Sam grew up flying back and forth between Beijing and California. He graduated from Wesleyan University with a double major in Psychology and Philosophy as a member of Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology. Between semesters, he interned at a college coaching firm in Beijing and a tech startup in New York, all the while learning Japanese through unconventional means. After college, he joined Cambridge Coaching where he is currently the Director of Operations. He is currently spearheading various data-driven projects.
Sam has taught at Wesleyan both as a private tutor (for 300-level psychology courses) and as a classroom instructor (for the FEAS Outreach Program). He has written extensive guides on the college admissions process and has helped numerous Chinese students refine their college and graduate school application essays. Having spent over 10 years in both China and the United States, he is bilingual and well-versed in the intricacies of both Chinese and American culture, which positions him as the ideal coach and mentor for Chinese high school and college students seeking linguistic and cultural fluency.
During his spare time, he enjoys a good debate over tea, a lighthearted game of Overwatch, and a casual night of kitchen-table Magic. He can also be found practicing combat sports (HEMA), fiddling around with his ukulele, and exploring new ways to cultivate learned mastery.