Directors of JING Kids
We started the JING Kids Chinese After-School Program with our own children in mind, so we strive to provide the very highest quality instruction possible! Here are the people behind the Program.
Chinese Instructors of JING Kids
At JING, we find compassionate, caring, and qualified Mandarin Chinese teachers, and give them the best Chinese Language Curriculum available.
Chang, James 張哲維
Mr. James teaches Chinese in our Saturday Morning Program at JING. He comes to us from Taiwan, where he used to teach Math and Biology to middle-school children. He has also worked in school administration and in publishing, and understands the importance of creating and following good systems for learning. He has proven patient and understanding with even our youngest students, but happily drives our older students to fulfill their prodigious Saturday Chinese potential.
Lin, HanYu 林瀚宇
Mr. Han-Yu comes to us from Taiwan, and has therefore mastered both simplified and traditional Chinese characters, Zhu Yin and PinYin. He has taught every level of Chinese at JING, and uses his calm manner and kind patience to make children comfortable in class. Mr. Han-Yu also loves to play games with Chinese, and is the most likely teacher to remind Ms. Jing Jing to provide more sticker-rewards for his many high-achieving students. Mr. Han-Yu is also an accomplished artist, and uses his skills to bring Chinese characters to life.
Lu, NingXin 陆宁昕
Lu NingXin, also called Ms. Janice, was born and raised in Shanghai; she is fluent in Mandarin, Shanghainese, and English. In China, she earned a degree in Law. After coming to the United States, she began studying Early Childhood Development and earned a certification as a Child Development Associate Teacher. She now has a very young son of her own, whom she is raising to be multilingual. We appreciate Ms. Janice's compassionate, yet very strict, teaching style.
Wushu Instructors and Assistant Instructors of JING Kids
JING provides not only cultural training, but also high-level physical training! We pride ourselves on teaching each child at his or her own level, and increasing each child's flexibility, strength, endurance, coordination, and mental-physical agility; all of which increases physical and social confidence.
The JING Wushu curriculum includes Wushu Fundamentals, Wushu Barehand and Weapons Forms, Basic Acrobatics for Wushu, and San-Da (fighting technique).
Bobby Reilly. Wushu Instructor and Performance Team Coach
Mr. Bobby has been doing Wushu at JING since his Middle School days, with a brief hiatus to attend the University of California at Santa Barbara. He is now studying at the Pacific College of Oriental Medicine while teaching Wushu and coaching the Kids Wushu Performance Team at JING. Bobby's decade of training in Wushu with various professional athletes and coaches makes him a very strict and serious teacher, yet still somehow fun.
Chris Mihlstin 蔡纯钦. Assistant Instructor
Miss Chris is from Shanghai, China. She earned a Bachelor's Degree in English Language and Literature from Nanjing University of Information and Technology. She likes traveling and exercising. Before joining JING, she worked as an Executive Assistant in a worldwide French company. She is patient, loving, and caring, and strives to make each day great for every child at JING.
Eliseo Martinez. Wushu and JING Bits and Bots Instructor
Mr. Eliseo is dedicated to helping improve and enrich the lives of children. He has worked as an instructor with Mad Science of San Diego, as a volunteer at the Reuben H. Fleet Science Center, and he spent four years with New Alternatives in Chula Vista. When he is not teaching at JING, Mr. Eliseo works as a behavior therapist with Autism Spectrum Consultants, Inc., and volunteers with YMCA Youth and Family services.
John D. Murphy. Wushu, San-Da, and Acrobatics Instructor
John D. Murphy teaches Wushu, Acrobatics, and San-Da at JING. He has studied and taught various martial arts since the age of thirteen, and brings with him a breadth of knowledge in Muay Thai, Ninjitsu, gymnastics, and (our favorite) herpetology.
Keli Wilkes. Wushu and Tumbling Assistant Instructor
Miss Keli competed in Gymnastics and worked with young children for many years before joining JING. She currently teaches Wushu, JING Bits (computer programming), and Mathwerks at JING, and gently brings unruly classes into happy discipline. She is also attending college. We at JING are ever grateful for her hard work.
Patrick Moua. Wushu Instructor
Patrick Moua has been training in Kung Fu and Wushu since a very early age. He competed in and performed Wushu with JING for many years, to great acclaim and many medals. He brings a mellow tone and calm demeanor to the training floor at JING, all while maintaining clear discipline and leading the students in fun, highly skilled activities. Mr. Moua, as we like to call him, is also studying kinesiology at Miramar College.
Shaun McCormick. Wushu Instructor
Shaun McCormick has trained in various martial arts since the age of eight, including Muay Thai, Sanshou, Judo, Wu Shu, and Bujinkan. He is currently a 4th degree blackbelt in Bujinkan, which he has also been teaching for the past 6 years. He enjoys showing students how the underlying principles of seemingly different martial arts are really all the same; telling silly jokes; and adapting to different learning styles. Mr. Shaun is also attending college for Computer Science and he works part-time as a pharmacy technician.