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EducationPhd in Music, University of California, San Diego, 2014
Fulbright Fellow/Senior Scholar at China Academy of Art, 2012-13
MA in Modern Thought and Literature, BA in Music, Stanford University, 2006
Study abroad at Oxford University, 2004
Phi Beta Kappa, GPA 3.96
ExperienceI love helping students solve problems and communicate better. I have tutored math, science, music theory, application essays, Spanish, writing, and test prep at the high school and college levels for two decades. I have also served as a primary instructor in college level courses on writing, music and popular culture, sound art, and music of Asia and Oceania.
SAT II: 800 Writing, 800 Math IIC, 800 US History, above 750 on Biology, Physics, Chinese
AP: 5 in English, US History, Calculus, Biology, Physics, Spanish
A's in Organic Chemistry, Biology, Multivariable Calculus/Differential Equations at Stanford.
I was Editor-in-chief of my high school newspaper, valedictorian, won the California National Invitational in Expository Speaking, and music composition awards from Stanford University and American Society of Composers and Publishers. I played piano in Carnegie Hall (winning the Russell E Lanning competition) at age 9, and in 2011, had a chamber orchestra piece premiered there to favorable review in The New York Times. My music has been performed in 22 countries in venues such as the Guggenheim Bilbao, MCA Chicago, REDCAT, and the MOCA Geffen.
HobbiesI have taught music lessons in piano, clarinet, and composition (classical repertoire, music theory and history, improvisation, arrangement, song-writing) for over 15 years. I have also practiced and taught tai chi for a decade and I'm a certified yoga instructor (international certification from UCSD), so I aim to help students move with ease and relaxation.
I also enjoy creative writing, biking, learning aikido, fermenting kombucha and vegetables, and playing the guqin, the Chinese seven-string zither traditionally played for meditating on nature.
Music Theory, College Essays, Creative Writing, Drawing, English, Essay Editing, Expository Writing, Mandarin Chinese, Music, College Algebra, Piano, SAT, SAT Math, SAT Subject Test in Biology E/M, SAT Subject Test in Chinese with Listening, Study Skills And Organization, Writing, AP Chinese, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, ACT, ACT Math, ACT Science, Algebra 3/4, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, 10th Grade, AP English Literature and Composition, AP Music Theory, AP Spanish Language, AP US History, Biology, Chinese, Clarinet
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