Thuy P. Truong
English Instructor &
Executive Function Coach
"Even though she is so good at professionalism, she does not forget to humanize it and connects with students at a personal level to help them further and make them more comfortable. I remember when I was going through a difficult situation academically and emotionally, she encouraged me not to drop courses and work harder. She tried to talk to me and understand me like a friend, helped me understand what I needed to correct and genuinely showed care and concern."
My name is Thuy ( pronounced Twee) Truong. I am the daughter of an immigrant family who dreams of books and loves the academic journey with all students. I am also a certified, trilingual educator with 15 years experience teaching and coaching students from middle school to university level. I graduated summa cum laude in English and Secondary Education at Arizona State University with a merit scholarship to honor my parents. While teaching high school English full-time as a credentialed teacher and taking care of my mother, I also completed my Master’s in Educational Administration and Supervision. For me, knowledge is beauty.
My higher education career began with advising and coaching, but soon after I was invited to teach English in Boston at Wheelock College and Urban College of Boston working with diverse learners for almost 5 years. I also built Wheelock's international student advising office from scratch and ran it for 4 years. After relocating to Northern California, I also developed and taught university success workshops at San Jose State University. I also designed the Executive Function Curriculum for Meyers Learning Center and taught English at all levels. I have more than a decade of experience working with students with learning differences (ADD/ADHD, Autism, Anxiety, Dysgraphia, Dyslexia and beyond). To pursue my passion, I also completed training on Americans with Disabilities Act with Syracuse University.
Children and Adults with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (CHADD)
Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
Arizona Department of Education
National Tutoring Association
THAT I AM
I am one who notices when the student’s voice seems different. I see the sparkle of light in the students’ eyes when their confidence goes up. I like to remember what my students said yesterday because that might be the cool idea for my next lesson. I love igniting students' imagination and passion for learning. My favorite part is helping students find themselves because that moment is magic.
I look forward to unlocking the magic within all students!