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Joanne L.

Cypress, CA

$35/hour

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Cal Polytechnic Pomona
Landscape Architecture

Education

Cal Polytechnic Pomona (Landscape Architecture)

About Joanne

I was born and raised in Formosa, Taiwan until the age of 13 and have lived in Cypress, California ever since the year 2000. Having had the privilege of receiving an education in both countries, I was able to experience the disciplined and intensive methods of Eastern education, as well as the creative, critical thinking based education system of the West.

I am fluent in reading, writing and speaking Mandarin (Chinese) and would love to impart this beautiful language to those who are passionate to learn it! Currently, I am working for two of the most prominent interpretation companies in the country, LanguageLine Solutions and Lionbridge, as a professional phone interpreter interpreting Mandarin to English, and English to Mandarin for over three years. I work with an extensive range of clients, who come from various field such as education, medical, government, law etc. From this experience, I gained a wide range of terminology from various career fields. I have also had experience teaching children Mandarin by introducing them basic Chinese characters (words) from stories and interactive games.

I graduated from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona in 2011 with a degree in Landscape Architecture, and have worked as a freelance landscape designer for several years. However, I have always embodied a passion for teaching and have been a private tutor ever since I was in high school and helped tutor the lower classmen in Math. I worked at Kumon as a Math tutor in 2010, and was a Lead Tutor at the Stepping Stone Christian School in 2009. Currently, I am a Math teacher at a higher level prep education institute preparing elementary students to pass the entry exams to be accepted into Oxford Academy and Whitney Academy. I have successfully assisted many students in building up a solid foundation in Elementary Math, Pre-algebra and Algebra. One of the most rewarding part of being a teacher, from my experience, is witnessing the improvement and growth of your students!

My style of teaching is individually tailored to each student. First, I discuss with the student the areas in which they need assistance, and then focus on developing skillsets in those areas. I am a patient and amicable tutor, because I understand the best way for the student to learn is within a caring and nurturing environment.

At the moment, I am preparing to apply for Masters in Education at UCI, as well as my single-subject teaching credential. I have passed the written portion of California Court Interpretation Exam (Mandarin/English), and scored 800/800 in Single Subject Mandarin SAT. I am extremely passionate about teaching, and am willing to do everything in my power to ensure my students have a positive and rewarding educational experience, despite the disinterest or struggle they may have in the subject.

Received BA from Cal Poly Pomona, Landscape Architecture
Passed the written portion of California Court Interpretation Exam (Mandarin/English)
Scored 800/800 in Single Subject Mandarin SAT
Preparing to apply for Masters in Education at UCI
I was born and raised in Formosa, Taiwan until the age of 13 and have lived in Cypress, California ever since the year 2000. Having had the privilege of receiving an education in both countries, I was able to experience the disciplined and intensive methods of Eastern education, as well as the creative, critical thinking based education system of Read more

Policies
Cancellation
6 hours notice required

Group rate: $15 more for each additional student.

Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Cypress, CA 90630
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Algebra 1, Elementary Math, Prealgebra
Language:
Chinese
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I received an education in Mandarin from the city of Taipei, Taiwan, and continue to master my skills in Mandarin by serving as a church interpreter for both English to Mandarin, and Mandarin to English since 2010. I am proficient in speaking, reading and writing Mandarin Chinese and have edited translation works, such as company brochures, church articles and personal testimonies.

On Nov. 2012 I passed the written exam of California Court Interpretation (Mandarin to English) and am currently working as a contractor for both LanguageLine Solution and Lionbridge: two of the most renowned and competitive phone interpretation companies in the U.S.

While employed I passed language proficiency tests required by both companies and was hired as a higher level- All Call Interpreter by LanguageLine. My job duties entail consecutive interpretation for medical outpatient/inpatient facilities, health/vehicle insurance, school districts, therapy sessions, courts, asylums, banks etc.

As a side note, I received 800/800 on my SAT in Mandarin Chinese Single Subject in 2006, and have been a private tutor ever since.

Cal Polytechnic Pomona
Landscape Architecture

Education

Cal Polytechnic Pomona (Landscape Architecture)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Group rate: $15 more for each additional student.

Travel policy

Joanne will travel within 5 miles of Cypress, CA 90630.