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Joan Nguyen

Head of BumoBrain

Head of BumoBrain

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 BumoBrain as a robust resource for parents and children who desire to learn through exploration, imagination, innovation, and creativity.

Education Advisory Board

Kai-leé Berke

Promise Venture Studios

Former CEO of
Teaching Strategies

Grant Hosford

CEO of codeSpark

Lieryn Johnson

BumoTeacher

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.

Andy Widell

BumoTeacher

B.A. Communications

Andy graduated from the State University of New York in 2010 with a Bachelors Degree in Communications. After a stint playing music professionally, he found his passion in educating and entertaining.

Andy’s love for music began as a child in New York. As a toddler, he got his first guitar, and it hasn’t been far from his side since. For the past five years Andy has worked with the company Kidville, an early education center where he specialized in music and gym for children ages six months to six years. In 2021, Andrew is scheduled to earn his California multi-subject elementary teaching credential. Andy can’t wait to join the team and meet all of the Bümo Buddies!

Dante Barsotti

BumoTeacher

B.A. History

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.

Joyce Kim

BumoTeacher

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.

Eugenia Park

BumoTeacher

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.

Rachel Wiggins

BumoTeacher

B.S.C. Business Management and Entrepreneurship

Rachel graduated from Santa Clara University with a Bachelor of Science in Commerce in Business Management and Entrepreneurship. After graduating Rachel moved to New York City to work as an AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow.

Rachel taught at a school for at-risk girls in the East Village and her passion for equal and quality access for education grew even stronger! She hopes to empower her students to develop a love of learning and to make them unafraid to approach academic challenges. Rachel strives to make her classes a place students can feel comfortable, have fun, and learn!

Claire Williams

BumoTeacher

B.C.L, Concentration in French, Minor in Computer Science

Claire graduated from the University of Oregon on an accelerated Bachelor’s track. She has a degree in Comparative Literature, with a concentration in French, and a minor in Computer Science. A jack of all trades, everything she has pursued has somehow led her back to education, her unwavering passion.

Claire is currently studying Child Development with a keen interest in adapting online resources for children with exceptionalities. She hopes to spend the rest of her life not only teaching, but also learning!

Justin Pelen

BumoTeacher

B.S. Biology

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.

Paula Diaz Alexejew

BumoTeacher

B.A. Political Science & International Affairs
Minor in Foreign Languages

Paula has 3+ years of experience teaching multiple subjects including Spanish and English as a second language for adults and children alike. She also taught ESL to Chinese students remotely and while living in South Korea she taught ESL to every age group available. Additionally, she taught first grade for a charter school in an underserved community in Houston, which encouraged and pushed her to continue teaching the leaders of tomorrow.

After being raised in Mexico and having traveled far and wide, Paula developed a deep love for different cultures and languages. She has spent years mastering her language craft in Spanish, English, German, Russian, and Korean- which she would now like to share with her students. Paula believes that learning foreign languages not only unites us as human beings but also expands our knowledge and opens new doors for endless opportunities.

Ling Meyer

BumoTeacher

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. 

Morissa Pepose

BumoTeacher

B.A. Music/Italian Studies,
Masters of Music Voice Performance

Morissa is an opera singer fluent in the Italian language and culture; she has a passion for all things Italian and enjoys teaching the language, the culture, and the proper pronunciation! She has a minor in Italian studies after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University, has spent much time living and studying in Italy, and possesses a C1 level certificate of proficiency in Italian as a foreign language.

She is excited to instill a love of learning and languages in children from a young age! She also enjoys incorporating her love and expertise of music into her lessons to engage students.

Sarah Xiao

BumoTeacher

B.A. Communications

Sarah has been actively involved in language education for over 10 years, and has taught both Mandarin Chinese and English on three different continents. She was trained in the Montessori method while living in Italy, and strongly believes in the effectiveness of holistic learning. Sarah’s work with autistic children has made her passionate about quality, accessible education for people from all walks of life and abilities.

