I have been a Early Childhood Education and After school program teacher for six years with University of California, Irvine. I have obtained the After School Program Site Supervisor Permit from California Department of Education. Prior to the career, I had taught a year of Chinese in reading, writing, and speaking in a Sat Chinese School in Irvine. I also tutored pre-schoolers in a non-traditional Chinese program.
I graduated from UCI with BA degree in Psychology and Social Behavior and minored in Education. I also obtained the after school program certificate from the UCI Education Department. Recently, I completed the Diversity Development Program Training from Office of Equal Opportunity and Diversity; I attended two-day intensive Anti-bias Education workshop with Museum of Tolerance in order to enhance my professional skills and knowledge.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Irvine - Bachelor in Arts, Social Psychology
yoga, food, hiking, camping.
Q & A
What is your teaching philosophy?
Let students enjoy the learning process and try to find the fun ways to learn without being stressed about grades. Being able to problem solve together with adults. Being open-minded to students and families.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
Getting to know each other. Giving some ice break time, and finding out the interests and strength of students.
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
Help students set the schedule, and make the schedule as a routine. Have a plan that students and tutors set together, and periodically check via email.
How would you help a student stay motivated?
Making sessions more interactive and energetic. Approaching lessons with different ways. Finding out the intrinsic motivations.