Meet Ustar Education Teachers

We provide courses including English reading and writing, Public speaking, Debate, Math competition (AMC 8), Spanish, Singapore Math, Beast Academic Math, Chinese courses etc.

Meet USTAR Education Teachers

Ms. Joanna

English Teacher

Ms. Joanna has been teaching English for nine years, including in the classroom and online. She is a certified ESL instructor as well as an associate of Early Childhood Education. She creates a fun and interactive learning experience, and she loves knowing that she is helping children take their first steps to their true futures. She fills her class with a fun, goofy, positive atmosphere, while making sure her students have the learning materials they need.

Ms. Celine

French Teacher

Doctoral student with extensive experience teaching private lessons in
small and various cultural settings. My teaching style is focused on
students’ needs and abilities with strong emphasis on interactive
discussions. Learning should be efficient but pleasant. My French
lessons are based on the methodologies provided by the French
ministry of education.
I have myself learned foreign languages since an early age, having to
adjust in different school systems in South Korea, Mexico and the
United States. As an adult, improving my language skills is a continuous
endeavour, becoming fluent in Chinese being my lastest challenge. In
this journey, I met wonderful language teachers who shared their
wisdom and I am happy to share the same today.

Ms.Heather Parham

English / Science Teacher

Over 7 years of experience teaching Science and English. Ms. Parham has taught high school ESL classes, ELA classes and AP English classes in brick-and-mortar schools and onine. MS. Parham also facilitated student learning in the subjects of Life Science, Earth Science, and Physical Science and engaged students in weekly lab related activities. Her teaching style is patient, relaxed, and supportive. She loves building relationships with her students and incorporating their interests into the learning environment. She’ll encourage an atmosphere of active student participation and intellectual growth here at USTAR.

Ms. Stella

English reading / writing K-3 grade

Experienced K-5 English Language Arts teacher with a Bachelor degree in English and a Master degree in Education from UNC-Chapel Hill. Expertises in the field of curriculum design, differentiation teaching, and students centered learning.

Ms. Rebekah

English Teacher

Biography Ms. Rebekah has a Bachelor’s Degree in elementary education.  She is an experienced teacher and has taught elementary school and preschool aged students for 18 years. She has experience in the classroom and online.   She enjoys individualizing lessons to reach all of her students.   She is a positive teacher who works hard to keep all of her students engaged and having fun while learning.

Ms.Elizabeth

English / Public speaking teacher

Ms. Elizabeth
16-year experienced teacher in English, public speaking and debate, and writing teaching.
Specialized in test preparation training specifically (ACT, SAT, TOEFL).
Loved by students by her fun and goal oriented teaching style!

Ms. Lara

English Teacher

Ms. Lara has taught English for fifteen years in countries all over the world. She was nominated for Teacher of the Year in 2015. She enjoys working with students and learning from them, finding new ways to communicate and understand the world around us.

Ms. Saima

English reading / writing K-3 grade

Ms. Saima has taught English to children for 16 years, and she loves watching young minds develop into wonderful readers and writers. Her job as a facilitator is to develop enriching, engaging lessons that stretch the thinking of all her young students.

Ms.Ana

English Teacher

I am teacher Ana. I have been teaching for over 10 years. I truly enjoy sharing my experiences teaching in 9 different countries including China, South Korea, Mexico, and Canada. I am fully bilingual, I have taught English and Spanish in classroom settings and online as well. I have also taught in Universities, public and private schools, ages 4 to 92 years old!
I make sure all my students leave each class with a brain full of knowledge and smiles on their faces!

Ms. Jennifer

English Teacher

Graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a BA in English and Education. Studied abroad at Oxford University for one semester. I specialize in reading, writing, grammar, public speaking, vocabulary lessons, and ELA.  I am also TESOL certified and can teach EFL. 

Ms. Huma

Preschool-G1 English / Math

Mrs. Huma is an experienced teacher with a Masters in English. She is experienced in teaching Pre-AP/Honors American Literature; She taught Middle School English and World Literature, and tutored ACT Prep and college level English.

