PEDAL@GSE

PEDAL@GSE

Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The PEDAL Team


PEDAL@GSE Teachers

Xiaotong He

Xiaotong (Sharon) He is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the PEDAL@GSE Beginner-Level Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Xiaotong studied English at Sun Yat-sen University. Xiaotong had a two-year English teaching experience from 2015-2017 and enjoys helping students improve their English skills. She hopes to apply the teaching theories and skills that she had learned in class to actual practice and gain more experience at PEDAL@GSE.

Xinyi (Celia) Wang

 Xinyi (Celia) Wang is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Intermediate Class at GSE PEDAL. Before coming to Penn GSE, Xinyi (Celia) studied Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Language at Sichuan University in China. To help more students achieve their learning goals and communicate globally,Xinyi (Celia) decided to learn and explore more advanced knowledge in English teaching at Penn GSE. In Spring 2018, she worked as an assistant teacher for the beginner class at Community PEDAL. In Fall 2018, she taught the Intermediate class with Sharon at GSE PEDAL. She enjoys working in such interactive classrooms and is looking forward to teaching at GSE PEDAL this Spring.

Peixin (Bessy) Lu

Peixin (Bessy) Lu is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for PEDAL@GSE Intermediate class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Bessy studied English Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University in China. During her undergraduate, Bessy worked as a part-time English teacher in ESL classrooms of multiple levels and she became interested in teaching English learners of different backgrounds. In Fall 2018, Bessy worked as a teacher for PEDAL@GSE Advanced class and she is excited to teach at PEDAL@GSE again this spring.

Mengdi (Mandy) Shao

Mengdi (Mandy) Shao is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the GSE PEDAL Intermediate Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Mandy studied English at Shanghai University. The four-year study in English major inspired her passion for English teaching. She enjoyed helping and interacting with students while working as a part-time teacher for English classes in a language institution. Last semester, Mandy gained a lot of hands-on experience during her teaching at PEDAL@GSE Advanced class.  She hopes to creat a more dynamic and interactive class for PEDAL students this Spring

Yan Yan

Yan Yan is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for PEDAL@GSE Advanced class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Yan studied English and Linguistics at Western Oregon University and English Language and Literature at Shanghai International Studies University. Yan also earned a TEFL certificate to teach English as a foreign language in her undergraduate. Previously, she worked as a part-time ESL teacher for teenagers and adult English language learners in Oregon. In Spring 2018, she worked as an assistant teacher for the Intermediate class at Community PEDAL. In Fall 2018, she served as a teacher for the Community PEDAL Advanced Class. Yan is excited to continue her teaching career to teach adult learners at PEDAL@GSE this spring.

Mollie Laffin-Rose

Mollie Laffin-Rose is a second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the PEDAL@GSE High-Advanced class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Mollie studied Philosophy at Wesleyan University. At Penn, she is also a M.S.Ed. Higher Education student at GSE and Associate Director of the South Asia Center. Her first experiences in teaching English as a Second Language were in India, which enthralled her so much that she returned to the U.S. to pursue the applied linguistics professional degree while continuing to work in international education. She is proud to join the PEDAL community this semester and put GSE TESOL's practical communication ethos into practice.


Walnut West Community PEDAL@GSE Teachers

Fang-Hsuan (Macy) Chang

Fang-Hsuan Chang (Macy) 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, Macy studied Foreign Language and Literature at National Tsing Hua University in Taiwan. During her last year of undergraduate study, she did an exchange program in Valencia, Spain. She became interested in language teaching through the process of learning another language, Spanish. This inspired her to further pursue the study in language education at Penn GSE. Macy had experiences working with kids to communicate effectively. She also taught adult immigrants English at a non-profit organization, HIAS. She fully understands the challenges one may struggle with in a foreign country based on her own experience and through working with her students. She is looking forward to working with the students at Community Pedal this Spring.

Sijia (Scarlett) Chen

Sijia Chen 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, Sijia studied Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages at Beijing Foreign Studies University. She is passionate about language teaching and also loves exploring new teaching techniques. She had English-teaching experience in both ESL and EFL contexts and enjoys communicating with English learners from different backgrounds very much. In Spring 2018, Sijia worked as an assistant teacher at GSE PEDAL. She looks forward to teaching at Community PEDAL in this spring.

Bingling Xia

Bingling Xia 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, Bingling studied English Literature at University of North Carolina Wilmington. Her past working experience includes teaching retired professors daily English conversation skills and tutoring middle school students in curriculum-based grammar. She also taught the Community PEDAL Beginner class last fall.  She believes these experiences contributed to her passion to become an inspiring language teacher. This semester, she looks forward to meeting and working with her students from culturally diverse backgrounds in PEDAL class!

Lusha Li

Lusha Li 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, Lusha studied English Literature and Japanese Language at Middle Tennessee State University. During her undergraduate time, she was a volunteer teacher at Confucius Institute at Middle Tennessee State University, teaching Chinese to Chinese heritage family kids for around two and a half years. She enjoys being a language learner herself as well as language teaching. Her experience of working as an ESL tutor teaching English to recent immigrants in Tennessee encouraged her to teach at Community PEDAL to gain more teaching experience as well as become a better community server.

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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

Fall 2018

  • PEDAL@GSE Teachers: Wenhao Zhou, Shuyi Zhao, Xiaotong (Sharon) He, Xinyi (Celia) Wang, Peixin (Bessy) Lu, Mengdi (Mandy) Shao, Yiwen (Evelyn) Zhang, and Zhuoqun (Crystal) Wang
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE GSE: Bingling (Robin) Xia, Maura Donovan, Hewen Chen, Sirui Peng, Lushia Li, and Yan Yan

Summer 2018

  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE GSE: Justin Holmes, Jiaqing (Isabelle) Lian, Wenxiao (Shelia) Li, Zibei (Rebekah) Li, Hamida Tommey, and Xiaxin (Charlotte) Xiao

Spring 2018

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

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

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