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Tiffany Zhu

1110 S Fifth Ave, #119, Monrovia, CA 91016 ・ (714) 851-9339 ・ tiffanyzhu.yi@gmail.com

Certification
● Single-Subject Mathematics AB 2042 Credential June 2018
Education
University of California, Irvine Irvine, CA
● Masters of Arts in Teaching July 2018
Pomona College Claremont, CA
● Bachelor of Arts in Linguistics; Minor in Mathematics May 2017
Teaching Experience
Math teacher​: California School of the Arts - San Gabriel Valley, Duarte, CA Aug. 2018 - present
● Interactive Mathematics Program 1, grades 9-11
● Mathematics Support, grade 9
● Advanced Placement Calculus BC, grade 12
Student teacher​: Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA Sept. 2017 - May 2018
● Integrated I Mathematics, grades 8-10
● Adapted, differentiated and co-taught College Preparatory Math textbook with mentor teacher
● Assumed full teacher responsibility starting January 2018
● Used collaborative performance tasks to assess students’ conceptual learning
● Cultivated norms of collaboration, creative problem-solving, and communication in the classroom
○ Positioned student peers as resources and mathematicians
○ Facilitated co-construction of student knowledge using discussion and subsequent creation of
collaborative artifacts
○ Used challenging, novel problems as pathways to inquiry in classroom instruction
○ Frequently used written reflections on learning, academic language supports in
syntax/vocabulary, and verbal formative assessment to help students effectively
communicate mathematics
Teaching Aide​: Orange County School of the Arts, Santa Ana, CA Jan. 2018 - May 2018
● Math Strategies class, Grades 8-12
● Provided one-on-one support in a dedicated math support class for students with IEP/504 plans to
create self-management and self-advocacy plans that targeted specific strengths, interests, and needs
● Collaborated with special education teachers to adapt and differentiate tests and assignments to
ensure student success in a rigorous mathematics curriculum
Inaugural Family STEM Day Staff​: Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, CA April 29, 2017
● Planned stations and logistics for STEM exploration fair for 3rd-5th graders with a team of 12
● Designed and managed an interactive cryptography learning station, allowing students to explore the
history, uses, tools, computer science, and mathematics behind several ciphers
Objective: ​Enable an engaging, rigorous, and accessible mathematics experience for many students.
Skills
Languages: English Japanese Mandarin Chinese
Native speaker Fluent, speaking/writing Intermediate, speaking/writing
Computer skills: Google Suite, LaTeX, Praat, HTML, Microsoft Office, Audacity, Handbrake
Interests: ​Gymnastics, animal rescue, indigenous rights, psychology, Japanese music