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Ying W.

14 Reviews
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Starting at $18
  • Speaks English, Chinese (Mandarin), Chinese (Cantonese)
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Bachelor in Management from University of International Business and Economics
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Ying W.

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I am from China. Both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese Chinese are my native languages. Want to learn Chinese? Speak Chinese fast and easily? Learn how to read and write Chinese characters? Get to know the Chinese culture, customs and traditions? Let’s get started!

About Ying

My name is Ying. I am from China. I was born and brought up in China. Moved to North America in 2014. My native language is Chinese, I speak both Mandarin Chinese and Cantonese. I graduated from University of International Business and Economics in Beijing China and received a Bachelor’s degree

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Joshua S.
Loving these lessons already. Ying is a great teacher!
JOSHUA C.
Very patient
George H.
She did very well with our son. Great introductory class!
He really enjoyed it and I think he will learn this very well.
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Rae L.

18 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $23
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English
  • Awarded Graduate Diversity Fellowship Scholarship from SUNY
  • B.A. Economics from Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China
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Rae L.

18 Reviews
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I will provide you the learning materials, although you could send me the files that you are interested in learning or need help with.

About Rae

I offer online sessions with standard Mandarin Chinese and simplified Chinese characters. There are two types of sessions that I provide. One is homework help, test preparation, etc. You can send me the documents that you want to work on. The other type of session that I do is structured lessons wi

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Marianne S.
Love my Mandarin lessons. Rae, the instructor is patient, kind and informative.
Rose
My son had his first session with Rae and he enjoyed the conversation. He went to a mandarin immersion elementary school but is now at a school that doesn’t have mandarin so we wanted something to keep his mandarin going. Rae did a great job of getting him to speak and figuring out where he is. She kept him engaged, was patient, and the session seemed to flow great.
Leif B.
I've only had my first lesson so far, but I was extremely pleased with Rae's approach and patience. I'm excited to keep the lessons going and see how far I can progress in this new challenge for me.
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Lella L.

19 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks Mandarin, Chinese, English
  • Awarded Excellent Group Award from Chinese Society for Music Education
  • Teaches students Male: 5 to 20; Female: 5 to 70
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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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John M.
Great teacher. Started with the basics.
Maxine M.
Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner
Mo
5 stars' teacher
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Yuexin C.

4 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $30
  • Speaks Portuguese, English, Chinese, Mandarin, Cantonese, German, Spanish
  • B.A. in Comparative Literature from Colorado College
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Yuexin C.

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I'm a Comparative Literature major at Colorado College. I'm bilingual, patient, and know how to encourage new language students.

About Yuexin

Hi! I am an undergraduate student at Colorado College, majoring in Comparative Literature and Music. I am from Shenzhen, China, and moved to the U.S. when I was 18. I play the banjo, do all forms of arts, and have a never-dying crave for traveling. I lived in Brazil and Finland for a little whi

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thank you very much
Sarah
I'm really enjoying my lessons with Yuexin. She's very patient and is able to answer all my questions. She's also happy to customize the lesson to suit my interests; for example, we took some time to go over voice lines in a video game that were in Chinese and then work on the pronunciation and pinyin for them.

The textbook and workbook she had me get have been helpful, and I've been supplementing by practicing on my own using Duolingo. I think the combination has been really effective for learning the language. Yuexin has been great for correcting my pronunciation and teaching me how native speakers would actually speak and write.
Lilian C.
Yuexin is an excellent Mandarin teacher for kids. My 8 year-old has started lessons and is progressing well. Yuexin researched and picked out a good textbook for kids. She is patient, clear, and easy to schedule with. We are happy!

Cristina H.

6 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks English, mandrine
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
  • Teaches students 5 to 60
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Cristina H.

