Alexander Hearn is currently an undergraduate at the University of Maryland College Park in their computer science major. He is studying cybersecurity where he has found to have a passion for programming and out-of-the-box thinking. He currently works tutoring math and programming where he enjoys making learning simple and fun while enforcing understanding of sometimes quite complex material.
Ms. Jasmine Joyce has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature and has also studied Performing Arts, Journalism, Women’s Health, and various fields in social justice. She is also an art teacher, swim coach, group fitness instructor, and published model and actress. She is planning on pursuing her PhD in the near future. Ms. Joyce also has experience working as an extended day school director, elementary school teacher, art teacher, and afterschool teacher. She is excited to join CCACC Academy as an Afterschool Manager. Her favorite thing about CCACC is “the opportunity to work with wonderful students and watch them grow and develop into confident, self-sufficient learners and future leaders!”
In 2016 her portrait, photographed by Joseph Giitter, received a merit in the Maryland Professional Photographer Association competition. In 2019, she competed in the USA Maxim cover girl contest and reached the semi-finals, while helping to raise funds and awareness for the Homes for Wounded Warriors Foundation and National Suicide Prevention.
After graduated from the University of Maryland (UMCP) with a major in piano performance and a minor in voice performance, Ms. Hsu continued her study at the Catholic University of America (CUA). She earned a Doctor of Musical Arts degree in orchestra conducting.
She was the conductor of Chinese American Music Society Orchestra for 9 years, included the 15th anniversary concert at the Kennedy Center and the 20th anniversary concert featuring violinist Cho-Liang Lin and soprano Yun Deng. She also worked as the assistant conductor and chorus mistress of the Summer Opera Theater Company in Washington DC for 8 years.
Beside her professional career, Ms. Hsu is an acclaimed music educator. She was a piano teacher at the Lavine School of Music (Washington DC) and the chairperson of Maryland State Music Teacher Association piano concerto competition. She also founded the JinHua Children’s Chorus for ages 4-17 and taught children and youths to sing since 1990.
She loves to spend time with children, leading them to learn and enjoy music
Chinese Mandarin Teachers
Ms. Afang graduated from a domestic university with a bachelor’s degree. She once worked in the outreach department of the domestic “Overseas Chinese Business Daily” and participated in the compilation of local industry corporate culture books. After coming to the United States, she worked as a teacher in a Chinese school for nearly 10 years. In 2017, after studying and passing the exam, she obtained the “Chinese Language Teacher Certificate” in the United States. Ms. Afang is devoted to the teaching and dissemination of overseas Chinese culture out of her love for Chinese culture. She is serious and responsible, patient and meticulous, good at teaching, and diligent in management. She loves children and is willing to work with parents and children to contribute to the revitalization of Chinese culture overseas.
Future Leader Teachers
Mr. Serg Kharchev is a USPTA Certified Tennis Professional who earned a degree in Business Administration from Morgan State University in Baltimore while on a 4-year Full Scholarship for Varsity Tennis. In 2019 Serg won the Mid-Atlantic Conference and played in the NCAA D1 National Championships! Serg directs most of the Junior and Adult programs at QOSTC. He enjoys working with all age groups and skill levels including many who are preparing to compete and actively compete in tournaments. Serg began his coaching career in 2014 working with top Ukrainian players (of all ages) and working with members of the Ukrainian National U12 Team. Before arriving from Ukraine in 2018, Serg competed in tennis at all age levels with numerous accomplishments: ranked in the top 3 for U12, U14, U16, and U18 including winning the Ukrainian Championship for U14 and U12. Serg was also a National Team member. From 2021-2022 Serg was an Assistant Tennis Coach of the Men’s and Women’s College Teams for Morgan State.
Mr. Matthew Chesky has years of experience teaching math, computer science, and chess at educational institutions. In addition to CCACC Academy summer camps, Matthew is also a popular math and STEM teacher at our Afterschool program. He holds an Associates Degree in Computer Science from Frederick Community College. Mr. Matthew Chesky is happy to bring his experience and expertise to CCACC Academy. In his free time he enjoys grand strategy games and game development.
Mr. Henry Dorbu is currently doing an undergraduate in Physics at the University of Maryland, College Park. He has been teaching STEM and humanities for many years in the MCPS area; with heavy emphasis on Chemistry and Math. Henry loves engaging students on how amazing STEM courses are. His hobbies include reading, watching foreign shows, and attending concerts. Outside of teaching, he is learning guitar, French, and Japanese. Henry is super excited to work with CCACC Academy while fostering curiosity and learning with the kids!