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About Lin X.

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Belmont, CA
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I have been teaching Chinese in bay area for many years. I am very experienced in customizing private lessons for students of different age with a wide variety of needs. For more information, please contact: lartstutor at gmail, or leave an online message. I am looking forward to working with you:)

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I am a Chinese native speaker with a Master degree in Education. I've also got a teaching credential to teach in public schools in China. I am experienced in customizing lessons for both children and adults. In my class, students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Therefore, I've gained a lot of successful teaching experiences in designing lessons targeting students' goals and expectations. My Chinese class has covered topics from kids Chinese to adult Business Chinese.

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- 1-on-1, or 1-on-more customized private lessons
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About Lin
I have been teaching Chinese and Violin in bay area for years. I am very experienced in customizing private lessons for students of different age with various needs. If you have any question regarding my course, please contact: lartstutor at gmail or send a message online.

My class is designed in a student-friendly way. I will always discuss your learning goals and expectations at the very beginning; I believe a mutual understanding of the big picture between the student and the teacher will serve a good start. I enjoy exchanging ideas with my students in the class and let them dive deeper into the subject through this two-way communication. In my class, you can learn with joy, making a steady progress step by step. I will also introduce a most-fit textbook to you, with plenty of supplementary learning materials provided, as well as a
customized teaching plan offered based on your goals and learning progress.
Course benefits include:
- 1-on-1, or 1-on-more tailor-made executive private tutoring lessons
- Most flexible option and suited to busy lifestyles
- Having lessons on your preferred timetable
- Focusing solely on your learning requirements and obstacles
- Opportunities to practice in the class with timely feedback

Now I am accepting new students in both violin and Chinese class. If you have any question regarding my course, please contact: lartstutor at gmail or send a message online.
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Shan Z. May 19, 2019
· Violin · In studio
I am an adult. I have been learning violin from Lynn for about half a year. I really like her and her classes. She is very nice, always very patient and she even extended her class for a couple times without any extra charge. My violin skills have improved a lot since it is very easy to communicate with her and she can always find out my weakness and help me overcome it soon. Although most her students are kids, but she adjust the learning progress to make me learn faster. Before I took her class, I thought I might give up learning violin, but by taking her classes, I am always passionate about learning it. Besides, we communicate in Mandarin, which is very convenient to me. I highly recommend Lynn for teaching violin.
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Sam April 9, 2019
· Violin · In studio
Lin is patient and encouraging. My son enjoys the lessons and is motivated to practice and improve.
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Maxwell H. February 23, 2019
· Violin · In home
Highly recommend for my son of 4years and since his first class only, he tells me he learned a lot then and will love to appreciate and learn more in the future sessions with teacher Lynn.
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Lin X.

Belmont, CA 94002
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About Qin L.

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San Francisco, CA
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About Qin
Hi, there! My name is Qin and I can't wait to meet you! I've been teaching private lessons since 2003 and have loved helping my students learn English, Chinese including Mandarin and Cantonese to better in communication with others. I am also available to help with basic sewings since I study in Fashion Design. I'm a fun and patient, and my teaching style is learning as you play, I look forward to helping you reach your goals!
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Qin L.

San Francisco, CA 94134
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About Matt G.

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Pensacola, FL

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I have lived in China for 4 years and my wife is Chinese. With our combined experience we will have no problem bringing your Chinese up to any level you like.

About Matt
I went to Pensacola Catholic High and graduated in 2003. I then attended and Auburn University, where I became a Christian, and graduated in 2007. Once I finished, I went overseas to teach English and do missions. I taught in Thailand from 2003-2007 and then in China from 2012-2016. I have been teaching since that time and am back home now to get my Master's degree in TESOL. I enjoy teaching people and watching their confidence grow as they learn new skills and develop new abilities. My teaching style is relaxing but challenging; as much as possible, I encourage and motivate students to have a love of learning, not just of this subject but of learning in general.
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Manisha April 27, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
He was really understanding to the fact that I haven't been speaking much Chinese for the past 6 months. He went at a good pace and helped me understand all the vocabulary.
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angelis March 8, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! He cares about his students. Very accommodating. My son has a hard time being focused but he has managed to stay focused on his lesson and is always looking forward to his next one.
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Irina February 16, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
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About Alina Q.

