Meet Our Staff

Meet Our Staff

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Dave T. Nguyen

Founder & Vice President - Dave received his Master's of Science from Johns Hopkins University. He is the founder, investor, and managing partner of various small businesses in the DC Metro area – including the Business Culture & Language Centre – all of which are involved in community reinvestment and giving back initiatives. Dave has extensive experience as a patent law instructor, life skills coach, and business development manager in various organizations including the United States Patent & Trademark Office and AASuccess (www.aasuccess.org). He is a recipient of the exceptional career award signed by the Under Secretary of Commerce for Intellectual Property, as well as other outstanding leadership awards from the past twelve years.


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Yen N. Nguyen M.Ed
Vietnamese Language Training Manager - Yen has 25 years of language teaching experience and is fluent in French, Vietnamese, and English. She earned a Master of Education Degree in Teaching Foreign Language from George Mason University. Yen served as the Vietnamese Language & Culture Instructor at the Foreign Service Institute, US Department of State – where she taught, translated, and interpreted between French, Vietnamese, and English since 1991. Her role at BCLC involves developing and managing the Vietnamese curriculum and teaching business-level classes in Vietnamese culture and language.




Cho-Kiu Wan

Cantonese Chinese Instructor - Born in Hong Kong, China, Cho Kiu is a native speaker of both Cantonese Chinese and Mandarin Chinese. She has extensive experience in Cantonese and Mandarin teaching and tutoring. Cho Kiu received a B.S. in Psychology with a Concentration in Education at George Mason University. Along with her educational background and rich experience, Cho Kiu possesses an extraordinary understanding of children’s minds and behaviors. A passionate and caring instructor. 


Tran Pham 
Vietnamese Instructor - Tran is a native Vietnamese speaker and has more than five years of experience in tutoring young students. She is currently pursuing her B.S. degree in Accounting from George Mason University.  Tran manages and develops the curriculum for the Children Vietnamese language programs, including the Summer Camp, and Tutoring program offered at BCLC. 


Nini Nguyen
Teacher Assistant - Nini is fluent in speaking English, Vietnamese, and Spanish. She has two years of experience in tutoring young students. She is currently pursuing her B.B.A in International Business with a concentration in Finance from James Madison University, while pursuing a minor in Asian Studies and Chinese. Nini manages and develops the BCLC web content, and assists in teaching Vietnamese at BCLC. In her free time, she enjoys studying Chinese and playing Flag Football. 


Lani Nguyen
Teacher Assistant - In the past, Lani has learned Vietnamese over a course of 7 years, and she is now in her third year of learning Mandarin Chinese and Spanish. Currently, she is a sophomore at Falls Church High School, and is a part of both the Tennis and Volleyball team. During her 2nd year here at BCLC, she assists in teaching Mandarin Chinese, English, and Math, to our younger students, in addition to helping create BCLC customized curriculums.


Matthew Nguyen
Teacher Assistant - Matthew is fluent in English and Vietnamese, and is currently studying Spanish, which he is determined to continue learning throughout his High School years. He is a rising sophomore at Falls Church High School, and is on the Varsity Lacrosse team. Matthew is also an Eagle Scout of the Lien Doan Bang Troop 1789. This is his first year at BCLC, but he assists in teaching students Math and English, in addition to helping create BCLC customized curriculums. During his free time, Matthew likes to play lacrosse and spend time with his siblings.


Sarah Nguyen
Teacher Assistant - Sarah is a fluent speaker in Vietnamese and English and is still learning Vietnamese to perfect her writing skills. She is a raising ninth grader at St. Stephen's & St. Agnes School and is learning French to add on to her languages. During her first year here at BCLC, she is assisting the student in learning Vietnamese, and is helping create BCLC customized curriculums.

 


Mai Nguyen
Teacher Assistant - Mai has two years of experience tutoring students from kindergarten to twelfth grade in math and English. She's tutored students individually and in groups of 2-4.  Here at BCLC, Mai assists other instructors with the Summer Camp Program and teaching students who are enrolled in the Tutoring Program. She also helps out with the Enrichment Language Program teaching students Vietnamese.  The teachers really care about each students and would always make sure that they are comfortable moving to the next level.  Seeing how each student improved over time is a rewarding experience.  It is a joy to see them curious and have an eager to learn.  One of my biggest dreams is to establish a community garden in the neighborhood of my future home.

 


Vicky Lam
Teacher Assistant - Vicky is a fluent speaker in English and Vietnamese, and is currently studying Latin in school. She is a rising Sophomore at Falls Church High School. This is her first year at BCLC, where she helps assist teaching students Vietnamese, English and Math. She is also helping create the customized curriculum for BCLC. In her free time, Vicky enjoys reading and spending time with her family and friends.   

 

 

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