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Our Philosophy

Our classes are designed to reflect our philosophy that, in addition to requiring hard work, learning has to be enjoyable. We build a fun, comfortable environment where a friendly relationship exists between students and their peers and instructors to ensure students feel capable of doing their best. We do not just teach our students; we also mentor them. In order for the students to work diligently without complaint, we create a culture in which hard work is a daily routine. When students blend themselves into the culture, they are influenced by their environment to excel and therefore obtain pleasure, and results, from their efforts.

We divide our learning space into small classrooms so class sizes are manageable: all our students sit in the first row and receive the individual attention they require and deserve.

Our Staff

Don Juang
  • B.S., Taiwan University
  • Ph.D., University of Iowa

Founder of MT Learning Center, Dr. Juang has been tutoring since he was 17 years old. Author of seven books, his research papers have appeared in the Journal of Management Sciences and in the Journal of Annals of Operations Research. Dr. Juang taught at the University of Iowa for a few years before coming to California. During those years, he received 4 teaching excellence awards from the university for his contribution. Don concentrates on teaching math classes at MT Learning Center. His SAT & SAT II math classes have helped a countless number of students achieve perfect scores of 800. Over the years, his reputation has spread widely, and students come to him from as far as Sacramento, Davis and El Cerrito.

Michelle Chan
  • B.A., Pomona College

Michelle graduated from Pomona College (Claremont, CA) and Monta Vista High School (Cupertino, CA). She worked in Pomona College's Admissions Office all four years of her college career as a student ambassador and later as a paid full-time Admissions Interviewer, where she interviewed applicants one-on-one and contributed evaluative reports to official applicant files. She was largely involved in formal decision-making committee meetings and thus offers exclusive, behind-the-scenes knowledge of college admissions.

With about a decade's worth of experience working with high school seniors as a College Admissions Counselor and Writing Coach, Michelle is passionate about guiding students and families through this momentous life transition. She enjoys working with students with her warm, enthusiastic personality, and finds particular strength in her ability to easily develop rapport with students. Moreover, her excellent creative writing and teaching skills help students develop compelling narratives that best highlight their strengths, accomplishments, and ambitions.

ToneeRose Legaspi
  • B.A., University of California, Berkeley major in English and two minors in Anthropology and Disability Studies.

ToneeRose has been active in the Bay Area's education industry for over a decade. ToneeRose attended UC Berkeley for her B.A. in English and also completed two minors in Anthropology and Disability Studies. She has experience as a tutor for grades K through 10 and as a college consultant and editor for high school and college students of differing levels and interests.

ToneeRose aims to support her students as they navigate college applications from building the college list, submitting applications, and choosing which school to attend. She provides one-on-one sessions during which she helps students craft unique narratives and build comprehensive resumes and portfolios as needed. She believes in building students' confidence in order to achieve their goals.

Jeff Huang
  • UC Davis with a double major in Economics and Political Science

Jeff is currently a math teacher in Tennyson High school in Hayward Unified School District. He graduated from UC Davis with a double major in Economics and Political Science. After graduating from Davis he obtained his single subject math teaching credential at CSU: Sacramento and immediately entered the education field at the age of 23.

He started tutoring high school students since college and has experience working with students with different ethnic backgrounds and socio-economic statuses. He also worked with WCEO summer camps (Wisdom) teaching 1st to 8th graders in various subjects.

Born in Taiwan and raised in Fremont, Jeff has a great understanding of what it is like to be a student in Fremont since he went to high school here. He is also fluent in Mandarin and is a very approachable person.

Max He
  • B.A. in English, University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)

As a native of Fremont, Max brings a deep understanding of the local community and its educational landscape. With an inviting and approachable teaching style, he offers a tailored approach to each student's educational journey, empowering them to express themselves confidently through their writing, especially in the competitive realm of college admissions. Additionally, Max's expertise in literary analysis and critical thinking empowers students to effectively engage with the complex texts encountered in both academic coursework and standardized testing.

Max holds a Bachelor's degree in English from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), where his undergraduate thesis was published and recognized with Departmental Honors. With a passion for learning and a drive for excellence, Max aspires to pursue a doctorate in literature, with the goal of contributing to higher education as a scholar and mentor.

Jerome Hsu
  • Western Seminary, Los Gatos

    - M.Div., Expositional Theology

  • San Francisco State University

    - M.A., English Composition

    - Preliminary Single Subject Credential (English)

  • University of California, Berkeley

    - B.A., Comparative Literature (English and French Literatures)

Jerome has been helping students write college application essays since 2003. Throughout the years, he has also written a significant number of college and job recommendation letters, submitted several proposals, and edited two PhD-level theses. Although Jerome's training is geared towards teaching writing at the college freshman level, he is very familiar with the writing process and what goes into effective writing at the middle and high school levels as well.

Jerome previously taught middle and high school reading, writing, and SAT classes at MT Learning Center before leaving in 2007 to become full-time English Minister at The Home of Christ Church in Fremont, California until 2020. He also taught English 10 and AP Literature and Composition at Fremont Christian School. Once again, we are happy to have Jerome help with our reading and writing classes, and college application essay seminars.

