Laurel Zhu was born in Shanghai and earned two Bachelor Degrees and a Master Degree at Shanghai's East China Normal University, completing her studies in 2012.
She majored in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, and in Public Administration and International Relations. She speaks fluent English as well as, of course, her native Mandarin Chinese, and also a of bit French and some Korean.
Laurel started teaching Mandarin while she was at university, and she accumulated abundant experience in teaching individual students and also group classes.
After graduation, Laurel has been serving in the public sector, responsible for various international cooperation and communication projects. She was recruited by the United Nations, and worked as a Peacekeeper in field missions and at Headquarters.
Laurel is dynamic, patient and open-minded. She tailors her teaching to the needs and interests of her students. She likes to create the most enjoyable learning atmosphere, and applies visual aids for her students' learning and practice.
As a local Shanghainese, Laurel is familiar with every corner of the City, and is always ready to share informative travel, tourism, and practical living advice with her students.