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Kelvin L.

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"I've been teaching Chinese for 15 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Chinese culture, study abroad in Asia, and more! Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to conjugate like a pro!
Chinese language learning materials as part of an integrated curriculum designed to motivate students in non-native Chinese environments to start speaking Chinese.

About Kelvin

I am a highly organized, outcome-driven and motivated professional musician and educator with solid experience in the classroom. For the past 25 years, I have been employed with Amati music academy and seven years on the faculty of University of St Francis.
I am very comfortable with all aspects of the current music syllabus, including teaching musical concepts (such as duration, pitch, dynamics, tone color, texture and structure) as well as performance, composition. I am fully qualified, with a Bachelor of Education in Music, Double Masters in music performance and education from University of Nottingham.
I am proficient in classical, jazz and Celtic fiddle violin and possess solid skills in piano (grade 8-13) Royal conservatory system.
Throughout my teaching career, I have been driven to help students achieve their very best. I str

ongly believe that music has the power to change lives – to enhance the social, cultural and spiritual lives of people, and serve as a profound medium of personal expression. Professional perform experience: The Chicago, Natalie Cole, Smokey Robinson, Three tours with Moody Blues, YoYo Ma etc....
The most important thing I look for in a student is communication skills, as well as talent. I like to nurture students and help identify their individual strengths, which is a key factor in shaping a musical persona that will make its mark both on and offstage. I do not advocate a uniform technique for all students. Physical differences and learning styles are always taken into consideration. Potential is as important to me as early achievements and experience. My goal is to help students become self-sufficient, discriminating artists. I discuss practice techniques often and develop individualized scale routines. I encourage initiative and expressive musicality as well as precision. Above all, music needs to bring obvious joy to the student, regardless of the difficulties.”

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I use Suzuki and traditional method for my students... for Suzuki beginner they will play a song in four days....

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In-Studio- Lessons in separate music lesson room, piano and violin are available. Students and parents will enjoy comfortable and clean studio environment with recent remodeled new hard wood floor and studio patio window over looking at beautiful garden. Free WiFi available for parents while waiting during the lesson appointment.
University of St Francis Joliet- can teach in rehearsal rooms at the university.
Online class at world class teaching studio

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violin, viola, cello, piano and guitar

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I specialize in Suzuki teaching method for beginners, traditional conservatory method for intermediate and Royal conservatory recital program for advanced level students..I also teach orchestration program to help students prepare their auditions for major symphonies through out the country including Chicago symphony orchestra etc...
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October 13, 2019
William
My work schedule has interrupted my lessons for a while now, but Kelvin is a kind hearted instructor who truly believes in developing his students.

I will continue lessons with him as soon as I can.
August 11, 2019
Noah
Very patient with my 4 year old! Kelvin is very skilled beautiful pianist !
July 9, 2019
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Kelvin L.

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Experienced Chinese teacher of 20 years available for eager students of all experience levels and ages! I structure my lessons so students learn what they want to learn, while also building a strong foundation of listening/speaking/reading/writing skills. I specialize in traditional style. I get along very well with students and I care about them. Please, send a message with your availability of days of the week/hour, your time zone. Hope to hear from you!

About monique

OVER 15-YEARS EXPERIENCE! IMPROVE YOUR SKILLS IN CHINESE LISTENING/SPEAKING/READING/WRITING. LESSONS FOR BEGINNERS, INTERMEDIATE, AND ADVANCED.

I HAVE LOTS OF PATIENCE! I get along very well with students and I care about them. Please, send a message with your availability of days of the week/hour, your time zone. Hope to hear from you!

超過15年的教學經驗,可以根據學生在聽說讀寫方面不同的需求和興趣設計課程的內容和教材,歡迎有興趣學習中文的同學跟我聯絡!
- 繁體字
- 象形文字
- 注音
- 漢語拼音

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September 25, 2017
Shelley P.
Monique was so kind and made me feel so comfortable. I am excited to keep learning. I could not have found a better teacher
September 20, 2017
Emily F.
My husband and I had a great experience taking beginning Chinese lessons with Monique. We didn't know a lick of Chinese, and now we feel pretty comfortable with basic communication. We're moving to Beijing next month, so Monique was great at tailoring our lessons to our specific needs (for instance, restaurant, airport, and "getting around" vocab). She's a great, patient teacher and is very flexible with scheduling.
August 30, 2017
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monique K.

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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 ...

About Shanshan

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!
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Shanshan W.

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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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Jerry (Zheyang) X.

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I was born in China and finished my ninth grade there. The school is quite prestigious in terms of academic level. I then finished high school in the United States and earned my Bachelor Degree in Chemistry and Violin Performance at Oberlin College and Conservatory in Ohio. My fluency in both languages will make learning Mandarin much easier and more fun.

About Jerry (Zheyang)

Hello! I am Jerry Xiong. I just graduated from Oberlin College and Conservatory with Bachelor Degrees in violin performance and chemistry. Currently, I am studying violin performance at USC Thornton School of Music.

Having been the concertmaster of both Oberlin Orchestra and the Colorado College Summer Music Festival Orchestra, I believe that classical music has always been a passion for me. Recent awards include winner of New Hampshire Philharmonic Orchestra Concerto Competition of 2014, Winner of Oberlin Conservatory Concerto Competition of 2017-18, and the semi-finalist of Ann and Charles Eisemann International Young Artist Competition of 2018. This year, I have been selected as one of the four concertmasters of the Thornton Symphony.

I believe that my experience and my passion for music will be able to help both improve one's techni

que as well as staying passionate about music. Having met numerous world's greatest violin pedagogues, being able to share my music with you is a treat for both you and me.

For my potential student who would like to learn Chinese, my fluency in both languages will be able to help you learn the language with fun and ease. Learning Chinese is not just learning a language, one will be able to feel the Chinese culture and the beauty of this language.
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September 16, 2019
Catrina G.
Jerry X. is so passionate on teaching, love to help students on problem-solving, and continuously progressing as a teacher on teaching methods.
Many good and gifted players are not necessarily the best teacher, but Mr. Xiong is really someone who can teach you HOW to practice and to love your music!
Perfect for beginners or anyone wants to pursue better musicality! I love my violin now.
September 15, 2019
Mena
Best teacher ever!!

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Ching M.

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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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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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Jiayin W.

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I am a native Chinese speaker, got my PhD Degree in Japan, and live in the U.S. for more than 5 years now. I love contacting with people especially kids, and love to share Chinese culture to foreign friends too. I always believe that you can only learn if you are interested in it, so I will do my best to help you with your Chinese skills as well as any other thing you would like to know about China. All ages welcome. Lessons are customized and catered to the needs/goals of each student. Looking forward to studying with you together!

About Jiayin

I came from Beijing in China, and have been living here in the U.S. for more than 5 years. I began to teach Chinese as a part time job when I was first in Japan about 18 years ago. I found it was a great way to get to know more people and introduce the culture of China to other parts of the world. As a native speaker, I am confident to teach student in all different levels. I will design the class together with the student to meet your goal in learning Chinese. I looking forward to meeting you and learning together.

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Raquel
"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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Kim
"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!"
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Nicole
"Very nice and pleasant to work with!"
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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Isreal
"Only had one lesson so far but she's good with kids"
Angelis
"Excellent, Excellent, Excellent! He cares about his students. Very accommodating. My son has a hard time being focused but he has managed to stay focused
on his lesson and is always looking forward to his next one."
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Martha
"Good first lesson, I look forward to working with her as we get better acquainted."
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-pla
nner 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!"
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Brian
"Very comprehensive and fun lesson! Hint answered all my questions and was extremely patient with me. Highly recommended!"

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