I've been studying Mandarin for ten years and have lived in China several times for different periods. I'd love to help you get started with your Chinese.
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!
The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.
However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.
Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).
My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.
THE BEGINNER SEWER
In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:
- Sewing safety and how to use a machine - Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using - How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions - How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems - Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote). - Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made. - Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch. - TAKE AWAY PROJECTS: - Pajamas - Sewing Tote - Basic Dress - Pillow case
THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER - Cement what you learned in the while a beginner. - Learn to hand sew hems etc. - Learn about different fabrics and when to use them. - Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags. - Learn about the different foots. - Learn to do other stitches -TAKE AWAY PROJECTS - Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes - Bags
Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.
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.
Ni hao! My name is Shanshan , I was born in Mainland China and finished my bachelor’s degree at Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. I have completed my master’s degree at Southeast Missouri State University with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. My written and spoken Chinese are both excellent. I have owned the first prize in the Chinese Youth Calligraphy Competition and got Grade B of the first class in the Certificate of Putonghua Proficiency Test. Since I can remember, I have always had aspirations to be a Chinese teacher. I like the idea of passing on my knowledge to a new generation of pupils. English is my second language, in my college years, I used to work in cram School to teach elementary school students the basic level of language, including listening, reading, speaking, and writing and always love to try different ways to help students to learn Chinese. My teaching style is to make the course of study happier and easier. Let’s study and ...
Hello everybody! My name is Shanshan, I was born in Mainland China and finished my bachelor’s degree at Nanjing University of Aeronautics & Astronautics. I have completed my master’s degree at Southeast Missouri State University with an emphasis in Higher Education Administration. My written and spoken Chinese are both excellent. I have owned the first prize in the Chinese Youth Calligraphy Competition and got Grade B of the first class in the Certificate of Putonghua Proficiency Test. Since I can remember, I have always had aspirations to be a Chinese teacher. I like the idea of passing on my knowledge to a new generation of pupils. English is my second language, in my college years, I used to work in cram School to teach elementary school students the basic level of language, including listening, reading, speaking, and writing and alw
ays love to try different ways to help students to learn Chinese. My teaching style is to make the course of study happier and easier. Let’s study and explore!
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.
Hi, My name is Ching. I was born and raised in Taiwan, and fully educated in transitional Mandarin before moving to The United States. I have lived in the States since 2011. I can teach you basic transitional Mandarin characters writing, grammar, speaking, and learning useful daily conversations.
What makes me more beneficial for you compare to other Mandarin teachers? First of all, My English has almost no Chinese accent so you can understand better during the lesson. Second of all, I have Associated with mostly Americans which means I can Explain things much better than others. Last of all, I got good sense of humor and great personality that will make your experience even more fun.
My first language is Mandarin, but I found a way to teach myself how to reduce my accent to almost none. Somebody might even think I was born in the States or moved to the States since I was little. Today, I am here to share my ways to help you how to sound more American, and help you to communicate with people better while living in the United States. I also have experience teaching English speakers Mandarin. You will understand me very well because I don't have a thick Chinese accent. I can find the best way you help you learning Chinese as you need.
I am easy-going and fun to work with. We will have a lot of fun learning together!
I have been teaching Mandarin online and face-to-face with children and adults for over 5 years. I am from Taiwan and have lived in Los Angeles for 12 years. I know the challenge of learning a second language and it's quite normal to make mistakes when we are learning a new language, I am the native mandarin speaker and you will even catch me making some mistakes! Don't be shy, I will try my best to help you overcome your challenge and reach your goal. I am flexible, friendly, patient and passionate about teaching. I will give you fun, enjoyable and engaging lessons.
Why do I want to teach Mandarin? I was born in Taiwan and lived in California for 12 years. My passion for teaching grew after I decided to teach my son at home. Now I’m totally in love with teaching Mandarin. I completed the Montessori Chinese teacher certification in 2013 and became a tutor and continually attend teacher training and professional development.
