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-R.
Office Manager & Homework Teacher
Ms. Arlette has a passion for teaching and working with youth. She is currently attending Chabot College and hopes to eventually transfer to CSUEB to obtain her BA in Liberal Arts to become an Elementary School Teacher in the future. She has completed her Early Child Development certificate. 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, and attending sporting events. 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 11 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 evaluated standardized public school tests for major educational testing companies and is an authorized tutor for a local public charter school. Recently, she has reduced her hours to spend more time with her young 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 the 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.

Lu
Chinese Instructor
After graduating from the Chinese Academy of Education, Ms. Lu had been working on the front line of early childhood. She is an old teacher with more than 40 years of teaching experience in both China and the United States. Lively teaching is her characteristic, standard and loud Mandarin pronunciation. It also allows children to increase their memory of learning Chinese. She likes Chinese Peking Opera Art, and is good at using her passion for performance in the teaching atmosphere, so that students can increase their interest in learning Chinese while having fun. Her fast memorization methods allow children to increase their confidence in both speaking and in the study of Chinese characters. Her goal is to be old and dissatisfied with being old, to promote and popularize the ancient Chinese writing culture, to create with their own heat and energy.

Angela A.
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 achievements are her two adult daughters. She home schooled 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, and graduated with highest honors with an AA degree in Early Childhood Development and Education. She enjoys cake decorating, gardening, sewing, and crocheting. Ms. Nancy takes great satisfaction in encouraging and engaging with our students while helping them reach their fullest potential.

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 attitude and eagerness to learn.

Anju B.
Homework Teacher
Ms. Anju has both a BA and a 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 in 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. She also has Associate Teacher Permit. Ms. Anju volunteered in her daughter’s Kindergarten classroom for one year at Hillview Crest Elementary School Hayward.. Her interests include cooking, eating, travelling, sewing, 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 and as a math tutor. 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 has an Associate Degree in Sociology at Ohlone College and is currently a junior at CSUEB. She is seeking a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Development with a concentration in Childhood Development. 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 hobbies include spending time with families, macrame, 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.
Homework Teacher
Mr. Omid 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 that was built in Afghanistan. Previously, he worked for 5 years as a tutor at a local learning center. Currently Mr.Omid is involved in a Clinical Research project at UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital. 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.

Shelly S.
Homework Teacher
Ms. Shelly is currently pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in English with a minor in Japanese at California State University, East Bay. She has worked with the city of Hayward tutoring youth in lower income families. She cares deeply about the well-being and educational development of her students, and will do what she can to help them succeed. She is very passionate about art and 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 faith, family, and sports (especially the San Francisco Giants).

Maddie S.
Kindergarten Teacher
Ms. Maddie has an AA degree in Sociology and is currently studying Early Childhood Development at CSUEB. Her goal is to become a licensed children’s play therapist. Maddie is an understanding and dedicated member of the staff at Bee Best who values her experience teaching and learning from her students. She loves art, being outdoors, and thrifting for unique items.

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.

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, shei 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.
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. She also has a 12 month grandson.

Katie F.
Teacher’s Assistant
Miss Katie is attending Las Positas Community College to get her AA in Early Childhood Education. She hopes to become a preschool teacher in her home church’s preschool Kid’s Kingdom in the near future while continuing her education online. She has been babysitting and nannying since age 13 (6+ years of experience) and has volunteered at many summer camps/VBS over the years as well as in her church’s 3 year old class. She recently got engaged and is thrilled to be planning her wedding! She loves to read, write, sing, and is excited to continue her education through the next semester.

Mark G.
Teaching Assistant for Middle School Students
Mark is attending Las Positas Community College. He is not currently enrolled in any classes but is working towards earning a teaching credential in the near future. He has 3 years of experience with middle school students from working in his church’s middle school ministry and 1 year of experience in the church’s high school ministry. Mark has attended many missionary trips to the Navajo reservation in Arizona and 1 trip to Mexico with his church. He enjoys reading, learning languages, going to the cinema with friends, and helping students and teachers in need.

Qingling H.
Chinese Instructor
Qingling graduated from Yancheng Teachers’ University in Jiangsu Province. She loves children and has a lot of patience when she’s working. She teaches children Chinese carefully and clearly. Sometimes she can tell some different cultures between China and America so that the students can know more about China. It makes her happy to teach children to learn Chinese.

Yammy K.
Teaching Assistant
Ms. Yammy has a bachelor’s degree in Economics. Her prior experience working with youth includes working at Berkeley Youth Alternatives’ Summer Jam Day Camp and tutoring at Kumon Math and Reading Center. In her free time, she enjoys reading, running, and spending time with friends and family. Ms. Yammy enjoys connecting with students and helping them to learn and grow.

Janna M.
Second Grade Teaching Assistant
Ms. Janna studied for a BA in Mass Communication major in Broadcasting in the Philippines and is pursuing a degree in Child Psychology in the future. Bilingual in English and Tagalog, she also speaks three other native Philippine dialects. Her fun and affectionate persona makes her a great fit working around children. During the weekends, her time is mostly spent going on roadtrips and exploring new places with her husband and son. She also loves trying out new dishes to cook, crafting, playing guitar, hunting treasures in thrift stores and tending her succulent garden.

Marisol P.
Teaching Assistant
Ms. Marisol attended California State University, East Bay (CSUEB) where she earned a Bachelor’s degree in Human Development with a concentration in Early Childhood Development. Before attending CSUEB, Ms. Marisol earned an AS-T degree in Early Childhood Education and an AA degree in Liberal Arts at Chabot College. For over two years, Ms. Marisol had the opportunity to work with preschool students at Chabot College. Her career goal is to become a kindergarten teacher. Ms. Marisol is bilingual in Spanish and English. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, spending time with friends/family and listening to music. Ms. Marisol is always thrilled to help anyone in need.

Sharon V.
Homework Teacher
Sharon attends California State University East Bay and is majoring in Ethnic Studies with an option in Chicanx/Latinx Studies and Comparative Ethnic Studies. Her goal is to become a teacher and eventually an Ethnic Studies professor. She also brought a new sorority onto her campus last Fall 2018 which is based on Academics, Cultura, and Sisterhood. She is grateful for the opportunity to work with youth because they are the future!

Ning Z.
Chinese Teacher assistant
Ning is currently an architecture major student at Chabot College. Before she was a dance major student in Guangxi Art school for four years. After she graduated, she was teaching children about Chinese dance for a few months. She likes kids a lot, and her cousins always like to play with her. She is trying to get her early childhood association, and getting experience in Bee Best. She is a positive, hardworking, kind and friendly person.

Stella
Chinese Teacher
Ms Stella has one year experience with children in China. She graduated from Hubei College of Chinese Medicine. She is keen on teaching with music and drawing. She has many nephews who like playing with her. She thinks learning happily is very important. She always tries her best for every student.