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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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August 10, 2018
Maxine M.
Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner
March 6, 2017
Mo
5 stars' teacher
September 21, 2016
Kayli
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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I am an local Chinese who does not have accent. I had teaching experience for 3years.I know how to let people understand better.And I love to show everyone Chinese culture.I am have strong interesting in many area.I am sure that we could find some common topics to make the lesson fun together.

About Echo

Hi My name is Echo. My Chinese name is Zhang Jun. I lived in US for two years and has moved back to China since August . I came to America because my husband is American. So I came to know his family and culture.

In China I used to be English teacher for kids through 5-12 for 3 years.I really love teaching.

When I was in America ,many friends around me are very interested in Chinese culture. So that made me think to be a Chinese teacher. Also I always love to answer their questions about my culture and feel really happy to share it. I have many interest. I like traveling, doing Yoga and meditation, writing, painting and watching Chinese TV shows.
please do not worry about the distance. I would get your email through TakeLessons or my email and In China we use an app called Wechat. If you would like to download one that will hel

p us talk also.

I am sure you will learn a lot!
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October 7, 2018
Katrina
Echo is always very patient and helpful. The class is informative and fun too! She is a wonderful teacher.
March 27, 2018
Katrina
I have been meeting with Echo for about six weeks. She is a great teacher and adapts well to my learning style and goals. She is very encouraging and i always enjoy my Mandarin lessons with her.
February 17, 2018
Katrina
Echo is a wonderful teacher. She communicates well before and during the class so I know what to expect. She also listens to my goals and what I want to learn during our lessons and incorporates them into the lesson plans. Great first class! I am excited to learn more next week and I'm looking forward to studying this week. Thank you.

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I'm a native Mandarin speaker who lived in the states for 8 years. Being a Mandarin tutor in college for 4 years, I had the experience helping students with their pronunciation, reading, writing and listening. I am also familiar with the curriculum designed in college for students who learn Mandarin Chinese. I believe that learning a language is an open door to a new world, and it brings people and cultures together. I am passionate about teaching and making friends! Let's connect and have fun learning :)

About Zhenni

I am a native Mandarin speaker who lived in the states for 8 years. Being a Mandarin tutor in college for 4 years, I had the experience helping my students with their reading, writing, pronunciation and listening. I am also familiar with the curriculum designed in college for students who learn Mandarin. I enjoy teaching language and making friends. I believe that learning a language is an open door to a new world, and it brings people and culture together. My experience and passion helps me to make the learning experience easy, stress free and fun. Let's connect and have fun learning!

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August 30, 2019
Teal
Zhenni really is the best instructor EVER! Aside from being one of the most caring and sweet humans I have ever encountered, she is a dedicated lesson-planner and instructor who is sure to help you progress in your Mandarin studies. I can say with absolute certainty that, as a non-native speaker, I could not have progressed to an advanced level of Chinese without knowing Zhenni. She is truly skilled at making Chinese language and culture feel cozy and familiar--a real gem!
August 30, 2019
TJ
I was taking Chinese at university level, but my professor was very fast paced and I didn't get much practice speaking. That's why I loved taking lessons with Zhenni! She's very thorough - correcting my grammar, tones or pronunciation whenever I make a mistake so that I don't develop bad habits. She also supplied a lot of additional insight into how modern people speak Chinese, so that I would sound more authentic and not just repeat lines I learned from a text book. Zhenni is also very personable and easy to talk to, which I found really helped me not be so self conscious when she would ask me to have a conversation in Chinese.

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Zhenni L.

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I am a native Chinese speaker and an experienced Mandarin Chinese teacher. I am fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, and can teach you either Chinese language. I have 20 years of tutoring experience. I received many awards in China because of my teaching. I love teaching and nothing can satisfy me more then when I see my students learning and improving. I like to help them with what they don't understand and see how they can overcome their weakness and be successful. I use many different techniques to help my students learn and always enjoy seeing them overcome a learning obstacle or become proficient in their language skills. My teaching is to learn happily, and feel the joy of learning. No matter what your age- from teenagers to adults- to motivate you to learn is the first important thing I will do. I am patient and extremely social and friendly. I know how to teach and communicate with people properly. I love working with adults and children! let me know how I can help you!

