Mrs. Tu was born in Vietnam. When she was four, her family immigrated to California. She grew up in Rosemead and attended Rosemead High School. She graduated from the University of California, Riverside with a major in Liberal Studies and Ethnic Studies. She has a Master's Degree from the University of LaVerne in Reading. She has been teaching for 17 years with 4 years in 3rd Grade and 7 years in 4th Grade. She is married and has three children. She enjoys cooking and baking dessert.