Our Staff

Jing T.
Director
Ms. Jing is the director at Bee Best Learning Center and is responsible for planning and implementing all curriculum and programs. She possesses a California child development teaching credential and is a certified Montessori teacher. Before coming to the United States, she worked as an elementary teacher and school manager at Sui-An-Bo Elementary in Beijing, China, from 1995 to 2000. She primarily taught Chinese and math. In addition, Ms. Jing designed and implemented curriculum, introduced new educational tools in the classrooms, and organized an interdisciplinary learning program for teachers. For her outstanding contribution to the school, she was awarded the title of Excellent Teacher in Beijing’s East District. During the next several years, she worked as a kindergarten teacher at a Montessori school in San Leandro and taught Chinese in various after school programs throughout the East Bay and Tri-Valley areas. With more than twenty years’ experience in both education and leadership, she enjoys teaching and demonstrates a high commitment to interdisciplinary learning. Ms. Jing is a very friendly, patient, and positive person.

Arlette M.
Office Manager & Homework Teacher
Ms. Arlette has a passion for teaching and working with youth. She is currently attending Chabot College to obtain her Early Child Development certificate and hopes to earn higher education degrees to eventually become an elementary school teacher. She is also a certified Veterinary Assistant. She is our Spanish teacher for the summer program and is fluently bilingual in English and Spanish. Her hobbies include spending time with family, cooking/baking, reading, traveling, walking with her dogs, and watching sports. Ms. Arlette is a hard working individual who enjoys every minute working with children. She has a caring personality and is always willing to help.

Gloria B.
Operations Planner
Ms. Gloria has been with Bee Best Learning Center for over 10 years. For several years, she served as Assistant Director and as a Lead Teacher providing homework support and private tutoring in many subjects. Her specialties include English (writing, grammar, reading) and math (basic arithmetic through algebra & geometry). She graduated summa cum laude with a B.S. degree from Arizona State University. After graduation, Ms. Gloria worked for several years as a programmer analyst, technical writer, and instructor of software training. Later she decided to stay home and home school her two children from kindergarten through high school. During these years, Ms. Gloria also volunteered in school groups, tutored in the Hayward school district, and provided weekly grading services for high school writing classes. She has completed all core credits in Early Childhood Education and passed the California Basic Educational Skills Test (CBEST) for teachers. In addition, she regularly evaluates standardized public school tests for major educational testing companies and is an authorized tutor for two local public charter schools. Recently, she has reduced her hours to spend more time with her six year old grandson. Ms. Gloria likes teaching and especially enjoys helping students build confidence in their ability to succeed both academically and socially.

Barbara L.
Tutor
Ms. Barbara enjoys tutoring students of all ages in English language skills, writing, reading, literature, math, and social sciences. Having majored in anthropology and minored in music at the University of California Santa Barbara, she has successfully home educated each of her six children through high school. (All six of them have gone on to earn bachelor’s degrees and two have acquired PhD’s.) Besides those many years of home teaching, Ms. Barbara has served as lead teacher of the beginning drama program for several years at Neighborhood Youth Theater in Castro Valley. She has also taught high school literature and algebra classes at Pathway Academy in Fremont. In her spare time, she delights in spending time with her family (including 14 grandkids!), hiking, acting, singing, and ballroom dancing. Throughout all her teaching endeavors, Ms. Barbara’s overarching goal is to build her students’ confidence in their ability to learn and to help them discover the joy of learning.

Ron L.
Tutor & Math Workshop Instructor
Mr. Ron is a retired engineer with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science from University of California, Berkeley. He is a father to six grown children and has several grandchildren. Previously, he worked with youth as a soccer coach, a Sunday school teacher, and a homeschool teacher. His hobbies include musical theater performance, hiking, and ballroom dancing. Mr. Ron has a passion for helping students prepare for and learn difficult concepts in math and science.

Ani C.
Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Ani is a mother of three well-mannered young men. She studied in Hong Kong at Tung Wah Group of Hospitals Sun Hoi Directors’ College. Her past job experience includes working as a daycare assistant and administrative assistant. When she has time, she enjoys reading, traveling, and cooking new dishes. Ms. Ani is calm and nurturing and likes working with kindergartners here at Bee Best Learning Center.

