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Shin Yen

AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC

Shin Yen homeschooled her three children for the last eighteen years and has taught math at all levels. Before embarking on her homeschooling journey, she attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art on a full tuition scholarship and graduated Summa Cum Laude with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering. She then continued her EE studies at Stanford University and graduated with an M.S. and a Ph.D., both in Electrical Engineering.

During graduate school, her research focused on 3D volume visualization, 3D image reconstruction and aliasing artifacts in the volumetric Spiral CT (Computed Tomography) data. She brings her extensive engineering background to her teaching and loves to motivate students by giving them examples of real-life engineering applications and showing them where a particular math topic fits in the big puzzle of science and engineering. She believes that this evokes in the student a sense of wonder about the power and beauty of math.

Math is fundamental to all science studies, and a good foundation in math goes a long way to ensuring that a love for the sciences is not cut short by frustration with the math involved. AP Calculus AB and BC are the entry into all college-level math, science, and engineering courses. A solid foundation in both courses is crucial to success in any STEM field.

Dr. Yen lives in sunny San Diego, California, with her husband and three children. In her free time, Shin likes to garden in her backyard while listening to a good podcast. She also likes to knit and quilt and enjoys long hikes along the beach or into the canyons of San Diego with her family.

Background & Experience

  • B.S., Electrical Engineering, 1988, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Summa Cum Laude

  • M.S., Electrical Engineering, 1994, Stanford University

  • Ph.D., Electrical Engineering, 1999, Stanford University

  • Research Assistant, The Lucas Center for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, Stanford, CA, 1994-1999

  • Blue Tent Online Math Instructor (2019-present)

    • AP Calculus AB

    • AP Calculus BC

  • College Board-authorized online AP instructor. Approved syllabi for:

    • AP Calculus AB

    • AP Calculus BC

    • AP Physics 1

    • AP Physics 2

    • AP Physics C EM and Mechanics 

  • K through 12th Home Educator

  • Instructor, Art of Problem Solving Academy, San Diego, CA (2017-2019)

  • Private Tutor: Algebra 1 and 2, Trigonometry, Pre-Calculus, Integrated Math 1H, 2H, 3H, AP Calculus AB, AP Calculus BC, AP Physics 1 and 2, AP Physics C. 2014-present

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Feedback & Reviews

  • Read student/parents reviews of Dr. Yen's classes HERE.


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