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.Heather Parham

English / Science Teacher

Over 9 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.


English Teacher

Over 12 years of teaching experience Ms.Niloofar is a multilingual instructor who taught English and French ,Turkish, Farsi to students in international schools and college. She has PHD degree teaching foreign language from California state university Sanjose and Cambridge TEFL teaching French and English as second language Ms Niloo is a skilled teaching of English language and literature.

Ms. Amanda

English Teacher

Ms. Amanda has 23 years of teaching experience. She earned her Bachelor’s degrees in English and Psychology from Texas Tech University. She also earned a Master’s of Education Administration and principal certification there. Ms. Johnson has many educational certifications in Superintendent, Principal, Special Educations, ESL, Gifted and Talented, Theatre, Speech, English, Reading, Journalism, Core Subjects E-6 and Core Subjects 4-8. She has tutored students and adults in ESL, GED, ACT, SAT,GMAT,GRE, and all subjects from Kindergarten to up to doctoral level.

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. 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. 


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!

Mr. Christina

English/ Speaking/ Debate Teacher

Ms. Christina is from the San Francisco Bay Area. She has taught in California, Costa Rica and Mexico. Her experience spans over ten years, managing both small and larger groups of young students, both in-person and online. Ms. Christina creates engaging and interactive lessons for all students, according to their learning styles. She knows how to make learning fun!


English Reading & Writing Teahcer

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. 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!!

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.

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. Abbi

Bio/English/Spanish Teacher

Teacher Abbi has over 6 years of teaching experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, also has a 120- Hour TESOL for both English and Spanish. She believes that all students are unique and have individual ways of learning so she always vary her teaching methods to reach each student. She teaches phonics, reading, vocabulary and writing .Teacher Abbi thinks that learning should be creative and fun!

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.


English / Public speaking Teahcer

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. Whitney

public speaking/reading/writing vocabulary/grammar

Ms. Whitney has six years of tutoring/teaching experience, specializing in public speaking, reading, writing, vocabulary, and grammar. Here at USTAR, she teaches public speaking and English language arts. She graduated summa cum laude from Kennesaw State University with a bachelor’s degree in communications and a minor in Spanish. Her teaching style is engaging, creative, and dynamic, and she loves to inspire students to be the best they can be, while still having fun!

Ms. Jen G

English / Spanish Teacher

Jen has over 23 years of teaching experience. She is a bilingual instructor who has taught English and Spanish to students in international schools and universities in Japan, Spain, and Latin America. She has a master’s degree in Spanish from California State University Sacramento, a Bachelor of Arts & 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 an extensive background teaching English, Spanish, and literature. She is also up-to-date on current teaching methods and assessment standards. Ms. Jen is eager to provide students with a creative learning environment here at USTAR.

Ms. Julia

English Teacher

I have over three years of experience teaching English and have taught both native and non-native speakers. My teaching experience includes teaching English in a Private high school setting and also virtually to elementary students. I have a Bachelors degree of Cultural Communications and a TESOL and TEFL teaching certificates. I enjoy watching my students’ progress in their skills and how it improves their confidence. My goal is creating a learning-friendly and fun environment for all students to thrive!

Mr. Julian

English Teacher

Mr. Julian was born and raised in Canada. He has taught English to young students for four years. Mr. Julian earned his Education degree from the United States Institute of Language and Clerical Studies (USILCS). He also has a 120-hour TESOL certificate. He likes to use fun props and pictures in class to encourage student participation.


Mr. Richard

English / Science History Teacher

Teacher Richard earned his BA in English Language and Linguistics from Northeastern Illinois University in 2000. He has 10+ years teaching experience, taught English , science, history to students of all ages, from preschool to university to mature adult levels. Richard uses humor to promote a joyful and unselfconscious learning atmosphere. He understands that making mistakes and getting stuck are part of the learning process.

Mr. Ray

English /Science /History Teacher

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.