About Vivian

I am a native Chinese speaker and an experienced Mandarin Chinese teacher. I am fluent in both Mandarin and Cantonese, and can teach you either Chinese language. I have 20 years of tutoring experience. I received many awards in China because of my teaching. I love teaching and nothing can satisfy me more then when I see my students learning and improving. I like to help them with what they don't understand and see how they can overcome their weakness and be successful. I use many different techniques to help my students learn and always enjoy seeing them overcome a learning obstacle or become proficient in their language skills. My teaching is to learn happily, and feel the joy of learning. No matter what your age- from teenagers to adults- to motivate you to learn is the first important thing I will do. I am patient and extremely social

and friendly. I know how to teach and communicate with people properly. I love working with adults and children! let me know how I can help you!
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Vivian S.

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Mandarin can be really challenging for most people. By using logic and the similarities with your native language, I can make it way easier for you to understand the grammar and use the language.
As a native Mandarin speaker, you'll have a great environment and full knowledge of the language from me.

About Sonia

I'm enthusiastic about teaching and sharing different culture to my students. Growing up in Asian culture makes me capable of telling the difference between western and eastern life styles. With more than 13 years of teaching experience, I have very solid teaching background and discover the easiest way of learning a new language by logic and constant practice.
I enjoy creating different situations and encouraging students to think and talk. I'm sure you'll have fun and find it interesting to dig deeper more about the language and culture.

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June 19, 2019
Amanda
Sonia was concise and clear-I'm learning quickly from her.

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My name is Ava and I was born and raised in north China. I moved to the US in 2009 and have been here ever since. I used to be a designer, managed various different type of art projects.

My hobbies include traveling and yoga. I am a language lover that willing to learn new language and also passioning with sharing what I know.

With experiences of volunteering as the English and Chinese tutor in various communities. I would like try to teach more people online.

My class is fun and different, I will make specific class plan base on student needs. I will work hard to successfully help my students accomplish their goals. I look forward to hearing from you!

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I've been a learner of foreign languages for 15 years, I teach Chinese and English occasionally, as well as volunteer for cross cultural communication organizations to better understand the cultural context of languages. My goal in teaching Mandarin Chinese is to cater to each student's personal goals, be it conversational or to dive deep into the fascinating culture, I'll be able to provide assistance in realizing that goal.

About Abby

I'm a marketing communication student from Beijing, China.
I've been learning English for 15 years, and I came to the US during high school for a cultural exchange program. I think the immersive environment of a foreign language is crucial to the speed and effect of the learning progress. Even though it's not that easy to accomplish in another country, I still try to provide appropriate context to create an environment close to the native scenes. Personally I also study Korean and Spanish, which gives me a perspective on how to learn languages that from different language families, and to study at different ages.
I've been volunteering for the same cultural exchange organization for 8 years, during which time I came to contact with students from different continents and native languages.
I fully understand the obstacles of easing into M

andarin Chinese language system as beginners, getting comfortable with the grammar frame as intermediate learners, as well as the advanced written and spoken skills desired by advanced learners (as a Beijinger, I speak Standard Chinese aka Putonghua).
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Abby Y.

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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.

About Angela

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!

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September 18, 2019
Giovanny B.
Angela is truly patient and very friendly. Her technique proves to be very helpful.
September 10, 2019
David
Angela taught me how to speak Chinese! She is a patient and knowledgeable teacher, and made the lessons fun and easy to understand. My grandmother is so proud of me :)
August 23, 2019
Richard
Great instructor

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Alex
"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"
Alex
"Very good and easy to work with"
Mark
"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."
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Manisha
"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 a
ll the vocabulary."
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Jeff
"Very pleasant to work with."
Robin
"Tammy was very well prepared, and very professional. She provided excellent materials, as well as being very open to all my questions. Best of all, she ha
s an excellent command of English and was able to discern nuance and detail. At first I was not sure about online lessons, but after a few minutes with Tammy, it was clear that this will work extremely well. I am staying with her and highly recommend her for any level."
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Nicole
"Very nice and pleasant to work with!"
Mike
"best ever"
Nick
"Guifang is friendly, patient, knowledgeable, and supportive. As a teacher myself, I'm very critical of other teachers, but she far exceeds my high expecta
tions."
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