General Information
Name
Alexander Quan / 关健恩
Sex
Male
Current City
San Francisco, CA
Industry
Education
Citizen of
United States
Personal Summary
-Studied abroad at Peking University through CIEE while at USC -Taught Mandarin Chinese and Geometry at Oakland Military Institute through Teach for America -Worked in Shenzhen at Think Tank Learning as study abroad advisor and education consultant -Mandarin Immersion social studies teacher at a public middle school in San Francisco, California. I teach world and US history in Mandarin to 7th and 8th graders. Have single subject teaching credentials in Mandarin Chinese, mathematics, social studies and a bilingual authorization in Mandarin. -Facilitate Summer high school study abroad trips to Shanghai and Beijing for groups of American high school students where they learned Mandarin Chinese at local universities and participate in environmentally themed community service activities. Helped students acclimatize to and understand more about China’s culture, language and environment while ensuring students’ socio-emotional well-being during the trip.
Education
China Program
  • Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) (2010)
University
  • University of Southern California (2011)
  • Loyola Marymount University (2015)
High School
  • Newport High School (2007)
US-China Experience
Cities lived in the US
  • San Francisco, CA (2011/08 - Current)
  • Los Angeles, CA (2007/08 - 2011/08)
  • Seattle, WA (1989/04 - 2007/07)
Cities lived in China
  • Shenzhen, Guangdong (2013/07 - 2014/08)
  • Beijing (2010/02 - 2010/08)
  • Shanghai (2009/07 - 2009/08)
  • Shanghai (2018/03 - Current)
Chinese Level
Listening: Fluent
Speaking: Fluent
Reading: Fluent
Writing: Fluent
HSK level: 6
Work Experience (9 years of work experience)
2015/07-Current
Mandarin Immersion Teacher at San Francisco Unified School District
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
At San Francisco's only public middle school that offers Mandarin Immersion, I teach US and World History in our Mandarin Immersion program to 7th and 8th graders. All the classes I teach are conducted in Mandarin with the goal of helping students develop content knowledge and vocabulary in the target language. Aptos Middle School serves 6th - 8th graders in the Merced/Ingleside neighborhood of San Francisco. Have California Single Subject teaching credentials in Mathematics, Mandarin Chinese and Social Studies as well as a Bilingual Authorization/BCLAD in Mandarin.

2018/05-Current
China Education Programs Manager at Dragon Trip Shanghai
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Travel, Transportation and Tourism
Description

2016/06-2017/08
Program Leader at CIEE
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Travel, Transportation and Tourism
Description
Facilitate Summer high school study abroad trips to Shanghai and Beijing for groups of American high school students where they learned Mandarin Chinese at local universities and participate in environmentally themed community service activities. Helped students acclimatize to and understand more about China’s culture, language and environment while ensuring students’ socio-emotional well-being during the trip. http://high-school-summer-abroad-blog.ciee.org/2017/06/meet-your-program-leader-alexander-quan.html

2013/07-2014/05
Education Consultant and Advisor at Think Tank Learning - Shenzhen
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
As American education consultant responsible for over 25 students, did college admission consulting, essay editing, extracurricular activity planning, English teaching, and participated in marketing seminars and events. Increased cross-cultural competency in workplace communication with Chinese co-workers and dealt with the high expectations of student clients and their parents.

2011/06-2013/06
High School Teacher at Charter School for Geometry, Algebra and Mandarin Chinese at Teach for America - Oakland Military Institute
China Related?
Yes
Industry
Education
Description
For two years at the same public charter school, taught 6 periods of high school classes as a faculty member. Taught Geometry, Advanced Algebra and Mandarin Chinese to a diverse group of 9th-12th graders including many English language learners. Achieved ambitious results for over 120 students each year.

2011/06-2013/06
Corps Member at Teach for America
China Related?
No
Industry
Education
Description
Chosen from a highly selective process to join national teacher corps who commit two years to teach in under-resourced public schools. Obtained State of California Single Subject Mathematics and Mandarin Chinese Teaching Credential. Participated in intensive training and professional development to acquire lesson planning, pedagogy, classroom management and strong content knowledge skills necessary to achieve significant gains in student achievement.