Teacher Traci

English /Science /Math Teacher

Hello, my name is Teacher Traci. I’ve been a classroom teacher for 23 years, specializing in Science, Math, ELA, and ESL. I have over four years of tutoring experience in private and academic business areas, as well as twelve years of experience in college preparatory schools.I have a BA in Education, a TESOL/TEFL Certificate, and STEM training. My majority of classroom experience has been with Middle School students, but I enjoy working with younger students just as much! I am an enthusiastic educator who is concerned about the success of all of my students.

Sharon Oakley

English and Art Teacher

Sharon has been teaching English and Art to Pre-K through middle school for 19 years. She especially loves teaching the younger students. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education is certified in teaching both English as a Second Language (ESL) and Art. She has taught in both public and charter schools, and in a Native American tribal school. She is passionate about teaching young people to communicate effectively in today’s world.

Ms. Abbi

Bio/English/Spanish Teacher


Teacher Abbi has over 6 years of teaching experience. She has a Bachelor’s degree in Education, also has a 120- Hour TESOL for both English and Spanish. She believes that all students are unique and have individual ways of learning so she  always vary her teaching methods to reach each student. She teaches phonics, reading, vocabulary and writing .Teacher Abbi thinks that learning should be creative and fun!

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. 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!

Ms. Tan

Math Teacher

Ms. Tan has taught all level mathematics for 20 years. She is an experienced competition math instructor at various local Chinese schools and math institutions such as Idea Math in Texas. She has been invited to be a judge for Harvard Chinathinksbig contest since 2018. She has over 20 years of working experience for fortune 500 companies.

Ms. Tracy

Math / Science Teahcer

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.


Math/Science/English Teahcer

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. Jenne R

Math / 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 Teahcer

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!

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.


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.

Corinne Johnson

Math classes Teahcer

Ms. Corinne Johnson has taught middle school and high school math classes for 12 years. It’s important to her that students understand what they are learning and not just memorize steps to arrive at an answer. She has a Masters of Arts in Teaching ,Mathematics Endorsement (Grades 6-12). Ms. Johnsun enjoys helping students grasp new concepts and find the relevance of math in our world.

Ms. Dymphna

Math Teacher

Ms. Dymphna has been teaching Pre-K through Grade 12 for 13 years in both public and private schools. She holds a teaching license in the state of Virginia. Ms. Dymphna excels in teaching math, but she loves to teach any subject. She is passionate about meeting students at their current skill level and building them up from there.

Mr. Joshua

Math/ Coding Teacher

Mr. Joshua received his degree in Mathematics from Southeastern Louisiana University in 2010. He has taught mathematics, web game program development and computer science for 13 years. He found his true calling by applying critical thinking and problem-solving skills to teaching computer programming. Mr. Joshua is passionate about working with young students. He strives to nurture growth in a positive and fun environment.

Mr. Johnson

Math Teacher

Johnson is an excellent communicator. He earned his Associate degree in CS and a Graduate degree in SE from SJSU. He is a logical thinker with extensive knowledge of mathematics. He effectively planned and implemented engaging Math lessons. He is good at inspiring students to learn in a relaxed environment. He is also patient enough to guide students until they understand.

Teacher David

Math Teacher

Teacher David has many years of experience teaching mathematics at the elementary level. He graduated from Northeastern University with a Bachelor’s degree in Finance and Boston Unversity with a Master’s degree in Data Analytics. Teacher David is passionate about helping students understand and appreciate the beauty and usefulness of math. As an educator, he believes that every child has unique strengths and abilities, and he is committed to helping them reach their full potential. In his classroom, he will teach through a variety of hands-on activities, projects, and discussions that foster creativity, critical thinking, and collaboration.

Mr. Swapnil

Python / Math Teacher

Swapnil holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from UC Santa Cruz. He has years of expertise in Robotics, Python programming, and Mathematics. Swapnil is dedicated to keeping his students engaged throughout the learning process by employing a suitable teaching approach. He is patient and committed to helping his students explore new concepts and ideas. As a tutor, Swapnil’s passion for teaching is evident in his work. He consistently strives to help his students reach their full potential, and his notable achievements in tutoring serve as a testament to his dedication and hard work.

