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About Joy S.

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Upper Darby, PA
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Mastering fundamentals is extremely important when learning a language. This is especially true for Chinese. We'll first practice the basic sounds and tones. Then we'll learn practical travel Chinese--practicing simple conversations. Once you get your footing, we'll expand your vocabulary and understanding of grammar.

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, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.
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ron May 10, 2019
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straight up explanations for beginners..easy to understand when to use what..will continue with her....practise makes perfect!! Ron
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About Lawrence W.

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Brooklyn, NY
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Students can expect to set goals for each week and to be given assignments to practice in between lessons.

About Lawrence
Larry is a native of Taiwan, and speaks English & Mandarin fluently. He teaches Mandarin Chinese in any of the boroughs of New York City, online, or at his home location. He prepares each lesson and holds students accountable for practicing before each lesson. The Better Chinese method is one method that he uses for young beginners, and he also has an online curriculum for students of any age to practice.

Larry started tutoring Mandarin Chinese while he was still a student at the BYU-Idaho in 2007 and has continued teaching after moving to NYC.
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Lawrence W.

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About Guifang X.

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Phoenix, AZ
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I am a native Chinese speaker. I can speak five languages. I have years of languages (Chinese & English) teaching experience. I am certified to teach in public schools in China. I believe interaction and immersion are effective approaches to learn a new language. Learning a new language with a native speaker is ten times efficient than learning from language apps. Lessons are customized. Communicative language and Chinese culture would be prioritized while making lesson plans. To learn a new language, it's not simply about the language itself. The more you know about the culture, the better you appreciate the language.

About Guifang
I have 10 years of language teaching experience. I have learned eight languages and dialects over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese in 2009 and I founded my first summer camp in China in 2010. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Students should get involved in the lesson planning process.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught non-native Chinese
speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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Ethan July 2, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
My son had a great first lesson with Guifang. She is so patient and she makes the lesson fun.
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Winnie A. June 7, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Guigand is excellent--a great teacherand patient!
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Cheryl F. May 12, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
My first lesson was very helpful. I’m looking forward to my next lessons. Very good instructor.
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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
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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
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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 Linzhao L.

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Eugene, OR
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Born from China, highly experienced in Chinese, very kindly.

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I'm good with Chinese calligraphy, if you interested in, I can teach you this one too.
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Linzhao L.

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About Charlotte M.

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Fuquay Varina, NC

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I grew up in a tutoring business family and Mandarin Chinese is my mother tongue. Before I immigrated to the United States, I was a TV journalist in Taiwan. I also have my Master's from Georgetown University. I mastered Mandarin Chinese in both personal and professional dialects. I have been tutoring Math, English and Mandarin Chinese on and off for over 26 years. I adjust my teaching methods based on each student's personality to make the learning experience fun and easy. I'm also very fluent in English so I can explain the meaning of Mandarin characters better for students to understand easily. I believe language is a practical tool and learning Mandarin Chinese should be a joyful experience. I teach all levels from beginners to advancer, just tell me how you want to learn, and I will accommodate to your needs to help you learn Mandarin Chinese.

About Charlotte
Hello, nice to meet you here! Charlotte is my English name that a priest pricked up for me when I traveled to Italy in the 90's, it means little and womanly which is opposites from my Chinese name(I'll tell you how to write it after you select me as your tutor). My Chinese name is very manly and positive just like my personality-- positive and a Tom boy.

I was born and grew up in a tutoring business family in Taiwan ( the free, democratic, USA-like small island next to China), Mandarin Chinese is my mother tongue. I was a TV journalist in Taiwan before I came to the USA to pursue my Master degree at Georgetown University in 2002. After the graduation I started working in American global corporations and lived between Taiwan and USA on and off due to works until I met my American husband in 2012 and I am an American citizen now .

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rrently I'm an entrepreneur after my global marketing professional careers in American globalized corporations. I guess I was born with tutoring gene so I have passions about education and feel like sharing my knowledge about Mandarin Chinese with people who are interested in learning it will be fun and rewarding. It might also help people from two different cultures understand each other better.

In my leaseiure time, I love gardening, birds watching, hiking, jogging, photographing and traveling. I never smoke, never do drugs and don't really drink. I am into healthy and organic life style. I especially love children and love being with them. I also like to make new friends and having interesting conversations about everything and the world.
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Charlotte M.

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About Ava Z.

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Houston, TX
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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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Ava Z.

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About Ching M.

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Phoenix, AZ

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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.

About Ching
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!
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Ching M.

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About yenling W.

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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.

About yenling
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
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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!
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Rebecca September 12, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · 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.
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