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Tammy Y.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 4 and up
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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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

Hi there everyone! I'm Ms Tammy and I teach piano, ukulele, guitar and mandarin on Takelessons. With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I am primarily teaching online. If you are located in Manhattan, NYC, I am teaching in-person classes on a case-by-case basis. For students located elsewhere, I

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Smokey
Tammy is smart, energetic, and fun. My son loves taking classes with her.
Helena M.
Great 1st lesson!
Morgan
Tammy was so patient and fun! Our 10-year old daughter loved the ukulele lesson and is looking forward to her next one. She even asked if she could have more than one lesson a week!
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Angela X.

10 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Japanese, English, Chinese
  • Mathematics from MC
  • Teaches students 10 to 18
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Angela X.

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大家好!我是Angela,中文名是小丽。我来自中国北京,现在美国读书,同时也是一名初中老师。我喜欢中国文化,也喜欢帮助正在学习中文的你们😊希望通过中文学习,有一天,你可以背个背包,自己去逛胡同、爬长城、品美食、感受中国上下五千年的文明与历史,当然了,还有与当地老百姓的无障碍沟通✌️Let’a Start our Chinese learning journey!

About Angela

I am dynamic and fun, loving and interesting, at the same time, serious and strict. Love to be with students. Good at breaking down complicated problems into different steps, to make things easy to solve. My CMS kids told me that: "Miss Angela, you are a genius!" Well, I just know that I enjoy math,

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My daughter loved her first class with the teacher!
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Sonia H.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $25
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
  • Foreign languages and Literature from National Chung Hsing University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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 easiest

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Kumara
Sonia was a great teacher! She explains in a fun and accessible manner! Looking forward to more classes!
Ricardo C.
This was my first time with Sonia. She is professional and personable, direct too, which I appreciate.
Shaker S.
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Yajuan M.

76 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, Arabic, English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Education from Bucknell University, PA
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Yajuan M.

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Practice listening and speaking Mandarin Chinese skills with a native speaker, a former radio host, a 20 years of classroom teacher in a variety topics that relate to current events in the world.
Reading exercises are equally emphasized in the lessons learning.
Writing skills will be embedded in email writing or message exchanging.
Students are encouraged to explore their learning needs and learning interests. In other words, the teacher tailors the curriculum and meet learners' learning desire in every possible way.

About Yajuan

I gained my BA in Chinese Language and Culture, first MA in Chinese Language and Literature, second MA in Education (from Bucknell University, PA). I have been teaching American students, from kindergarteners to adults, for the past 21 years at a variety of schools settings including colleges/univ

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Yiping L.
I feel that I have improved on my Chinese significantly even though I have just finished my eighth lesson with Yajuan. She is really good at giving me new insight into the topics I learn with her, even if I learned them before. The atmosphere in our lessons does not feel like teacher-student, but rather friend to friend. I highly recommend Yajuan to anyone who wants to learn Chinese. :)
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Very friendly and personable. She has done a very good job adapting our lessons to my learning goals. Yajuan effectively uses learning tools (audio recordings, shared documents, explanation of characters, etc.) during and after lessons. She also does a great job keeping lessons relevant and interesting, making our time together a great investment for both personal and professional development.
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Guifang X.

53 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $35
  • Speaks Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Jun Hua (a tropical island dialect)
  • Writing M.F.A. from University of New Hampshire
  • Awarded Elizabeth Jones Scholarship from University of New Hampshire
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Guifang X.

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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

Currently, I'm a full time Mandarin Chinese teacher at a school in Phoenix. I teach K-8 grades students Chinese speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation through presentations, visual arts, songs and other various types of activities. I also run a after school Chinese club. Other than my

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Tyler
We could not be happier with the lessons, preparation and structure. Our child enjoys the study and is enthused. The ease with which virtual sessions and textbooks are integrated is refreshing and aligns with what we expect outside of our local school district
LaTisha
Guifang is very patient and helpful. I am looking forward to our remaining lessons.
Henry
Guifang is an outstanding teacher. I started at zero and did not know where to start. She has planned out my learning journey and got me up to speed really fast. She makes the lessons fun and engaging. The lessons have been tailored to my needs.

Guifang's experience as a teacher shines through in her lessons.
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Grace J.

56 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, Chinese
  • Master from university in China
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Grace J.

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An experienced, patient, sweet and funny Mandarin Chinese tutor to all levels and ages, I have been teaching and tutoring this language over 10 years. I am originally from China, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with a master degree.
I can help students from primary to college improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability, and achieve a high score in their final Chinese test.
I can help students prepare for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam.
I can help worked people have a good understanding of this language.
I can tailor customized lessons to satisfy students’ specific requirements and levels, such as conversational Chinese, retail field Chinese, systematically beginner’s Chinese, etc…
I can teach people Business Chinese as well since I had the law background knowledge from China.
What book series I use the most is to teach high school, college students, and adults Integrated Chinese series.
What I like the most is to teach children because my ...

