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Susan Yen Xuan L.

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor in the Arts and Many Other Subjects

Patient and Knowledgeable Tutor in the Arts and Many Other Subjects

$40/hour

  • 49 hours tutoring

About Susan Yen Xuan


Bio

Back at my high school, I participated in the Peer Tutoring program at my school. Everyday for an hour I along with many other tutors would sit in the Counseling Office to help students with their work and projects in multiple subjects ranging from academics to electives. Outside of school, I am fluent in writing, reading, and speaking Vietnamese, as I graduated as Valedictorian of my Vietnamese school. I have also been an intern of Music Theory at my piano studio, Little Chopin Piano. I have...

Back at my high school, I participated in the Peer Tutoring program at my school. Everyday for an hour I along with many other tutors would sit in the Counseling Office to help students with their work and projects in multiple subjects ranging from academics to electives. Outside of school, I am fluent in writing, reading, and speaking Vietnamese, as I graduated as Valedictorian of my Vietnamese school. I have also been an intern of Music Theory at my piano studio, Little Chopin Piano. I have taken the AP Music Theory exam and passed.
I have spoken Viet all my life. It was my first language, and it is my primary language. I competed in a book writing contest 2 years ago and placed 2nd, and as a reward, my book was published and sold by NRCAL. Consequently, I then became Valedictorian of my Vietnamese Class with a grade point average of above 100%.
I was a part of my high school's studio production/broadcasting class, called Monarch TV. Students were taught to use the Adobe Creative Cloud softwares such as Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition. For senior awards, I received an award for Best TV/Video Production. As of right now, I am working for 22 West Video at CSULB, which is also very similar to my high school's Monarch TV.
Piano has been my instrument for over 10 years. I have finished all levels of music theory, and have passed the Certificate of Merit Exam for the Advanced Level for Music Theory and Piano Performance in 2015. In high school, I received A's in both semesters of AP Music Theory, as well as passing the AP Music Theory Exam from CollegeBoard. I have taught Music Theory in a classroom setting before. I have performed on small stages and large stages (Carnegie Hall), I have placed 1st in multiple international competitions, such as the International Duo Competition, the Carmel Klavier International Competition, the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Piano Competition in Vienna and Rome, the American Protege International Concerto Competition, and many more.


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Subjects

Art

Film,

Film

When I was in high school, I was the leading editor for my school's film and media department. I would direct my peers and classmates from multiple classes like Advanced Studio Production and Filmmaking I and II to go out and shoot some footage. Then I would gather everything and put it together to make a film or a show. Thus, I am very experienced with film editing, spending hours on Adobe softwares everyday, as well as setting up professional shoots and working on a film and studio set.
Video Production

Video Production

I was super involved in studio production and broadcasting in school, I've become so well accustomed to the Adobe Creative Cloud softwares, like Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition. For our school's awards night, I was recognized and awarded the Best TV/Video Production award for my creativity and professionalism. Currently I am working with 22 West Video at CSULB also for video production. On my free time, I love to go out and take some pictures or just calm and serene b-roll of nature or of beautiful things on my Lumix G7 or my Mavic Mini drone. "Quiet on set!"

Business

Public Speaking

Public Speaking

Growing up, I was a natural public speaker. I gave numerous speeches in front of small and large audiences. I also have been the spokesperson/representative of my Viet and Piano school where I had to say a speech to not only thousands of students and parents, but as well as highly respected figures in the Asian American community. In middle school, I took a class in public speaking and scored the highest grade in class. In high school, I was the lead anchor of my broadcasting class and as a leader, I helped to train my peers in their public speaking skills.

Computer

Video Production

Video Production

I was super involved in studio production and broadcasting in school, I've become so well accustomed to the Adobe Creative Cloud softwares, like Premiere Pro, After Effects, and Audition. For our school's awards night, I was recognized and awarded the Best TV/Video Production award for my creativity and professionalism. Currently I am working with 22 West Video at CSULB also for video production. On my free time, I love to go out and take some pictures or just calm and serene b-roll of nature or of beautiful things on my Lumix G7 or my Mavic Mini drone. "Quiet on set!"

