PEDAL@GSE

PEDAL@GSE

Practical English for Daily Living

FREE Classes for Adult English Language Learners

The PEDAL Team


PEDAL@GSE Teachers

Shuyi Zhao

Shuyi Zhao is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the PEDAL@GSE Beginner Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Shuyi Zhao studied Translation and Interpreting at China Foreign Affairs University. After learning English and French as foreign language, she believes that language learning can be very interesting, and now she is dedicated to help more people with their learning process. She worked as an assisted teacher in PEDAL@GSE Advanced Class in the Spring of 2018. She is looking forward to working with more adult learners at PEDAL@GSE this fall.

Wenhao Zhou

Wenhao Zhou is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the PEDAL@GSE Beginner class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Wenhao Zhou studied English Translation and Interpreting at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies. She enjoys teaching other people English and she’s excited to pass along her knowledge of English to other people. She has previously taught child and adult English language learners in China, and she’s dedicated to working with adult learners at PEDAL@GSE in this fall term.

Xiaotong He

Xiaotong He is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the PEDAL@GSE Intermediate-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. She enjoys working in such interactive classrooms and is looking forward to teaching at GSE PEDAL this fall.

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 Advanced 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 Spring 2018, Bessy worked as an assistant teacher for PEDAL@GSE Intermediate class and she is excited to teach at PEDAL@GSE this fall.

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 Advanced 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. In the last year at Penn, Mandy worked as an assistant teacher for the advanced class at both GSE PEDAL and Community PEDAL. She is excited to start her teaching journey at GSE PEDAL this Fall.

Zhuoqun (Crystal) Wang

Zhuoqun (Crystal) Wang is a rising second-year M.S.Ed. TESOL student at Penn GSE and a teacher for the GSE PEDAL High-Advanced-Level Class. Before coming to Penn GSE, Crystal studied International Journalism at Hong Kong Baptist University. Crystal is passionate about English communication, and loves sharing her knowledge about innovative educational pedagogies while supporting and motivating diverse students. Before becoming a teacher, she served as Teaching Assistant for the Advanced PEDAL Class in Spring 2018. Prior to starting her TESOL program, Crystal held multiple international journalism and communication roles in the non-profit, media and journalism industries. Crystal is excited about continuing to work with PEDAL students.

Yiwen (Evelyn) Zhang

Yiwen (Evelyn) Zhang is a rising 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, Evelyn studied English Teaching at Huaiyin Normal University in China. In her undergraduate years, she taught English to seventh graders in a Chinese public school. The teaching experience ignited her passion for the teaching profession. In the spring of 2018, she also worked as an assistant teacher for the PEDAL@GSE Beginner Class. She looks forward to teaching at PEDAL@GSE.

Walnut West Community PEDAL@GSE Facilitators 

Maura Donovan

Maura Donovan 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, Maura studied English Literature and Writing at Bridgewater State University. After receiving her first Master degree in Elementary Education, Maura taught fourth grade in both Boston and Cambridge. Many of her students were English Language Learners, which inspired her to further her education in Second Language Development. Maura has also spent time abroad, teaching Conversational English to elementary students in Valencia, Spain. 

Bingling Xia

Bingling Xia 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, 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 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!

Hewen Chen

Hewen 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, Hewen studied Chinese language and literature at Zhejiang University in China. She believes that language is interesting to learn as well as teach. She enjoys that PEDAL gives her the chance to teach English to people and is excited to make English learning interesting and effective for all.

Sirui (Chloe) Peng

Sirui (Chloe) Peng 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, Sirui studied English at Sichuan Normal University. She enjoys working with language learners from various backgrounds and strives to keep them motivated and fully engaged. Her experience as ESL instructor in middle school and teaching assistant in college sparked her interest in pursuing further professional development. She worked previously as teaching assistant at Community PEDAL in Spring 2018 and is excited to continue making contribution to this program.

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.

Yan Yan

Yan Yan 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, Yan studied 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, Yan 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. Yan is excited to continue her teaching career to teach adult learners and is looking forward to teaching at Community PEDAL this fall.

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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

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

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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