Born and raised in China, Ms. Yu earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and Literature from Sichuan University, located in Wuhou, Chengdu, Sichuan, China. Upon completion of her undergraduate education, she moved to the United States to pursue her graduate studies; she recently earned her Master of Arts degree in Dual Language Education from San Diego State University.
As a Mandarin Subject Expert Teacher, Ms. Yu was attracted to BASIS Independent Fremont because of the advanced curriculum and the high expectations that are very similar to the schools she attended in China. Her teaching philosophy is greatly impacted by her own personal experience. She believes that motivation and hard work will make students life-long language learners. Her main priority is to make her class “a place where students can stay motivated and inspired.” Ms. Yu’s Mandarin classes provide students an opportunity to immerse in a language learning environment by listening, speaking, reading, and writing through a variety of engaging activities.
Ms. Yu is especially looking forward to having her students take part in festival activities, noting that “when there comes a traditional Chinese festival, such as Spring Festival, Mid-Autumn Festival and Dragon Boat Festival, I will decorate the classroom with themed ornaments, and create interesting activities to teach my students about the history behind the celebration.”
Outside of the classroom, Ms. Yu enjoys cooking, watching movies, and traveling. Her homemade Sichuan dishes are always popular on the table!