If you plan to use Chinese at work, we can focus our lessons around dialogue and vocabulary that relates directly to your job or industry. If you are a student and want to improve your academic performance in Chinese, I can train you to utilize more efficient ways of studying and practicing. If you would like to gain exposure to or build a foundation in Mandarin Chinese, I can also help you accomplish this.
I am a native Chinese speaker with a BA in English and MBA in Global Management from Thunderbird. I worked as an English to Chinese translator for 2 years in the Ministry of Commerce in Beijing, and volunteered as an interpreter for the City of Austin. During graduate school, I was a Chinese tutor/language partner for a few of my classmates, all of whom made big progress in their fluency and pronunciation.
I am a professional qualified Mandarin Chinese tutor who has four years of experience with one-on-one teaching Mandarin as well as teaching in a classroom setting. I have taught Chinese to students aged 5-18 at a Chinese Language Specialty School in Moscow and to adults. I also prepared students for each level of Chinese proficiency qualifications (YCT, HSK). Certifications: Master's degree in Linguistics (Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages); HSK Level 6
About Zhao Yang
My name is Evgeniya (Zhao Yang)!
I am multilingual and I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese, Russian and ESL.
You have a genuine interest in learning Mandarin or Russian, you would love to explore the language, to learn more about the culture, people, history...
But you are struggling with learning Russian/ Mandarin Chinese on your own. You need a guide who will help you and step by step will go with you toward your goals, support you in your language learning journey. You are most likely looking for the right course/ program/ teacher for you or your kid and don't know what to choose, I know it's so overwhelming! Don't wonder around for too long, make a decision and go for your dream.
I have five years of experience with one-on-one online teaching as well as teaching in a classroom setti
ng. I have taught Mandarin Chinese to students aged 6 -18 at a Chinese Language Specialty School in Moscow and to sophomore, junior students, adults (I had a student who was 78 years old learning Chinese), I also have experience working with clients from diverse backgrounds within the business world (Tech companies, fashion industry, Acupuncture and Herbal Medicine Center and more). I prepare my students for each level of Chinese proficiency qualifications (YCT, HSK).
I am Russian and I teach Russian as well. I started teaching Russian 3 years ago, I absolutely enjoy the process of sharing my knowledge with students. Russian is such a beautiful language with a great history. I truly admire people who decided to learn Russian, I do my best to share my passion for the language with my clients.
I believe that when you learn a new language, you see the world through that language. Learning a language is not only about the language, it involves human communication, a sharing of ideas, culture, travelling, history, arts, personal and professional development. So my lessons always include a basic cultural section where I introduce culture and customs to the students or any other topic the learner interested in.
At my lessons, I have creativity and do my best to build an exciting and interesting learning experience. In practice I utilize interactive teaching methods and activities to motivate students to learn and communicate in a foreign language. I always use visual aids, such as software tools or videos and make students feel that learning a foreign language is fun and interesting.
I am happy that my passion for learning foreign languages became my profession. Teaching foreign languages for me is a Never-Ending Professional Development Journey. It’s a profession that allows me to be creative, work with a variety of different people, travel all over the world and inspire students not only academically but personally as well.
Are you looking for a DIFFERENT type of service that can help you successfully learn Mandarin Chinese/ Russian and get better results?
Are you looking for the most efficient, fast and effective way to learn Mandarin Chinese or Russian or improve your language skills and finally get the specific results you need?
Trust, You are in the right place!
I offer online Mandarin Chinese Language/ Russian Coaching service for passionate, driven and ambitious learners like you, who are eager to learn Mandarin Chinese/ Russian and get an invaluable insight into culture and thinking!
How my service is different? - tailor-made sessions - learn real language you need - brain-based teaching (I understand how the brain likes to learn) - explain things clearly and effectively in a fun and memorable way - "live" the language approach - no boring texts and page by page approach - learn smarter, not harder
I'm a shy guy so when I went in for my first lesson I was really scared but my teacher was really kind and five minutes in I had completely forgotten that I was scared, and I learned so much. I went from knowing a very basic introduction to being able to ask for something, and knowing more words and it would take me ages to list off everything I've learned. Amazing teacher!
September 25, 2018
Great Mandarin Chinese tutor, 100% recommended! It was very easy to get started, flexible and you become an effective communicator in a short period of time! From day 1 I started learning stuff that I could use in real life, within months I am now having full conversations in Chinese, because I was learning the language I needed and topics I would normally talk about. Classes were so enjoyable and worth it!
July 31, 2017
Very happy with the first lesson. This is exactly what I need. Looking forward to the next classes.
I am fluent and professional in Mandarin and fluent in English. I can teach you the skills necessary to speak natural and correct Mandarin Chinese
I’m a professional and fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker, with English as my second language. I can teach and tutor Chinese learners at any level, and help you perfect your pronunciation. I also accept other work, such as translations.
