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Thach Do

2016 Fellow
Del Mar High School
San Jose, California

Teaching Discipline

Mathematics

Why Mathematics

“I love patterns and riddles, which inevitably leads me to love math. I believe this discipline is under-appreciated and misrepresented in school, which leads many students to have a negative disposition towards math. My goal in pursuing this discipline is to make math accessible to all students and to infect them with the passion to continue to learn and do math.”

Professional Experience

As an undergraduate student, Thach worked as a peer learning facilitator. In this role, he helped fellow students develop competency in calculus. Post graduation, he worked as a private tutor for students in grade four through twelve. Thach also worked as a AVID tutor at his alma mater, El Monte High School. Through the AVID program, he tutored students in various math courses and assisted with the college application process.  

Hobbies

Thach enjoys biking, hiking, jogging, gardening, swimming, eating, cooking and reading.

Academic Background

  • Stanford University (Master of Arts in Education)
  • University of California, Los Angeles (Bachelor of Arts in French and Bachelor of Science in Economics/Mathematics)

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As a teacher, I feel it’s my responsibility to help develop productive members of society—people who will continually learn to become better versions of themselves; people who will use their strengths and passions to create a better society for everyone to live in.

Thach Do
2016 Fellow