Our Staff

Genius Learning is committed to your children’s learning. We have carefully selected and assembled the best education team to serve your children’s needs.

Linda Tong


Giselle Qian

Preschool Curriculum Lead

Leslie Zhang

School Age Curriculum Lead

Linda graduated with BA and MA in English Language and Literature. Currently, she holds CA Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential with BCLAD endorsement in Mandarin, Single Subject Teaching Credential in Mandarin and Child Development Director Permit. She has been teaching for over twenty years in both public and private schools ranging from grade level kindergarten to middle school. Linda enjoys being with little kids who make her young and energetic. Linda is our director for preschool and after school programs.

Hanqiu graduated with MEd in Curriculum and Instruction (Bilingual Education/ESOL program) from University of Florida. She also earned certificate in Early Childhood Education (Basic Core Program) from UCLA Extension. Hanqiu has a strong bilingual education background to tap into children's intelligence in learning and acquiring Mandarin as a second language. Hanqiu enjoys working with young children and can get along with them quickly. 


Leslie Zhang graduated with Master of Arts degree in Education with Concentration in Dual Language and English Learner Education from San Diego State University. Additionally, she earned a English Language Development for Academic Literacy Certificate. Leslie served as a volunteer and researcher in a Mandarin immersion school during her graduate studies. Leslie’s equity-centered teaching ideology is reflected in the way that she engages with culturally and linguistically diverse students who are learning Mandarin, while incorporating traditional Chinese art, calligraphy and culture.


It is the supreme art of the teacher to awaken joy in creative expression and knowledge.


                                                 Albert Einstein

Dennis Tong

Math & Science Teacher

Dennis received BS in Chemistry from University of California at Santa Cruz. He loves teaching and enjoys working with little ones. He is enrolled in teaching credential program. Dennis has been teaching at Genius Learning for the past five years. Dennis is our afterschool program Math and Science teacher.