I am an Animator, Illustrator, Chinese (and traditional Han Calligraphy) tutor, video editor, and game player.
I have been training and working as a elementary school art teacher for 8 years, and I have 10 years fine art background. I started playing online games since 1998. I have written several articles for Gamebase Taiwan sharing game-play strategies (play as certain classes in StoneAge online and Ragnarok Online). I have established and organized online game events for my own guild and guild members in Lineage and World of Warcraft.
I was a teacher, barista, website manager, illustrator, and an overall game-maniac.
I have played so many different games and have tons of ideas when it comes to creating game concepts too. I am very detailed-oriented. I draw, develop digital art and graphics, edit video and create both 2D and 3D animation.
As an instructor I love to observe each student's personality and want to apply different methods of teaching/advising on them.
I live a rewarding married life here in the Bay Area and cherish the diversity of backgrounds and perspectives that make it so unique.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: National Taipei University of Education - Bachelor in Arts, Bachelor of Art Education
Graduate Degree: Academy of Art University - Master of Fine Arts, Animation and Visual Effects, 3D Animation
Art, Movies, Video games, 2D/3D animation
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Apply different methods according to student's need.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Chatting and try to understand what my students need and what they want(often time they are different things).
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Set up a learning schedule for them, and help them find a method that really helps their studies.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
A very short, quick, everyday reminder by e-mails or text messages.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
Try different methods, or I re-direct them into a related concept and help them pick up the concept later or in other ways.