Highly enthusiastic teaching professional with over 10 years of hands-on instructional expertise. Dedicate to developing creative courses that increase student learning, while piquing their interest in the world of Mathematics. Commit to building an inclusive learning environment, which successfully facilitates all types and levels of learners.
Areas of Expertise and Strengths
Effective pedagogical approach
Managing classroom for diverse populations
Curriculum development and assessment strategies
Intelligent adaptive learning
Audio-visual aid implementation
Effective use of math manipulatives
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Won one of five Graduate Student Awards for outstanding scholastic achievement, CSULA, 2013-2014.
Assigned as the mentor of new teaching associates to promote the development of beginning teachers, CSULA, 2013.
The Only Recipient of Dean's Award in Recognition of Academic Excellence in Math Education, CSULA,2010-2011.
Named to Student Faculty Honor Roll for outstanding achievement in Music performance, Pasadena City College, 2006.
Assigned as the novice teacher guidance counselor to help improve classroom instructions and management, Taipei, Taiwan, 1999.
Earned Outstanding Teacher Award for the leadership in implementing technology to improve education, Taipei, Taiwan, 1998.
Adjunct Faculty02/2015 to Current East Los Angeles College – Monterey Park,
Teaching Associate09/2012 to 12/2014 California State University Los Angeles – Los Angeles,
Developed and conducted a wide range of college math and educational courses, including "Beginning and Intermediate Algebra", "College Algebra", "Quantitative Reasoning with
"Foundations of the Real Number System for School Teachers", and "Explorations in
Geometry for School Teachers" to support students in achieving their academic goals.
Adapted educational materials employing
diverse teaching strategies designed to effectively address each
student's learning style and ability, including lecture, discussion,
demonstration, cooperative learning, and individualized instruction.
Successfully improved student participation in the classroom by providing a caring learning environment and through the integration of cooperative learning.
Consistently received positive teacher evaluation scores, which were significantly above the department averages.
Substitute Teacher01/2009 to 12/2012 Arcadia Unified School District – Arcadia,
Performed essential classroom duties in 4 different junior
high, secondary, and special education classrooms in Arcadia school
district, often with less notice or guidance, while maintaining
district educational and behavioral guidelines.
Planned and led a wide range of elementary, middle and high school math lessons, including Arithmetic, Pre-Algebra, Geometry, honors Algebra, Algebra 1&2, and Mathematical Analysis.
Mentored students in understanding assignments, cooperated with select teachers to develop meaningful and engaging substitute-led lessons, and implemented own lessons whenever teachers forget to leave enough material to occupy students for the entire class period.
Full Time Math Teacher; Section Chief of Student Affairs; Counselor of Student Teachers08/1999 to 12/2007 TienMu Jr. High School – Taipei,
Served as the math department chairperson on 2004 and handled all aspects of planning curriculum and activities.
Successfully devised annual plans for school events and conducted meetings for administrators-teachers-parents.
Mentored novice teachers in curriculum development, lesson planning,
classroom management, and grading to accelerate teacher effectiveness.
Master of Science: Mathematics2014California State University Los Angeles
- Los Angeles,
Graduated with a perfect 4.0 GPA
Master of Arts: Education2011California State University Los Angeles
- Los Angeles,
Graduated with a superior 3.92 GPA
Post-Secondary Study: Music; English as a Second Language; Teacher Preparation Program2007Pasadena City College
Bachelor of Science: Mathematics1998National Taiwan Normal University
With extra 26 semester units on Math Education and teaching practices.
Exploring Common Core Topics in High School Mathematics with TI-Nspire Technology, Texas Instruments, 2014.
Certificates of Adult Education and Online Teaching, University of California, San Diego, CA, 2012 to present.
Certificate of Teaching English language learners, Stanford University, CA, 2009.
National Council of teachers of Mathematics Annual Conference San Diego, CA, 2010.
California Mathematics Council Annual Conference, Palm Spring, CA, 2009.
California Single Subject Teaching Credential in Math K-12, # 081123756
California Crosscultural Language and Academic Development Certificate, # 090232216
Membership in Professional Organizations
The American Mathematical Association of Two-Year Colleges (AMATYC)-2012 to present.
California Mathematics Council Community College (CMC3)-2012 to present.
Association of America (MAA)-2009 to present.
National Council of Teachers of Mathematics (NCTM)-2009 to present.