facebook

Our kids joined TVA at its beginning two years ago and have been part of TVA’s success to-date. While TVA has specific curriculum by grade level and set schedule, TVA staff work closely with us (parents and kids) to provide feedback for adjustment to encourage engagement, learning and creativity. TVA listens to our inputs and feedback and incorporates in its continuous improvement initiative. We appreciate the research and effort that TVA invests in to be up-to-date if not being ahead of the curve with curriculums and test, but also the faculty’s high qualifications to deliver the teaching. Thank you for the partnership towards our children’s future.

– A mother from Dublin, CA

We moved our two kids from (another neighboring after school program) to TriValley for almost two years now, and glad that we made the change. We were looking for a program that would give my kids more dedicated care and attention, and we found TriValley a great place to meet our needs. Their class size is smaller and their teachers are very caring. Their management team is great to deal with and cares to listen to our needs. For example, after knowing that my 4th grader has other extra activities during certain time of the day, Stephanie and her team adjusted her schedule multiple times to allow my daughter to finish their tutoring and Chinese classes before she has to leave. Ms. Yanyan at the front desk is great and always there to give her hands whenever we need her help, from school pick-up to feeding my kids when we forgot to pack their lunches. The entire staff is just friendly and professional, and they not only listen to our feedback but also take actions. Our kids are happy there. We highly recommend TriValley.

– A mother from San Ramon, CA

(Both my kids) really enjoyed summer camp. They loved the different themes each week and the field trips. They said that they could understand their teachers and learned Chinese much easier. They went to (a neighboring after school program) last year for summer and they didn’t learn much academically since they said they had a hard time understanding the teachers. I also like that TriValley Academy is smaller and more intimate. The kids got more attention. They do not get lost in a sea of kids.

– A mother from San Ramon, CA

(My two children) enjoyed the TVA summer camp very much. They expressed that they both would like to attend TVA in the future (this speaks volume because they do not always say they want to go back to any particular summer camp). They were both comfortable in the environment, comfortable with the teachers, and made many friends. They particularly enjoyed spending their “TVA bucks”, and the cooking week. I also wanted to thank you for making the arrangements for transportation from Castro Valley to TVA. That extra customer service accommodation was greatly appreciated.

– A mother from Castro Valley, CA

About Chinese Program/育才学校的中文教育

我的两个孩子去TVA已快两年了,当初选择TVA的其中一个原因是他们每班不超过10人的小班制的中文授课。学中文对这些身处英语环境中的孩子们是一件很不容易的事,单单只是会听会说中文是不够的,也需要会读会写。

以前在其它的课后中文学校也遇到过好的中文老师,但来到TVA(育才學校)后发现这里的中文老师教学方式非常特别:对低年级的学生以培养学习中文的兴趣为主,以唱歌的方式引导学生认识生字和记住字的笔画。对高年级的学生以加强对字词的认识及运用为主,以讲故事及练习造句的方式引导学生活学活用。而教学老师还会根据各班学生的特点量身打造教材,使每位学生对中文都有更多认识与理解。每年开学时,TVA的中文老师都会对新学生在中文的听,说,读,写四方面作程度测试,然后根据结果分班,现在TVA己分出9个级别的中文班。

娱教娱乐的教育方式培养了学生对学中文的兴趣,比如:为了加强学生在中文听说两方面的训练老师会给学生看电视剧,教我女儿的崔老师会精心挑选了励志型的适合女孩看的《大长今》,每回看了电视剧后,女儿都会告诉我讲了什么;老师还会挑选音频故事给学生们听作为毎周的课后功课,下星期上课时复述故事内容及各人的感想。

有一次女儿问我为什么有小孩不喜欢中文,还说中文boring, 我想这是因为我的孩子们运气好遇到了好老师,让他们喜欢上了中文。我相信,即使以后他们不再上中文课了,他们也一定不会忘记他们在TVA里这段学中文的时光,特别是他们最敬重喜爱的崔老师。

– A mother from San Ramon, CA

女儿当初学中文时,可谓是出师不利。非常辛苦。仅一年级的她竞被中文学习搞得日日寡欢。我也在几次努力失败后, 无耐地放弃了。转到TriValleyAcademy(TVA-育才學校),真却是柳暗花明又一春。教中文的唐老师,热情的接纳了她,对她非常信心, 这一下子鼓励了她,她再次想试一试。几个月后,在唐老师教授下,她的中文真的进步了。看到她对中文有了兴趣,我倍感惊喜。由衷感激Tri-Valley请了一位好老师。而在我看来,这位好老师实际上是为一个孩子打开了一扇中国的门。从那以后,女儿很愿意配合老师。现在的陈老师继续了生动活泼的教学特点,激发出孩子们对中国文化了解的兴趣。女儿不仅开始主动作作业,朗读课文,背唐诗,说成语,唱中文歌,还从图书馆找出有关的中国的故事书读。老师的爱带给他们每天快乐的学习时光。

我也曾让女儿去过几个不同的学后班和暑期班,唯TriValley Academy我敢推荐给我的朋友们。这里的教师团队有爱心,教学经验丰富,教书的同时又育人。学校的学风整,有股正能量。因此,这里的孩子很阳光,快乐。知识学得活。相信我,TriValley-育才學校是此地区最好的。

– A mother from Pleasanton, CA

2016-2017 Open House Flyer

TriValley Academy combines an immersive, exciting and hands-on learning experience with structured academic programs, fun activities and much more…