May Ng

May Ng

Biology Teacher

Mark Keppel High School

Alhambra, CA USA

The biggest thing that any teacher would like to have is to know that we’ve reached out to these kids and, even when they’re not in front of us, they still remember us.


By Roadtrip Nation

May Ng


My road in life has been direct.
I didn’t originally plan on pursuing teaching, but I realized that I really enjoyed tutoring and volunteering at local schools.
I graduated with a degree in biology and then took a year off to really think about what I wanted to do with my life.
All signs were pointing to teaching, so I decided to go back to school for my teaching credential.
I started my teaching career as a substitute for an honors biology teacher who was on maternity leave—the fact that I had a biology degree and could actually teach the content helped a lot!
Within a year, I had taught a handful of different biology classes and saw the value I could bring.
I’ve been teaching for 18 years now, and currently teach both life sciences and statistics.


High School
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
University of California, Los Angeles
Teaching Credential
California State University, Los Angeles


Biology Teacher

I teach both high school biology and statistics.

Career Roadmap

My work combines:
My work combines:
Teaching / Mentoring

Advice for Getting Started

Here's the first step for professionals

Set your boundaries before you start. By all means, work hard and put in the extra effort, but make sure you're not overdoing. Set boundaries for yourself so that you don't burn out. For example, I'll set a specific time of day that I will stop working, go home, and leave the rest of my work for the next day. That's a good boundary to have as a teacher.


The Noise I Shed

From Family:

"A lot can go wrong as a teacher. You should pursue something else instead."