My name is Sean and I am 30 years old. I strive to make the public smile.
WHY DO I TEACH? Because the feeling of applying the knowledge learned to one's everyday life is very rewarding. Teaching is an intense passion of mine and I do not plan on stopping anytime soon.
On top of my extensive knowledge of languages, I am a chess instructor for students of all ages where we learn the basics of chess and how to think strategically. I also teach math and science to high school/college students.
When I am not working as a teacher I enjoy playing soccer, traveling, discussing climate change, and making short documentary films.
I was responsible for a group of high school students who were required to learn English as a second language. My responsibilities included planning and organizing lessons, prepared teaching materials, organizing and running specialist courses, and attending social events.
2013 - 2015
M.A. in Education
UC Davis - Davis, CA
2009 - 2013
B.Sc in Biology
Stanford University - Palo Alto, CA
2013 - 2020
Yes4Chess - Bay area, CA
Instructed elementary students in the basics of chess playing and how to think strategically. Designed lessons for beginner, intermediate, and advanced students. Supervised timed chess tournaments.
2013 - 2020
Lydian Academy - Menlo Park, CA
Assist middle/high students understand difficult concepts regarding subjects in pre-collegiate math and science.
2014 - 2017
Founder & CEO
Developed and fully managed CrackingCam, a free social navigation app that allows people to take photos/videos of bars, clubs, and private parties and rate them for others to see in real time as an effective way to plan for the best return on their time before heading there.
2014 - 2015
Speech & Audio Analyst
Facebook - Menlo Park, CA
Helped improve speech recognition quality and provide inside into open research questions in the field. The project involves quickly transcribing and tagging audio, and providing feedback to improve performance for systems and tools.
2017 - 0
Earthship - Taos, New Mexico
Earthship structures are intended to be "off-the-grid-ready" homes, with minimal reliance on public utilities and fossil fuels. They are constructed to use available natural resources, especially energy from the sun and rain water. I help clients understand the components of biology, chemistry, and physics found in Earth's natural phenomenon to live in a more sustainable manner.