Cynthia Lin has more than 20 years of experience in teaching the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. She uses diverse teaching methods to increase students’ interest in learning, with the use of stimulating classroom activities, and encouraging students to understand the language instead of just memorizing words. Ms. Lin has helped prepare many students for the SAT Chinese and AP Chinese tests – many of which obtained perfect scores.
Throughout her teaching career, she has been honored with many awards such as a “Best Teacher Award” in 1997, “Outstanding Teacher Award” in 2003, and “SCCCS Teacher Award” in 2012. Ms. Lin received her bachelor’s degree in Chinese Literature and her graduate degree from a California State University. Her goal is to help students conquer their challenges and achieve their dreams. Ms. Lin also teaches at other schools that are designed for gifted children or accredited by the WASC, and works in the technology industry.