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About Joy S.

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Upper Darby, PA
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Mastering fundamentals is extremely important when learning a language. This is especially true for Chinese. We'll first practice the basic sounds and tones. Then we'll learn practical travel Chinese--practicing simple conversations. Once you get your footing, we'll expand your vocabulary and understanding of grammar.

About Joy
I am a graduate of UC San Diego (bachelor of arts, sociology) and UCLA (master of public policy). As a child of immigrant parents, I value diversity and love learning languages. I read, write and speak Spanish fluently, and have intermediate command of both Cantonese and Mandarin Chinese in reading, writing, and speech.

Photography has been one of my main areas of focus for over ten years. I am trained in both film and digital formats and specialize in demystifying the DSLR so that you gain a good understanding of manual settings and how to use each to improve your photos.

Caring, compassion, and understanding are essential for learning and I strive to do my best in these areas.
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ron May 10, 2019
· Photography · Online
straight up explanations for beginners..easy to understand when to use what..will continue with her....practise makes perfect!! Ron
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Marietta S. April 15, 2019
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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 Vivien H.

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Westerville, OH
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I have been teaching Chinese for over 5 years. I was born and raised in China, Beijing. I came to the U.S. for a Master's degree three years ago. Within the first few lessons, you'll be able to greet and hold easy conversations in Chinese and as time goes on you'll be able to communicate of all subjects in a deeper level. I have expertise in all levels of Chinese teaching, including business conversation and travel conversations. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!

About Vivien
Hi, nice to meet you!

I hold a Master degree of Music in Flute Performance from The Ohio State University and a Bachelor degree in Music Performance from Minzu University of China.

As a winner of the University of Central Oklahoma Concerto Competition, I played the Mozart Flute Concerto in D Major as a soloist with the UCO Symphony Orchestra.

I am capable of teaching students at all levels, and all music styles: Baroque, Classical, Romantic, and Contemporary. My lesson often included warm-up, etude, repertoire, theory, and orchestral excerpts.

Please don’t hesitate contacting me! I’m happy to answer all questions!

Vivien
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Eva January 14, 2019
· Flute · In home
Vivien is excellent at addressing issues in my playing, while also encouraging me to continue to do well what she deems good playing. She has a positive attitude every lesson and I always feel invigorated to practice more afterwards and put forth more energy into music. I am grateful to have a teacher that challenges me and gives me confidence in my skills.
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About Yiju T.

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Teaching has always been my passion. I have been teaching Mandarin for 10 years at various Language Institutes, and taught at private schools in Michigan for total of 5 years. With corporate client experience, I also have been working as a Mandarin instructor in a language company. There are many adult students with different levels who are currently learning Chinese from me. My success stems from enthusiasm, self-motivation, patient, creativity and the ability to communicate with students from diverse backgrounds. It is my goal to combine my range of experience with my ability to make the learning easy and fun.

About Yiju
Nihao. I’m a native-born Chinese who has vast experience of teaching Mandarin to English speakers across all levels and ages. I have been teaching Mandarin for more than 10 years at various Language Institutes, and have taught at private schools for total of 5 years. At schools, I developed and implemented CFL curriculum for introductory and advanced level of students. I am currently working as a Chinese instructor at a large international language company. In my class, materials will be designed according to the students' background and needs. I feel fulfilled after spending numerous hours preparing for each and every creative teaching session and then see my students excited and benefited. I come across as a very pleasant and friendly teacher, who has a great passion for teaching my native language.
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About Sonia H.

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Winchester, CA
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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 easiest way of learning a new language by logic and constant practice.
I enjoy creating different situations and encouraging students to think and talk. I'm sure you'll have fun and find it interesting to dig deeper more about the language and culture.
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Amanda June 19, 2019
· Mandarin Chinese · Online
Sonia was concise and clear-I'm learning quickly from her.
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About Jane L.

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Mountain View, CA
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My Mandarin lessons will start with basic vocabulary and phonetics in different themes: greeting, number, family, hobbies, etc. We'll then proceed to the grammar rules and some funny expressions widely used in China. I tailor my Mandarin lessons based on my students needs and their levels. I'd like to teach my students not just the oral communication of the language (i.e. Pinyin) but also the written form, so please let me know if you'd like to only focus on Pinyin or the communication aspect.

About Jane
Hello! My name is Jane and I teach Mandarin Chinese, Cantonese Chinese and English as a Second Language (ESL). I'm a native speaker in Mandarin and Cantonese but growing up English had been my worst nightmare until I found my interest in it during high school. I then majored in it at college, graduated with 1st class honor and a few awards, and tutored elementary students to spark their interests in language learning. I'm excited to share my passion and language skills with you!
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Jane L.

