I really enjoyed my classes with both Xin Laoshi and Wang Laoshi.
It is clear Xin Laoshi is an expert in the history of Chinese characters and how the characters have developed over time. She was always able to explain the background and historical context behind each character, which not only helped us learn the meaning, but deepened our understanding for Chinese culture. She is also really great at explaining the definition or context of a character without using English.
Wang Laoshi is helpful with teaching conversational Chinese, which is often missed in other language programs. She pushed us to practice speaking as much as possible, which helped us review past grammar structures and vocabulary. Wang Laoshi has a very bubbly personality and keeps students engaged and motivated.