Why did I become an online Mandarin tutor? I am also learning online to improve my skills. I found online learning could be a convenient, effective and fun way to learn a new language. I want to help more people who want to learn Mandarin. So I joined Taiwan’s official Multimedia Chinese teacher training program to expand my teaching skills online. Through online learning, I have complete the UCEs (Inservice Credit Units) certifications : 2018: Building Children's Readi
ng Skills 2017: Building Self-Esteem in Children 2015: Understanding Learning Styles
I have the following certifications in teaching Chinese. 1. 2019: Startalk: Planning for Authentic, Interactive Language Experiences 2. 2014: Multimedia and Chinese teaching certification from the Chinese Culture University (CCU) 3. 2014: IQ Chinese teacher certification 4. 2013: Montessori Chinese teacher certification
Conversation class for CHILDREN: beginner learners
As you know that children tend to pick up a second language as naturally as they learned their mother tongue. I can provide support to English-only children in my class. I will slow way down when I speak. First, I use hand gestures and finger animal puppets a lot to engage students. Second, I point to objects and digital pictures to help them understand. To help my students master Chinese, I will arrange the lesson into topics and use related chants, songs, stories, and games so that they can learn to use Chinese during the conversation in their daily life. Third, this program is based on the principle that if you can type, you can learn! If you want to learn Chinese characters, let’s type them! Sure, writing them by hand is nice, but typing them allows a different type of memorization. Plus it is faster and fun, so you can run through them more quickly and actually get somewhere in terms of writing.
My students and my son enjoy language activities a lot with me. We play pictures and games. I can’t help but smile when I think back on the language activities with them. I would more than happy to help you study Mandarin online!
I have been taking Chinese lessons online with Yenling W. for since 2013 and I am writing to show my full endorsement for her lessons and expertise in teaching. I am writing not only from the perspective of someone who considers Yenling a friend, but also from the perspective of a professional English language teacher as well as from someone who has extensive experience in education administration, curricuclum development, and language teacher management. When I started learning Chinese with Yenling, I knew nothing--absolutely nothing. As a language teacher myself, I know the challenges one is up against when teaching a 'true beginner,' which I most certainly was. In addition, a teacher of Chinese has a tougher job than a someone like myself would have when teaching English to a true beginner. I've never had to deal with teaching other how to overcome new writing systems, tonal systems, and everything else us native English speakers and other western language speakers take so much for granted, if not are wholly ignorant of. Yenling knows what she is doing and how to make concepts which once seemed so foreign and unknowable to me, familiar and commonplace. I'm an 'old dog' who's eager to learn new tricks, but those tricks don't come easy to me! Yenling is so patient with me, so understanding, and forever positive. I make mistakes, lots of mistakes, and often I will express my own frustration with myself; but, not once, not a single time has Yenling ever been anything but encouraging and reassuring---and patient!!! Teaching me requires a lot of patience :) I'm an American living in Germany also learning German, so I have my work cut out for me, and all I can say is, I wish Yenling taught German too! I need a German teacher who teaches the way Yenling teaches Mandarin--someone who is positive, professional, encouraging, and patient! Last but far from least, Yenling is constantly challenging herself to improve as not only a teacher but also as student. I know how much dedication, thought, and hard work she puts into her lessons. She participates in lots of professional development courses and has gone the extra mile to earn certifications and enroll in professional teaching courses which a lesser teacher without the Yenling's drive and ambition, would have forgone. In short--she's the best.
"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."
"Great teacher! She takes the time to tailor each class materials for my 6 yr old son. She is very patient and well prepared for the lessons. In just 3 w
eeks, my son has became interested in learning Chinese."
"HaiBo is very patient! I have been studying Chinese on my own for quite a while, but definitely need help with tones. She goes over and over them with m
e until she feels I've done them right! She is kind enough to put reviews of words, sentences, phrases in the form of flashcards on an app so I can review them over the course of the week. We have needed to reschedule several times and she has been flexible enough to do that for me, too! I have reviewed stuff I thought I knew and have learned new vocab, but most importantly, we have USED that vocab in sentences and I feel like I'm actually improving my spoken Chinese! In addition, I have been working on learning characters with HaiBo and I am surprised how many I know!"
"I practice speaking Chinese with her and she's a very good teacher. She has a genuine passion for teaching and is a great help"
"I enrolled in a local Chinese school and she was my teacher. I learned a lot about Chinese history and culture in addition to the actual language. Highly
"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."
"I'm really enjoying my lessons with Yuexin. She's very patient and is able to answer all my questions. She's also happy to customize the lesson to suit my
interests; for example, we took some time to go over voice lines in a video game that were in Chinese and then work on the pronunciation and pinyin for them.
The textbook and workbook she had me get have been helpful, and I've been supplementing by practicing on my own using Duolingo. I think the combination has been really effective for learning the language. Yuexin has been great for correcting my pronunciation and teaching me how native speakers would actually speak and write."
"Sonia was concise and clear-I'm learning quickly from her."