JoshuaI am enrolled at Berklee College of Music-Boston, where I study film scoring and music. I am deeply passionate about academics with a particular love for math, English, and history. Much of my tutoring experience has been in history, math, English and test prep for the ACT, SAT, and AP subject tests. I am also knowledgeable in human geography, Mandarin Chinese, and government and politics. When working with students on a one-on-one level, I learn about their personal goals, learning preferences, proficiency, strengths, and weaknesses. I strive to set achievable goals for my students that keep them motivated to learn. When presenting information, I keep it relevant by relating it to one of the student's personal interests or passions. Learning needs to be engaging, creative, and relatable. My goal is to make sure that my students know the subject thoroughly while strengthening their confidence in their ability to perform. I can work with my students to improve their ability to write essays for their SATs or prepare them for their upcoming conversational Mandarin course. Outside of academics, I spend a lot of my free time cycling and skiing. I enjoy computer games, FIFA, and reading Malcolm Gladwell. I lift weights as well.
Berklee College of Music - Bachelors, Film Scoring
AP United States History
JohnThough I am a retired high school math and Chinese teacher, I recently received my MBA degree. I also have a bachelor's in management science and masters in computer science. I have real life experience as a business professional, gained from my time as a product manager for high tech companies. I have an up-to-date California Teaching Credential in math and Chinese. As a tutor, I believe it is my role to enhance upon the foundation provided by traditional education. I work one-on-one to assess the student's personal strengths and learning style before developing a plan to strengthen their understanding. My goal is to give my students the skills needed for lifelong success in learning. I can prepare students for the CAHSEE, GMAT, SAT, and SAT, among other standardized exams. I tutor Mandarin Chinese in all levels, as well as elementary through college math, ESL/ELL, and AP Chinese. In my free time, I love to be around my family. I have two college-age children. I travel whenever I get the chance, eager to try new foods and explore the culture. I've been to over 20 countries with more to come. I am an avid reader, though I also love a good movie.
National Chiao Tung University - Bachelors, Management Science
CSU Sacramento - Masters, MBA
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 1
Graduate Test Prep
SAT Subject Test in Mathematics Level 2
AllisonI have an extensive background teaching Chinese literature and language online and in the classroom. I began working as an instructor in the U.S. in 2008 when I had the opportunity to teach high school and college students. I find working with a diverse student population has helped me to hone my teaching methods and instructional techniques and I am confident in my ability to work with all levels and styles of learners. In 2010, I began working in a European university as a Chinese lecturer. This provided a more robust and structured platform from which to teach that I found exhilarating and challenging. I was inspired to resume my own academic goals and I began working towards my doctoral degree in Chinese Modern Literature and Culture which I obtained in 2014. I love helping my students not only master the finer points of the Chinese language but also teaching them more about the culture and history of the country. I currently tutor Mandarin Chinese, AP Chinese language and culture, Mandarin Chinese 1-4, languages, and conversational Mandarin. As an educator I have independently created course material for subjects in my field of expertise and I leverage this experience in creating unique programs of study for the students I tutor.
Wuhan University - Bachelors, Chinese Language and Literature
Wuhan University - PHD, Chinese Language and Literature
Mandarin Chinese 1
Mandarin Chinese 3
AP Chinese Language and Culture