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Allen M.

19 Reviews
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  • Speaks English, Spanish
  • BS in Chemistry from California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Allen M.

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I can make a hard or boring subject easy and enjoyable to learn. My priority is student success - I work to make it happen. My ability comes from extensive experience, a history of student success, and personal achievement in the subject.

About Allen

Having trouble with a subject? Whether you want to work on improving your grade or aiming for your next 4.0, I'm here to help. From simple to complex, we'll work on it in a way that makes sense to you and allows you to be successful in your class.

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Allen is knowledgeable and it was a good experience. I liked him a lot.
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He is a very good teacher and will continue lessons with him.
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Yiqing Z.

5 Reviews
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Starting at $34
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaching since 2012
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Yiqing Z.

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Native Mandarin Speaker experienced with public speaking, debating, hosting and acting, I will not only teach you the language, but also help you add your personality and confidence to your words!

About Yiqing

Native mandarin speaker. Great with children. Experience in public speaking, debating, hosting and acting. I will have customized study plans for you, boost your confidence, and help you add personality to your words!

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Ladarian T.
She was very good for my first class. I believe it will be a great journey with her.
Jerilyn R.
She is the best teacher ever I learn something new every time we meet. I also feel like I'm getting better little by little each day.
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Tammy Y.

24 Reviews
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Starting at $55
  • Speaks English, Mandarin
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Teaching since 2009
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Tammy Y.

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With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :)

Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

I was born and raised in Singapore, and am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in English and professional proficiency in Mandarin.

I'll teach you depending on your level and age. For kids, I use fun, interactive storytelling. For the adults, I'll dive into concepts like the origins of the language, nuances of the intonations, all the while teaching you vocabulary and sentence structure. I'll also adjust my lessons based on your feedback, your learning style and your goals!

About Tammy

With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :) *I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profi

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So fun!
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Sonia H.

4 Reviews
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  • Teaching since 2019
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Foreign languages and Literature from National Chung Hsing University
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Sonia H.

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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 easies

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Super sweet and a good teacher
James C.
Oh geez! I've completely forgotten to write this for months now!

I've had Miss Sonia as a mandarin teacher since last August. She's incredibly patient and will do a lot of work on her own end to find useful materials for her pupils to help them grasp certain concepts.

I have a tendency to overload myself with work, school, and life duties, leaving not much time to study as I would like, and she's been very patient in that regard. Often incorporating "review" days that do, in fact, review key concepts, but always branch out into other concepts, leading to increased comprehension through repetition as well as further learning.

As we all know, actually learning a language requires a LOT of work and effort to step out of comfort zones, and my big problem is simply learning time management. Once I get that down, I'm positive I could advance quickly with her tutelage.

I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to understand the language and culture surrounding it. :D
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Vivian S.

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  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • Teaching since 1993
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Vivian S.

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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 m

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Matt G.

43 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin, Thai
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • B.A. in Economics with a minor in Business Management from Auburn University
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Matt G.

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I have lived in China for 4 years and my wife is Chinese. With our combined experience we will have no problem bringing your Chinese up to any level you like. Discounts available for long-term students.

About Matt

I went to Pensacola Catholic High and graduated in 2003. I then attended and Auburn University, where I became a Christian, and graduated in 2007. Once I finished, I went overseas to teach English and do missions. I taught in Thailand from 2003-2007 and then in China from 2012-2016. I have been tea

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Average Cost of Mandarin Chinese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Chinese lessons is $61. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $100 per hour.
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"I've had a great experience so far. Yiju is patient, enthusiastic, and fun. Her lessons are easy to get into and the time flies by really fast. She's very engaging on cultural topics, illustrates a variety of ways to say something, and is generally very organized and punctual. She has been very accommodating to my requests and helping me learn in a way that works for me. Since I had my own study materials before I started lessons with her, she has worked with me to practice the material I studied already. I would definitely recommend her."
Steve
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Yiju T.
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"Guifang is an excellent teacher. She goes above and beyond in her coaching, ensuring the kids enjoy the language. She ensures the kids continue to practice in between classes by giving them regular homework. I highly recommend her!"
Gitanjali
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"So far having a great experience! My daughter is enjoying class and it’s really helping to supplement her Mandarin course in grade school."
Alika
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"Super sweet and a good teacher"
Annelise
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Sonia H.
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"Great Teacher. Learning the subleties of the language."
Brad
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from XIAOJUAN D.
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"Excellent teacher. She does above and beyond!!
Highly recommend!!😊"
Akina
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from HaiBo S.
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"I really enjoyed having Yiqing as my Chinese tutor. She's friendly, passionate and always well-prepared for every class :)"
Mandy
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Yiqing Z.
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"My experience learning with Matt was memorable. He's genuine and cares about your progress. When something seems to not work, he will try a different approach to the learning target."
Andrew
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Matt G.
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"My boys loved it and can't wait until next week!"
Stephanie
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Lella L.
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"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 has 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."
Robin
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Tammy G.
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Private Chinese Classes Near You

Want to learn Mandarin Chinese? With an estimated 1.1 billion people speaking Chinese worldwide, you'll be in good company if you do.