Chengjou Liao
  • B.S. and M.S., Electrical and Computer Engineering, Carnegie Mellon University

Chengjou's teaching career began during his college years as a teaching assistant (TA) for a C programming course and later as a graduate TA for electrical engineering math. Since then, he has been devoted to helping students from elementary school to college age to excel in increasingly competitive surroundings. His experience in rigorous academic environments and the computer hardware industry has allowed him to not only help students improve academically, but also to mentor and encourage those students seeking a future in STEM. Today, he is an instructor at MT Learning Center teaching SAT English/Math, all levels of math from middle school Common Core up through differential equations and discrete math, as well as physics and computer science/programming.

Joshua Chiang
  • B.S. in Biochemistry, University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA)

Joshua graduated from UCLA with a B.S. in biochemistry. Through his experiences in teaching other undergraduates at UCLA in different laboratory courses, he wanted to further his impact on the educational experiences of different students in STEM. Because of this, he decided to become a tutor for MT Learning where he could help make a positive impact in the STEM education of many students so that they could get a deeper understanding of the sciences which have a huge impact on our lives.

Besides teaching at MT Learning, Joshua has worked as the NICU Department Coordinator for the Care Extender program at the UCLA Health hospitals. He is currently exploring new opportunities to do research in the biochemistry field to help advance the understanding of the biochemistry behind human life and the different diseases that impact us.

Max Cheng
  • M.A. in Biotechnology, Johns Hopkins University

Hi! My name is Max and I am an experienced tutor and an educational program manager/creator who has been teaching grades 6-12 for a little over 5 years now. I have tutored hundreds of students and helped them get “A’s” in their classes and 5’s on their APs. With a MA in Biotechnology from Johns Hopkins and a BS in Neurobiology/Psychology Degree from UC Davis, I am a scientist at heart and I wish to impart the skills and lessons I have learned to the next generation. While I specialize in biology and psychology at the high school level, I have experience teaching a variety of different subjects including Math, Chemistry, English, and even Test Prep.

My teaching philosophy is simple. If students enjoy what they are learning, the more I enjoy teaching them and I will challenge them to do better. In biology, this is called a positive feedback loop, where if I teach the students to be better learners, the students can make me a better teacher for them. That’s why I love creating interactive activities and games to aid with subject understanding. I take the rote concepts in textbooks and make them easily digestible for those who are looking to improve or those who want to refine their skills.

Hon Sit
  • M.S. in Electrical Engineering, Cornell University

Hon graduated from Cornell University with a Master’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. For over 30 years, he held senior positions in management, marketing and engineering, and founded two Silicon Valley companies. Hon has been a mentor to young entrepreneurs. He is now “semi-retired” but enjoys teaching and tutoring as a service to the young generation.

Andrew Xi
  • B.S. in Statistics and Data Science, University of California - Santa Barbara

    Andrew is a dedicated math tutor with a commitment to helping students succeed in their academic pursuits. Possessing a strong foundation in mathematical concepts, he demonstrates the ability to present complex topics in an easy-to-understand manner. Andrew is dedicated to fostering a friendly and engaging learning environment where students can be inspired by the intricacies of math.

    Andrew's academic achievements include an early graduation with a Bachelor’s in Statistics and Data Science from UCSB, accompanied by the Dean’s Honors Award. Concurrently, he explores his passion in machine learning and computer vision as a student researcher at UCSB

    Connie Liang
    • UCSB (BS in Math & Stats)
    • USC (MS in Applied Data Science)
    • Data Scientist at Meta

    I am a highly qualified math tutor with a strong academic background. I hold a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and Statistics from UCSB, as well as a Master's degree from USC. With my solid foundation in mathematics, I am equipped to provide comprehensive support and guidance to students.

    One of my greatest strengths as a tutor is my ability to actively listen to students and understand their individual needs. I excel at breaking down complex concepts into more manageable and understandable parts, ensuring that students grasp the underlying principles. I am patient and dedicated, always striving to create a supportive learning environment that fosters confidence and growth.

    Teaching is my passion, and I derive immense satisfaction from helping students succeed in their mathematical journey. I particularly enjoy working with children, as I believe in nurturing a love for learning from an early age. By employing engaging and interactive teaching methods, I aim to make math enjoyable and accessible for all students.

    David Liu
    • M.S. in Computer Science, University of California - San Diego (UCSD)

    David Liu is a math and computer science enthusiast who graduated from UC San Diego. David discovered his passion for teaching during high school, where he founded an after school math club dedicated to tutoring and mentoring students, showcasing an early commitment to fostering a love for mathematics. What began as a hobby evolved into a dedicated journey as he continued teaching math in institutions such as Best Friends and MT Learning Center, covering a spectrum of subjects from Algebra to Calculus BC. David brings a unique blend of academic expertise and a genuine enthusiasm for sharing knowledge, making him a valuable addition to our team.