Our Staff

Jing T. 
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 earned her Associate Teacher certificate in Early Childhood Development and is currently attending Chabot College with the goal of transferring to a UC or CSU to earn her BA in Liberal Arts, 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, 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. She always tries to teach according to each child’s needs and is always willing to try new teaching strategies.

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. 
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.

Lucy (Yanqiu 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 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. 
Office Manager & Kindergarten Teacher 
Ms. Nancy’s proudest achievement 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.

Itzel C.
Kindergarten Teacher
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 two lovely children. Her interests include making crafts and cooking new food dishes. Ms. Itzel enjoys working with our students and seeing the smiles on their faces.

Joanna B.
Homework Teacher
Ms. Joanna has an associate 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). 

Ellen M.
Homework Teacher 
Ms. Janna
I graduate from San Francisco State University with a bachelor’s degree in History with a Minor in Education. Previously, she volunteered at 826 Valencia in San Francisco, Helping Students with creative writing. She hopes to obtain her teaching Credential in the near future. In her free time, she enjoys playing Dungeons and Dragons and reading. Her goals are to encourage a love for education and to spread positivity.

Janna M.
Teaching Assistant 
Ms. Janna studied for a BA in Mass Communications and majored in Broadcasting in the Philippines. She is currently taking her pre-requisites for Psych AA-T in Chabot College and hopes to transfer to CSUEB. She is bilingual in both English and Tagalog, she also speaks three other Native Philippine dialects. Her fun and affectionate personality make her a great fit working around children. On weekends, she loves spending her time with family on road trips across California and beyond.

Mark G.
Teaching Assistant for Middle School Students
Mark is attending Unbound Online College. He is working towards earning a teaching credential in the near future. He has 3+ years of experience working with middle school students from working in his church’s middle school ministry and 3 years’ 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.  

Haydee J. 
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. 

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, a sweet young granddaughter, and a sweet young grandson. In her down time, she likes cooking and baking delicious food. Ms. Lucy enjoys helping all of the students at Bee Best. 

Joshua W.
Homework Teacher 
Mr. Joshua is currently attending Cal State East Bay to attain a bachelor’s degree for liberal studies with concentration in teacher preparation. He plans to teach elementary education in the near future. He is bilingual in Tagalog and English. He has two little sisters, which are both in middle school. His favorite hobbies are playing board games, playing and watching sports, listening to many kinds of music, and reading. Mr. Joshua’s goals are to be responsible, listen, communicate, and bring fun to all the children he works with. 

Tina H.
Homework Teacher 
Ms. Tina graduated from Cal State East Bay with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology
 and a minor in Ethnic Studies. During her time at East Bay, she worked among professors and college-level students with Supplemental Instruction, was a substitute  Youth Enrichment Program Leader in the Hayward Unified School District, as well as interned at the Hayward Public Library as a homework support tutor. With her passion for working in the educational field, her long-term goal is to become a licensed school psychologist after obtaining a graduate-level degree. Aside from her passion, she enjoys painting, photography, watching movies, and spending time with her loved ones.