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About Tammy Y.

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New York, NY

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Being from Singapore, I am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in both languages. I primary speak English at home, but studied mandarin for over 10 years in school. I'll start by teaching your basic intonations, sentences, and even some idioms to spice things up! Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

About Tammy
I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profile/list of services here. You can send me a message if you are interested in them!

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others.

I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013 with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production!

My students range from as 3.5 years old, to the grandmother of a couple of my students. I wo
rk mostly with children, but have a handful of adult beginner students I work with as well.

Everyone is different - and I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize my lessons and materials for each student. I'll push you (a little!), to make you realize just how much you can do!

Music is an all-rounded experience. Not only can I offer you a chance to learn how to play different styles of piano, from jazz to pop to classical, but I can also teach you how to write your own songs, arrange them, and perhaps (if you like) record them!
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Elizabeth N. January 23, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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Samuel J. October 23, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
A very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Tammy came very well prepared for her lesson and brought readily custom-made materials that make the lesson very smooth. Our son is really excited about his piano lessons again!!

Thanks a lot!

Juan
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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!
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Tammy Y.

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About Lella L.

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San Francisco, CA
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I am both patient and enthusiastic as a teacher. I speak Mandarin Chinese as my native language, and can help my students progress to a high level. Once I have determined the student's level, I work with them to help them improve according to their goals.

About Lella
I studied Musicology and Piano Performance at the Shandong Normal University School of Music, where I graduated with my BA in 2005. I taught music and established a band at a property management institute while a student there, and established my own practice after I graduated. I came to the United States in 2013, where I have continued to play piano and have joined a local band. I am happy to continue sharing my love of music with my students here.

I began tutoring Mandarin in January 2015. As a native speaker, I can guide you to a very high level, and help you learn to speak with a proper Chinese accent.

Please note: Online classes are available for Mandarin Chinese only. Piano lessons are only available in person.
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Maxine M. August 10, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner
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Mo March 6, 2017
· Piano · In studio
5 stars' teacher
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Kayli September 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio
We just had our first lesson and we hit a few bumps but my daughter has never had music instruction before so we're giving it another go next week to see if things go more smoothly. 3 stars above says meets expectations, and though it didn't, I just hesitate to give someone 2 stars based on one lesson.
Here are some details from class:
My daughter (K) just turned 5 but is pretty mature for her age and has expressed an interest in learning the piano so we signed up for individual lessons with Lella. At the start of class I mentioned again (I had noted it at booking time as well) that K has had zero experience with music instruction. Immediately Lella sat with K on the piano bench and started explaining treble clef sign, bass clef sign and what hands they relate to. Lella also has a thick accent as I was trying to follow along with her explanations with a little difficulty. She even asked if K speaks Chinese and I said "no" so she said "you're Indian right?" My daughter would look around from time to time while Lella was explaining at which point Lella would just keep seeing "Pay attention sweetie!" Then she asked my daughter to write the numbers 1-5 in a book and when she said she didn't know how to write the number 2, Lella laughed and said "you know, but you forgot right" so I spoke up and explained "no she has not been taught to write her numbers yet, but she can read/recognize them" to which Lella seemed very surprised, so I felt the need to say, "she's still in preschool. But if you write them she'll be able to tell you what they are." So then Lella switched to counts, explaining about the values of different notes. She asked my daughter if she had questions, to which my daughter said "I think I understand what you're saying, if it's just a circle that means four, but if it's a circle with a line..." And before she could finish her thought Lella said "no that's not a line, it's a stem". At another point when Lella asked if she had any questions, my daughter slowly said "yes... what's velour?" And when Lella looked confused I had to step in and explain that Lella was saying "value", the amount of counts for a note. By the end of the half hour lesson, Lella had reached her explanation of middle C, which she described to my daughter saying "this is middle C because it's in the middle, there are two black keys, then on the left is C. Can you find another one?" When K didn't respond right away, she repeated herself, and again another time. So I said "she really has had no previous music experience, I think you need to even explain to her that those are called keys, like there are black keys, white keys..." And Lella just looked at me confused.
At the end of the lesson I agreed to buy the theory book so we can practice that at home, and Lella asked if I can sit in on the next lesson to help explain things to my daughter, because she "doesn't really focus". I agreed to sit in on the lesson, for my own benefit so I can help her with HW since I also don't have music experience. But I also mentioned to Lella that her accent is quite strong and I think my daughter was having trouble understanding her, and Lella seemed surprised by that comment.
I don't know... it says on Lella's profile that she has worked with young kids but I can't really see how the class was any different from how she would teach me, an adult with no prior music experience.
Oh! I forgot to mention something so basic - when we met Lella she thought I was someone else so I re-introduced myself and introduced my daughter. Then as we were saying goodbye at the end of class I realized Lella had never introduced herself to my daughter, so I asked "oh, what would you like K to call you, Ms. Li, or Lella? Ms. Lella?" She said Lella was fine so I turned to K and said "Tell Lella bye K." It just hit me, I mean that's something about creating a relationship with a young student. Speaking to them directly, making that connection. Lella was really smiley which gave the impression she was friendly but she never really made a connection with K who is the student, not me.
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About An Z.

