PEDAL@GSE

PEDAL@GSE

Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The PEDAL Team


Walnut West Community PEDAL@GSE Facilitators 

Justin Holmes

Justin Holmes is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Beginner Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Justin studied Philosophy and French at the College of Charleston. He enjoys helping others achieve their language-learning goals and become familiar with living in a new country. He has previously taught child and adult English language learners in Cambodia, France, and Korea, and he is excited to continue his teaching career at Community PEDAL.

Jiaqing (Isabelle) Lian

Jiaqing (Isabelle) Lian is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Beginner Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Isabelle studied French language and literature at Zhejiang University. During her undergraduate period, Isabelle worked as a teaching assistant and instructed ESL students of multiple levels. In Spring 2018, she also worked as an assistant teacher for the advanced class at Community PEDAL. Isabelle is dedicated to working with adult learners and gaining more experience at Community PEDAL in this summer.

Wenxiao (Sheila) Li

Wenxiao (Sheila) Li is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Intermediate Class at Community PEDAL. Before coming to Penn GSE, Wenxiao (Sheila) studied Business English and Finance at Shandong University in China. After multiple part-time English teaching jobs and one-year internship in the international center of Shandong University in China, Wenxiao (Sheila) decided to come to Penn to refine her language teaching skills. Previously, she worked as an assistant teacher for the advanced class at Community PEDAL. She is looking forward to teaching at Community PEDAL this summer.  

Zibei (Rebekah) Li

Zibei (Rebekah) Li is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Intermediate Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Zibei studied Auditing at Shanxi University of Finance and Economics in China. In her undergraduate years, she taught ESL classes at multiple levels in different institutions. These experiences enabled her to explore further in language teaching and ignited her passion to study at Penn GSE. Previously, Zibei worked as an assistant teacher for the beginner Class at Community PEDAL in Spring 2018.  She is dedicated to becoming a language teacher and looking forward to teaching at Community PEDAL this summer.

Hamida Toomey

Hamida Toomey is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Advanced Learners class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Hamida studied Elementary Education at West Chester University. After five years as a general education teacher, she became interested in pursuing her TESOL degree when working with immigrant students in the Philadelphia area. In the summer of 2016, she traveled to New Delhi, India, to work as an ESL teacher. As she began her studies at Penn GSE, she became particularly interested in working at Community PEDAL due to its open-door, inclusive environment that allows adult learners at all levels to pursue English studies that are relevant to real-world situations.

Xiaxin (Charlotte) Xiao

Xiaxin (Charlotte) Xiao is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Advanced Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Charlotte studied Advertising at Shenzhen University in China. Despite her major then, she always enjoyed learning new languages and her interest in learning English and other languages never stopped. She found her passion for teaching English and exploring methods in language learning and teaching when she became an English tutor for several elementary- and middle-school students during college. She is excited to teach at Community PEDAL this summer.  

 

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Administrative Team

Dr. Santoi Wagner

Dr. Santoi Wagner is a founding member of PEDAL@GSE and currently serves as the faculty advisor to PEDAL.  She is Associate Director of the M.S.Ed. TESOL program and Senior Lecturer in Educational Linguistics at Penn GSE, and has also taught English as a Second Language (ESOL) and English as a Foreign Language (EFL) in the U.S. and overseas.

 

Katherine O’Morchoe

Katherine O’Morchoe is a Program Assistant in the Educational Linguistics Division at Penn GSE. She assists the PEDAL team with student registration, scheduling, marketing, and classroom prep.

 

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Past PEDAL Facilitators

Spring 2018

  • PEDAL@GSE Teachers: Mengyao (Michelle) Liu, Sarah Munsell, Charu Gupta, and Patty Miele
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE GSE: Ran (Christopher) An, Anran (Ann) Yang, Fang Yuan, and Yuxiao (Eva) Li (Eva)

Fall 2017

  • PEDAL@GSE Teachers: Mengyao (Michelle) Liu, Sarah Munsell, Charu Gupta, and Yuxiao (Eva) Li
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE GSE: Mingyuan (Fiona) Tian, Haini (Nicky) Zeng, Anran (Ann) Yang, Fang Yuan, Yu-Hsuan Tsou, and Yu-Chen Liou

Summer 2017

  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Charu Gupta, Yi-Chun Chen, Xiaoxiao (Michelle) Di, Xin (Catherine) Zhang, Fan (Judy) Yang, Ran (Christopher) An

Spring 2017

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Sarah Wagner, Yuxiao Li (Eva), and James Busacca
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS:  Xiaoxio (Michelle) Di, Tingting (Amber) Gu, Qianjun (Kimi) Lin, Haini (Nicky) Zeng, Siyu (Crystal) Li, Jingzhi (Lynn) Lin, Mingyuan (Fiona) Tian, Xiaoyu (Shauee) Wang, Yijun (Diana) Dai, Fang Yuan, Xin (Catherine) Zhang, and Yi Zhang 
  • PEDAL@GSE DISCUSSION CIRCLE FACILITATORS: Angel Guarisma & Mengyao (Michelle) Liu
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Hala AlMutawa, HeeYeon Kim, Aaron Brown, Yi (Eva) Li, Sarah Munsell, and Zijing Ni 