Ms. Alisia

Chess/Public Speaking/English Teacher

Coach Krishna has been playing chess competitively for over a decade. He currently holds the National Master title from the United States Chess Federation. He has represented the United States at the World Cadets Chess Championship 2018 in Spain and has also represented Northern California in the National Dewain Barber Tournament of state champions in 2019. He has tutoring experience teaching English and public speaking skills to children in rural India for more than a year. He is passionate about promoting chess to children so that they can experience the joy and benefits of chess in their everyday lives.

Noah Chambers

Robotics and STEM Music /Chess Teahcer

Coach Noah has been working and instructing children for over a decade and he’s quite suited to teach after school activities, especially Music and Chess. Coach Noah is a tournament chess player and he’s also been an Assistant Chess Coach at the American International Academy. He helped kids follow chess lectures and taught tactics and strategy in a reliable way from grade 1-10. Coach Noah has taught Chess, Music and STEM in a way that advances education and creates a fun environment.


Math / Robotics Teacher

Dedicated Robotics competitor with excellent technical and analytical skills. Mr.Jayden has participated in various robotics competitions internationally since he was 10 years old. He also has a huge interest and passion for math. Mr.Jayden also have teaching experiences of robotics and math at schools.

Dr. Z

Science teacher / Coding Teahcer

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. Alisia

Coding Teacher

Ms. Alisia is a software engineer and computer science teacher. She has seven years of international experience teaching high-level programming languages. She loves teaching students how to code from Scratch all the way to advanced levels. Ms. Alisia derives a sense of achievement from seeing her students develop and grow.

Alex Chang

Python /Robotics /Math Teacher

Alex Chang is a dedicated and passionate educator with a strong background in teaching Python, robotics, and mathematics. With a Bachelor’s degree from Tianjin University and a Master’s degree from Leibniz University of Hannover in Germany, Alex has a wealth of knowledge to share with students. Alex loves teaching children and is continually inspired by their creativity and unique perspectives. Confident in nurturing a real interest in learning, Alex is known for his patience and commitment to helping students explore new concepts and ideas.

Ms. Yang

Art Teahcer

Yang is an illustrator and educator, she works with multiple mixed media like watercolor, acrylic and ink. She graduated from Dong Hua University, in Art and Design.
She enjoys sharing her passion with student and encourage students to think creatively and independently. After years of working with children, she believes the essence of teaching art is to activate sensibilities and enhance aesthetic judgment.
She demonstrates and assists students to use different techniques and media to develop artworks aligned with their artistic abilities.

Ms. Rachel

Art Teahcer

Rachel Bay Area local artist, a drawer and a painter, Digital Art 3D modeler. Graduated from UC Berkeley, majored in Art Practice. Ms. Zhuang has taught the subjects of oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, and dry materials drawing, color theory and art history. Her teaching style is relaxed and supportive.


Art Teahcer

Rebecca is an artist who lives in Palo Alto. She specializes in abstract paintings and printmaking. She graduated from Illinois State University with a B.A. in Studio Arts. She has taught the subjects of oil painting, acrylic painting, watercolor, drawing, and color theory. Her teaching style is relaxed and encouraging.

Teacher Maryam

Art Teahcer

Teacher Maryam is holding a Bachelor degree in event management from Comcave College/ IHK in Germany.
She obtained an art and dance certificate from Germany and has been teaching art/ creative craft for more than 6 years in Germany, and Spain.
Teacher Maryam has a passion to teach art to children and meanwhile she runs her own business in interior design. She had her own art gallery in

Sharon Oakley

English and Art Teacher

Sharon has been teaching English and Art to Pre-K through middle school for 19 years. She especially loves teaching the younger students. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Education is certified in teaching both English as a Second Language (ESL) and Art. She has taught in both public and charter schools, and in a Native American tribal school. She is passionate about teaching young people to communicate effectively in today’s world.

