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Linda passed a background check that includes a SSN verification, national criminal record check, and sex offender registry search. Learn More
Linda delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
and Ages 10+

Teaching since:
January 2006

With a Ph.D. in materials engineering (which enables me to handle all math topics) from the University of California, Berkeley, my interest in math and science stemmed from star-gazing when I was younger. Math and algebra have always been my favorite subjects at school. Subsequently, I got to learn the mathematics that govern our world through my education. I scored a perfect 800 in GRE Quantitative in 2000 and a 4.0 GPA in college math classes (calculus 1, 2. Linear Algebra, Calculus AB, BC, Statistics).

For me, learning math is like exploring a new language. In this sense, math is simple for those who adhere to its rules of "grammar". My job is to help students first to learn the "grammar" by explaining the logic of it and by teaching students to apply these "grammar" to specific mathematics problems. After this, students will be able communicate freely with the language of math.

Further, I am passionate about imparting on the students an enthusiasm for learning. I have many years of teaching experiences at public, private universities and community colleges. I enjoy sharing my expertise about math and algebra to students from a variety of backgrounds and ages. Solving math and algebra problems are fun! It is like playing a puzzle game. Let's remove all the road blocks together.

I have taught Materials Science in the University of California, Berkeley as a graduate student. I also taught basic engineering at the Gifted Youth Program at Stanford University. I have been teaching Data Visualization since 2013 at the University of New Mexico. In this Data Visualization class, I pioneered the methods of using art as a visualization tool to teach college students math and logic, which I believe it can be easily applied to students at other ages.

My Tutoring Style:

I come up with a lesson plan catering for each student's needs. In the first few lessons, I will introduce you the basic concepts required to the subject. In the next few lessons, you will be able to gasp the subjects by practicing example questions under my guidance. Each example question is designed to cover a certain concept introduced in the first few lessons. The ultimate goal for you is to learn the concept that you can use it freely at anytime as it becomes your second nature.

Subjects Specialties:
ACT Math
SAT Math
GRE Quantitative
Pre-Algebra
Algebra 1
Algebra 2
Geometry
Trigonometry
Pre Calculus
Calculus 1
Calculus 2
GED Math

In my spare time, I spend lots of time reading and exploring nature. I enjoy hiking in the summer and snowboarding in the winter. I also enjoy yoga and gardening, in which I can wind down and meditate.

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Experience

Part-Time Faculty
Jan 2013 - Present
University of New Mexico

I have been teaching Data Visualization (ONLINE) since 2013 at the University of New Mexico. In this Data Visualization class, I pioneered the methods of using art as a visualization tool to teach college students math and algebra, which I believe it can be easily applied to students at other ages.

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Part-Time Faculty
Jan 2011 - May 2013
Santa Fe Community College

Instructor of Record
Aug 2008 - May 2011
University of New Mexico

Graduate Student Teacher
Jan 2006 - May 2008
University of California, Berkeley

Engineering 1 and 2 Instructor
Jun 2007 - Aug 2007
Stanford University Gifted Youth Program

Education

Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering
Jun 2004 - May 2008
University of California, Berkeley
M.S. in Materials Science and Engineering
Aug 2001 - May 2004
University of California, Berkeley
B.S. in Materials Science
Sep 1997 - Jun 2001
University of Science and Technology, China

Languages

English
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Photos & Videos

Absolute Value Function  Math
Example tutor session of Ratio and Proportion. Middle School Math and Pre-Algebra.
Photo by Linda C.

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Emliy Apr 21, 2017
ACT Math · Online

My daughter is struggling with word problems. She has no difficulty with reading in general, but has trouble translating the phrases into numbers. After a few sessions with Linda, she has been able to draw number sentences. Big thanks to Linda!

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