Corporate Training

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Growing up, I was a natural public speaker. I gave numerous speeches in front of small and large audiences. I also have been the spokesperson/representative of my Viet and Piano school where I had to say a speech to not only thousands of students and parents, but as well as highly respected figures in the Asian American community. In middle school, I took a class in public speaking and scored the highest grade in class. In high school, I was the lead anchor of my broadcasting class and as a leader, I helped to train my peers in their public speaking skills.
Vietnamese

Vietnamese

I have spoken Viet all my life. It was my first language, and it is my primary language. I went to Vietnamese school to hone my reading and writing skills, and to learn more about the history of Viet Nam. I remember loving the lessons about Vietnamese food and geography as well as all the different male and female heroes of Viet Nam. I competed in a book writing contest 2 years ago and placed 2nd, and as a reward, my book was published and sold by NRCAL. Consequently, I then became Valedictorian of my Vietnamese Class with a grade point average of above 100%. I took a course at CSULB to receive an official certificate declaring my eligibility to teach Vietnamese, and now I am certified to teach the course.

Elementary Education

Elementary Math,

Elementary Math

Math was one of my best subjects in school. I always received high marks in math, and was able to help out anyone in need. This has carried on to my college classes, in my large lectures, I am most usually the person to help others, as I really love challenging myself in doing math. My life has been centered around working with children. I have taught children of all ages as well as done research on them, and so I am very experienced with working with children.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Handwriting is very hard to master and maintain. I have spent years with teachers in school to hone and develop my handwriting both cursive and non cursive because my writing used to look like chicken scratch. But because of this, I fell in love with the art of handwriting and became fascinated in teaching it to others to help them also have beautiful handwriting. Before deciding to tutor professionally, I have helped out many peers and even adults with techniques on how to have better handwriting as well as how to have a better posture while writing.
Spelling,

Spelling

I always had a knack for spelling. I would just read and remember how the word looks. When I was in grade school, I always was the best speller in my class.
Vocabulary

Vocabulary

Learning new vocab has always been a hobby for me when I do assignments or projects. Being a college counselor and video editor, vocabulary has always been a really important aspect of my life as the richer the vocabulary, the more creativity expands.

English

Public Speaking,

Public Speaking

Growing up, I was a natural public speaker. I gave numerous speeches in front of small and large audiences. I also have been the spokesperson/representative of my Viet and Piano school where I had to say a speech to not only thousands of students and parents, but as well as highly respected figures in the Asian American community. In middle school, I took a class in public speaking and scored the highest grade in class. In high school, I was the lead anchor of my broadcasting class and as a leader, I helped to train my peers in their public speaking skills.
Spelling,

Spelling

I always had a knack for spelling. I would just read and remember how the word looks. When I was in grade school, I always was the best speller in my class.
Vocabulary,

Vocabulary

Learning new vocab has always been a hobby for me when I do assignments or projects. Being a college counselor and video editor, vocabulary has always been a really important aspect of my life as the richer the vocabulary, the more creativity expands.
Writing

Writing

I am currently an essay tutor, teaching students the steps to writing a great essay or a great story.

Homeschool

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am currently a college student in the Nursing Major. The Nursing Major requires us to take classes in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. In General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, I tutored my classmates and other peers when they were falling behind.
Handwriting,

Handwriting

Handwriting is very hard to master and maintain. I have spent years with teachers in school to hone and develop my handwriting both cursive and non cursive because my writing used to look like chicken scratch. But because of this, I fell in love with the art of handwriting and became fascinated in teaching it to others to help them also have beautiful handwriting. Before deciding to tutor professionally, I have helped out many peers and even adults with techniques on how to have better handwriting as well as how to have a better posture while writing.
Piano,

Piano

Piano has been my instrument for over 10 years. I have finished all levels of music theory, and have passed the Certificate of Merit Exam for the Advanced Level for Music Theory and Piano Performance in 2015. In high school, I received A's in both semesters of AP Music Theory, as well as passing the AP Music Theory Exam from CollegeBoard. I have taught Music Theory in a classroom setting before. I have taught children of all ages and all levels, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others very much. As for piano performance, I have performed on small stages and large stages (Carnegie Hall), I have placed 1st in multiple international competitions, such as the International Duo Competition, the Carmel Klavier International Competition, the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Piano Competition in Vienna and Rome, the American Protege International Concerto Competition, and many more. I have played a variety of music from all 4 eras (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary), and among those eras I have played music from various composers. I specialize in Chopin pieces, I love Chopin, and I really love the touch of Chopin pieces. One of his pieces I am working on right now is the Chopin Concerto No. 1. I've already completed Movements 2 and 3, and after I complete Movement 1, I plan to record with an orchestra.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

In school math was one of my best subjects. Especially in Prealgebra, I was always able to do math super quickly with precision. However, when asked to show all my work and do math the long way I can do that too. Whichever way works best for the student, I will gladly show.
Spelling,

Spelling

I always had a knack for spelling. I would just read and remember how the word looks. When I was in grade school, I always was the best speller in my class.
Writing

Writing

I am currently an essay tutor, teaching students the steps to writing a great essay or a great story.

