Below you will find information on each of our staff members.
Hi, I’m Tina. I’m the founder of Aupairia. I also have another role here. I‘m a host mum myself with the au pair program.
I started Aupairia because of the wonderful experience I had in many other au pair programs. They brought me and my au pairs wonderful relations and memories- Our au pairs do not only bring the practical English language skills to the family members, they also allow us to endulgde in different cultures. For my little boy they have helped him better understand different countries’ culture and alternative ways of thinking and communicating. The experience shared between my family and our au pairs lets us feel more confident and comfortable when we communicate with people from a totally different culture background, and work together with each other more effectively and gracefully. China is a rapidly developing country and with its booming Chinese economy comes great opportunities for the whole world. As for au pairs, the program brings them a great opportunity and ample time to have a close observation in China, to experience Chinese life, culture and even to explore new career options in this prosperous country. They can have an in-depth experience of Chinese culture and customs, exploring new opportunities for their career, develp their communication and co-operation skills in an intercultural environment. As well as Learning Mandarin and gaining the experience of educating during their 3-months or longer programs. These experiences will benefit their personal career in the near future. I hope, with the unremitting efforts of Aupairia team, we can bring this win-win relation and its benefits to more and more Chinese families and young foreigners alike.
Hi, I’m Cicy and I will be your Chinese teacher when you are in Beijing.
Here at Aupairia I develop cultural and educational courses as well as expanding our research for educational components.
I am a graduate of both China Agricultural University and Tianjin Normal University. I have a bachelors degree in chemistry and a masters in education technology. I have a strong background in teaching both Chinese and English as a second language. As a volunteer teacher for the China National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language, I have taught at the Confucius Institute University of Nairobi lecturing Chinese. I was responsible for the coordination of daily activities with the choir club. I enjoy helping others to learn Chinese or explore themselves further when learning a second language. I Hope our program can bring you some new ideas both in learning a language and understanding the different people and their cultures.
In my spare time I like to read, especially non-fiction books and graphic novels. I watch Japanese anime, play video games, draw and make rubber-stamps. On sunny days you can find me walking in Beijing Hutongs or visiting book store.
Hi, I’m Candy and I will be your main guide through the application and matching process.
Here at Aupairia I’m responsible for contacting and interviewing au pairs, supporting them through the application process as well as communicating with the overseas parterners.
I am an English Language and Literature graduate from Capital Normal University. I also travelled and studied at the University of Oxford for a short period. One of my passions is ancient Chinese culture and I worked as a teacher of ancient Chinese culture for several years. I have happy memories from my days at university working as a leader and coordinator of summer and winter camps for teenagers. I love working with my colleagues and friends here at Aupairia and we all look forward to meeting you in China!
In my spare time, I enjoy reading, travelling and practicing Chinese calligraphy.
Hi, I’m Jasmine and I will probably meet you at the airport and help you settle into life in China.
Here at Aupairia I support the au pair recruitment activity and manage the English educational resources.
I graduated from Jinan University where I majored in German, which is handy as we source most of our insurance via a German insurance company. I am Heavily involved in the orientation program and there is a good chance I will be the first person you meet as I usually pick up new au pairs from the airport. I have a wide range of hobbies, such as swimming, reading and writing Chinese calligraphy. Like my colleagues, I am passionate about cultural exchanges and work hard to ensure the experience is a wonderful and memorable one for both au pairs and host families.
Hi, I’m Paka and we can chat with each other regularly if you are active on social media just like me.
Here at Aupairia I am responsible for the digital marketing of our activities.
I studied in Chongqing University of post and telecommunications. Chongqing is a very charming city with lots of delicious food and beauties. During your time in China, I suggest you can go there if you have a day to yourself. I share the team’s passion for cultural exchange and language study. My work is mainly in the digital realm where we use social media to contact and recruit au pairs and host families to join our program and share their adventures.
My many hobbies include singing, dancing and hanging out with friends. I also love learning new languages and travelling. Looking forward to meeting you in China.