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Allston, MA
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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

About An
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.
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An Z.

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About Maggie L. N.

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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA
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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.
All ages welcome, specializing in the beginner/intermediate/advance.
Lessons are customized.

About Maggie L.
I teach sewing, crafting, and Mandarin Chinese/Cantonese. I teach all different ages and experience levels (beginner, intermediate, and advanced).

Looking for a DIY gift idea? I can give you advice and teach you online.

I speak Japanese and Chinese, feel free to learn for fun.
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Susan April 13, 2019
· Sewing · In studio
My daughter, 13 took a sewing lesson with Maggie and she was wonderful. Not only was she very good with explaining the process, she had so much knowledge with sewing. My daughter is now able to sew a dress from patterns. She was also very nice and patient, I'm looking forward to signing up more lessons with her.
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Catherine April 12, 2019
· Sewing · In home
I learn so much and having fun in sewing.
Thank you Ms. Maggie
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Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275
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About Paris W.

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Los Angeles, CA

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One on one lesson from a native Chinese speaker. I moved to the U.S. when I was 16 and have lived here for over 8 years now. I will help you with language comprehension, listening, and speaking like a native speaker.
As a music therapist, I specialize in teaching music to kids with special needs. I will add the musical elements into the our Mandarin lessons and help you learn faster. Let's have fun with music and Mandarin!

About Paris
Hi there, my name is Paris. I recently graduated from Berklee College of Music with a dual degree in Music Therapy and Songwriting, while focusing on flute performances as well. I also play piano, guitar, ukelele, percussion and I'm a singer-songwriter. I've worked with kids through music therapy services, and mentor programs, and I'm very patient with kids of all ages.

I moved to the U.S. from China when I was 16. Being bilingual really helped me understand the beauty of different cultures and languages. I like to bridge the gap in all of my teaching experiences and my classes are open to anyone regardless of where you're from.

I've been playing flute for 16 years, piano for 5 years, and have tutored and taught students in a wide age range. In the past, I've played flute in a variety of genres including classical, contemporary, L
atin, jazz, and musical, in symphonic wind ensembles, symphony orchestras, musical theater pit, and recording sessions. I also have been using piano and guitar to write songs and compose for school and for personal projects. Music has always been a crucial element of my life, so let's get on to this musical journey together!
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Ariela June 20, 2019
· Flute · In home
Excellent! She worked with my daughter on tonguing techniques and using the metronome. She helped her learn new skills.
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Los Angeles, CA 90005
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About Winnie C.

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Monrovia, CA
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It is a fun and interesting language. Learning a language with rich historical and cultural will open your mind.

About Winnie
Hi, I have taught kids at various schools since 2013. The subjects included English, Math, Chinese, Arts and crafts. Also, I have taught and tutored teens and adults.
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Winnie C.

Monrovia, CA 91016
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$50 / 30-min

About Tiffany L.

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Arcadia, CA

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Wants to have FUN and CREATIVE Chinese lesson? That's what I good at! Experienced in creating customized lesson to each student based on their interest, age and talent. In my lesson, not only will you earn the enthusiasm toward Chinese, but also build great foundation in Chinese listening, speaking, reading and writing. Professional in after school tutoring, Chinese teaching in public school (Taiwan), Hanyu Pinyin, Mandarin Phonetic Symbols (zhu-yin), Chinese conversation, and traditional character reading and writing.

