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Joy S.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Teaching since 2014
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Joy S.

33 Reviews
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Mastering the fundamentals is essential to language learning. I focus on building a strong foundation of accurate sounds and tones, using familiar examples to make connections stick. Step by step, we cover everyday essentials, including numbers, colors, greetings, and phrases and expressions that will help you feel confident in Chinese-speaking environments.

About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading

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Nehemiah K.
fantastico
Tatiana Lune B.
She is very patient.
Julie
Very informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much.

Sandy Q.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaching since 2004
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Sandy Q.

4 Reviews
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I've been teaching Chinese for almost 8 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Chinese language, culture and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start learning and speaking simple practical Chinese characters and sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to write and speak Chinese fluently.I typically use worksheets, living textbooks,Chinese songs, role play and more. I love working with students of all experience levels.

About Sandy

Having taught Chinese Language Skills in the private sector, primary, secondary and college institutions for a number of years in China, has not only given me great confidence to teach in a classroom setting, but has inherently brought an instructor comfort that feels natural to me. In addition, f

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Jeff L.
Teacher assumed I knew something about origami but it was a beginner lesson. Video feed from teacher's end was terrible. I think that the first object was too difficult. That said, the teacher tried hard and sincerely, but we both just ended up frustrated.
Walker
My kids are enjoying leaning Chinese!
Jackie G.
My daughter had a great experience and is looking forward to the next lesson.

Michael M.

1 Review
Teaches Online
Starting at $15
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Michael M.

1 Review
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I lived in China for over 2 years. I studied Chinese in two different cities (Qingdao and Yiwu). I have many Chinese friends and learned much of the Mandarin that I know through immersion. I have also done a lot of traveling in China and have studied Chinese culture and music.
I use the book "New Practical Chinese Reader," Anki (flashcards), Pleco (dictionary), and HSK 1-4 vocabulary. I prefer to emphasize pronunciation and conversational speaking as they tend to have the biggest impact on day to day use.

About Michael

My name is Michael Millenheft. I have been playing drums, guitar and piano for 12 years. I have played in multiple bands throughout Southern California and China. I am currently a graduate music student living in Boston, MA. I taught high school and elementary school music in China for 2+ years

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Matt P.
Great first lesson with Michael. Looking forward to making progress over the near future. He listened to my goals and was able to work with me on a learning plan.

Meet Online Mandarin Teachers Serving Washington, DC

Joy S.

33 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $20
  • Speaks Spanish, Cantonese, Mandarin
  • BA Sociology from University of California, San Diego
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Joy S.

33 Reviews
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Online Mandarin Teacher

Mastering the fundamentals is essential to language learning. I focus on building a strong foundation of accurate sounds and tones, using familiar examples to make connections stick. Step by step, we cover everyday essentials, including numbers, colors, greetings, and phrases and expressions that will help you feel confident in Chinese-speaking environments.

About Joy

I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading

Recent Reviews
Nehemiah K.
fantastico
Tatiana Lune B.
She is very patient.
Julie
Very informative. I enjoyed the lesson very much.

Tammy G.

9 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Chinese(Mandarin), English
  • Teaches students 10 and up
  • Teaching since 2008
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Tammy G.

9 Reviews
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Online Mandarin Teacher

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.

About Tammy

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 tuto

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Tyson W.
Tammy is amazing...my 12yr.old is so excited to be learning a new language
David
Tammy is outstanding, diligent and very patient!
Olivia
Tammy is a great teacher. My 11 and 13 year old daughters look forward to each lesson and learning the intricacies of Mandarin.
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Rae L.

25 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Teaches Beginner
  • B.A. Economics from Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China
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Rae L.

25 Reviews
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Online Mandarin Teacher

I will provide you the learning materials, although you could send me the files that you are interested in learning or need help with.

About Rae

I offer online sessions with standard Mandarin Chinese and simplified Chinese characters. There are two types of sessions that I provide. One is homework help, test preparation, etc. You can send me the documents that you want to work on. The other type of session that I do is structured lessons wi

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Christina T.
Wow I am totally mind blown!! Rae is the sweetest, will work around your schedule regardless of you time zone, and customizes the lesson plan to your needs! Looking forward more great things!
Koneda
Instructor Rae was very patient with me. I feel more confident and eager to practice what I learned from the first lesson.
Nathan V.
I really enjoyed it and I’m very eager to continue learning!! Highly recommend :))

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The average cost of 60-minute Mandarin lessons in Washington is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $80 per hour.
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$55 average

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"I found that J.Q. was a quality tutor. He adapted to what I needed to focus on for Mandarin, which was tones, and as such I was able to improve my foundation. He also has a good knowledge of the language apart from just being fluent, and could answer any question I had. I definitely recommend him."
Sean
Took Mandarin lessons from J.Q. W.
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"Besides my regular lesson plan,Tammy's gone above and beyond by helping me create a wedding toast for my son's wedding."
Deborah Cameron
Took Mandarin lessons from Tammy G.
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"Great first lesson with Michael. Looking forward to making progress over the near future. He listened to my goals and was able to work with me on a learning plan."
Matt
Took Mandarin lessons from Michael M.
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"Both of my kids are middle schoolers and have had a wonderful experience! So thankful we found her!"
Luke
Took Mandarin lessons from Guifang X.
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"Tammy is a great teacher. My 11 and 13 year old daughters look forward to each lesson and learning the intricacies of Mandarin."
Olivia
Took Mandarin lessons from Tammy G.
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"Ms. Xue makes learning Mandarin fun for my kids (4th and 6th grade) and really focuses on ensuring that they understand the topic at hand before moving on to the next lesson. She also focuses on positive reinforcement which my kids (and most people) thrive under. I would highly recommend Ms. Xue for you!"
Michael
Took Mandarin lessons from Guifang X.
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"Tammy is amazing...my 12yr.old is so excited to be learning a new language"
Tyson
Took Mandarin lessons from Tammy G.
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"She is teaching our 4y old child and our child star pick in up words, numbers and songs very easy. Lella is very good teacher."
Pavlin
Took Mandarin lessons from Lella L.
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"Lella is a fantastic instructor. She's been very helpful in my pronunciation and comprehension of Chinese and is also a lot of fun to work with. I'd highly recommend her."
Gus Agudelo
Took Mandarin lessons from Lella L.
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"Ms. Qi is a very accessible and diligent teacher. My son can be difficult, but she found ways to quickly connect with him and get him to open up. She accommodated his need for assistance with his regular work, but encouraged us to "start again" with Chinese which is probably a good idea. Very much appreciate her experience and enthusiasm."
Nolan
Took Mandarin lessons from Sandy Q.
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