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Roseville, CA

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Firstly, I speak standard Mandarin Chinese from North Eastern China, which is the same kind of pronunciation found in professional teaching material and stipulated by the People Republic of China. Secondly, I have over ten years experience teaching second language to students of all ages and proficiency levels, which includes preparing students to take the HSK. Thirdly, I earned a bachelors degree and teaching certificate in teaching English, which has given me the pedological and speaking skills to explain Chinese grammar and culture to beginning level Chinese speakers.

About Alina
你好 !My name is 强耀萱, but if you are a beginner you can just call me “Alina” for now. Firstly, I speak standard Mandarin Chinese from North Eastern China, which is the same kind of pronunciation you would find in professional teaching material at universities and is also stipulated by the Peoples Republic of China. Secondly, I have over ten years experience teaching second language to all ages and proficiency levels. I particularly have experience in teaching school children Chinese. I am also proficient in preparing students to take the Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK). Thirdly, my bachelors degree is in English Education, so I understand important pedological methods and can explain grammar and cultural concepts to beginner level students.
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Raquel B. May 19, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Alina is wonderful. There's just no substitute for a professional teacher like her if you really want to learn a language. I think this is especially true for a language that is as difficult and foreign (to an English speaker at least) as Mandarin. Thanks to Alina, I finally have gotten the hang of the tones and am learning the characters for real. I LOVE the textbook she teaches out of--it's part of a very thorough series of Chinese language-learning textbooks, the sort you would use in an actual class at a university or in an immersion program. In addition, she prepares pdfs which she sends me to supplement the textbook vocabulary/grammar. We're on chapter 6 now and I'm feeling very excited and motivated because after years of wanting to learn Mandarin and dabbling casually with various materials, I feel that I've finally begun to make progress.

Alina, in addition to being a great teacher, is also a very warm and considerate person. She won't make you feel pressured or uncomfortable if you aren't perfectly prepared for your lesson. She's also been very conscientious about sending materials, being on time for our lessons, and making sure that I understood all of the lesson material, even if it means going a little over the designated hour. I highly recommend her to anyone who is serious about learning Mandarin.
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Teagan N. December 16, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very fun environment that she created which makes learning easier. Looking forward to learn more with her
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Alina Q.

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About Junling C.

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Mc Lean, VA
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I am a native Chinese, and I lived in Shanghai and Beijing. I was a TV reporter for CCTV, China's biggest national TV station for 5 years. After that I worked for Fortune Magazine and Time Magazine as a translator and a reporter. My mandarin is perfect, without any accent, and I'm great with young kids as well as adults.

About Junling
My name is Junling and I'm a native Chinese. For the last two decades I have moved seamlessly between East and West, and understand both China and the U.S. very well.

I worked for Chinese biggest national TV station as a reporter and producer for 5 years. After that, I was researcher and translator for Fortune magazine and Time magazine. My previous job was media relation manager at American Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai.

I have very good interpersonal and communications skills in both English and Chinese.
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Susannah October 5, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
Mrs. Junling is a very passionate, enthusiastic and kind teacher. She helped me gain confidence in both my pronunciation and vocabulary skills. I would highly recommend her to anyone who wanted to gain some knowledge of the Chinese language.
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Junling C.

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About Judy D.

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Jamestown, NC
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As a native Mandarin speaker from Beijing, I have been working as university Mandarin professor for the past 11 years here in NC. I created Minor program at my university. I had my own language academy in HK and I have taught people of all ages and levels. I did my graduate study in Education in Paris, France. I have a lot of teaching experience. I speak fluent Mandarin, Cantonese, French and English. I can teach Mandarin in any other three languages.