Though she was raised in Canada, she has traveled to over 20 different countries and strives to incorporate a global, inclusive approach to all of her classes. Her love for teaching stems from her love of people and she can’t wait to laugh and learn with all the BumoBuddies!

Jackielyn Junio

BumoTeacher

Jackie’s early childhood education journey began at 13 as a Sunday school volunteer teacher’s assistant. Since then she’s been a preschool teacher and an administrator; she especially enjoyed her time learning the Montessori Method. She has also enjoyed coaching youth rugby and flag football.

Her combined experience in education, child development, and non-profit during the past nine years have allowed her to sharpen her skills in communications and management. The partnership between teachers and families are essential to student’s success. She hopes to be an advocate for both parties in order to achieve a more perfect classroom.

Hee Young Jo

BumoTeacher

B.A. in Psychology and Master of Arts in Teaching

Hee Young graduated from the University of Virginia with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Master of Arts in Teaching. She has many years of diverse teaching experience in public schools, Tae Kwon Do schools, online and even abroad in the United Kingdom. 

Hee Young has a strong passion to teach children by building relationships and passing on her enthusiasm and curiosity to learn. As a versatile educator, Hee Young looks forward to creating an encouraging and nurturing environment for all of her BumoBuddies to learn and grow!

Vanessa Sun

BumoTeacher

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 BumoBuddies!

Ha Eun Kim

BumoTeacher

B.S. Education Science,
Minor in Psychology and Social Behavior.

Haeun graduated with a degree in Education Sciences with a specialization in Early Childhood and Children Learning Development, alongside a Psychology and Social Behavior minor. She was born in South Korea, but her family immigrated to Brazil and she spent most of her life there. For College, she decided to move to California. As a result, Haeun is fluent in three languages: Korean, Portuguese, and English.

Her passion to teach students developed when she spent 6 months teaching 3rd graders in Beijing, China. Therefore, she believes the most important thing in a classroom should be a safe space where students feel safe to ask questions, make mistakes, and try again! “

Morissa Pepose

BumoTeacher

B.A. Music/Italian Studies,
Masters of Music Voice Performance

Morissa is an opera singer fluent in the Italian language and culture; she has a passion for all things Italian and enjoys teaching the language, the culture, and the proper pronunciation! She has a minor in Italian studies after graduating Magna Cum Laude from Brandeis University, has spent much time living and studying in Italy, and possesses a C1 level certificate of proficiency in Italian as a foreign language.


She is excited to instill a love of learning and languages in children from a young age! She also enjoys incorporating her love and expertise of music into her lessons to engage students.

Ha Eun Kim

BumoTeacher

B.S. Education Science,
Minor in Psychology and Social Behavior.

Haeun graduated with a degree in Education Sciences with a specialization in Early Childhood and Children Learning Development, alongside a Psychology and Social Behavior minor. She was born in South Korea, but her family immigrated to Brazil and she spent most of her life there. For College, she decided to move to California. As a result, Haeun is fluent in three languages: Korean, Portuguese, and English.

Her passion to teach students developed when she spent 6 months teaching 3rd graders in Beijing, China. Therefore, she believes the most important thing in a classroom should be a safe space where students feel safe to ask questions, make mistakes, and try again! “

Fine Print

Offer ends 2/17 11:59 PM PT. Redeemable for only Live Online Classes. Not applicable for Learning Program and Foreign Language Program. Gift cards do not expire.

New Live Classes booking platform coming soon! Launching at the end of March for you to book April/May classes. Stay tuned!

