CYW Team

    Samantha Seide
Founder, U.S. CEO
Samantha graduated from Union College with a B.A. in Art History and a minor in Mandarin and earned her Master’s in Education from Brooklyn College. She is currently an English teacher in Flushing. Samantha has extensive experience living and teaching abroad and strongly believes that the emergence of a global culture necessitates that American students gain international competency. She operates this program out of New York City where she lives. Every summer, she travels to China with her CYW scholars to enjoy another year of Mandarin immersion. Her team of American and Chinese teachers work together to support each learner. 
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Song Xiao Shuang (Sally Song)
Mandarin Teacher
"Song Laoshi" attended Shandong Normal University where she received her B.A. in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language.  She has over seven years of teaching experience ranging from one-on-one tutoring to full class instruction.  Unlike a lot of teachers of Mandarin from the mainland, Song Laoshi has experience using American methods of education to reach our students.  She recently began teaching international students studying at The University of International Business and Economics in Beijing.