About Judy
As a native Mandarin speaker from Beijing, I have been working as a university professor in High Point, NC for the past 11 years. I created the Chinese minor at my university. I started with my own academy in Hong Kong, and I was teaching people of all ages and levels. With the income earned from this academy within a short period of one year, I went to Paris to do my study in French and graduate study afterwards in Education. After graduation, I came to the US to teach. I have a lot of experience. I speak fluent Mandarin (mother tongue), Cantonese, French and English. I can teach Mandarin in any of the language mentioned.
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Dads April 2, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
Judy is an excellent teacher. My son enjoyed taking lessons with her. Her passion and knowledge of Madarin really encourages my son to fully engage during the class.
I am really happy with the progress my son is making on his Madarin. He has improved so much.

Thank you so much Judy
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Eric April 1, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
Judy Danley is the most professional, caring, and hard working teacher I have ever had. Her dedication should be an example for all other educators. I have had the pleasure of learning Mandarin from Judy Danley for four years. She is a fun teacher and always finds new ways to challenge her students. After four years of learning from her in the US, I felt comfortable moving to China and currently work for Walt Disney International in the People's Republic of China. Judy Danley is an amazing teacher that gave me the skills and confidence to be able to achieve my dreams.
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Judy D.

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About Kaitlyn Z.

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Clovis, CA
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Hi there, nice to meet you! My name is Kaitlyn, I'm from China and I've been live in California for 2 years now. I'm an incoming freshman at UC Berkeley with an intended Math major! GO BEARS
I have been a professional tutor for 4 years. I LOVE helping students and I LOVE my mother language--Chinese. With me, you will not only learn about the language, but also the history, the culture behind it and I will give you all of my knowledge with 100% passion.
What's more, I promise you, with me, there will NEVER be a boring class, I have wide interests: music, art, sports, science, or even juicy news. No matter who you are and what you are interested in, we will always have great conversations.
Please contact me if you would like my help! I can't wait to get to know you!

About Kaitlyn
Hi there, nice to meet you! My name is Kaitlyn, I'm from China and I've been live in California for 2 years now. I'm an incoming freshman at UC Berkeley with an intended Math major! GO BEARS
I have been a professional tutor for 4 years. I LOVE helping students and with me, you will not only learn about the language, but also the history, the culture behind it and I will give you all of my knowledge with 100% passion.
What's more, I promise you, with me, there will NEVER be a boring class, I have wide interests: music, art, sports, science, or even juicy news. No matter who you are and what you are interested in, we will always have great conversations.
Please contact me if you would like my help! I can't wait to get to know you!
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Kaitlyn Z.

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About Bing H.

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San Francisco, CA
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I’m a native Mandarin speaker from Beijing, China. As from the capital, I speak the most standard Chinese with no accent. I would teach you all the knowledge you need to know in the most simple way. Start to build your Mandarin skill today!

About Bing
I’m currently a finance major senior, I’m good at math, plus I’m chinese. So I’m good at math and Mandarin lol.
I never think anyone can’t do certain things because they are too hard, or they are not interested. It’s either previous teacher doesn’t know how to teach, or you didn’t pay attention. But you are here! So I guess I can take this chance, and tell you that all the knowledges you are learning today, are tools for you to better get to know the world, and prepare for solving problems from life, or future work. They are powerful tools, but they are only tools. If you fail for now, don’t feel disappointed because I’m here to help you master using the tool, and well control it!
So let’s kill them with the easiest way, and be well prepared for the future challenges! ;)
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Bing H.

San Francisco, CA 94111
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$34 / 30-min

About walter S.

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Huntsville, AL

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I graduated with a Degree in Music Theory from the Beautiful campus of Alabama A&M University in 2017. I'm currently seeking a career in Teaching and/or producing music. I would love to help with any topic.

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Hello, My name is W. K. Sullivan II and I am a fairly recent graduate of Alabama A&M University. At this modest college, located in Normal AL, I majored in Music Business allowing me to master a variety of instruments and other related fields such as art. I was a participant in the band, the stringed ensemble, jazz band, and still had time to sing in the choir at church. I've even taught guitar, violin, bass, trombone, and piano lessons at the world renowned Maitland Conservatory. Feel free to ask me anything from basic music theory to form and analysis.
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walter S.

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$37 / 30-min

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