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Tammy Y.

9 Reviews
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Starting at $50
  • 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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Daniel, Olivia, & Emma C.
Excellent teacher for children to start early music lessons.
David G.
The first lesson went well. Looking forward to the next lesson.
Michelle
Tammy is a great teacher and is ready for all questions that I have, I'm looking forward to more lessons with her
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Matt G.

41 Reviews
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  • 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.

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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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.
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Kelvin L.

141 Reviews
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  • Speaks Chinese Mandarin
  • Music MA from University of Nottingham
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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

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Amazing!
Erica M.
Kelvin was an incredible teacher! He somehow made the very technical art of origami a bit easier to digest and do on our own from home. He was supportive and cheering us on, and his passion for origami was extremely evident. We can't wait to work with him again. Thanks, Kelvin!
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Sonia H.

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  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Foreign languages and Literature from National Chung Hsing University
  • Teaching since 2019
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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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Sonia was concise and clear-I'm learning quickly from her.
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Larry W.

Teaches Online
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  • Speaks Mandarin, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 and up
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Larry W.

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

About Larry

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 metho

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Zhao Yang L.

8 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks English, Russian, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Bachelor of Arts: Theory and methods of teaching foreign languages and cultures from Moscow City Teacher Training University
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Zhao Yang L.

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I am a professional qualified Mandarin Chinese tutor who has seven years of experience with one-on-one teaching Mandarin as well as teaching in a classroom setting. I have taught Chinese to students aged 5-18 at a Chinese Language Specialty School in Moscow and to adults. I also prepared students for each level of Chinese proficiency qualifications (YCT, HSK).
Certifications: Master's degree in Linguistics (Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages); HSK Level 6

About Zhao Yang

Hi! 你好!Привет! My name is Evgeniya (Zhao Yang)! I am multilingual and I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese, Russian and ESL. You have a genuine interest in learning Mandarin or Russian, you would love to explore the language, to learn more about the culture, people, history...

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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.
Carlos
Teacher is very well organized with a clear plan lesson -objectives for the day and exercises to be completed between lessons to practice the learnings . Teacher brings lots of energy and encouragement to every session which motivates me to keep learning and improve. I will recommend Zhao Yan as a teacher .
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Evgeniya is an excellent teacher! Thank you very much.

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Average Cost of Mandarin Chinese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Chinese lessons is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $30 and $100 per hour.
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"He's awesome with my kids 9&11. They both have totally different learning styles and he's focused on there individual needs. He's teaching them on subjects that there interested in as well as day to day not just making them learn straight from a book which helps motivate them. My daughter and son look forward to each and every lesson."
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Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Matt G.
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"It was a very good 1st lesson. I would give it 5 stars. This rating is for this lesson only. I am not saying she is the best instructor ever. As we proceed with lessons I will make further evaluations from time to time; not after each lesson. Garrett"
Garrett
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from HaiBo S.
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"Engaging and positive!"
Christina
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Kelvin L.
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"She is super friendly and nice, and makes learning easy to understand. I am moving to china in a few days so I took a few lessons from Grace so that I would know enough to move out there with, even though I will be learning at college there. I feel more confident knowing even just a little bit of Chinese before I move out there."
Emma
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Grace J.
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"Guifang is super sweet! Made me feel super at ease and she's so friendly. Was a bit confused about the structure at first but she's super enthusiastic and wants to explain and push you as much as possible so by the end it makes sense what's happening."
Lydia
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"I took about 6 months of Mandarin lessons with Connor, and myself and my Taiwanese family members all notice how far I’ve come. In just these months, I have come much closer than I could have expected to my goal of being able to understand basic Mandarin conversations. Connor personalized my lessons to focus on the Taiwanese variations spoken by my family. He is not only knowledgeable in language and culture, but it is also very apparent that he has learned how to teach. He is patient and moves at a pace that fits with my schedule as an adult learner. I absolutely recommend him!"
Shannon
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Connor F.
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"Matt is an incredible teacher and person in general. He understands so much about chinese and is able to easily communicate the lessons in a way that I can understand and practice between classes. I bought the 10 lesson pack from him and I'm an incredibly happy purchaser at lesson 9. My wife is chinese, and Matt gives me great sayings to take back to her. She is always excited to see the results of our lessons. When I ask her to teach me something she says go ask Matt."
Daniel
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Matt G.
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"Excellent hand tailored lessons specifically for me. Enjoy each and every lesson."
Lillianna
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Matt G.
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"Chinese is a very complicated language, but Grace made learning enjoyable with her great personality and encouragement. She was well organized and helped me become more comfortable with Mandarin. Definitely a great experience."
Simon
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Grace J.
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"Only had one lesson so far but she's nice"
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Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Lella L.
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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!