Angelina Z.
Chinese Instructor
Ms. Angelina possesses a certificate in Early Childhood Education. She is a native Mandarin speaker and has previous experience teaching dances, songs, and Chinese to children. Her personal goal is to continue to study teaching methodologies and the English language to become an even better teacher. Ms. Angelina is friendly and makes learning Mandarin fun.

Lu
Chinese Instructor
Ms. Lu enjoys teaching verbal and written Mandarin Chinese to students of all ages. She studied at Jin Lin of China Railway Vocational and Technology College and Si Ping of China University. She later worked at primary schools in China. From 1998-2000, Ms. Lu was a well-known opera singer and performed with the Jin Lin of China Pei King Opera Troupe. Previously, she taught Chinese at another Bay Area after school program. For fun, she enjoys gardening, singing, and knitting. Ms. Lu is very patient in her teaching approach.

Angela
Chinese Instructor
Ms. Angela graduated from Shenyang Normal University in Liaoning Province and also attended Liaoning University. For ten years, she taught Chinese and math classes in elementary schools in Shenyang, China. Later she worked as an editor for a Chinese newspaper and magazine. Recently, she was a Chinese instructor at a private elementary school in the Bay Area. For relaxation, she likes to shop and go out with friends. Ms. Angela enjoys helping students learn to speak and read Chinese.

Nancy A.
Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Nancy’s proudest achievement are her two adult daughters. She home educated both of her children through their elementary and middle school years. Prior to having children, she worked at Searles Elementary with physically and mentally challenged students. She has earned both her Associate and Basic teaching certificates. For fun, she enjoys cake decorating, gardening, sewing, and crocheting. Ms. Nancy takes great satisfaction in encouraging and assisting our students become capable, confident and successful students!

Josh N.
Homework Teacher
Mr. Josh is pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in biblical studies at Eternity Bible College and eventually wants to work as a Youth Pastor in a Christian evangelical church. For several years, he has worked with children in a local summer vacation club, AWANA club, and with middle/high schoolers in a youth group at his church. In his spare time, he likes to serve and volunteer with youth, play Frisbee and basketball, and hang out with friends. Mr. Josh enjoys working with young people because of their energetic attitudes and eagerness to learn.

Anju B.
Homework Teacher
Ms. Anju has both a BA and Masters degree in Economics from G.N.D. University Amritsar, India, and a Masters degree of Philosophy in Economics from Vinayaka Mission University in Salem, India. She was a lecturer of economics and sociology at P.T.M. Arya College in Nurmahal, India, for both high school and college students. She was also a Pharmacy Technician. She recently earned her Associate Teacher Certificate in Early Childhood Development from Chabot College. Her interests include cooking, eating, traveling, and playing with her two young daughters. Ms. Anju really enjoys working with young people and helping them learn new things.

Ben G.
Front Desk Assistant
Mr. Ben is pursuing a communications degree with a goal of a career in audio engineering. He also works part-time as an audio technician for a local church. For several years, he has worked with children in a local summer vacation club and in Sunday school classes and AWANA club at his church. He also enjoys performing in the summer musicals at 3 Crosses. Mr. Ben is a friendly and hardworking staff member.

Tess B.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Teacher
Ms. Tess possesses a Bachelor of Science degree in Financial Management. She has been a dependable driver for Bee Best for the last 6 years. For many years, she was an active volunteer in her children’s school classrooms assisting wherever needed. Previously, she owned and managed a restaurant and worked in the finance department for a major airline. In addition to cooking and gardening, she enjoys organizing birthday parties and fundraising events. Ms. Tess’s love for children and her organization skills and dependability make her a great asset to Bee Best.

See Y.
Homework Teacher
Ms. See is seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology with a minor in Early Childhood Education. Previously, she was a nanny for four years. In her senior year of high school, she was a top finalist for DECA California State Conference Competition with her project based on collecting new toys from the community and donating them to her local American Cancer Society. Her interests include reading, going to the beach, and traveling to new places. Ms. See has a pleasant, caring personality and is eager to assist our students.

Omid J.
Teaching Assistant
Mr. Omid is attended CSU East Bay where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in molecular cell biology and aspires to become a medical doctor. He studied three years at UC Santa Cruz where he worked as an undergraduate researcher in an immunology lab. He also participated in several Afghan cultural events and a campaign that raised over $13,000 for a drinking water well to be built in Afghanistan. Previously, he worked for 5 years as a tutor at a local learning center. On his time off, he likes to hike, work out, read, and visit family. Mr. Omid is a kind and helpful member of our staff.

