Foreign Languages

Mr. Austin Trujillo - Spanish

Mr. Ahmad Diba - French

Ms. Yun Ru - Mandarin

 

Spanish

Mr. Austin Trujillo - Spanish

Austin Trujillo has been teaching music and Spanish at OLM for seven years.  He holds a B.A. in Music from Pepperdine University where he studied violin performance and music theory/composition, acting as the concertmaster of the symphony from 2001-2003.  He has worked as a studio and session player for many top film and TV composers, music producers, and symphonies.  As well as being an active musician, Austin is also a credentialed educator for multiple subjects. Austin is also our Spanish teacher. He also teaches private music lessons.  He also loves to surf.

 

French

Ahmad Diba - French

Mandarin

Yun Ru - Mandarin

Hi. My name is Yun Ru.  I have been teaching and tutoring Mandarin for 7 years. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Language Art from The Television University in China and an Associate’s Degree at Elementary Education. I also am certified and graduated from Startalk Professional Teacher Training Program in Mandarin.

 

I am continuing my education every summer to improve my teaching skills. I have been working for the Federal Found Program teaching underprivileged children Mandarin in south central and east LA every summer.

 

I have been teaching at OLM for five years. I love children and I have three of my own. I know every child has their own way to learn so I try to design the curriculum to fit everyone. I love to see a smile on their face while they are learning Mandarin!