PEDAL@GSE

PEDAL@GSE

Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The PEDAL Team


Walnut West Community PEDAL@GSE Teachers

Yuexing (Stella) Feng

Yuexing (Stella) Feng is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Beginner Level Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Stella studied Construction Cost at Sichuan University Jincheng College. While in school, she found that she enjoyed working with people and helping them study English.  Stella decided to change her career from an engineer to an English teacher. She taught English to Adults at beginner/ elementary level for two years in China and turned out to be an enthusiastic, responsible, and dedicated educator.

Chen Li 

Chen Li is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Beginner Level Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Chen studied Linguistics and Applied Languages at University Complutense of Madrid. She was an assistant teacher at Community PEDAL during the spring semester and found that teaching at PEDAL gives her opportunities to put what she learns in class into practice. In addition, the multi-cultural backgrounds of adult learners at PEDAL make it an environment fit for cross-cultural communication, which helps to motivates her as an English teacher.

Ke Bi

Ke Bi is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Intermediate Level Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Ke studied Arabic Literature at Shanghai International Studies University. She is interested in helping students to improve their English and also developing her teaching practice. She taught many ESL students during college, and also worked as an English teacher for one year before coming to Penn GSE. She is looking forward to teaching at Community PEDAL this summer.

Yuchen Wu (Rachel)Yuchen Wu (Rachel)

Yuchen Wu (Rachel) is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community Intermediate. Before coming to Penn GSE, Rachel studied Chinese Language and Culture at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. She became interested in becoming a teacher after spending time in the Bali Islands teaching English. During her observation and demo presenting in PEDAL last semester, she fell in love with this place and felt sure that she wants to start her teaching career here. 

Hollie Kim

Hollie is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Advanced Level Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Hollie studied French Education at Lee University. Even as a child, she enjoyed learning languages which naturally allowed her to also explore teaching languages. Furthermore, her desire to work with students from multilingual and multicultural backgrounds led her to be interested in working with PEDAL. She has taught French in the United States as well as English in Colombia, Albania, and South Korea to both children and adults with varying proficiency for 4 years before coming to Penn GSE.

Yeji Seok

Yeji Seok is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the Community PEDAL Advanced Level Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Yeji studied accounting and management information systems at Villanova University. Yeji worked at an accounting firm for about two years before she decided to find a different career path that was more meaningful because she felt very passionate about helping others. Having been an ESL student herself, Yeji empathized with ESL learners’ thoughts and feelings of living in a foreign country and aspired to help students become confident English speakers. She was an assistant teacher for PEDAL@GSE last spring and volunteered as an ESL instructor at nonprofit organizations such as Indo-Chinese American Council, Nationalities Service Center, Center for Literacy and Fumo Family Library of FLP. Yeji is excited to be serving and working with the West Philadelphia community 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 2019

  • PEDAL@GSE Teachers: Xiaotong (Sharon) He, Xinyi (Celia) Wang, Peixin (Bessy) Lu, Mengdi (Mandy) Shao, Yan Yan, and Mollie Laffin-Rose
  • COMMUNITY PEDAL@GSE GSE: Fang-Hsuan (Macy) Chang, Sijia (Scarlett) Chen, Bingling (Robin) Xia, and Lushia Li 

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

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