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About Tammy Y.

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New York, NY

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Being from Singapore, I am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in both languages. I primary speak English at home, but studied mandarin for over 10 years in school. I'll start by teaching your basic intonations, sentences, and even some idioms to spice things up! Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

About Tammy
I conduct group lessons for young children, which I am unable to state on my profile/list of services here. You can send me a message if you are interested in them!

I believe EVERYONE should have the opportunity to learn music, especially children, in a fun and enjoyable way! As someone who grew up around music (my mother is a music teacher!) I wish to give that chance to others.

I started playing the piano at around the age of four, and helped out as a substitute teacher at my mother's music school back in Singapore while in High School. I left shortly after to pursue music at Berklee College of Music, where I graduated summa cum laude in August 2013 with a Bachelor's of Music in Piano Performance and Contemporary Writing and Production!

My students range from as 3.5 years old, to the grandmother of a couple of my students. I wo
rk mostly with children, but have a handful of adult beginner students I work with as well.

Everyone is different - and I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize my lessons and materials for each student. I'll push you (a little!), to make you realize just how much you can do!

Music is an all-rounded experience. Not only can I offer you a chance to learn how to play different styles of piano, from jazz to pop to classical, but I can also teach you how to write your own songs, arrange them, and perhaps (if you like) record them!
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Elizabeth N. January 23, 2019
· Ukulele · Online
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Samuel J. October 23, 2018
· Classical Piano · In home
A very energetic and enthusiastic instructor. Tammy came very well prepared for her lesson and brought readily custom-made materials that make the lesson very smooth. Our son is really excited about his piano lessons again!!

Thanks a lot!

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Estrella H. November 28, 2015
· Piano · In studio
Excellent teacher. Was very impressed on how well the piano classes were explained in detail. My 6 years old learned a lot in her first piano class! My daughter came out super excited and motivated!
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About Lella L.

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San Francisco, CA
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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 States in 2013, where I have continued to play piano and have joined a local band. I am happy to continue sharing my love of music with my students here.

I began tutoring Mandarin in January 2015. As a native speaker, I can guide you to a very high level, and help you learn to speak with a proper Chinese accent.

Please note: Online classes are available for Mandarin Chinese only. Piano lessons are only available in person.
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Maxine M. August 10, 2018
· Piano · In studio
Friendly introduction to piano for this beginner
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Mo March 6, 2017
· Piano · In studio
5 stars' teacher
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Kayli September 21, 2016
· Piano · In studio
We just had our first lesson and we hit a few bumps but my daughter has never had music instruction before so we're giving it another go next week to see if things go more smoothly. 3 stars above says meets expectations, and though it didn't, I just hesitate to give someone 2 stars based on one lesson.
Here are some details from class:
My daughter (K) just turned 5 but is pretty mature for her age and has expressed an interest in learning the piano so we signed up for individual lessons with Lella. At the start of class I mentioned again (I had noted it at booking time as well) that K has had zero experience with music instruction. Immediately Lella sat with K on the piano bench and started explaining treble clef sign, bass clef sign and what hands they relate to. Lella also has a thick accent as I was trying to follow along with her explanations with a little difficulty. She even asked if K speaks Chinese and I said "no" so she said "you're Indian right?" My daughter would look around from time to time while Lella was explaining at which point Lella would just keep seeing "Pay attention sweetie!" Then she asked my daughter to write the numbers 1-5 in a book and when she said she didn't know how to write the number 2, Lella laughed and said "you know, but you forgot right" so I spoke up and explained "no she has not been taught to write her numbers yet, but she can read/recognize them" to which Lella seemed very surprised, so I felt the need to say, "she's still in preschool. But if you write them she'll be able to tell you what they are." So then Lella switched to counts, explaining about the values of different notes. She asked my daughter if she had questions, to which my daughter said "I think I understand what you're saying, if it's just a circle that means four, but if it's a circle with a line..." And before she could finish her thought Lella said "no that's not a line, it's a stem". At another point when Lella asked if she had any questions, my daughter slowly said "yes... what's velour?" And when Lella looked confused I had to step in and explain that Lella was saying "value", the amount of counts for a note. By the end of the half hour lesson, Lella had reached her explanation of middle C, which she described to my daughter saying "this is middle C because it's in the middle, there are two black keys, then on the left is C. Can you find another one?" When K didn't respond right away, she repeated herself, and again another time. So I said "she really has had no previous music experience, I think you need to even explain to her that those are called keys, like there are black keys, white keys..." And Lella just looked at me confused.
At the end of the lesson I agreed to buy the theory book so we can practice that at home, and Lella asked if I can sit in on the next lesson to help explain things to my daughter, because she "doesn't really focus". I agreed to sit in on the lesson, for my own benefit so I can help her with HW since I also don't have music experience. But I also mentioned to Lella that her accent is quite strong and I think my daughter was having trouble understanding her, and Lella seemed surprised by that comment.
I don't know... it says on Lella's profile that she has worked with young kids but I can't really see how the class was any different from how she would teach me, an adult with no prior music experience.
Oh! I forgot to mention something so basic - when we met Lella she thought I was someone else so I re-introduced myself and introduced my daughter. Then as we were saying goodbye at the end of class I realized Lella had never introduced herself to my daughter, so I asked "oh, what would you like K to call you, Ms. Li, or Lella? Ms. Lella?" She said Lella was fine so I turned to K and said "Tell Lella bye K." It just hit me, I mean that's something about creating a relationship with a young student. Speaking to them directly, making that connection. Lella was really smiley which gave the impression she was friendly but she never really made a connection with K who is the student, not me.
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About ali Y.

