Head of BümoBrain Virtual School
Head of BümoBrain
Having started a K-12 education company, Nguyen has a passion for education that has evolved tremendously. After graduating summa cum laude, Nguyen started a budding education service that grew into an INC5000 educational enterprise. In her former years, she worked with a wide range of students from all over the world in academic instruction, test preparation, and college admissions.
A well-known college consultant, Nguyen has placed some of the brightest students into the top universities, such as Stanford, Caltech, Yale, among many others. However, in recent years, Nguyen has been hyper-focused on the world of early childhood education.
As a mother of two toddlers, this intrigue transformed into a true passion for early childhood learning. Thus, Nguyen co-founded BVS as a robust resource for parents and children who desire to learn through exploration, imagination, innovation, and creativity.
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B.A. Communication, Minor Spanish
Lieryn has 10 years of experience teaching in public school, private school, English language schools and even Spanish language schools (living abroad and Stateside). While she grew up with traditional schooling, she believes that virtual learning is the way of the future. She is a graduate of Aurora University with a B.A. in Communication and minor in Spanish.
She strives to create a low pressure environment in her classroom, building a rapport and showing personal interest in each student. One of her teaching philosophies is: don’t be afraid to make mistakes – that is how we learn and grow.
Arlene’s biggest passion is teaching & education. She graduated with a Mathematics degree from UC Riverside. She is currently working on her teaching credential to become a math teacher. Building a strong bond with her students is super important to her!
She has volunteered and worked in preschools, elementary schools, middle schools & high schools as an assistant teacher, associate teacher & instructor/tutor. Education has always been a HUGE part of Arlene’s life — teaching runs in her family!
Dante graduated Magna Cum Laude from California State University Los Angeles with a Bachelor’s degree in history. Before studying history, Dante attended Art Center College of Design, where he realized his true passion was education.
Dante has spent the last six years working as a teacher at one of the top three independent schools in Los Angeles. He has taught everything from mathematics, science, geography, chess, ceramics, and Spanish. He loves being with students and expanding their horizons through education.
B.A. Liberal Studies, Elementary Education
Eugenia graduated from Biola University with a degree in Liberal Studies, Elementary Education with a concentration in Human Development. She has over 600+ hours of elementary fieldwork practicum and has a Multiple Subject Teaching Credential.
After being an English teacher in Beijing, China, she became passionate about the education system and diversity inclusion. Eugenia hopes to empower and share her love for STEAM learning with the students and parents of BümoBrain Virtual School.
Bachelors in Elementary Education
B.A. Public Relations and Marketing
Ling received her B.A. from the University of Southern California in Public Relations and Marketing. Ling grew up up in Taipei, Taiwan, and came to California to pursue her education. She speaks three languages including Mandarin and Japanese.
Ling is dedicated to helping children. She was the executive producer for the Make-A-Wish foundation’s first-ever “Walk for Wishes” charity event in Taiwan. She has been training to become a Mandarin teacher and is super excited to introduce her native language to her students. Ling’s wish is to connect the kids to the world by introducing them to foreign languages at a young age.
B.A. Psychology and Education Science
Being blessed with an array of different experiences, including being a preschool aid, mentor, tutor, and caregiver, these relationships inspired her to commit to
a life overseeing the development of young students.
Joyce has recently graduated from the UC Irvine, where she double majored in Psychology and Education Science. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she is excited to begin her post-graduate life back at home where she can foster a strength-based learning environment that seeks to apply the multicultural backgrounds of students towards their achievement.
Justin worked in public education before transitioning to the private sector as a director at an education company. Having graduated with a degree in Biology from the UC Riverside, he decided to pursue education over medicine.
Justin also has a passion for dance where he was a director of 909 Hip Hop Dance Troupe at UCR. Justin loves to teach children in funny and wacky ways through movement and dance that make learning truly enjoyable.
Michelle graduated from Pepperdine University (Go Waves!) with a degree in Psychology. She has three years of experience with Jumpstart, a national early education organization dedicated to kindergarten readiness, and multiple years of experience teaching Korean to young children (ages 3-9).
Michelle’s greatest passions include helping others discover and uncover their strengths and empowering them to be their best. She also enjoys learning, reading, and trying new things. Michelle hopes to help students cultivate their love of learning, creativity, and curiosity so that they can achieve their dreams!
B.A. Business, Minor Art History
Vanessa has been a long-time English and Mandarin tutor for elementary school children. Often referred to as “mom of the group” by her peers, she is passionate and dedicated to mentoring others (and feeding them with great food)!
Vanessa received her B.A. from Brandeis University and is working towards a M.A. in Art Business at the Sotheby’s Institute of Art. A firm believer in the humanities and their positive impact on one’s early development, Vanessa is excited to share her knowledge and learn with our BümoBuddies!