Who Are We

Teacher –  Ms. Wen

    • 20+ years of software engineering experience from Oracle, Yahoo, LinkedIn, etc.
    • 20+ years of Java programming experience (from Java 1.0)
    • Master’s degree in Computer Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Master’s degree in Information Science from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Bachelor’s degree of Information Science from Beijing University
    • Responsible, committed, and organized
    • Loves programming, loves teaching, enjoys working with kids
    • More background at LinkedIn profile:
    • Subjects: Java, AP Computer Science A, USACO Training

Teacher – Victor S.

    • UC Berkeley Computer Science student
    • Incoming Software Engineer Intern at ServiceNow
    • USACO Platinum Division contestant
    • Many years of experience teaching Fundamental Java, Intermediate Java, Intro to Competitive Programming, and Python
    • Winner of HackSC Hackathon 2021
    • Experienced in Java, Python, C++, C#, JavaScript
    • AP Computer Science – full score (5)
    • Linkedin Profile

Teacher – Lucy Q.

    • Senior at Lynbrook High School
    • USACO Gold Division
    • Numerous years’ experience teaching numerous fundamental Java and Intermediate Java classes
    • AP Computer Science – full score (5)
    • Experienced in Java and C++

Writer – Litong 

Litong goes to Valley Christian High School and is a writer for Ascende Learning. He is familiar with Java, and is currently taking AP Computer Science A and is a USACO contestant. Apart from CS, he enjoys learning about the newest technology. He also enjoys English, and writes poems in his free time. His poems have been submitted to the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. Aside from English, his hobbies also include playing and watching basketball and solving Rubik’s Cubes. He has TAed in many different places, including at school and also in Quest Institute’s Quest Summer Intensive in July 2020.