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Provo, UT
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I've been studying Mandarin for ten years and have lived in China several times for different periods. I'd love to help you get started with your Chinese.

About Lily
I've been sewing since I was 13. I've sewn things over the years such as dresses, pajamas. I do a lot of tailoring things too. I just love to sew, and I love teaching people to sew too!

The way that I teach is to help the student develop their own style. I have students work on their own individual projects that they pick out while asking me questions that they might have while they are doing their project.

However, if they would like there is an option for me to develop lessons for the student on certain sewing techniques that the student could learn. Although, be aware that learning how to sew takes time and that all the techniques of sewing cannot be done all at once.

Then, there is the third option that the lesson could be a mix of the student doing what they want (choosing their own project) and learning some pre-designed
techniques.

My first goal is to give my students all of the tools they need to feel confident from the very first lesson. I would like for all of my students within the first lesson to finish either of two basic projects (pajama pants or a draw string bag).

My lessons are not like videos you may find online. Meaning projects will take longer than you think they will. I will work with you to properly construct a quality finished project without too many frustrations and in a timely manner. I recommend buying lessons in 90 minute packages, since sewing always takes longer than expected.

THE BEGINNER SEWER

In these lessons we will go over the following, which can be adapted to how you want:

- Sewing safety and how to use a machine
- Learn about the sewing tools you'll be using
- How to read, cut out, layout, and follow a basic pattern instructions
- How to pin and sew a seam, finish seams and sew hems
- Learn to sew on an elastic band (to pajamas or for a tote).
- Learn how to unpick your projects when a mistake is made.
- Learn how to do a basic stitch and the gather stitch.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS:
- Pajamas
- Sewing Tote
- Basic Dress
- Pillow case

THE INTERMEDIATE SEWER
- Cement what you learned in the while a beginner.
- Learn to hand sew hems etc.
- Learn about different fabrics and when to use them.
- Sew a basic zipper onto clothes or bags.
- Learn about the different foots.
- Learn to do other stitches
-TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Intermediate Dresses/ Clothes
- Bags
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THE ADVANCED SEWER
- Work on your own projects you choose with help.
- Work with harder fabrics.
-Use a zipper foot to sew an invisible zipper.
- Learn to do advanced stitches
-Learn about pleats and darts.
- TAKE AWAY PROJECTS
- Prom dress
- Suits
- Formal Coats
- Backpacks

Whether it is for a hobby, to decorate your house, to prepare for design school, or to make your own clothes, I can teach you from the very basic sewing skills, to more advance topics such as modifying your patterns to make clothes that fit.

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Olivia (6) & Katie (10) R. September 20, 2018
· French · Online
Julie is very patient and has a great teaching curriculum for kids.
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Maren R. September 19, 2018
· French · Online
Super engaging and fabulous, very thankful for all of her help
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Alexandra September 6, 2018
· French · Online
Lily was great! Patient and kind and adapted it to fit the needs of my child.
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About Yuexin C.

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Nashville, TN

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I am a native Chinese speaker and am passionate and patient about teaching!

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 while. I have a talent in learning new languages and am passionate about teaching them.

I have taught Chinese to people of all age. I specialize in teaching listening and speaking. If you would like to take lessons with me in person, then I am good at teaching reading and writing as well. My strength is in my patience for my students. I understand that learning a new language, especially Chinese, is not an overnight progress. As a language learner myself, I emphasize with the frustration, yet the excitement of learning the language and the cultu
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So trust me! Let yourself or your child be in good hands.
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Lilian C. December 21, 2017
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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!
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Nick October 13, 2017
· Mandarin · Online
Yuexin is a fantastic teacher. She is very good at teaching all things China, whether that's teaching mandarin or giving out helpful tips about China. Great teacher.
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Cambridge, MA
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Hi everyone, I hope this message finds you well! I am Junling and am a professional pianist working at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I have been play piano for 20+ years and have a Masters degree in Piano Performance. I love performance, but I am more passionate with teaching piano.

“A teaching artist, by definition, is a two-career professional: a working artist and a working educator. As a working artist is they are involved in an ongoing process of discovery, problem solving, discipline and refinement of skills in their discipline. As a working educator, it is essential that the artist is also developing a knowledge base and skills to be an effective partner in education. Achieving a meaningful balance between these two professions, whereby one feeds the other, is an ongoing process that requires a deepening awareness for the teaching artist of what their teaching brings to their art and what their art teaches them about learning.”

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About mosh
Hi everyone, I hope this message finds you well! I am Junling and am a professional pianist working at Boston Conservatory at Berklee. I have been play piano for 20+ years and have a Masters degree in Piano Performance. I love performance, but I am more passionate with teaching piano.
Although I love performing, I always found myself helping other pianists in need. I quickly realized that even though I have a passion for performing, I have an even greater passion for teaching. My philosophy of education is "not too hard, not too easy". As a teacher I carefully assess what skill level students are at to give assignments that will not set students up for failure (too difficult), and also will not set up students for failure to grow (too easy). I could tell the problem that students might have right away. Not only on musical way but also o
n the movement. Wrong movements could cause uncomfortableness while you playing your instruments. And I also could teach you the best way to practice for different skill spots based on my experiences.
My goal is to become a better teacher by having a chance to teach students with different interests and tastes in music like Classical, Jazz, Pop, or Broadway and to help students to approach their goal in music.
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Seo April 3, 2018
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Doesn't know how to use music term appropriately and doesn't seems like has a lot of experience with kids.
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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 then to Auburn University. I became a Christian while in Auburn and after graduation, in 2007, went overseas to teach English and do missions. I have been teaching since that time and am back home now. I enjoy teaching people and watching their confidence grow as they learn new skills and develop new abilities.
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Lisa C. August 29, 2018
· ESL · Online
Matt is a very patient and good instructor. My mother loves his class a lot.
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Matt August 27, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
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Yoledy .. July 9, 2018
· ESL · Online
I really like his teaching style. Matt is patient and focused.
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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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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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Rachael C. April 27, 2018
· Violin · Online
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About 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
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.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught non-nativ
e Chinese speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)
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Sasha July 25, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In home
very pleasant ,professional and knowledgeable , in her teaching approach. highly recommended. I only wish, she was going to be in the states, a few more years. to teach my daughter.
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Sasha July 23, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · In studio
she is amazing, she takes it slow on the first lesson and and she is patient for you to finish,and she takes it a step at a time not rush through it
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Ryan May 13, 2018
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Very patient teacher. Great to get feedback on areas to focus so my kids can be more proficient in conversational mandarin.
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About Wankun X.

