I'm Jay! I'm currently going to college at the University of Texas at Austin. I am majoring in fine arts and I am also in the pre-medical program. Even though I'm not done with college, I have already published papers in the field of epigenetics since my freshmen year of college. Even though I consider myself to have an expertise in languages, I decided to teach areas in the field of natural sciences because those are the subjects that I am most passionate about.
I was born in Taiwan; however, even before I learned how to speak, I moved to the States. Hence, my first language was English. In third grade, my parents decided to move back to Taiwan to aid in my education of the Chinese language. Of course, learning Chinese as a second language is as difficult as it sounds. With some hard work and the right learning strategies, I was able to get a good grasp on the language and even winning third place in a national writing competition four years after moving to Taiwan.
Although I learned a new language during the time I was in Taiwan, I slowly lost my English speaking, writing, and reading abilities. When I moved back to the States in 9th grade, my English was not fluent enough to be put into a classroom with the other native speakers. I worked hard, and I was able to get out of a two-year ESL (English as a Second Language) program in just a semester.
I have tutored students since I was in high school in English, Chinese, mathematics, and most subjects in the area of natural sciences. I don't want to just teach my students the subjects themselves. I want to teach them my strategies and SECRETS to learning quickly and efficiently. I am easy to reach and will provide fast responses. Feel free to contact me with questions or to schedule a lesson.
I can't wait to speak with you soon!
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: The University of Texas at Austin - Bachelor in Arts, Fine and Studio Arts Management
ACT Composite: 30
ACT Math: 36
drawing, playing the piano, playing tennis, playing with my cat, aquaflying
AP Chinese Language and Culture
Elementary School Math
Elementary School Science
High School English
High School Writing
IB Language A: Language and Literature
IB Mathematical Studies
IB Visual Arts
Mandarin Chinese 1
Mandarin Chinese 3
Mandarin Chinese 4
Middle School Reading
Middle School Reading Comprehension
Middle School Writing
SAT Subject Test in Chinese with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep