As a part of Shanghai Cynergy Future Group, Cynergy Future Education has several main businesses: English learning programs, covering standardized examinations for studying abroad (such as TOEFL, IELTS and SAT), as well as 3 to 14-year-old children's English pragmatic competence training. We also provide international experts, a short-term American youth ambassador exchange program and Chinese language course program. The founders of Cynergy Education are all internationally educated. We cooperate with The Ohio State University, known as an "American Public Ivy League", and devote ourselves to bringing excellent American educational resources to China, meeting the needs of Chinese. We work to create suitable English courses for Chinese students. Under the guidance of the "Belt and Road Initiative"(B&R), Cynergy Education makes efforts to export Chinese language and culture to Cambodia and other countries.

OUR FOUNDER
FOUNDING TEAM

CEO of Cynergy Future Education

Summer Jin  

Founder of EngToBeyond

Scholar of the Performed Culture Pedagogy

Graduated from The Ohio State University. Double Master’s Degree in Teaching English as a Second Other Language (TESOL) and Pedagogy Research.After graduating, she stayed at OSU to teach at the Department of East Asian Languages and literature with 8 years of experience living in America and being skilled at second-language teaching, she has worked as a golden teacher at many well-known language training institutions in China. Organized international English exchange programs have helped many Chinese and non-Chinese universities establish friendships through various forms of communication and cooperation. As one of the scholars of “performing-culture pedagogy”, she is devoted to spread this method over to lives of children in China.

Research & Development Dept

Qianqian Zhang

Vice General Manager of Cynergy Education


Director of Research & Development Dept. of EngToBeyond



Scholar of the Performed Culture Pedagogy

Qianqian graduated from the University of Ohio with a double bachelor's degree in Financial Analysis and Japanese, and a master’s degree in East Asian Languages and Literature. She also minored in applied data statistics, and became a language lecturer in the University of Ohio. For many years, she taught Chinese, Japanese and Cantonese courses to different grades through the Pedagogy of Performing Another Culture. Zhang has years of experience in working overseas. She worked as a data analyst at TS Tech and was the supplier of Honda Motor at their American headquarters. She also worked for CCTV North America News Studio and CLS Communication Hong Kong, which is one of the top ten translation consulting companies in the world. Her international working experience made her realize the great impact of cultural differences on the establishment of international cooperation and relations, and also let her know the necessity and urgency of cultural education in domestic language programs. She hopes to help Chinese children learn English and culture more effectively and communicate more fluently with native English speakers in the future.

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Shirley Wu
Steven Liu
Shirley Wu


The Team Leader in Team 1 of Research & Development Dept.


Graduated from Sweden Krisitianstad University with a master's degree, Ms. Wu, a TEM8 certificate owner, was an important teacher in a well-known international kindergarten, and was in charge of English teaching and research in an educational institution .Engaged in children's English teaching for many years, she has abundant English teaching and research experience for children.

Steven Liu

The Team Leader in Team 2 of Research & Development Dept.


Steven Liu graduated from Communication University of Zhejiang and studied English news broadcast major. After graduated from university, he worked in a private English training school in Hangzhou as an English teacher. His students include primary school students, middle school students, high school students and adults.He has great teaching experiences with different ages students.And then he took the position of teaching department’s supervisor. He was in charge of teachers’ management and training.Meanwhile, he dida lot of research about Most of English textbooks used in China and mastered the teaching system and the development direction of how to learn English in China.

Brand & Marketing Dept

Graduated from the Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts

In addition to a  Bachelor of set and costume design

Jacinda has worked with many famous directors at abroad, and participated in different stage production projects during her time in college. She also has abundant experience in working overseas. After graduation, she was responsible for the teaching and research of 3D printing courses in Hong Kong. She carried out this project together with international schools in Hong Kong. This experience made her interested in education. After returning to Hangzhou in 2015, she continued to work in the educational industry, and was responsible for the brand, marketing and teaching of art collections for well-known educational institutions. She was also familiar with the current educational situationand trend in China. After joining EngToBeyond International Children's English, she is now committed to building EngToBeyond into the most popular and powerful brand in children's English education.


Jacinda Shang

Director of Brand and

Marketing Dept.

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Bella Wei

Chief Operating Officer of Social Media

Graduated from the University of Melbourne, Australia, with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Architecture. Bella worked in a large architectural design institute for a part-time job of teaching works collection of architectural design. During this part-time period, having found that education is an influential and meaningful industry, she chose to work full-time in a well-known educational institution. While there, Bella was responsible for the operation of new media and teaching. Knowing the operation skills of online new media and development trends of the education industry, and combining her major, she made good use of visual advantages for the creation of new media, helping her online marketing to work effectively.

Tina Li
Graduated from the English Department of Beijing Peili University. Engaged in education for 12 years with abundant teaching experience. Tina has served as the director of a famous education company in China and is responsible for the operation and management of many cities for lot of brands. She also worked as a local director of operationsinlarge foreign and stated-own edenterprises. After being active for 12 years in the education field, she hopes that she can engage in teaching, and help Chinese children use the knowledge that they have learnt in English classes. Through her efforts, she hopes to help Chinese children develop a love learning English!

The Director of Operations of EngToBeyond

Team of EngToBeyond

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Ferris Song
Alan Liu
Caitlin Reyes
McKenna S. Stewart
Ferris Song

The Executive Principal of West Campus


Ferris has received two master’s degrees in Foreign English from Brooks University in Oxford and Convention Planning and Management at Bournemouth University in the United Kingdom separately. She was a lecturer of IELTS spoken English, a full-time lecturer for New Concept English, as well as was in charge of the management of international students in the School of International Education of Zhejiang University. Love, persistence, passion and responsible attitude towards teaching English are her understanding of education and the driving forces for her many years of work. She hopes that she can continue to create better learning environments and learning opportunities for more children.