Language

Vietnamese

Vietnamese

I have spoken Viet all my life. It was my first language, and it is my primary language. I went to Vietnamese school to hone my reading and writing skills, and to learn more about the history of Viet Nam. I remember loving the lessons about Vietnamese food and geography as well as all the different male and female heroes of Viet Nam. I competed in a book writing contest 2 years ago and placed 2nd, and as a reward, my book was published and sold by NRCAL. Consequently, I then became Valedictorian of my Vietnamese Class with a grade point average of above 100%. I took a course at CSULB to receive an official certificate declaring my eligibility to teach Vietnamese, and now I am certified to teach the course.

Math

Prealgebra

Prealgebra

In school math was one of my best subjects. Especially in Prealgebra, I was always able to do math super quickly with precision. However, when asked to show all my work and do math the long way I can do that too. Whichever way works best for the student, I will gladly show.

Most Popular

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am currently a college student in the Nursing Major. The Nursing Major requires us to take classes in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. In General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, I tutored my classmates and other peers when they were falling behind.
Piano,

Piano

Piano has been my instrument for over 10 years. I have finished all levels of music theory, and have passed the Certificate of Merit Exam for the Advanced Level for Music Theory and Piano Performance in 2015. In high school, I received A's in both semesters of AP Music Theory, as well as passing the AP Music Theory Exam from CollegeBoard. I have taught Music Theory in a classroom setting before. I have taught children of all ages and all levels, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others very much. As for piano performance, I have performed on small stages and large stages (Carnegie Hall), I have placed 1st in multiple international competitions, such as the International Duo Competition, the Carmel Klavier International Competition, the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Piano Competition in Vienna and Rome, the American Protege International Concerto Competition, and many more. I have played a variety of music from all 4 eras (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary), and among those eras I have played music from various composers. I specialize in Chopin pieces, I love Chopin, and I really love the touch of Chopin pieces. One of his pieces I am working on right now is the Chopin Concerto No. 1. I've already completed Movements 2 and 3, and after I complete Movement 1, I plan to record with an orchestra.
Prealgebra,

Prealgebra

In school math was one of my best subjects. Especially in Prealgebra, I was always able to do math super quickly with precision. However, when asked to show all my work and do math the long way I can do that too. Whichever way works best for the student, I will gladly show.
Writing

Writing

I am currently an essay tutor, teaching students the steps to writing a great essay or a great story.

Music

Music Theory,

Music Theory

Piano has been my instrument for over 10 years. I have finished all levels of music theory, and have passed the Certificate of Merit Exam for the Advanced Level for Music Theory and Piano Performance in 2015. In high school, I received A's in both semesters of AP Music Theory, as well as passing the AP Music Theory Exam from CollegeBoard. I have taught Music Theory in a classroom setting before. I have taught children of all ages and all levels, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others very much.
Piano

Piano

Piano has been my instrument for over 10 years. I have finished all levels of music theory, and have passed the Certificate of Merit Exam for the Advanced Level for Music Theory and Piano Performance in 2015. In high school, I received A's in both semesters of AP Music Theory, as well as passing the AP Music Theory Exam from CollegeBoard. I have taught Music Theory in a classroom setting before. I have taught children of all ages and all levels, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others very much. As for piano performance, I have performed on small stages and large stages (Carnegie Hall), I have placed 1st in multiple international competitions, such as the International Duo Competition, the Carmel Klavier International Competition, the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Piano Competition in Vienna and Rome, the American Protege International Concerto Competition, and many more. I have played a variety of music from all 4 eras (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary), and among those eras I have played music from various composers. I specialize in Chopin pieces, I love Chopin, and I really love the touch of Chopin pieces. One of his pieces I am working on right now is the Chopin Concerto No. 1. I've already completed Movements 2 and 3, and after I complete Movement 1, I plan to record with an orchestra.

