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Jingci L.

11 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $60
  • Speaks Chinese, English
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 40; Female: 5 to 50
  • Awarded Piano Competition Award from US & Asia
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Jingci L.

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Piano Competition Awards: 2019 Grand Prix London International Music Competition, First Place Winner, London 2018 III Future Star International Piano Competition, 3rd Prize Winner, Young Master Division, New York 2018 North International Music Competition, 1st Prize winner, Solo Piano XI, S

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Amazing !
Agnes
My 4.5 year old daughter had her first piano lesson with Jingci. I had learned how to play piano when I was a kid, so I could tell Jingci knows how to teach the basic foundation very well. She's firm yet patient and got my daughter to follow her instructions even though her attention span isn't that great at her age.
Sally
Ms. Liu is so kind and patient. Great to know her and study with her.
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Larry W.

Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin, French, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Political science from Byu Idaho
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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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Selima C.
My daughter used to hate studying Chinese when she was young, now she becomes so motivated since Larry did a great job in teaching her!
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Ian S.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • B.A. Chinese from Rutgers University
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
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Ian S.

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I majored in Mandarin Chinese at Rutgers University and also studied Chinese at Donghai University in Taiwan. I have excellent pronunciation, and can help you also master Mandarin pronunciation, as well as grammar, sentence structure, reading and writing, etc. Chinese is an amazing yet very difficult language. Let me help you build a great foundation for becoming fluent and expressing yourself in Chinese!

About Ian

A lifelong musician and songwriter, Ian S. has extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students age 3 and up both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children. With 28 years of experience on the guitar and 32 years on piano, Ian has

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Hayati
Even it was my first lesson I can feel the progress and I am confident about achieving my goal. Thanks Ian!!
Xiaoqi
Ian is fantastic teacher. He was so patient with my toddler daughter. And when she became fuzzy during the class, Ian could be so creative to always come out with a way to calm her down and redirect her attention to other musical things. I would love him to be my daughter’s music teacher for as long as possible if I did not have to move.
laura R.
Ian is very knowledgeable and is great in explaining theory and great in demonstrating so you can understand.
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Guifang X.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $28
  • Speaks Chinese, English, Japanese, Korean, Jun Hua (a tropical island dialect), Cantonese
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Guifang X.

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I have more than nine years of language teaching experience. I have learned five languages over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese when I was 19 and I founded my first summer camp in China when I was 20. 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.

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 m

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Rebecca
Ms. Xue is a wonderful teacher. She is very patient and works at the speed of her students. I would highly recommend her for anyone wanting to learn Mandarin Chinese.
Michael
Ms. Xue makes learning Mandarin fun for my kids (4th and 6th grade) and really focuses on ensuring that they understand the topic at hand before moving on to the next lesson. She also focuses on positive reinforcement which my kids (and most people) thrive under. I would highly recommend Ms. Xue for you!
Gitanjali J.
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!

Lella L.

20 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin, Chinese, English
  • Awarded Excellent Group Award from Chinese Society for Music Education
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Lella L.

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I am both patient and enthusiastic as a teacher. I speak Mandarin Chinese as my native language, and can help my students progress to a high level. Once I have determined the student's level, I work with them to help them improve according to their goals.

About Lella

I studied Musicology and Piano Performance at the Shandong Normal University School of Music, where I graduated with my BA in 2005. I taught music and established a band at a property management institute while a student there, and established my own practice after I graduated. I came to the United

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Successfully helped me to play difficult parts in piano pieces I had been challenged with.
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My boys loved it and can't wait until next week!
John M.
Great teacher. Started with the basics.
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Grace J.

44 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Chinese, English, Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Master from university in China
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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,

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Zoe K.
The instructor is very knowledgeable and is wonderful with kids!
Sabrina P.
Another epic class!!! She really caters to the learning styles of her students and makes wonderful lesson plans. I’ve enjoyed my lessons thoroughly so far!!
谢谢!
Sabrina P.
Very great teacher! She is very patient with an adult student and very upbeat and positive.
She prepared so well and assigned appropriate homework. I’m so glad I found her !