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About Edward L.

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San Jose, CA

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I grew up in America speaking Chinese with my parents and is how I'm fluent in conversation in Mandarin. My writing and reading is not nearly as good as a native, which is why I don't choose to teach advanced. I've perfected the art of self-ambition in language learning, as documented in a book that I have published. Within two years of Pepperdine University pursuing an Engineering Degree I have became proficient in German, French, and Russian while only taking one elementary French class. Not only do I teach the skills for language mastery, I also teach conversational skills to get you ahead of others.

About Edward
I'm going to be a 3rd year student at Pepperdine University pursuing an Engineering degree. I'm a huge language learner, being able to converse in about 8 languages but I only wish to teach 3 of them for now. As someone who prefers self studying to learning from classrooms, I've perfected the method for students to improve drastically from their previous lesson by self preparing. I prefer to teach online especially for further students but those that are close I wouldn't mind commuting. My hours are pretty flexible during the weekdays.
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Nam May 11, 2019
· Russian · In home
Though he is a teacher, he treats you as a friend to make the experience easier
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Ashley May 11, 2019
· Russian · Online
very convincing language learning skills from Edward. I am a beginner in Russian and he helped me get started very quickly!
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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.

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About Andrew C.

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Corona, CA
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I am an American born in Los Angeles, CA. I was trained by some of the best Chinese language teachers while at UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree. I entered into the Chinese Bridge Competition held every year, and was the number one American, Chinese language speaker. I was sent to China where I competed against top talent in almost every other country in the world and took first prize that year. After winning this competition, I continued training at UCLA where I got my Masters in East Asian Studies, so I am also trained in Ancient Chinese. The UCLA newspaper had my story on the front page which can now be viewed online through a search. I have continued using Mandarin on a daily basis and know the ins-and-outs of learning this difficult language as an American English speaker.

About Andrew
I am an American English speaker who has mastered the Chinese language. I was trained by some of the best Chinese language teachers while at UC Berkeley for my undergraduate degree. I entered into the Chinese Bridge Competition held every year, and was the number one American, Chinese language speaker. I was sent to China where I competed against top talent in almost every other country in the world and took first prize that year. After winning this competition, I continued training at UCLA where I got my Masters in East Asian Studies, so I am also trained in Ancient Chinese. The UCLA newspaper had my story on the front page which can now be viewed online through a search. I have continued using Mandarin on a daily basis and know the ins-and-outs of learning this difficult language as an American English speaker.
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About Kimmy Y.

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Sunnyvale, CA

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I'm Kimmy Yao from ICN, California, a part-time Chinese-English bilingual host. I graduated from Zhejiang University of Media and Communication in China with a bachelor degree in broadcasting and hosting. I am far more professional in mandarin pronunciation than other tutors -- I achieved Class A in Certificate of Mandarin Proficiency Test, Announcer host witness in China, and I also won several national host awards. The master degree is in Case Western Reserve University with the major of International Business Law. I have a good command of spoken English, so I will use English to help you understand Chinese culture or words at the beginning when contact with Chinese.

6+ years of experience in Chinese media communication and teaching Chinese as a foreign language has given me a lot of experience in Chinese teaching. I have studied modern Chinese + ancient Chinese in China, so I can combine the characteristics of traditional Chinese culture and rich and varied teaching modes, ...

About Kimmy
I'm Kimmy Yao from ICN, California, a part-time Chinese-English bilingual host. I graduated from Zhejiang University of Media and Communication in China with a bachelor degree in broadcasting and hosting. I am far more professional in mandarin pronunciation than other tutors -- I achieved Class A in Certificate of Mandarin Proficiency Test, Announcer host witness in China, and I also won several national host awards. The master degree is in Case Western Reserve University with the major of International Business Law. I have a good command of spoken English, so I will use English to help you understand Chinese culture or words at the beginning when contact with Chinese.

6+ years of experience in Chinese media communication and teaching Chinese as a foreign language has given me a lot of experience in Chinese teaching. I have studied moder
n Chinese + ancient Chinese in China, so I can combine the characteristics of traditional Chinese culture and rich and varied teaching modes, enabling students to find their own direction and interest points in practice. At the same time, I worked as an international volunteer in Tunisia, teaching children Chinese, so I can communicate with children and beat people easily.
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Kimmy Y.

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