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Tuyetdong Phan-Yamada is a part-time instructor in the Dept. of Mathematics at Glendale Community College, CA. Her teaching history, however, begins in her native country of Vietnam, where in 1989 she completed her pedagogy program and began her career as a Physics and Math middle school teacher. She immigrated to the United States in 1994, where she again studied to be a teacher; graduating from the University of California, Irvine in 2002 with a B.S. in Mathematics, and in 2004 with her Single Subject Math Teaching Credential. Tuyetdong Phan-Yamada finished her M.S. degree in Mathematics in Winter 2010 at CSU Los Angeles.
Mrs. Phan-Yamada has taught math courses at many levels. Some of these include: Elementary Algebra, Intermediate Algebra, Geometry, College Algebra, Trigonometry, Statistics, Math for Elementary Teachers, Math for Liberal Art, Pre-Calculus, and Calculus at public high schools and community colleges in the Los Angeles area from 2004 to present.
Mrs. Phan-Yamada enjoys building interactive graphical illustrations with GeoGebra, which she integrates into her lesson plans in Statistics, Trigonometry, and Calculus courses. She has presented much of this work in conference and in journals. She extended her computational activities from the classroom to industry practice as a Summer'14 faculty research fellow at JPL, Pasadena. Tuyetdong is passionate about the subject of Mathematics, best practices for teaching Mathematics to children and adults, and the use of Mathematics as a language for understanding the world and bringing people together.