Faculty and Staff

Faye -- Principal

Education:

  • Childcare education, Peralta College (CA, USA)
  • Berkeley STARTALK teacher program (CA, USA)
  • Master in Management, The University of York (UK)
  • Master in Law, East China University of Political Science and Law (China)
  • Bachelor in Economics, Shandong Economic University (China)

Experience: Chinese teacher, Marketing engineer

As the Principal of Yu Ying Learning Center, with my expertise in childhood education and management, I am dedicated to establishing well-rounded high quality programs with a safe and happy environment.  Learning a second language is shown to benefit children's cognitive development,  academic achievement, and  boost brain performance.  I believe each child has their own unique intelligence, and embrace the opportunity to work with them.  We will do our best to help each child reach their potential.

Sunny -- 500 Park Street Site director and Head teacher

Education:

  •  Psychology, California State University of East bay
  •  Childhood Development, San Francisco State University

Expertise in subjects: Mandarin, Children Psychology

Experience: Over 4 years working experiences with kids k-5 in Chinese teaching in Bilingual daily school and after school. ie. Yew Chung International School.

My teaching philosophy is that I believe every child is unique and needs a secure and stimulating atmosphere in which to grow and mature emotionally, intellectually and socially. It is my goal as an educator to help students meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing an environment that is safe, supports taking risks and invites creativity and the sharing of ideas. I believe the child’s natural curiosity should guide him or her and that mutual respect should be established.

Renee --2121 Central Ave. site director and Head teacher

Education:

  • Master of Business Administrative, Lincoln University, CA
  • Foreign language teaching, Bachelor of Art, Harbin University ,China

Expertise in subjects: Chinese Language, Singing and dancing

Experience: 5Years of experiences in teaching Children; 3 years Chinese teaching experiences.

Shirly -- Curriculum design director and Head teacher

Education:

  • Management, Tinjin Xinhua University (China)
  • Teaching Chinese as second language training, The Confucius Institute at San Francisco State University
  • Chinese professional development workshop, Digital Huayu Learning center (Sunnyvale, USA)

Expertise in subjects: Mandarin, Abacus, Early Child Development

Experience: Almost 20 years Chinese teaching experiences with kids k-8th grade

I enjoy spending time with children. Education is the career I am perusing for my whole life. I never stop learning while I am teaching. I feel young and energetic when I am together with my students. In our competitive society it is important for students to not only receive a solid formal education, but to work with someone who is aware of and supports their individual needs. As educators, we should build the foundation of learning into the world community to help children become caring and active members of society.


Grace -- Head Teacher
Education:
  • Master’s Degree in Education, Northeast Normal University (Changchun, Jilin, China)
  • BA in Mandarin Studies, Northeast Normal University (Changchun, Jilin, China)

Experience:

  • Mandarin Teacher, Anqi School, Mar. 2010 to July 2016 (Newark, CA)
  • Mandarin Teacher, Happy Learning Center, Jul.2009 to Feb. 2010 (Union City, CA)
  • Mandarin Teacher, Creative Kids, Aug. 2008 to Jul. 2009 (Fremont, CA)
  • Mandarin Teacher, Infinity Chinese School, Aug. 2009 to Jul. 2011 (Fremont, CA)
  • Mandarin Teacher, United Youth Enrichment, Aug. 2008 to Jun. 2009 (San Leandro/Alameda, CA)
  • Author of several papers and six instructional books

I am eager to bring elementary school students into the twenty-first century using a unique combination of education experience and enthusiasm as a 26-year Mandarin educator with children from different ages and backgrounds.


Anna Joham -- Music teacher

Education:
  • G.P.D.                                    Opera Performance        Longy School of Music    
  • Master's degree in Music            Music Theater              Oklahoma City University     
  • BA in Music                              Vocal Performance        University of Oregon

Expertise in subjects: Teather, Piano, voice and Dancing class

Experience:  Anna L Joham has been singing, dancing, and performing on stage for over 30 years. She has studied classical piano for 15+ years, voice for 20 years and dance for 10+ years.  She has received her BA in vocal performance from University of Oregon, her MM in musical theater from Oklahoma City University and her GPD in Opera from Longy School of Music in Boston. Her performance experiences range from Musical Theater, Opera, Cabaret, Solo Recitals, and Jazz. She has won numerous awards for her singing and has performed across the country and internationally. Currently she performs extensively across the bay area primarily as a musical theatre performer.   Anna is a Vocal coach and voice teacher since 2005.

Benson -- Mandarin head teacher, PE teacher

Education:

  • Business Administrative, Lincoln University, CA
  • Foreign language teaching, Bachelor of Art, Harbin University ,China

Expertise in subjects: Math, Reading

Experience: More 3 years teaching experiences with kids.

Before I came to USA, I have been teaching in Joy English for 1 year in China and appreciated highly by the teachers and students. I Love playing basketball with students at Yu Ying. I am very patient and easy going. I am helping student to reach their potential in doing accelerated math and reader program.

Johnny -- Science teacher, Assistant Mandarin Teacher

Education:

  • Computer Science Laney college (CA USA)
  • B.S. Degree in Biology, South China Normal University (Guangzhou, China)

Expertise in subjects: Science, Math, Lego, Mandarin

Experience: 2 years teaching experiences with kids.

I used to work as a counselor at XueErSi Educational Institute, Guangzhou, China to assist classroom management andprovide academic advices. My working experience in Laboratory Technician at FuNeng Gene company, Guangzhou, China helps me design and organize science activities for my students.

Maura -- Art Teacher

Education:

  • B.F.A. Painting, Graduated with Honors, Academy of Art University (San Francisco, CA)
  • Studied Studio Arts, Indiana University Southeast (New Albany, IN)
Experience:
  • Art Instructor since 2011, Kindergarten through Undergraduate
  • 7+ years teaching in after-school programs
  • Taught Educational Programs at Children's Fairyland, 2016-2017
  • Educational Specialist, AmeriCorp, 2008-2009
  • Skilled in a wide variety of mediums; drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, and more

Art is my passion in life and teaching is my vocation. I love teaching art, because it is a great vehicle to explore not only how to make beautiful pictures but also how to have independence, observation, self expression, and problem solving skills. The young artist at Yu Ying inspire me as much as I can inspire them.  Pablo Picasso once said "All children are artists. The problem is how to remain an artist once (s)he grows up. ”