Other

College Counseling

College Counseling

I am a graduate of Mater Dei High School and a Pre-Nursing student at CSULB (which is ranked #2 for Nursing in SoCal). I am currently a college counselor to high school juniors and seniors who wish to seek help on any part of their application process, especially with documents, filling out extracurriculars, and revising their essays. I also have helped students decide on which colleges to apply to as well as deciding on a major, whether it'd be undeclared or a specific major.

Science

Chemistry

Chemistry

I am currently a college student in the Nursing Major. The Nursing Major requires us to take classes in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. In General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, I tutored my classmates and other peers when they were falling behind.

Sports/Recreation

Swimming

Swimming

When I was in grade school, I was a member of my local swim team. We swam laps every Sunday, swimming all strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle). Typical warm up would be a 100 meter freestyle. Then we would get into drill practice for a specific stroke we would be working on that week. Towards the end of each lesson, we would swim a timed 50 meter of a specific stroke for the week, to measure our improvement from week to week. Every other week, we would swim relays, as well as Individual Medleys. Today, I swim at my local gym everyday to keep my technique as well as to stay fit.

Summer

Chemistry,

Chemistry

I am currently a college student in the Nursing Major. The Nursing Major requires us to take classes in General Chemistry, Organic Chemistry, and Biochemistry. In General Chemistry and Organic Chemistry, I tutored my classmates and other peers when they were falling behind.
Piano,

Piano

Piano has been my instrument for over 10 years. I have finished all levels of music theory, and have passed the Certificate of Merit Exam for the Advanced Level for Music Theory and Piano Performance in 2015. In high school, I received A's in both semesters of AP Music Theory, as well as passing the AP Music Theory Exam from CollegeBoard. I have taught Music Theory in a classroom setting before. I have taught children of all ages and all levels, and I enjoy sharing my knowledge with others very much. As for piano performance, I have performed on small stages and large stages (Carnegie Hall), I have placed 1st in multiple international competitions, such as the International Duo Competition, the Carmel Klavier International Competition, the Grand Prize Virtuoso International Piano Competition in Vienna and Rome, the American Protege International Concerto Competition, and many more. I have played a variety of music from all 4 eras (Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary), and among those eras I have played music from various composers. I specialize in Chopin pieces, I love Chopin, and I really love the touch of Chopin pieces. One of his pieces I am working on right now is the Chopin Concerto No. 1. I've already completed Movements 2 and 3, and after I complete Movement 1, I plan to record with an orchestra.
Swimming,

Swimming

When I was in grade school, I was a member of my local swim team. We swam laps every Sunday, swimming all strokes (butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, freestyle). Typical warm up would be a 100 meter freestyle. Then we would get into drill practice for a specific stroke we would be working on that week. Towards the end of each lesson, we would swim a timed 50 meter of a specific stroke for the week, to measure our improvement from week to week. Every other week, we would swim relays, as well as Individual Medleys. Today, I swim at my local gym everyday to keep my technique as well as to stay fit.
Writing

Writing

I am currently an essay tutor, teaching students the steps to writing a great essay or a great story.

Test Preparation

College Counseling,

College Counseling

I am a graduate of Mater Dei High School and a Pre-Nursing student at CSULB (which is ranked #2 for Nursing in SoCal). I am currently a college counselor to high school juniors and seniors who wish to seek help on any part of their application process, especially with documents, filling out extracurriculars, and revising their essays. I also have helped students decide on which colleges to apply to as well as deciding on a major, whether it'd be undeclared or a specific major.
Vietnamese

Vietnamese

I have spoken Viet all my life. It was my first language, and it is my primary language. I went to Vietnamese school to hone my reading and writing skills, and to learn more about the history of Viet Nam. I remember loving the lessons about Vietnamese food and geography as well as all the different male and female heroes of Viet Nam. I competed in a book writing contest 2 years ago and placed 2nd, and as a reward, my book was published and sold by NRCAL. Consequently, I then became Valedictorian of my Vietnamese Class with a grade point average of above 100%. I took a course at CSULB to receive an official certificate declaring my eligibility to teach Vietnamese, and now I am certified to teach the course.

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Susan was great to work with. She is knowledgeable and well equipped with the resources and background to teach Vietnamese. She takes the time to make your pronunciation correct and walks you through difficult words and phrases. I highly recommend!

Alice, 49 lessons with Susan Yen Xuan
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