Ms. Ellen

English Teacher

Ms. Ellen has 25 years of English teaching experience around the world and online for more than 6 years. Graduated with a degree in English literature from Loyola University-Chicago, and has a both TESOL diploma and certificate. She can create a classroom environment where students are academically engaged and challenged while feeling supported here at USTAR!!

Dr. Lorry Robin

English Teacher

I have taught English and Language Arts for middle and high school students for over a
decade both in the Chicago area, where I’m from, and in California, where I currently
reside. I have taught in both public and private schools, as well as several private
tutoring programs, both in person and online. I’m committed to preparing every student
to be successful, in whatever way that student defines success, and whatever life path
he or she decides to pursue. One of the best paths to success is to learn critical thinking
skills, which by definition entails critical reading and writing skills as well. This is always
the focus of my teaching, regardless of the subject matter or topic.

Mr. Ray

G3-G12

Mr. Ray teaching English, science, history for 7 years. He strives to see every student’s unique needs and demands, helping them succeed in reading and writing for literature and informational texts.

Mr. Josh

Math Teacher

Mr. Josh is passionate for mathematics, teaching, and helping his students reach their full potential. He has taught many levels of math to children of all ages. He promises to provide each and every one of his students with the highest quality of education possible.

Mr. Nat

Math teacher

Mr. Nat has been tutoring and teaching math since 2015. In addition to math, he has experience teaching classes in business, marketing, and economics. He works with elementary and secondary students (including International Baccalaureate high school candidates) as well as both undergraduate and graduate students, from among institutions such a NYU, Cornell, Brown and George Mason University. Mr. Nat currently teaches 8th Grade Math (Algebra, Geometry and Statistics) at a middle school in Gloucester, Virginia. He’s proud to assist USTAR students with Beast Academy, Singapore Math and Math Kangaroo curriculum. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Oklahoma and an MBA from the University of Texas at Dallas.

Ms. Tan

Math Teacher

Ms. Tan has taught elementary and middle school mathematics for 15 years. She is an experienced contest math instructor at local Chinese schools and Idea Math in Texas. She has over 20 years of experience working for a fortune 500 company.

Ms. Tracy

Math teacher / Science teacher

Ms.Tracy is an experienced teacher with a specialty in Math and Science. Initially a Cellular and Molecular Biology major at California State University, Northridge. She also attended the Maxwell School at Syracuse University where she pursued another passion in archaeological fieldwork and laboratory analyses. After extensive travel and fieldwork around the globe, she holds a B.A. in Elementary Education and loves to bring modern day science and technology into the classroom. She produces a fun and engaging learning experience using a plethora of modern instructive technology, educational video games and virtual field trips.

Ms. Paola

Spanish Teacher

Ms. Paola, a Peru native, has taught all levels of Spanish from kindergarten to high school. She has a passion for teaching, and she loves to teach students in a meaningful and creative way. She emphasizes the importance of exposing children to a multicultural environment, as well has having fun while learning a new language. 

Ms. Mirella

Spanish Teacher

¡Hola! I am a native of Barcelona, Spain, with 18 years of experience teaching Spanish to children and adults. I graduated from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with a Master’s degree in Education. I am dedicated to differentiated instruction while having fun learning a new language.

Ms. Jenne R

Math teacher / English teacher

Graduated from  UC Berkeley with a Education degree
Current Scholar at National University
Teacher’s words:
Throughout all of my work as an educator, I use a student lead approach that applies the principles of democratic education and SEL Learning. I believe students should learn to take pride in their own education. I am excited to be a part of Ustar education

Mr. Joey

Math teacher/English teacher

Hello! My name is Teacher Joey, and I am excited to meet you! I teach Math,Algebra, English, and Science at Ustar!  I teach to make the lessons informative as well as fun. I have over 5,000 books! I am looking forward to having class with you!

Ms. Marie-Christine

French teacher

Bonjour! I am Ms. Marie-Christine. I am a French native who has been teaching French in the USA for all
her career. I studied at La Sorbonne, hold a bachelor’s degree in French literature and a master’s degree
from the University of Dijon in Curriculum and French as a Second Language. I taught k-12 and adults in
public and private schools and tutored all my life in person and online. I was responsible for summer
camps at the Alliance Française in Minneapolis/ St.Paul for years. I am very proud of my heritage and my
language. I ran a French TV show in the Midwest, and I organized immersion sojourns in France for a few
years. I am also a painter and a poet. I will be more than happy to help you learn French and all about its
culture very soon!