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing Mandarin teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Average Cost of Mandarin Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Mandarin lessons is $57. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $80 per hour.
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$32 average
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$43 average
60 min
$57 average

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"First lesson went very well. She is patient and very helpful. I know exactly how to prepare for the next lesson!"
Jamie
Took Mandarin lessons from Joy S.
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"My daughter really enjoyed the class. Thanks Lin!"
Rhea
Took Mandarin lessons from Lin X.
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"Lin has been tutoring my son (8 years old) in Mandarin each week for 6 months. She's wonderful! She's a fluent native speaker, kind, patient, friendly, and flexible. She helps my son do his homework and write his journal. My son looks forward to seeing Lin each week. I highly recommend Lin to anyone."
greg
Took Mandarin lessons from Lin X.
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"Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible"
Iyore
Took Mandarin lessons from Ali Y.
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"I just started working with Lin and I'm enjoying the lessons. As an instructor Lin is very patient, organized and professional. She has her lessons planned out and ready from the start. I'm looking forward to future lessons with her."
Ben
Took Mandarin lessons from Lin X.
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"Both of my kids are middle schoolers and have had a wonderful experience! So thankful we found her!"
Luke
Took Mandarin lessons from Guifang X.
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"I highly recommend Ms. Lin as a Chinese teacher/tutor. My children, aged 2 and 4, and I have been studying Chinese with Ms. Lin for over 3 months and I have learned greatly in a short period of time.
Ms. Lin is very professional and works well with people of all ages and levels. I have observed her teaching my children, who are beginners, every week and she is able to be playful with them and firm at the same time, making their learning fun. As for her ability to teach an adult like myself (an intermediate level with experience living in China), she has extensive knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and is able to make learning such a difficult language interesting and simple. She is also very patient, reliable and organized. Most importantly, Ms. Lin is very passionate about teaching Chinese. Such passion, combining with her knowledge of the subject, especially makes learning exciting and stimulating."
loirey
Took Mandarin lessons from Lin X.
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"Ms. Lin has been a great teacher for my daughter. I highly recommend her!"
Eri
Took Mandarin lessons from Lin X.
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"Great first lesson with Michael. Looking forward to making progress over the near future. He listened to my goals and was able to work with me on a learning plan."
Matt
Took Mandarin lessons from Michael M.
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"Very patient with my 7 year old and encourages him when he gets embarrassed."
Wilcox
Took Mandarin lessons from Lella L.
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Mandarin Lessons Near You and Online

Looking for a new level of connectivity and expression? Try learning Mandarin Chinese!

Millions of language students all over the world use Mandarin lessons to achieve their linguistic goals. If you choose to work with a Mandarin tutor, you’ll be in good company – there are well over a billion Mandarin speakers throughout the world. The popularity of the language makes it a favorite for kids and adults who want to expand their personal and professional horizons.

Why take Mandarin Lessons?

Everyone has their own unique reasons for learning Mandarin. You may work with a Mandarin instructor to learn how to better connect with friends and family, or you may be interested in increasing your earning potential in business. Knowing at least the basics of Mandarin will make your travels much more engaging if you have a trip to China planned.

Working with a Mandarin teacher can also unlock a wealth of cultural discoveries. With a history that spans back thousands of years, Chinese culture is full of rich traditions, many of which have made their way into daily life. Whether you’re looking to discover the wisdom of some of history’s most brilliant scholars or you’d just like to learn how to cook authentic Chinese food, knowing Mandarin can go a very long way.

Finding the Right Mandarin Tutor

Ready to dive into taking Mandarin lessons? The first step is to find a teacher. While books and online videos can help you understand specific concepts, there’s no substitute for the personalized guidance that a private tutor provides. The good news is that with TakeLessons, it’s easier than ever to find the perfect Mandarin teacher.

Online lessons have revolutionized the way languages are taught around the world. That’s because students can connect with teachers from anywhere on the globe, right from the comfort of their home. This is also a favorite solution for busy parents who can easily find a qualified Mandarin tutor for their toddler or teenager. Kids and parents both love the convenience and scheduling flexibility that online lessons provide.

No matter what your language goals are, the right teacher will help you get there. Simply browse the wide selection of Mandarin instructors on TakeLessons to find the right tutor for you or your child. You can check out a teacher’s bio and reviews left by students, and you can even send an introductory message to a prospective tutor before you book a lesson.

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