Qin Xiongbin is from Wuji, Hebei Province, China and holds two degrees in English language and literature from Hebei Normal University. He has taught at the middle school attached to Hebei Normal University (3,600 students and 271 teachers) since 1992. He has experience co-working with American teachers at his school and has taught Chinese to non-native speakers as well. He is a member of the Hebei Provincial Education Institute. He was hosted by The Pine School in Stuart, Florida.