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Yollanda Zhang

Founder/Director of Panda Mandarin Language Programs Inc.

Yollanda came to Canada when she was 10 year old with her parents and is fluent in Mandarin. She is the mother of a wonderful five-year old daughter and a teacher with the Toronto District School Board of eight years. She graduated from the University of Waterloo with a degree in Systems Design Engineering and had a successful career at General Electric that was cut short when she realized that her passion is in education.

Yollanda taught math, physics, and co-operative education before becoming a mother and making her third career change of becoming the founder and director of Panda Mandarin. In all her teaching experiences, whether it’s the Pythagorean Theorem, Newton’s Third Law, writing a perfect resume, or saying all the colours in Mandarin, she always tries to make it both fun and relevant for her students.