Heights, MI 48312

Email: xuhuanwe@msu.edu
Tel: 517-488-2827 (C)

PROFESSIONAL GOAL

To become a teacher of Mandarin language and Chinese culture at Lake Shore Public Schools. To use my
expertise and passion in second language teaching pedagogies and my belief in preparing students global
readiness. I am eager to work with colleagues who believe in collaboration and equity in an organization which
values culture and learning.
EDUCATION
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Master of Arts in Educational Administration, May 2013, GPA: 3.9
Beijing International Studies University (BISU), Beijing, China
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, 2011, GPA: 3.5
CERTIFICATION
Michigan Provisional Teaching Certificate in Chinese (mandarin) K-12, from Michigan State University, May
2015.
PROFESSIONAL SKILLS
Can build trust and collaborative relationships with colleagues and students with diverse personalities and background.
Well organized, proactive and detail-oriented, make the best efforts with least supervision.
Communicate effectively with students and colleagues with support of data, both verbally and in writing.
Design and organize teaching plans based on State requirements as well as focus on individualized student needs.
Proficient with Microsoft Office, Font Fit, Page Maker, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, and Dreamweaver.
TEACHING AND TUTORING EXPERIENCE
Middle School Mandarin Language Teacher (St. Clair Shores, MI)
Sep 2013- Present
Designed, modified and executed middle school curriculum using Teaching Proficiency through Reading and
Storytelling (TPRS) method.
Boosted student achievement by showing growth of 71% comparing pre-test and final exam.
Demonstrated teaching to ability and potential of the students with adding two extra unit to the curriculum,
students still achieved 89.5/100 class average for final exam.
94% passing rate to enter high school level 2 mandarin course.
Student Teaching Intern (Bloomfield Hills, MI)
March 2013- May 2013
Morning at Lahser High School and afternoon at East Hills Middle School (Both are International Baccalaureate
school: Diploma Programme for Lahser and Middle Years Programme for East Hills).
Work alongside with mentor teacher to deliver daily Chinese language lessons from 6th to 12th grade.
Incorporate the IB programs Common Core into the curriculum and develop effective lesson plans with mentor
teacher. The goal is to help all students master the language and culture while succeed at the program exit exam.
Chinese Language Tutor (East Lansing, MI)
September 2011- Present
Teach Integrated Chinese course to a local high school student (from level 1 part 2 to level 2 part 2).
Customize the teaching plan based on the students objectives to pass the new HSK level 6 Chinese Language test
and to study at a Chinese university. The student is proved to be proficient in listening, reading, speaking, and
strong at writing.
Work with the student to find the best teaching approach and homework assignments to emphasize and reinforce
what was learned in the teaching session.

Reference Available Upon Request