Cancellation Policy

BümoBrain Live Class Program Refunds

Cancellations for live classes must be made at least 7 calendar days prior to the first class date of said cancelled program. For instance, if Client cancels a live class program that is scheduled to start on March 20, 2021, then the program should be cancelled no later than March 13, 2021 by 11:59 PM Pacific Time. For such cancellations, Client will receive a full refund within 3 business days. Any cancellation within 7 days of the first class of said program will not be eligible for a refund. Client cannot transfer a credit for such classes for another class for any reason. Should Client want to switch classes, Client must cancel original classes/program and book new classes. Should Client cancel and be eligible for a refund and has not received a refund, please email billing@bumobrain.com

Subscription Terms

At BumoBrain, we offer monthly memberships ( “Membership”). Please review these BumoBrain Membership Terms carefully and make sure you understand them before enrolling because they contain important and relevant information regarding any Membership you may purchase, including renewal and cancellation terms. Memberships are continuous and automatically renew unless you cancel your Membership or we otherwise terminate your account.

By purchasing a Membership, you agree to the terms below, as well as our Terms of Use and Sale.

1. BumoBrain Digital Memberships. If you choose a digital membership, your Membership will provide you with access to lessons for your student’s age cohort on the BumoBrain platform– you will be able to stream video content on BumoBrain, Members-Only sales events, special offers and discounts from great educational and children’s brands, and more. The BumoBrain Digital Membership does not include the BumoBrain Box. Your BumoBrain Digital Memberships automatically renew annually on the anniversary of your initial billing date and, unless you cancel your Membership in accordance with these Membership Terms (in particular, see section 3 “Cancellation” below), your payment method on file will be automatically charged for the next month (i.e., $49 USD (plus taxes if applicable)).

2. BumoBrain and Box Memberships. A BumoBrain Membership consists of access outlined in the BumoBrain Digital Membership along with a monthly product box (each, a “Box”) and an additional Box sent out each month thereafter.

If you sign up for a BumoBrain Membership, you will be immediately billed $99 USD (plus shipping and taxes if applicable) as a non-refundable minimum purchase and that month’s box will be the first Box you receive. The specific Box you receive as a first-time subscriber is subject to availability or may be based on the specific promotional code that you choose to use. Your Membership will then continue and your credit or debit card will be charged $99 USD (plus shipping and taxes, if applicable) monthly from your initial charge date.

The BumoBrain Membership is for an ongoing service that is billed each month ($49.99 USD, plus shipping and taxes if applicable) and will be automatically charged to your payment method on file. Unless you cancel in accordance with these Membership Terms (in particular, see section 3 “Cancellation” below), you will continue to be charged as described above.

3. Cancellation Policy. You may cancel your Membership with us at any time, subject to the time frames below. We do not place “holds” on Memberships.

In order to cancel your Membership, you must do one of the following: (a) email us at bumobrain@hellobumo.com, indicate that you wish to cancel your Membership, and follow the instructions that we send you in response; OR (b) log into your Member Account, navigate to the “Manage Subscription” link or “My subscription and orders” tab, choose Cancel, and follow the instructions; OR (c) log into your Member Account, navigate to the Customer Concierge tab, and follow the instructions to cancel; OR (d) text us at 1-424-500-8556, indicate that you wish to cancel your Membership, and follow the instructions given.

There are no cancellation fees.
Cancellations must be effected prior to the billing date of the Membership renewal. Cancelling your Membership does not provide you a refund for Membership payments already processed, nor does it stop a pending charge. Your cancellation will go into effect for the following billing cycle.

4. Taxes and Shipping and Handling. Stated prices for Membership and other products (including Edit Sale products and Add-Ons) do not include any customs, duties, sales, use, value-added, excise, federal, state, local or other taxes. You are solely responsible for the payment of such taxes related to your purchase. We have the right to charge you for any taxes that we believe we are required to pay or collect related to your purchase. Please also note that shipping and handling fees currently apply to all shipments outside the contiguous United States.

5. Data Transfers. As stated in our Privacy Policy, we may transfer your billing information to our third-party payment processors, other service providers, and certain trusted third parties.

6. Questions? If you have any questions, please contact us at:

hi@bumobrain.com
Text +1 650-689-3043

BumoBrain
1667 North Main Street
Ste A220
Los Angeles, CA 90012