Dr. Andrew

Social Studies Teacher

Dr. Andrew earned his Master’s in education and has taught social studies for twenty years. He began working in the field of special education, as an education advocate. He has also achieved a Doctorate in Education. 

Dr. Z

Science teacher / Coding teacher

Having been an engineer from academic training to professional practice, I have experiences in learning how to understand the physical world, how to discover its problems that need solutions and, eventually, how to solve the problems.
Through my 8-year college teaching, I had experienced and practiced how to pass knowledge to students of various skill backgrounds in effective ways.
Most importantly, the fact that my past experiences are mainly in engineering makes me feel most confident in teaching math, physics, chemistry and computer technologies, because I have been practicing with these subjects through my whole career.

Ms. Jenna R

Emotional intelligence teacher

Ustar Emotional Intelligence Program Teacher

Ms.Jenna R has a passion for teaching quality social and emotional skills to help prepare students to not only succeed but thrive in all aspects of their lives.

She has a Master in Teaching and Social and Emotional Learning National University; Ms. Jenna combines knowledge, passion and experience to help students in their academic and social/emotional development.

Ms. Heather

(writing, reading, history,emotional)Teacher

12 years of elementary teaching experience.
Master’s Degree in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University
Her positive, detailed, and highly engaging teaching styles are well-loved by her students!
She is an expert at teaching writing, reading, history, and emotional intelligence!

Mr.Tyrone

English Reading & Writing teacher

Tyrone writes poetry and travel blogs, some which have been translated for reading over a Chinese radio station. He has written tech documentation and translated instructional web docs for a tech company from Chinese to English, without knowing Chinese.
He is the author of the children’s book Orbs and Forces and currently writing books 2 and 3.

Mr. Jonathan

Spanish III / AP Spanish

Mr. Jonathan has taught Spanish for 18 years. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Hispanic Culture and Language and a Master’s in Curriculum and Instruction. This will be his 9th year teaching on an online platform. 

Ms. Jennifer Grubbs

English / Spanish Teacher

Over 22 years of teaching experience. Ms. Grubbs is a bilingual instructor who have taught English and Spanish to students in international schools. She has a master’s degree in teaching foreign language from California State University Sacramento, A Bachelor of Art and Science degree in Psychology from San Diego State University, and a Cambridge CELTA Certificate for teaching English as a Second Language . Ms. Grubbs is a skilled instructor with extensive knowledge of the English language and literature. Have knowledge of the most current teaching methods and assessment standards. Eager to provide students with a creative learning environment here at USTAR.

Ms.Meagan

Math/Science/English teacher

Ms.Meagan has eight years of experience as a teacher in math, science, and English.She has a bachelor’s degree in applied linguistics and a master’s degree in international relations. Her teaching style is fun, encouraging, and always engaging.

Ms.Janielle

math teacher / reading teacher / writing teacher

12 years of elementary teaching experience.
Active teaching license.
Her high energy, detailed, and vivid teaching styles are well-loved by her students!
She is an expert at teaching math, reading, and writing!

Ms.Sierra

Math Teacher

My name is Sierra Gil and I am a certified Mathematics teacher who has been teaching and tutoring all grades/levels/subjects within mathematics for almost 10 years now. I have earned multiple teaching awards, and I am currently completing my Ph.D. in Mathematics Education. My goal as a math teacher/tutor is to show my students how fun math can be, and that anyone can do it and be great at it! My engaging, stress-free, and bubbly teaching personality will help any and all students feel safe, comfortable, and ready to explore the mathematics world.

Ms. Nerine

Reanding Teacher

Over 20 years of in-school teaching experience!
Master degree in education
Warm, fun, loving, and disciplined teaching styles are well loved by students at Ustar!
Specialized at motivating young learners and delivering highly efficient learning!