About Tiffany
Hi! Guys! My name is Tiffany, I am an energetic and enthusiastic language teacher, already been a Chinese teacher for more than three years. Now I am a Private/ Group lesson Chinese teacher in a Language Academy. Here are the few question you may want to know about my Mandarin lessons.

What ability will you get in Tiffany's Mandarin Lesson?
- Hanyu Pinyin or Mandarin Phonetic Symbols (zhu-yin).
- Conversation; Listening; Speaking.
- Reading & Writing (simplified or traditional character).
- Chinese Culture (story telling, traditional idiom and so on)

Why Tiffany's Mandarin Lesson?
- I always create a FUN environment to motive my students' desire in learning Chinese!
- I always design customized lesson plans based on my students' talents and needs which offers them a more precisely learning experience.
- I hold
a National Chinese Teacher Certificate in Taiwan and also was a public Chinese teacher in Taiwan. Therefore I have solid background to help my students build a wide and deep foundation of Chinese.

I look forward to meeting you and helping you succeed in Chinese!
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Tiffany L.

South Pasadena, CA 91030
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$40 / 60-min

About Edward L.

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San Jose, CA

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I grew up in America speaking Chinese with my parents and is how I'm fluent in conversation in Mandarin. My writing and reading is not nearly as good as a native, which is why I don't choose to teach advanced. I've perfected the art of self-ambition in language learning, as documented in a book that I have published. Within two years of Pepperdine University pursuing an Engineering Degree I have became proficient in German, French, and Russian while only taking one elementary French class. Not only do I teach the skills for language mastery, I also teach conversational skills to get you ahead of others.

About Edward
I'm going to be a 3rd year student at Pepperdine University pursuing an Engineering degree. I'm a huge language learner, being able to converse in about 8 languages but I only wish to teach 3 of them for now. As someone who prefers self studying to learning from classrooms, I've perfected the method for students to improve drastically from their previous lesson by self preparing. I prefer to teach online especially for further students but those that are close I wouldn't mind commuting. My hours are pretty flexible during the weekdays.
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Nam May 11, 2019
· Russian · In home
Though he is a teacher, he treats you as a friend to make the experience easier
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Ashley May 11, 2019
· Russian · Online
very convincing language learning skills from Edward. I am a beginner in Russian and he helped me get started very quickly!
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Edward L.

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About selina S.

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New York, NY
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I love travelling very much and will travel all over the world. I lived and worked in Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Singapore and Mexican by myself. Reading thousand books, travelling millions places and making billions friends is my dream and my life style. I will bring you into an awesome world not only knowledgable but also funny! Believe me! You won't want to miss my classes!

About selina
I love travelling and lived or worked in many Asian countries and Mexican. Reading thousands of books, travelling millions
of places and making billions of friends is my dream and life style. Curiosity and interest are the most important factors to learn everything, the same as language. I will let you fall in love with the culture and then explore with me. Oh, Kids always like me. When they play with me, they even forget their mom!
Also, if you want to do business or trade with China, I will help you!!!
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selina S.

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About Stephanie C.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Hello

I'm a Brooklyn based designer. I grew up in Shenzhen, China and had traveled all around China. I’m passionate about Chinese philosophy, poetry, film, literature, food, and diverse culture.

Mandarin is my first language. Learning English and Spanish as my second and third language, I’m very familiar with the process and keys to mastering a new language. I like to approach language from a cultural perspective. Instead of telling you what is grammatically correct and what is wrong, I like to show you why words are spoken the way they are. Chinese is fun; it is poetic, and it makes a lot of sense.

I have experience in tutoring Chinese, translating Chinese, and subtitling for TEDTalks.

Here to share my knowledge and enhance people’s desire to learn. Let’s speak Chinese!

About Stephanie
I grew up in China. I have lived, traveled and worked throughout. I have experience in tutoring Chinese, translating Chinese, and subtitling for TEDTalks. I can work with people of all levels. (Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking) I’m here to share my knowledge and passion. Learning is a long and elegant journey,
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Stephanie C.

Online
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$42 / 30-min

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