I graduated from UCLA in 1989 with a master degree in French literature. Before leaving that school, I studied abroad at Leningrad State University in Russia for one semester. In addition to French and Russian, I also studied German and Spanish, although I don’t know them fluently. In 2002, I received a degree in Russian from the University of Illinois. While there, I also took courses in Polish, Old Church Slavonic, Ukrainian and Latin. I completed education courses for a teaching credential in 2007 and passed the examinations in Mathematics, English and Multiple Subjects. I took further courses in Calculus and Statistics at El Camino and Palomar Colleges in Southern California and then passed the examination to teach high-school Calculus.
As you can guess, I enjoy traveling. Some of my other hobbies include reading, exercising and watching old films.
2015-2016 is my fourth year at Linyi #4 High School where I have taught 10th , 11th, and 12th grade Literature, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Business Mathematics and ESL. Each year has given me challenging and rewarding experiences that I will always remember. The Linyi students have been very friendly to me, nominating me as one of their favorite teachers and selecting me as among the best teachers of the school every year that I have worked here. I like to think that we have helped each other to learn!