No language in the world is spoken more than Mandarin Chinese! Although Mandarin is considered one of the seven Chinese dialects, it's used much more prevalently than the others. 

Southwestern and Northern China have an especially high concentration of Mandarin speakers. Unlike English, Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language. In other words, the tone you use can change the meaning of what you say. This unlocks a whole new world of linguistic possibilities!

While written Chinese can be traced back 4,000 years, Mandarin developed roughly 1,000 years ago. Mandarin is very different from the 26-letter English alphabet. Chinese uses a remarkable 50,000 total characters, while everyday Mandarin contains about 2,500. Don’t let these numbers hold you back from taking Chinese classes though, as even learning the basics of Mandarin can be a rich and meaningful experience!

Reasons to Take Chinese Classes

There are plenty of reasons to dive into the exciting world of learning Chinese. Both children and adults can explore rewarding new ways to express themselves and connect with Chinese speakers around them. Although the idea of learning Chinese can be intimidating at first, a professional teacher can put you or your child on a clear path to fluency and make learning this beautiful language fun!

Mandarin Chinese for Kids

When your child takes in-person or online Chinese classes, they’re doing more than just building up their language skills. They’re also expanding their awareness of other cultures and opening up a world of opportunities for the future. As the globe is more interconnected than ever, knowing Chinese will be an invaluable asset throughout your child’s life.

Your child will also strengthen key regions of their brain while taking Chinese classes. Studies have shown that language learning leads to an increase in brain matter in regions responsible for both physical and mental functioning. On top of these brain-boosting benefits, learning a new language can increase your child’s social skills and confidence.

Benefits of Mandarin Chinese Classes for Adults

Adults also experience some serious benefits when they learn Mandarin Chinese. Getting a hold on the basics of Chinese can open up new professional opportunities, as more companies begin looking for bilingual help. The prevalence of global supply chains also makes Chinese skills more valuable than ever. In addition, you can also use your Mandarin Chinese knowledge for entrepreneurial pursuits abroad. 

Just like physical exercise is good for your body, the mental exercise of learning Chinese is good for your brain. In fact, studies have shown such mental rigors keep the brain "young” - on average, bilinguals showed dementia signs four and a half years later than monolinguals.

Topics You'll Learn in Private Chinese Classes

Once you find a Mandarin teacher, you'll get started at either the beginner, intermediate or advanced level, depending on if you have any prior experience with the language. Your Chinese teacher will also factor in your learning style and language goals. With that in mind, here's a sample of what you can expect to study at each level.

Curriculum for Learning Chinese for Beginners 

If you're new to Mandarin Chinese, you'll start at the beginner level. Get excited! A whole new linguistic world awaits you. You have much to look forward to, and your teacher will likely cover the following topics. 

  • How to write Chinese characters
  • The four tones of Mandarin Chinese
  • Basic vocabulary and phrases
  • How to form simple sentences

At this beginning stage, it’s especially important to enjoy the milestones you reach along the way. It may feel overwhelming to consider the large scope of the language, so instead, focus on setting achievable goals and work your way toward them. With your teacher’s help, you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish!

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Chinese Classes

Once you've aced beginner Chinese lessons near you, it's time for a bigger challenge. Intermediate classes take your basic Mandarin Chinese skills and polish them. At this point, you’ll be ready to travel to Chinese-speaking areas and get by with the basics. Here's what you can expect at this level.

  • Listening comprehension
  • Complex chinese grammar rules
  • Conversational skills
  • Reading comprehension

To assist your development at this level, it’s a good idea to simulate language immersion the best you can. Taking in Chinese movies, TV shows, and music will help you learn vocabulary and build up your listening skills. You can even take in your daily news in Mandarin and build upon your understanding with each passing news cycle!

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Chinese Classes

Once you reach the advanced level, you'll feel comfortable using Mandarin Chinese in your everyday life. Advanced classes will further prepare you for this life-changing transition. Here are some topics that a Chinese tutor near you may cover at this stage. 

  • Refining your accent
  • Nuances from other Chinese dialects
  • Formal and informal writing
  • Sayings, proverbs and idioms in Chinese

Finding a Chinese Tutor Near You

When you’re ready to start learning, TakeLessons is here to help you find the perfect Chinese teacher for you. Browse our directory to find the best fit for your needs and interests, and read reviews left by other students. You can view a teacher’s professional background, experience, and education on their profile. Feel free to reach out to them with an introductory message or any questions you may have before you book your lesson!

If you’re looking for another level of convenience, online Chinese classes make it possible to connect with your teacher, no matter where you are. From the comfort of your home, you can build up your spoken Mandarin skills and reach new levels of language comprehension. Online Chinese classes are also a great option for busy kids!

When searching for a teacher, you can have the confidence of knowing that TakeLessons instructors are thoroughly vetted and background checked. Feel free to contact our Student Support team today if you need assistance booking lessons. We’re here to ensure that you have the best possible experience when you meet with your Mandarin teacher!