To obtain a position as a Mandarin instructor that can best leverage my teaching knowledge, skills and experiences.
Enthusiastic teacher who has earned trust and respect from students, colleagues and administration for 6+ years.
Specializes in managing students and maximizing learning opportunities in diverse classroom settings. Extensive travel, study, and residence experience in China. Committed to optimizing student and school success. Creative, dynamic, and motivated teacher experienced in curriculum design. Dedicated to optimizing learning programs in a collaborative setting.Proven ability to efficiently communicate within a culturally diverse environment Effective interpersonal skills coupled with strong organizational and analytical aptitudes. Strong skills in Microsoft Office, able and willing to learn and support software packages. Establishing positive relationships with students, parents, fellow teachers and school administrators/staff. Self-starter that thrives in a start-up environment, dedication to continuous process improvement. Proficient in Promethean board.
Windows, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Promethean board
Engage students to learn
Positive atmosphere promotion
Teaching, tutoring and counseling
Experience working special needs students
Effectively work with parents
Excellent classroom management
Effectively work with parents
CA teaching credential
Innovative lesson planning
Creative lesson plan development
Material Development :Created learning songs, dances, and TPR lessons targeting all level Mandarin learners to create an engaging educational experience
Developed learning games that resulted in retain and review the vocabulary.
Team Building and Leadership
Created collaborative classroom experience through hands-on group activities.
Increased student participation and test scores by introducing relevant computer programs and exercises to encourage student interest and enjoyment.
Mission Bay High SchoolAugust 2016 to CurrentMath Teacher San Diego, CA
Instructor with the teacher to student ratio of one (1) to thirty five (35) Instructed Pre-Calculus for 11th graders, Integrated Math Level I for 9th graders, and AVID (Advancement Via Individual Determination) for 10th graders.
Provided one on one math tutor in afterschool program at school Hands-on learning activities, such as finding the slope, intercept points, and making the lines Introduced fun math practice, such as drawing , line art, island cubes, and puzzle for fraction Provided extra support for the students to find out their potential majors in college, how to find out their interests, career paths, and matching colleges.
Dewey ElementaryJanuary 2013 to July 2015Mandarin Chinese Teacher San Diego, CA
Dewey Elementary Instructor with the teacher to student ratio of one (1) to twenty eight (28) Instructed Transition Kindergarten, Kindergarten, K1 to K4 graders through puppets, teaching props, singing, dancing, role play games, learning games, Total Physical Response (TPR), and story telling Provided comprehensible input instruction for students with different levels and needs Hands-on learning activities, such as crafts, puppet shows, drawings, writing, paper cutting, coloring, and tracing.
Introduced Chinese culture and food through real life experiences, collaborating with a local Chinese Restaurant to celebrate Chinese Lunar New Year with entire school student body (330) for years 2013, 2014 and 2015 Facilitated the new students to quickly adapt to the environment and foster the excitement and interests Engaged the students through Total Physical Response (TPR), helped the students to learn with self-motivation.
Math and Mandarin Chinese private tutorJuly 2011 to December 2012Private tutor San Diego, CA
Tutored students on GRE Quantitative Reasoning test and CSET Math test prep.
Tutored students' Chinese language skills on listening, speaking, reading and writing.
High Tech High International high schoolAugust 2009 to June 2011Mandarin Chinese Teacher San Diego, CA
High Tech High International high school Instructor with the teacher to student ratio of one (1) to twenty five (25) Instructed 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th graders through hands-on learning activities, such as crafts, puppet shows, Chinese Calligraphy, cooking Chinese dishes, sewing and making hacky sacks, producing different board games, playing learning games, playing Chinese checker games, writing "All of myself" book in Chinese, and writing children's books in Chinese.
Advised a group of 15 high school students on their grades, learning strategies, behavior, study progress, organizational skills, and time management skills; on-site visited the students to observe their demonstration of the working progress and the results for summarizing their internship.
Provided home visits and made connections with the students and their families Led a group of 35 students to visit the college campuses of University of California Los Angeles, University of California San Diego, California State University Long Beach, San Diego State University, California State University San Marcos.
Led a group of 12 high school students on an immersion trip to China, and visited different cities therein and experienced Chinese culture; held five parents' meetings in which information regarding the trip details was disseminated.
Vista High SchoolSeptember 2008 to July 2009Student Math Teacher San Diego, CA
Vista High School: Taught Geometry and Algebra to 9th, 10th and 11th graders Produced learning songs to help the students memorize basic concepts and rules in Geometry Created lesson plans, designed, developed and delivered courses Provided tutoring and small group studying Proctored exams and quizzes Graded exams, quizzes and homework Maintain accurate records and grades into the power school system.
SDCCA North County Chinese SchoolSeptember 2007 to June 2008Mandarin Teacher (Saturday only) San Diego, CA
SDCCA North County Chinese School: Taught Mandarin to Kindergarteners and 1st graders. Designed learning games Created hands-on learning activities Generated singing and dancing programs to learn Mandarin.
Cornerstone Christian Montessori SchoolMarch 2007 to July 2008Kindergarten Teacher San Diego, CA
Taught Kindergarteners Math and English.
Involved in all day activities for Pre-school and Kindergarten students.
Supervised the students at lunch, on the playground and on field trips.
Motorola IncJune 1999 to March 2007Electrical Engineer San Diego, CA
Performed software, feature, user interface, and system testing in multiple CDMA cell phones Ran sanity, regression, integration, analog, and Tree and Tabular Combined Notation tests for new software releases Worked on UNIX and PC environments with various testing equipment Worked on system research, design, develop, test, and analysis for wireless telecommunication CDMA system with Signal Processing Workstation simulation tool Performed system optimizing and customizing by running the simulation with changing the parameters.
East Asian CompanyJuly 1990 to March 1995Electrical Engineer Beijing, China
Offered cutting edge presentation on advanced electronic instrument and product Being an interpreter for training workshops and presentations Assisted guest engineers from England, Denmark, Sweden, and other European countries Composed agendas and meeting minutes, established and maintained customer relations Trained, supervised, evaluated and led staff Maintained digital portfolio, scheduled and coordinated meetings, interviewed candidates Performed software, feature, user interface, and system testing in multiple testing equipment; Fixed and maintained electronic measurement equipment; Interpreter for demo from foreign sales and engineers.
Education and Training
University of California06/1999Master of Science: Electrical EngineeringSan Diego, CA, USA
University of Electronic Science & Tech. of China07/1990Electrical EngineeringElectrical Engineering
After school one on one tutor, Mission Bay High School, 2015-2016
Member of Chinese Language Teachers Association of
Curriculum development, instructional design, lesson plans, listening, Mandarin, Mandarin Chinese, Classroom Discipline, Classroom Instruction, Classroom Management,
Community Involvement,Creative Less on Planning, Critical
Thinking, Family Involvement,
Goal Setting and Implementation, Group Instruction,
Instructing, Instructional Methods, Learning Strategies, Multicultural
populations, Parent/Teacher Conferences, Parental Participation, Problem
Solving,Calligraphy, communication skills, cooking.