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Of all of the mathematics subjects this is my favorite topic to teach. I believe that Algebra 1 is a foundation for all higher level mathematics. Over the years I have learned how to make Algebra fun and accessible even for struggling learners.
I speak fluent Mandarin. I can teach Pinyin and Zhuyin. I prefer to read and write in traditional Chinese. I have passed a college level Chinese 3 course. I can teach/tutor from Beginning Chinese to Chinese 2.
I have taught Pre-K to 5th grade in classroom settings. My experience includes being a teacher's aide to a K-5 special education class, co-teaching courses, private coaching for speech and spelling bee, volunteering at winter retreat as a teacher's aide, teaching Pre-K to 3rd grade bible classes, and leading worship for Pre-K to 5th grade students. I passed the CBEST in 2010 am currently working on getting my Multiple Subject Credential.
Of all the elementary subjects, Math is by far my strongest area. I can use various approaches to help students to grasp concepts in mathematics. I am extremely passionate in helping children to understand mathematics because I see elementary mathematics as crucial to helping children to develop life skills.
I am currently at BIOLA University studying to get my Multiple Subject Credential. I have taken a class in Elementary Reading and have passed the Reading Instruction Competency Assessment (RICA) which is required by the state and covers phonics instruction. Through my program, I have had in classroom observation and experience for reading and phonics instruction.
I have played piano all my life. I took lessons as a child, but now I play piano as a hobby. I believe that piano is fundamental if you want to play any instrument or if you want to sing. I can teach basic to Level 2 piano.