About Grace

An experienced, patient, sweet and funny Chinese tutor to all levels and ages, I have been teaching and tutoring Chinese language over 10 years. I am originally from China, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with a master degree. I studied in a law school, got my master degree and lawyer license, a

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My son has taken few lessons with Grace to help with homework and test prep. My only issue is with the audio quality of the lesson: either she's speaking a bit too far from the microphone or something wrong with her computer microphone. So sometimes it's very hard to hear her although volume on our end is on max. Other than that she's very patient and helpful and my son is gaining confidence.
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Learning a lot with Grace. Takes her time with me, helps me understand. Thanks Grace your are HEN HAO

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Average Cost of Mandarin Chinese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Chinese lessons is $48. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $70 per hour.
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"Love to work with her! She is an amazing teacher, she has quizlets and follow a very structured class with presentation. I have been working with him for a month and I am able to have a basic Chinese conversation."
Alejandro
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Zhao Yang L.
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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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"Awesome teacher who makes homework fun and really helped me boost my chinese in just a few weeks, Xièxiè!"
Gitanjali
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"I had my first lesson with Kelvin and it was very good. Kelvin made me feel very comfortable and we focused on the various tones used in learning and speaking Mandarin. I look forward to my next class this coming weekend."
Dennis
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Kelvin L.
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"She is an amazing teacher. Very patient and kind! Excellent in every way!"
Rebekah
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from HaiBo S.
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"She is really a nice teacher open to discuss talk and explain things the way needed. I recommend her for future students."
Preeti
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"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 me 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!"
Kim
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from HaiBo S.
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"Good communication and follow ups about my daughter's progress, she is on time which I appreciate. Highly recommend her."
Gabriella
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Siying W.
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"Great teacher. Started with the basics."
John
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Lella L.
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"Explains everything to my understanding.. Very professional and organized. On time to the lesson."
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Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Joy S.
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Mandarin Chinese Tutors

Did you know Mandarin Chinese is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world? An estimated 1.1 billion speak the language worldwide, and you could be one of them! Learning to read, speak, and write in Mandarin Chinese can open up a world of opportunities for you or your child.

As exciting as it is to take on a new language, learning Mandarin Chinese can come with its fair share of challenges. After all, Chinese incorporates 50,000 characters—way more than the letters in the English alphabet. But that certainly does not mean it’s impossible to master Mandarin.

If you want to learn the ins and outs of this fascinating language, sign up for our Mandarin Chinese lessons, where you can receive one-on-one instruction from a certified Chinese tutor. Read on to find out

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how to find a Chinese tutor near you.

Reasons to Take Chinese Lessons

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. Learning a new language can open up business opportunities, provide new ways of engaging with your community, and offer greater insight into other cultures and customs. It is also beneficial to know the language if you plan on traveling around a Mandarin-speaking country.

What’s more, there are a lot of cognitive benefits to studying a new language. It can help improve your memory, enhance your critical thinking skills, and even boost your creative capacity. It may also sharpen your mind and improve your decision-making skills. Because learning a language has so many positive effects on your brain, it’s no wonder so many people are signing up for Mandarin Chinese lessons.

Topics You'll Learn in Private Chinese Lessons

Once you find a Chinese tutor, you'll get started at either the beginner, intermediate, or advanced level, depending on if you have any prior experience with the language. Your private Chinese tutor will assess your skill level and create a customized lesson to best accommodate your needs. Your Chinese teacher will also factor in your learning style and language goals. Perhaps the best part of all is that you will have your tutor’s undivided attention, so you can ask all your questions and focus on what you want to learn.

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.

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

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Chinese Classes

At this point, you’ll be ready to travel to Chinese-speaking areas and get by with the basics.

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

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Chinese Classes

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

At TakeLessons, we are eager to help you find Mandarin Chinese lessons near you. The good news is that we have a vast selection of professional and experienced Chinese tutors in your area. We even give you the option of choosing between in-person or online lessons, so you can learn where and when best aligns with your schedule.

Ready to find a Chinese tutor near you? Start by getting to know each of our experienced tutors. You can read their bios, check out their experience, and see feedback from prior students. You can also inquire about their schedules and even start a conversation in advance to ensure they’re a good fit for you.

Once you choose a Chinese tutor, you’ll be all set to tackle this incredible language. And if you are new to TakeLessons, be sure to take advantage of our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee on your first session. Sign up for your Chinese lessons today!