Cynthia Adkins

English Teacher

 8+ years’ experience as a dedicated and energetic English teacher to a large and diverse student population. Ms. Adkins is an effective speaker with strong instructional skills. Expert in English language structure and content, including vocabulary, composition rules, and grammar. Proficient understanding of learning strategies and methods . Her goal is to become an outstanding teacher at USTAR who can inspire and motivate students to achieve their best. 

Mr. Jeremy

English Teacher

Has 6 years of English teaching experience. He earned his degree in Language Education from the United States Institute of Language and Clerical Studies. He also has a 120-hour TESOL certificate. Mr. Jeremy motivates students to increase their passion for learning English. He will maintain a high level of progress with students in English speaking, writing, reading and comprehension through our courses at USTAR!!

Mr. Parker

Public Speaking Teacher

Having earned dual Master’s degrees in both Education and Counseling, Mr. Parker is a veteran English Language Arts and Public Speaking teacher, and a successful debate and speech coach.  His teaching style promotes a safe and nurturing learning environment while developing his students’ critical thinking and leadership skills – and having fun along the way!

Ms. Dena

Painting / English Teacher

• Ms. Dena has a B.A. in Psychology with a minor in Early Childhood Education, a Post-Master’s in College Teaching. She has 14 years’ experience teaching Language Arts/English as an Online ESL teacher to children ages 3 to 18. She also has experience teaching in the classroom as a teacher assistant and mixed 1st and 2nd grade teacher. Ms. Dena provides a classroom environment that promotes independent critical thinking by students while addressing their learning and emotional needs. She has taught English Language Arts, Drawing/Art, Social Studies, Reading, Vocabulary, Grammar, Phonics, Spelling and Handwriting. She’ll continue to motivate and empower students to achieve and exceed their English learning goals at USTAR.

Ms. Patricia Huegi

English /Math / ScienceTeacher

Ms. Patricia have had the pleasure of being an elementary school teacher for 20 years. Her experience ranges from the first grade through sixth grade across the curriculum. Her career started in a brick-and-mortar public setting as well as many years teaching online. Mrs. Huegi, helped achieve an understanding and utilization of math and science concepts as well as English language arts, utilizing online sites, workbooks, and homework assignments. She’s truly looking forward to serving this community of learners at USTAR and hope you will find her classes to be interesting and fun to attend.

孙老师

小学表演教师

东北师范大学戏剧影视表演专业,沈阳乐府艺术学院戏剧表演专业,现任首都师范大学附属小学表演教师。曾就职于雅美艺术学校任职表演、主持教师;曾参演话剧梦青春,并参加多部影视剧作品拍摄。

  • 少儿播音主持、朗诵、演讲教学
  • 独立编写教材
  • 少儿表演课程教学
  • 高级教师资格证高中语文
  • 普通话二级甲等

玲玲老师

小学语文教师

2007年毕业于湖北大学汉语言文学专业,毕业10多年来,一直从事语文教学工作,积累了不少经验。每年都辅导学生参加作文竞赛,成绩显著,在麻城市举办的优质课教学大赛中获得二等奖,在黄冈市举办的论文大赛中《作文如何选材》一文获得一等奖,2018年在“中国好教育”“同课异构”“荆楚同盟”教学比武大赛中,获得二等奖。 在学校进行语文教学工作的同时,也在校外培训机构教授小学语文,针对不同学生不同特点制定不同的教学计划,丰富的课堂受到不少学生喜爱。网上授课与公立学校课堂很大不同,灵活多变,必须抓住学生兴趣点,这一点我深有体会,在上课时贯彻这一点,运用到教学实践中。

代老师

小学语文教师

从事小学语文教学12年,长春市优秀班主任,长春市班主任技能大赛一等奖,信息技术与学科整合课例一等奖,长春市优质课二等奖。代老师对于低年级的教学有独特的方法,尤其是识字,拼音的教学,让学生在玩中学,学中玩,充分调动学生的积极性!扎实孩子的语文基础。她一直坚信寓教于乐才是最好的教学方法,兴趣才是最好的老师!

希希老师

小学语文教师

一线语文教师兼班主任,在市重点小学从事小学语文教学已经20年,有丰富的教学经验,教学风格轻松愉快,深受孩子们喜爱,曾获得市教坛新星称号。