Ping Zhuge earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science from University of Texas – Dallas in 2014. Before she came to the United States of America, she taught senior high school students in China for about 4 years. During that time, she realized teaching is an art requiring endless efforts. The value of teaching is found when students make progress in academics, understand the importance of being a good person, and make contributions to society after graduation.
Ping found the hands-on classroom experience she had each day during her residency year to be incredibly helpful in her preparation. Specifically, Ping noted the exposure she had to lesson planning, classroom management, lesson pacing, and exposure to tutoring students before and after school, were all very valuable in preparing her for her first year of teaching. The year-long apprenticeship helped her understand students’ background, get a stronger idea of teaching, and lay a solid foundation for when she has her own classroom.
In her teaching career, Ping plans to stick to her faith of dedicating herself to helping each student be either college or career ready. Gradually, she hopes she can teach upper division high school math courses like Calculus AB and pre-calculus.
Upon successfully completing her residency year, Ping received a job offer to teach at the prestigious Townview Science and Engineering Magnet School in Dallas ISD, where she teaches Algebra 2, and Calculus.
In her spare time, she likes reading.