"Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid (Albert Einstein) ." Every student can learn, just not in the same way or day. I understand and have experienced that feeling of frustration and confusion while learning due to a "cookie-cut tutor". Therefore, after all these years of tutoring, I highly value the differences (race, gender, ethnicity, learning styles/speeds) between my students.
The essence of my tutoring principles are built on what I hold to be irreplaceable in the process of learning: ethics and morals. While many tutors accept jobs because of money, I tutor because I sincerely value education and personal growth. Therefore, I respect all of my clients because by seeking a tutor, they are already taking the first step to become a better version of themselves. This respect for all my students is the foundation of our sessions because I treat my students as equals. My goal is to create proactive sessions for my students because I want to make an impact on every student's experience with learning.
I have been told by multiple clients that I have good interpersonal skills. I can create a safe and engaging learning environment for my students to promote questions and mature in. This way, my students will perceive themselves as a part of the "growth process" instead of an audience of it. While I believe that the influence of education is infinite, my client has to desire it first. After all, the only person fully responsible for your education is yourself. Given this, I will always put in 100% of my capabilities to support my clients using my knowledge and experience. I am very flexible, self-reflective and resourceful. My broad range of clients (ADHD students, international students, children, teenagers and adults who are in professional fields) have given me the opportunity to develop crucial traits such as patience, dedication and empathy.
I look forward to tutoring every student, however if you are expecting a tutor who will only tell you the answer, that is not me. Instead, I will throw questions and examples at you until you understand the concept and discover the right answer.
Education is not knowing the facts. Instead, it is training the mind to think.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: University of California-Berkeley - Bachelor in Arts, Cellular and Molecular Biology
SAT Composite (1600 scale): 1450
SAT Subject Test in Chinese with Listenng: 800
I am currently a pre-med sophomore studying Molecular Cell Biology at UC Berkeley. I play the violin (if you want private lessons contact me) and I love listening to all types of music. I also enjoy hiking and enjoying the beauties of nature.
AP Chinese Language and Culture
College Application Essays
High School English
Mandarin Chinese 1
Mandarin Chinese 3
Mandarin Chinese 4
SAT Subject Test in Chinese with Listening
SAT Subject Tests Prep