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I am a native mandarin speaker, and write traditional character as well not simplify. A passionate and patient teacher, I love to teach mandarin and my hometown culture in the same. Hope we can enjoy and communicate through language learning,

About Cristina

I am Cristina, Violin Piano Music teacher, recording artist and educator. Classical trained from Piano and Violin when I was 5 and switched to viola after high school. I earned Advanced Certificate and Music Performance Master degreed from New York University where I also teach private lesson as

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Sue
My son has been taking lessons from Cristina for 2 years and wow has he progressed. He loves his lessons, can read music, and is playing well. The struggle is getting him to practice! Cristina has a great blend of warmth, knowledge and discipline that works well for my 6,7, and now 8 year old son. I highly recommend her.
Sarah
Our 8 year old had been taking violin for two years and was about to the point of quitting due to the lack of motivational teaching. I went in search of a teacher that could motivate her while still progressing rapidly each week! My daughter is so eager to please Cristina, because she makes the lessons fun and interesting. When I check in to see how the lesson is going, my daughter is engaged, and answering questions correctly which tells me she's still paying attention - even in the evening hours when she's tired. Cristina mixes classical and popular music as well. I still have to ask my daughter to practice each night but she pulls out her violin on her own a couple of times a week as well. It's a complete 180 from where we were 8 months ago. Cristina is a rare find and I'd recommend her to anyone who wants to ensure their child is getting the best violin training while being inspired!
Everett
Our 11 year old daughter, Drew, started with Cristina for a little over a year, and has made some amazing progress from not knowing how to play, to having great intonation and musicality. Cristina teaches our daughter in a way that works with her interests and learning style, rather than having a regimented curriculum. I think this has allowed Drew to be way more excited about playing.

i've been playing music all my life but since i'm a square parent, it's hard for me to teach drew :) Cristina does a great job giving her guidance during the lesson.
i would highly recommend her as a teacher!

Ian S.

38 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaching since 2006
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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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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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The average cost of 60-minute Mandarin lessons is $62. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $40 and $120 per hour.
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"She is very good and knows what she is doing. So far I'm a couple of weeks in and i can speak very basic mandarin. It has been enjoyable and I would strongly recommend her for others."
- Binyomin
Took Mandarin lessons from Grace J.
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"I am taking Mandarin lessons from Grace because I am adopting a child from China and want to have some basic communication skills. I have never been good at learning languages, and I was hesitant because I know Mandarin is one of the most difficult languages to learn. After just 3 lessons, I am learning and I love it! I have had so much fun with Grace! She is a fabulous teacher. She is patient, kind and personable. She presents the material so that it is understandable. I am actually learning and remembering what I learned. I originally planned to take 10 one-hour lessons so I have a good basic knowledge, but I am absolutely going to continue taking lessons with her when the 10th is done. The time I spend with Grace just flies by, and I look forward to our lessons. I am so thrilled that I found Grace, and relieved that she is able to present the material to me in a such fun and comprehensible way.

I chose to take lessons with Grace because she teaches people of all ages. I am 51 years old. When my child arrives home from China this year, he will be approximately 2 years old. I look forward to taking lessons in the future with my child and having Grace teach both of us. Learning about China and the language will help my child and me connect to each other and to his culture and homeland. Thank you, Grace, for helping me on my adoption journey and beyond!"
- Trish
Took Mandarin lessons from Grace J.
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"My son had a great time"
- Riley
Took Mandarin lessons from Grace J.
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"Very patient! We always have a great class!"
- Jamaica
Took Mandarin lessons from Grace J.
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"We feel very lucky to have found Grace. She is very patient and obviously has a genuine concern for her students. Ally looks forward to her lesson time and we hope she will begin practicing learned concepts daily. The summer may afford more time to focus on Mandarin."
- Ally
Took Mandarin lessons from Grace J.
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"Tammy is a great teacher. My 11 and 13 year old daughters look forward to each lesson and learning the intricacies of Mandarin."
- Olivia
Took Mandarin lessons from Tammy G.
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"Lella is a fantastic instructor. She's been very helpful in my pronunciation and comprehension of Chinese and is also a lot of fun to work with. I'd highly recommend her."
- Gus Agudelo
Took Mandarin lessons from Lella L.
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"She was perfect!"
- Extraordinary
Took Mandarin lessons from Tammy G.
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"Ms. Qi is a very accessible and diligent teacher. My son can be difficult, but she found ways to quickly connect with him and get him to open up. She accommodated his need for assistance with his regular work, but encouraged us to "start again" with Chinese which is probably a good idea. Very much appreciate her experience and enthusiasm."
- Nolan
Took Mandarin lessons from Sandy Q.
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"Tammy is amazing...my 12yr.old is so excited to be learning a new language"
- Tyson
Took Mandarin lessons from Tammy G.
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