Fall 2016

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Sarah Wagner, Yuxiao Li (Eva), and James Busacca
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS:  Sanjana Gopinath, Yi Li (Eva), Yuan Shao (Sally), Kang Hu (Eddy), Fan Yang (Judy), Charu Gupta, Yu-Chen Liou, Kanae Kuwabara, Yi-Chun Chen, Mengyao Liu (Michelle), and Ran An (Christopher)
  • PEDAL@GSE DISCUSSION CIRCLE FACILITATORS: Qiao Li (Jojo) & Simon Kelly
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Kailing Zhang, Sarah Munsell, Melissa Anderson-McDonald, Patricia Miele, Aaron Brown, and Demosthenes Gakidis (Demo)

Summer 2016

  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Min Wang, James Busacca, Xinyi Zhang (Xindy), Tian Ge (Tina)

Spring 2016

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Lynn Nakazawa, Wichayapat Piromsan, Carlo Cinaglia
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS:  Xi Chen (Iris), Zijing Ni, Xinyi Zhang (Xindy), Xinyue Zhang (Shiny), Yixuan Cai (John), Qiao Li (Jojo), Haitao Luo (Bella), Yujuan Zhang (Eugenia), Siqi Chen (Ariel), Tian Ge (Tina), Xian Li (Jan), Min Wang
  • PEDAL@GSE DISCUSSION CIRCLE FACILITATORS: Sarah Wagner and Zixi Zhang (Nina)
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Yuxiao Li (Eva), Renmengya (Meygan) Zhou, Huanyu Hou (Eliza), Yiming Li (Gloria), Linguan Chen, Chloe Wong

Fall 2015

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Lynn Nakazawa, Wichayapat Piromsan, Carlo Cinaglia
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS:  Yuejun Niu (Cathy), Jingxian Gu (Emma), Zixi Zhang (Nina), Yiqing Xin (Wendy), Lu Han (Jessy), Renmengya Zhou (Meygan), Yuxiao Li (Eva), Yue Wang (Jane), Si Shi (Sissi), Yue Zhao, Zirui Liu (Rachel), Jennifer Decker
  • PEDAL@GSE DISCUSSION CIRCLE FACILITATORS: Jiawen Guo (Wendy) and Danielle Levine
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Kelly Edwards, Linguang Chen, Yiming Li (Gloria), Rachael McBride, Chloe Wong, Sarah Wagner

Summer 2015

  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Kelly Edwards, Lynn Nakazawa

Spring 2015

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Kejin Zhu (Rebecca), Mingyue Wang, Hannah Brenneman
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS:  Bingxin Qi, Jia-Ying Lin (Heidi), Si Li (Tracy), Xiyao Zheng, Fengbiao Zhang, Yuqi Cai (Leona), Lynn Nakazawa, Yang Xu, Chloe Wei Ting Wong, Yiming Li (Gloria), Israel Pacheco Galarce, Tia Spiller
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Carlo Cinaglia, Yifan Qiu (Yvonne), Amanda Lint, Wichayapat Piromsan, David Hanks, Judy Her

Fall 2014

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Kejin Zhu (Rebecca), Mingyue Wang, Hannah Brenneman
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS:  Hanbin Zhou (Bin), Chuqiao Zhao (Chris), Danielle Levine, Yating Zhang (Eden),  Landion Donovan-Green (Lan), Xuanchen Ye (Lily), Wanlin Du, Xiao Yao, Linguang Chen, Wichayapat Piromsan, Yifan Qiu (Yvonne), Zhe Chen (Gigi)
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Charlotte Benham, Amanda Lint, David Hanks, Carlo Cinaglia

Spring 2014

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Kate Tomaskovic, Lu Shu, Joanna Jiang
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Chang Li (Christie), Siya Liu (Lucia), Weiyi Li, Xinliu Yang (Daisy), Jiawen Wu, Sirong Wu (Angela), Xiaojing Lu (Amber), Yucheng Chen, Jin Zhao, Xiaoqing Kang (Nancy), Yang You (Julie), Yang Shuo (Shaun)
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Charlotte Benham, Mingyue Wang, Hanna Schlosser, Hannah Brenneman

Fall 2013

  • PEDAL@GSE LEAD FACILITATORS: Kate Tomaskovic, Lu Shu, Joanna Jiang
  • PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Jaquelin Yang, Li Chen (Phoebe), Chen Sheng (Vincent), Xiao Shi, Kejin Zhu (Rebecca), Mingyue Wang, Siying Liu, Zengkai Chen, Hannah Brenneman, Teng Tu, Tianjiao Yin (Tina), Ying Chen (Zoe)
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE FACILITATORS: Charlotte Benham, Geeta Aneja

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