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Dedham, MA
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I can teach in the best way~!

About ali
My name is Ali Y, I graduated from Boston University with a master degree in 2017. Before I graduate, I started to teach violin and Mandarin in Takelessons, as you can see in my reviews, I have a very high rating since I started, every student like to play violin with me because I always can see their smile in the lesson.

I’ve begun to study in BU with Professor Bayla Keyes since 2015, in these two years, I’ve learned a lot from her, not only my violin skill but also a lot of teaching methods.

I got my bachelor degree in Renmin University of China, which is one of the best university in China. I had 24 students before I came to the States, several of them won the first prize in different violin competition.

I’m very patient. And I know how to commute with students. Most of my student can learn very fast and be very happy at t
he same time. I hope my student to love music instead of just playing the music.
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Iyore I. September 25, 2018
· Mandarin · In home
Ali is great! Patient, knowledgeable and flexible
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Jim C. August 14, 2018
· Violin · Online
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Autumn A. June 7, 2018
· Violin · Online
Very patient. Provided great tips on technique improvement.
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ali Y.

Dedham, MA 02026
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About An Z.

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Allston, MA
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I am fluent and professional in Mandarin and fluent in English. I can teach you the skills necessary to speak natural and correct Mandarin Chinese

About An
I’m a professional and fluent Mandarin Chinese speaker, with English as my second language. I can teach and tutor Chinese learners at any level, and help you perfect your pronunciation. I also accept other work, such as translations.
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An Z.

Allston, MA 02134
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$50 / 60-min

About Sarah Yeonghong G.

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Seattle, WA
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I am totally bilingual in Chinese and English. I was born and grew up in China with a BA in English language and Literature from Shandong Normal University. I also earned a M.ed from Korean Nazarene university and finished all the PhD courses in applied linguistics. I earned a second MA from the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey in international education management. Beyond my credentials, I have been an English and Chinese teacher to students of different cultural background for past two decades. I am a certified interpreter in Chinese and English. My educational credentials and teaching experiences in different countries and schools have made me a very competitive teacher that can help student develop linguistic and cultural competencies.

About Sarah Yeonghong
I am totally bilingual in Chinese and English. I earned a B.A degree from a Chinese university in English language and literature and an M.Ed from a Korean university and finished all the PHD courses in applied linguistics. I also have a second MA from the Middlebury Institute of International studies at Monterey. In the past two decades, I have been teaching English and Chinese to students of different cultural and language backgrounds. My educational credential and teaching experiences make me a very competitive teacher that can help students develop linguistic and cultural competencies.
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Sarah Yeonghong G.

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About Bing H.

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San Francisco, CA
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I’m a native Mandarin speaker from Beijing, China. As from the capital, I speak the most standard Chinese with no accent. I would teach you all the knowledge you need to know in the most simple way. Start to build your Mandarin skill today!

About Bing
I’m currently a finance major senior, I’m good at math, plus I’m chinese. So I’m good at math and Mandarin lol.
I never think anyone can’t do certain things because they are too hard, or they are not interested. It’s either previous teacher doesn’t know how to teach, or you didn’t pay attention. But you are here! So I guess I can take this chance, and tell you that all the knowledges you are learning today, are tools for you to better get to know the world, and prepare for solving problems from life, or future work. They are powerful tools, but they are only tools. If you fail for now, don’t feel disappointed because I’m here to help you master using the tool, and well control it!
So let’s kill them with the easiest way, and be well prepared for the future challenges! ;)
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Bing H.

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About Lina C.

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Needham Heights, MA
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I was born in Shanghai, China.
I moved to the States with my family when I was 3.
My family is very traditional; therefore, we speak Mandarin Chinese at home.
I am also fluent in the Shanghainese and Suzhou dialect.
In high school, I tutored a family with 3 elementary boys in Mandarin for 2 years.
I was happy to see improvement in both speaking and writing.

About Lina
Hi! I was born in Shanghai, China and moved to the states when I was 3.
My family is very traditional; therefore, we speak Mandarin Chinese at home.

A little about myself:
I am a Needham High School 2015 Graduate.
I recently graduated from Wagner College with a bachelor's degree in Chemistry and concentration in Accounting.

Teaching Experience:
In high school, I babysat 4 kids on-call for two years. At the same time,I tutored 3 of them Mandarin Chinese.

I hope to teach and share my language with others :)
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Lina C.

Needham Heights, MA 02494
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$50 / 30-min

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