Our Teachers

NeuLingo is committed to providing the highest level of professional service to its students. We ensure our teachers are highly qualified, experienced, and enthusiastic. We provide training before teachers begin and offer continued professional development in striving for the highest quality instruction. Here’re some of our Star Teachers:

Sara (Xinyi) Liu

My name is Xinyi Liu, but people often call me Sara. I’m from the southwestern Chinese city of Kunming, and I earned a B.A. in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from Yunnan University. Afterwards I did my student teaching at Honghe University, where for two years I instructed international students ages 6 through 45. I also taught Mandarin at Rachineebunana High School in Thailand.

In 2012, I came to the U.S, where I have since been employed as a Mandarin Chinese teacher for Maryland’s Howard County Public School System. Teaching is my passion, so I’m proud to say that in 2018 I received my Master’s of Science in Advanced Teaching and Learning from National University in San Diego. I strive to inspire students with activities that are both instructive and fun, and I’m looking forward to starting this journey with you.

Jessie Jiao

Hi, my name is Jessie Jiao, and I’m a professional Chinese language teacher from mainland China. I began my career in 2014 as a volunteer teacher for the Confucius Institute in Thailand. I now have have four years’ teaching experience, with students hailing from all over the world, including England, Korea, and Japan. You will never be bored in my class—I work hard to foster a fun, friendly atmosphere. Looking forward to seeing you in class! 

Mini Wang

Hello! My name is Wang Xiao but I go by Mini. I am originally from northeast China, and have years of Mandarin-teaching experience in both China and the US. I teach all levels and ages, from 5 years old to 70! I have taught one-on-one and in small class settings, and have also led Chinese festival celebrations with local schools and universities in Colorado. I love teaching Chinese and sharing Chinese culture with others, and my passion is making my classes fun and interesting. I am looking forward to seeing you in class!

Sue-Ellen Liang

Hi, my name is Sue-Ellen, and my Chinese name is LiangYu. I am a trained Chinese teacher, as well as an avid traveler, singer, and painter. I’ve been teaching for four years, and firmly believe that the Chinese language is not just beautiful, but critical to global commerce and world security. My passion is to teach students of all levels, and my goal is to ensure they all become fluent speakers of Chinese—perhaps even better than me! I’m looking forward to meeting you in the classroom. 

Joe Zhou

Hello! My name is Joe Zhou. I’m a professional Mandarin teacher from China. I spent nine years in California for university and work. It has been two years since I graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics with a minor in TESL. I have been working in the education field ever since I received my Qualification Certificate of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages back in 2011. Being a teacher is empowering and fulfilling, particularly teaching languages, as this helps students grow into well-rounded individuals. I place a special emphasis on speaking ability, and am eager to put in the work to make students successful in language learning. Can’t wait to see you in class!


Coco Ying

Hi, I’m Coco Ying! I am a dedicated professional with 12 years’ experience in language training and relevant projects. I got my Bachelor’s in Bilingual Education and a Master’s in Business and Administration from the Inner Mongolia University of Technology in China, and have been tutoring children and adults in Mandarin since 2008. I was Head Teacher at Wall Street Institution in Beijing, and then the Teaching Director for New Oriental Training School. I now live in Chicago, where I’m pursuing teaching licensure issued by District of Columbia Public Schools. Teaching brings me great joy, and I look forward to meeting you guys and introducing you to the mystery and beauty that is Mandarin Chinese!

Tammy Tang

Hi, my name is Tammy Tang, and I’m from Guangzhou, China. I received my Bachelor’s of Science and Master’s of Business Administration from Johnson & Wales University in the US. In 2018 the Chinese University of Hong Kong certified me as being proficient in standard Mandarin, and I began teaching Chinese that year. In 2020 I started teaching for the Boys & Girls Club’s new language program while pursuing another Master’s, this time in teaching, a profession that brings me great fulfillment. I would love to introduce Mandarin Chinese and all of its cultural and historical elements to you. Let’s have fun and learn together!