I am an American born in Los Angeles, CA. I was trained by some of the best Chinese language teachers while at UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree. I entered into the Chinese Bridge Competition held every year, and was the number one American, Chinese language speaker. I was sent to China where I competed against top talent in almost every other country in the world and took first prize that year. After winning this competition, I continued training at UCLA where I got my Masters in East Asian Studies, so I am also trained in Ancient Chinese. The UCLA newspaper had my story on the front page which can now be viewed online through a search. I have continued using Mandarin on a daily basis and know the ins-and-outs of learning this difficult language as an American English speaker.
I am an American English speaker who has mastered the Chinese language. I was trained by some of the best Chinese language teachers while at UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree. I entered into the Chinese Bridge Competition held every year, and was the number one American, Chinese language speaker. I was sent to China where I competed against top talent in almost every other country in the world and took first prize that year. After winning this competition, I continued training at UCLA where I got my Masters in East Asian Studies, so I am also trained in Ancient Chinese. The UCLA newspaper had my story on the front page which can now be viewed online through a search. I have continued using Mandarin on a daily basis and know the ins-and-outs of learning this difficult language as an American English speaker.
Native Mandarin Speaker experienced with public speaking, debating, hosting and acting, I will not only teach you the language, but also help you add your personality and confidence to your words!
Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!
I am a native speaker who is fully bilingual. Take lessons with me to learn how to flirt, order at a restaurant, slang, and impress Chinese and non-Chinese people. I'll teach you wisdom from the culture. I'll also introduce you to Chinese humor.
Dear future student, Did you ever wish you could say more than nihaoma? Does ni hao kai lan make you wish you could be fluent in Mandarin? If so, let me know if you want to get started today in the basics of Mandarin. Not only will you impress your mother, but you could impress your waiter and eventually tell jokes in Mandarin. What are you waiting for? Kuai xue ba!
As an experienced Mandarin teacher, I look to break down each component of the language into its most simple parts, so that the student can best understand all aspects of, what can be, a very challenging language.
Hello! I am a Mandarin teacher of many years, having taught in a variety of settings, from 1-on-1 tutoring, to immersion schools. As a Chinese-American, I have great tools in place to help English speakers best learn the challenging language of Mandarin Chinese. As someone who is bilingual, as well as a teacher of both Mandarin and English, I have a great understanding of both languages, thus am able to help bridge any gaps between the two.
Very professional and patient teacher who always take your thought and feeling into consideration. Strongly recommend!
September 19, 2019
My child worked with Connor of FrostForward Learning as a tutor for Mandarin. Connor was excellent; he has both the necessary substantive knowledge and the interpersonal skills to work well with a teenager. He is professional, reliable, and easy to work with.
September 16, 2019
I recently had the pleasure of taking the FrostForward Online Introductory Mandarin course with Connor Frost. As a first time student of the language, it was imperative that I work with someone who was patient, and able to break down this difficult language in it’s most digestible form. Connor did not disappoint on either front. From the onset, it was clear that he was not only experienced, but well-versed in one of the world’s most difficult dialects (written and spoken). His fluidity made me more at ease and trusting of his instruction. I appreciate the obvious time he takes prepare in advance of each lesson, and the information he shares to help with independent study. I look forward to studying with Connor for some time to come!
I am a veteran Mandarin teacher with 30 years of teaching experience both in the United States and China. I have taught in all age groups from pre-adolescence to adults both in a classroom setting as well as one on one tutoring. My goal for my students is simple, to encourage confidence in not only learning and speaking the language but to also have fun while doing so.
When it comes to being a teacher, I believe I possess the qualities you are looking for. I am very passionate about my career and give my best to every student I have taught. I am patient, compassionate, and encouraging in my teaching methods. I want to see you succeed both as a student and as a person.
"Great start. No doubt a professional instructor. Looking forward to learn."
"This is the first time for us to use online tutoring and we booked a session on Friday for our daughter to speak to Guifang on the Sunday. It was really e
asy to communicate with Guifang to confirm the session and send her details of what needed to be covered during the session so she could prepare beforehand. Guifang is really knowledgeable, patient, easy to converse with, clear in her explanations and really helpful. Our daughter said Guifang was better than her teachers. So that's really high praise. We highly recommend Guifang as a Mandarin tutor and we love this online tutoring."
"very pleasant ,professional and knowledgeable , in her teaching approach. highly recommended. I only wish, she was going to be in the states, a few more y
ears. to teach my daughter."
"She was an excellent teacher. Very patient but challenged me."
"My first lesson was very helpful. I’m looking forward to my next lessons. Very good instructor."
"Matt is excellent at sharing the different tones for Chinese. His native language english makes it easier for me to understands how to transition from Eng
lish to Chinese."
"He's awesome with my kids 9&11. They both have totally different learning styles and he's focused on there individual needs. He's teaching them on subject
s that there interested in as well as day to day not just making them learn straight from a book which helps motivate them. My daughter and son look forward to each and every lesson."
"Sharon is such an awesome teacher! She was sooo patient with me and gracious as she helped me learn new language and corrected my tones. I loved having he
r as my teacher!"
"Had a great first lesson with Monique. She's well organized and has clear objectives in her lesson plan. She's also flexible and recognizes when to move
on more quickly or spend a little time reinforcing a topic."