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Hi. I'm Chinese and I moved to the US when I was in six grade. Even through I stayed here for a long time I still use Chinese in day to day basis and I'm still completely fluent. In my lessons you will expect to learn how to speak mandarin by learning the pinyin (拼音) system and how to write chinese.

About Wankun
Hi, I'm Wankun, a college student at CUNY John Jay College of Criminal Justice. Although I'm not totally experienced in teaching (one year), my passion with music is strong; I believe I can be a great teacher.

My whole life is filled with music. I started piano lessons since I was 5. After I moved to America (I was born in China) I had some violin lessons. In freshman year I joined school band. I'm still in band, playing flute in marching band and oboe in wind ensemble.

Music is an expression. It can be happy and light, or dramatical and full of sorrow. We need basic skills to approach a sound, but music is more than that. Music is when you give a sound a meaning, a feeling, and a heartbeat that makes it alive.

Different genre speaks and expresses differently. Personally I really enjoy indie (TØP!) and musicals. But no matter wha
t, all kinds of music are beautiful and it's the meaning that matters the most.

I look forward to teach you the basic skills and share my journey of exploring music with you!

Please understand that I'll only travel within NYC. I will not travel to New Jersey.
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Yue October 25, 2017
· Piano · In home
When I first knew Wankun, I was amazed by her passion and talent in music. I know for sure that she is a great pianolist, violinist and a lot others. It is enjoyable and pleasing to hear beautiful rhythm coming out from her fingers. If you have the same passion and want to explore the splendid world of music, you should definitely take her classes!
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Yuying October 24, 2017
· Piano · In studio
Wankun has great piano experience and skills. She has a really enthusiastic attitude toward music. She is always being nice and patient with her students. Overall, she is definitely one of the best piano teacher!
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I was a journalist and editor in Taiwan for almost five years.
I also taught Chinese in Taiwan for Taiwanese students.
Therefore, I'm professional at Chinese.
If you have any interest in Mandarin conversion, please feel free to contact me.
I'm easy going and talkative. Lol.
I'm in Boston now. Thus, may free to tutor in person as well.

About YU-XIN
I'm a graduate student in Boston now.
I was a journalist and editor in Taiwan for almost five years.
I also taught Chinese since I was a high school student.
Therefore, my Chinese skills are professional, but I'm pretty laid-back and talkative.
If you wanna learn conversation in Chinese, please free free to contact me.
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Cambridge, MA 02139
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$34 / 30-min

About Natalie T.

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1. I am fluent in Mandarin Chinese and have lived in both Taiwan and China. (I have lots of great stories)

2. I have spent a year teaching complete beginners at the world's most acclaimed language learning center (the Provo Missionary Training Center). At the end of nine weeks. They were conversant and had a foundational vocabulary of over 2,000 terms.

3. My students historically have gained a foundation and understanding of Mandarin that has put them far above their classmates.

4. Finally, beside my talents in Chinese or teaching, I'm also really easygoing, I'm an experienced teacher and mentor, and so I'll be able to read when you don't understand something; I'll know how to help you learn it. I also won't waste your time.

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About Natalie
I've been teaching Mandarin for years, and my students consistently come back and tell me how uniquely I prepared them for their further studies! I am fluent in Mandarin, but I have a background in both English Literature analytics as well as Business Marketing. I've used my Chinese all around the world, from SanFran to Italy to Oxford to (of course) Taiwan, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, etc.

What does this mean for you? It means that you'll have someone who has an extremely thorough understanding of BOTH languages build off what you already know (complete with personalized analogies, appropriate stories to help you remember, and specific tonal and pronunciation pointers).

I also just love the Chinese and their culture. I'm really spunky but dedicated, and I have an amazing work ethic. I'm so excited to learn with you!
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Claire August 6, 2018
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Natalie is a wonderful, caring person who will put in the effort to help the people she's working with and spend the time to get it right! She's absolutely great!
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Harrison August 3, 2018
· Business · In studio
Natalie was very patient and encouraging when it came to teaching me various business concepts. I always felt better after interacting with her. An overall great teacher because of her competency and enthusiastic personality.
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Jake July 31, 2018
· Business · In home
Natalie has an amazing mind and passion for learning! She understands difficult topics and explains them clearly. I'd highly recommend her!
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You will actually learn not only the language but also the unique culture and thinking process of the Chinese people. I studied Chinese in China and lived there for 17 years. You will get the unique perspective of someone who understands your culture and way of thinking and will use that to teach you Chinese mandarin in a very practical and efficient way.欢迎!

About Hervé
I teach languages because I am a language enthusiast and I enjoy teaching. I can speak 5 languages and I lived in China for 17 years. I currently live in Pittsburgh PA. The languages classes I am teaching ( French & Chinese) take place at a public library or online. I am a passionate, funny and very professional. You will not waste your time and money and every lesson will be a rich experience.
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Hervé O.

Hervé O.

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