Alan Liu

The Manager of Teaching Dept. Director of Binjiang Campus


Graduated from the English Department of Wuhan University with a bachelor’s degree, a TEM 8 certificate owner. Alan was the project director of the Center for American Cultural Studies of Ohio State University-Wuhan University. He was also a senior interpreter in Kenya. After returning to China, he served as the teaching director of a famous English training center, and set up and operated a teaching team. Through his professional English knowledge and warm teaching service, he was loved by the students and the company staff. He was a consultant director of "Randy Children's English", and participated in organizing the Chinese teachers in English teaching program of "Randy Children's English".

Caitlin Reyes

Full Time Teacher of EngToBeyond


Caitlin Reyes is from Maumee, Ohio, and recently graduated from The Ohio State University (OSU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development and Family Science. A caring and cheerful young woman, Caitlin has a passion for helping children of all ages develop and grow at their own pace. She has been teaching various age groups and activities for seven years, including swimming for all ages, preparing Chinese high school students for their TOEFL and IELTS exams, and participating in child-centered learning environments at OSU with children ages 18 months to 5 years of age. Caitlin chose ENGTOPIA because she wants to continue to support children’s development and growth through the Performed Culture Pedagogy. She is very excited to start teaching in Hangzhou and learn about Chinese language and culture.

McKenna S. Stewart

Full Time Teacher of EngToBeyond

McKenna is from Cleveland, Ohio, and is a recent graduate of The Ohio State University (OSU) with a Bachelor’s degree in Speech and Hearing Science. She has also completed a Minor in Education at OSU. Her past experiences student teaching, teaching English at an ESL summer camp in Hangzhou, and helping prepare Chinese students for the TOEFL and IELTS exams have fueled her passion for education and cross-cultural communication. McKenna has an upbeat, enthusiastic spirit along with a strong work ethic. She chose to work for ENGTOPIA because she has been a student of the Performed Culture Pedagogy approach in her intensive Chinese language courses at OSU, and recognizes its effectiveness in the field of foreign language teaching. McKenna is thrilled to have the chance to return to Hangzhou and teach English full-time. She will be receiving her Master’s degree in Speech-Language Pathology from the University of Pittsburgh upon returning to the States.

Professor of Chinese language at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at The Ohio University, Tenure Professor at College of William and Mary at OSU, Director of the Chinese Flagship Program at OSU’s China Center. Professor Jian teaches Chinese literature and culture at American universities. His expertise is to apply the theory of Chinese behavioral culture to the development of Chinese pedagogical materials; to use audio and visual network technology to stimulate Chinese cultural environment; to design and organize study-abroad programs in China for American students, and more. Prof. Jian has published books and co-autnored several papers.

Professor of Chinese language at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literature at The Ohio University, Dean of the OSU Chinese Flagship Program, Director of the National East Asian Languages Resource Center, President of Midwest American-Chinese Association. For more than 20 years, Professor Walker devored his time to study Chinese pedagogy. Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures at OSU is America’s first and only doctoral program for Chinese language pedagogy. He established “performing-culture pedagogy” according to how American’s learn other languages.Using these pedagogical methods, he trained a number of Americans who loved the Chinese language. In 2003, he won the “Chinese Language and Culture Friendship Award” awarded by the Ministry of Education of China. So far,he is the only person to receive this honor in the English-speaking world.

As a doctoral student at The Ohio State University, a scholar of American pedagogy of performing another culture, Lin teaches senior Chinese courses at The Ohio State University, and she is also a teacher of a Chinese teaching method exchange training program between Zhejiang University and The Ohio State University. She graduated from Zhejiang University with a bachelor’s degree in German, and has passed the German language examination of level 8. Her master’s degree in international education of Chinese language was received from Zhejiang University. She was a Chinese teacher in the School of International Education of Zhejiang University and a English teacher for middle school students in Hangzhou "New Oriental". She has a lot of experience in language teaching.

Laura Garzon recently completed her Master's Degree in Shanghai, China, through The Ohio State University, U.S.A. After Laura researched the behavior and culture of Chinese customers in the coffee shops of Shanghai, China, she realized although America and China may have many cultural differences, there are also very many similarities. Through these similarities and differences, Laura feels that people from both countries can strengthen their values, and broaden their perspectives. Laura feels that there is a lot that to learn from Chinese culture, and continues to further research and learn about Chinese culture back in the United States. In Summer 2019, she began to work for Cynergy Future Education as the Program Director from the U.S. side. One of her goals is to help provide an American perspective to this company as well as teach American people about the Chinese culture and what it is like to live in China.

Christine graduated from The Ohio State University in 2017 with a BA in International Relations and Diplomacy. After graduation, she moved to Brussels, Belgium to complete her MA in Political Strategy and Communication at University of Kent. While in Brussels, she achieved her TEFL certification and taught English in Poland. In addition to her passion for teaching, she loves travel and learning new languages.

Laura Garzon

The Head of Teach in China Program

Dr. Xiaobin Jian


The Consultant of Research & Development

Cecelia Lin


The Head of the Chinese

Language Course Program

Christine Oswald

The Coordinator of ACA

Dr. Galal Walker


The Consultant of Research & Development

OUR GROUP

American Cultural Ambassador Program

Chinese Language Course Program

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International Academy

Path Education

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