Ms. Ashley

Science Teacher

Ms. Ashley has been teaching middle school science for 5 years and currently in her 6th year. She holds a teaching certification in the state of Texas. Ms. Ashley has a passion for teaching science and engaging students to explore the world around them.


Science STEM Teacher

Samare has a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering. She has permit in Early Childhood Education. Samare has spent more than 8 years as an ECE educator at Stanford University, JCC Los Gatos and Children’s House of Los Altos. She has been a STEM specialist/ Instructor for more than 6 years. Samare Also ran drama enrichment classes for Pre-K children while she was in JCC. Currently she is an ECE Educator / STEM Specialist in Children’s House of Los Altos.

Kate Jiang

Biology /Chemistry Teacher

• Master of Science Degree in Molecular Biology
• Extensive Experience in BioMedical Research
• Teaching Experience in Chemistry and Biology
• Design and Teach Interesting Chemistry and Biology Lab Classes for Elementary and Middle School Students

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. 

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. 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. Alice F

French Teahcer

As a native French speaker, Ms. Alice has over 4 years of experience tutoring native English-speaking children and adults French. She creates her own pedagogical tools (learning sheets and videos) and set up an effective learning environment through activities and games. She is passionate about teaching and would love the opportunity to bring her enthusiasm, dedication, and love for the French language to new students.

Ms. Marie-Christine

French Teahcer

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!

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.




  • 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

Ming Zhao


东北师范大学汉语国际教育首批研究生(2008届),国家汉办/孔子学院(现“语合中心”)汉语志愿者教师。8年以上中文教学经验,读研期间教授各国留学生汉语一年;海外汉语教学经验:Ohio k-8 年级;韩国釜山7-9 年级;加州山景城 k-8年级;Fremont 高中学分班Integrated Chinese 中文教师。




Cai Xue

Chinese Speaking Teacher

15 年一线教学经验。曾任新东方中高考语法老师。持有美国教师执照。擅长online AP Chinese 6大模块讲解。









中文/数学 老师







• 中国古代文学学术硕士
• 从事多年IB全科班主任
• 丰富的海外中文课程经验
• 擅长主题探究式中文学习
• 以学生为中心的教学模式
• 精通普通话课程与教学技术

Dr. Liao

主持/中文SAT培训 老师

  • 外企高级培训经理
  • 湾区中文电台AM1400 郑家瑜
  • 主持《湾区好声音》
  • 北美崔哥脱口秀主持人          
  • 五年中文SAT培训经验
  • University of San Francisco MBA


Senior Teacher of Guzheng

英子老师,中央音乐学院硕士毕业,央音古筝高级教师职称。从事古箏教学20余年.因材施教,尽职尽责。招生对象:三岁以上儿童,青少年,成年,老年均可! Mrs. Yingzi graduated with master degree from the Central Conservatory of Music and worked in Guzheng teaching for more than 20 years. Teaching students in accordance with their aptitude, due diligence. Admissions: Children over three years and adult.


Senior Teacher of Guzheng


Dr. Liao

VEX / 机器人 老师

• 4年机器人基础教育经验,曾为多个机构提供机器人学习课程教案。

• 3年VEX专业带队比赛经验,并多次作世锦赛的裁判翻译兼裁判。

• 深谙VEX比赛规则和战略,攻于比赛赛场分析、策略制定等实战理论和经验,制定有效竞赛方案,并在设计、编程和团队合作方面提供专业指导。

Coach Vino

Table Tennis Coaches Teacher

Professional table tennis coaches in the San Francisco Bay Area of ​​the United States are particularly good at teaching children according to their aptitude and personality of different age groups. He has passion to share experience and skills with students He has 10 years of experience in advanced training for youth table tennis enlightenment. Many students have won rankings and championships in various tournaments in the United States. A number of students entered the U.S. national youth team.


Football Coach






Basketball Coach

杨奕,出生在北京的篮球世家。14岁被选进专业队! 19岁留学日本获取全奖学金效力日本大学队。 毕业后曾担任东京体协青少年篮球人才培养工作。来美后,曾执教过某高中男女篮球队!

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.