Itzel R.
Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Ms. Itzel is studying early childhood education at Chabot College and hopes to become a preschool or kindergarten teacher. She is bilingual in English and Spanish, and she is also a mother to a sweet three-year-old boy. Her interests include making crafts and cooking new food dishes. Ms. Itzel enjoys working with our students and seeing the smiles on their faces.

Shelley S.
Homework Teacher
Ms. Shelly is a senior at CSUEB pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Japanese. She has worked with the city of Hayward tutoring youth in lower income families and hopes to become a teacher. She cares deeply about the well-being and educational development of her students, and she strives to be a great role model. She is bilingual in English and Japanese. In her free time she enjoys singing, playing guitar, and gardening.

Joanna B.
Homework Teacher
Ms. Joanna has an Associates Degree in Marketing from Indiana University. She has two adult sons who she homeschooled, from early elementary school grades until they graduated from high school. She has always enjoyed working with children from the time she was able to start babysitting. Her interests include her family and sports (especially the San Francisco Giants).

Maddie S.
Kindergarten Teaching Assistant
Maddie has an AA in Sociology and is currently studying Early Childhood Development at CSUEB. She wants to pursue a Masters Degree in social work to become a therapist working with at-risk children. She loves art, being outdoors, and thrifting for unique items. Maddie is an understanding, compassionate, and dedicated member of the staff at Bee Best.

Haydee J.
Substitute Teaching Assistant
Haydee has a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Liceo de Cagayan University in the Philippines. She worked with children in Hong Kong for over 18 years. She is multi – bilingual in Tagalog, Cantonese, and English. She is also a proud mom of two grown children. Haydee loves working with youth, and she also enjoys hiking, tennis, basketball,swimming, cooking,and travelling.

Melanie R.
Middle School Homework Teacher
With an A.A in Liberal Arts from Chabot College, Melanie is now working on a Bachelor’s degree in English at Cal State East Bay to pursue a full-time career in teaching. Through her studies so far, she has developed some expertise in lesson planning, classroom control, assessment and evaluation of students. After completion of her Bachelor’s degree and teaching credential program, she will with great enthusiasm and dedication teach her own Middle School class. She believes that teaching is not just imparting education; it is mentorship of young minds. Teaching for her is more than just a profession, it is her passion and she is honored to contribute to the education of the next generation as she believes God has called her to do.

Ivet D.
Transitional Kindergarten (TK) Teaching Assistant
Ivet has an ESL Teaching Certificate for all ages, and she passed the Teaching Knowledge Test of Cambridge in Mexico City. She has worked professionally with children for 2 years, and she is bilingual in English and Spanish. In her spare time, she likes reading, listening to music and spending time with her husband near the ocean. She enjoys working with children at Bee Best and the opportunity to watch them grow and learn.

Lucy E.
Substitute Teacher Assistant
Ms. Lucy has many years experience working with children. For over 10 years, she worked in the Castro Valley and Hayward school districts as a teaching assistant, campus patrol, and lunchtime supervisor. She also managed her own daycare for 6 years. She has two grown children and a sweet young granddaughter. In her down time, she likes cooking and baking delicious food. Ms. Lucy enjoys helping all of the students at Bee Best.

Vy T.
Teaching Assistant Intern
Vy is a senior at Castro Valley High School. She loves being involved in helping others, especially as an avid officer of her school’s Key Club—an organization that focuses on serving the community and raising funds for those in need. She is also a member of the Jenny Lin Foundation, where she participates as a violist during the summer music program and contributes as a Student Coordinator throughout the year. Vy enjoys volunteering, playing instruments, exploring, and working with all of the students at Bee Best.

Tammi R.
Teaching Assistant
Tammi has an AA in Communications and will be graduating from CSU East Bay in Spring 2019 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics. While working towards her BS, she is a college teaching assistant to several professors and helps tutor students. For the past two years she was working as a Registered Behavior Technician, providing educational therapy to autistic children and children with behavioral issues. Tammi is most passionate about connecting with her students to help them grow and gain confidence in their academic abilities/skills. She is also bilingual in English and Japanese. In her free time, she enjoys dancing (10 years of competitive dance), playing with her two cats, going to concerts, and spending time with her friends/family.