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Ian S.

43 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $45
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese
  • Teaches students 5 and up
  • 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, and reading and writing. 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 16 years of extensive experience teaching guitar and piano to students of all ages both as a private music instructor and as a staff music instructor at the Institute of Music for Children in New Jersey. Ian has studied and performed with several award-

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Matthew
Extremely professional, knowledgeable and accommodating.
Bill
Ian is a talented, knowledgeable and thoughtful instructor. He listens to your needs and comes up with a plan to help you achieve what your looking for. Very personable and connects with his students immediately. Highly recommend.
Gary T.
I've learnt so much within a month! I'm so excited for the future! He's great!
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Lella L.

22 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Chinese, Mandarin
  • Teaching since 2002
  • Teaches students 5 to 20
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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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Isabella P.
My daughter really enjoys her classes with Lella. She is picking up mandarin well and looks forward to her classes.
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Successfully helped me to play difficult parts in piano pieces I had been challenged with.
Stephanie -.
My boys loved it and can't wait until next week!
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Guifang X.

54 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $48
  • Speaks Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Jun Hua (a tropical island dialect)
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Teaches students 6 to 60
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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 my

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Christina S.
Guifang has been a dream come true for my daughter! She is learning so much each week and really enjoys her lessons! I appreciate Guifang's teaching style and that she provides homework to include interactive and more traditional components. Her communication and accommodation when we need to switch lesson times around has also been greatly appreciated!
Tyler
We could not be happier with the lessons, preparation and structure. Our child enjoys the study and is enthused. The ease with which virtual sessions and textbooks are integrated is refreshing and aligns with what we expect outside of our local school district
LaTisha
Guifang is very patient and helpful. I am looking forward to our remaining lessons.
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Grace J.

57 Reviews
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Starting at $27
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, Chinese
  • Teaches students 1 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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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, a

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My son has taken few lessons with Grace to help with homework and test prep. My only issue is with the audio quality of the lesson: either she's speaking a bit too far from the microphone or something wrong with her computer microphone. So sometimes it's very hard to hear her although volume on our end is on max. Other than that she's very patient and helpful and my son is gaining confidence.
Michael
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Maggie Z.

17 Reviews
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  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches students 3 and up
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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Maggie Z.

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My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano lessons. I love developing students love for music. I greatly enjoy teaching music students and sharing my love for music with them.
Because of my experiences and education, I am able to assess easily what each student needs and how to help them achieve their goals.

About Maggie

My name is Maggie. I recently earned my Master's degree in string performance at Boston University. I have won many prizes as a soloist. As an orchestra musician, I have been playing for 10 years. I have been working as a music teacher for 9 years. I have taught violin, viola and beginner piano less

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Molly
Maggie is fantastic! I’m a complete beginner and she makes me feel very comfortable. I really enjoy the lessons and I’m really getting better! I can’t recommend her highly enough!
Maria
Maggie's a great musician and she's great with teaching kids!
Loann
My 8-year-olds daughter has some minor learning delays, Maggie is very understanding & patient with her. She engages and makes the sessions fun. My daughter thinks she’s awesome and enjoys her sessions with Maggie.
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Rae L.

28 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Speaks English, Mandarin Chinese
  • B.A. Economics from Zhengzhou University of Light Industry, China
  • Teaches Beginner
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Rae L.

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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 for standard Mandarin Chinese. 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 with vocabulary, sentences, dialogues,

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kat
I'm an older learner & a complete novice in Mandarin (though I've studied a number of other languages) & I can't believe how much I've learned in a short 6 months with Rae! She's organized, dependable, flexible, & patient. Thanks to weekly lessons with her these past months, I can now eavesdrop a bit on my tai chi teacher. "Dui!"
Jocelyn M.
It’s only been 3 sessions with Rae but I feel happy about the lessons. I always feel accomplished at the end of the lesson and I learn so much with her. She is super patient and kind. If you are looking for a Mandarin teacher give Rae a try.
John
Rae is a wonderful teacher. She is both thorough and patient.

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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.

Online Lessons

Is your dream Mandarin teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Online Mandarin Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute online Mandarin lessons is $55. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $75 per hour.
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$33 average
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$44 average
60 min
$55 average

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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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"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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"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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"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!"
Michael
Took Mandarin lessons from Guifang X.
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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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"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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"Guifang is an outstanding teacher. I started at zero and did not know where to start. She has planned out my learning journey and got me up to speed really fast. She makes the lessons fun and engaging. The lessons have been tailored to my needs.

Guifang's experience as a teacher shines through in her lessons."
Henry
Took Mandarin lessons from Guifang X.
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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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"She is teaching our 4y old child and our child star pick in up words, numbers and songs very easy. Lella is very good teacher."
Pavlin
Took Mandarin lessons from Lella L.
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"My daughter really enjoyed the class. Thanks Lin!"
Rhea
Took Mandarin lessons from Lin X.
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Online Mandarin Classes

Online Mandarin Classes

Mandarin refers to a form of the Chinese language, often considered a dialect. It is the official language of both China and Taiwan and one of the four official languages of Singapore. More people speak Mandarin than any other language in the world.

Learning how to read, write, and speak Mandarin can help you better understand and engage with the Chinese culture and its communities. It can also benefit those looking to work in the world of business, in which the Chinese market plays an important role. Whether you are interested in learning the basics of this language or want to advance your current Mandarin knowledge, we’re here to help.

At TakeLessons, we offer online Mandarin lessons for students of all ages and levels. Our certified tut

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ors provide one-on-one coaching sessions to provide students with the guidance and education they require to work their way toward fluency in Mandarin.

Why Take Virtual Mandarin Classes

As technology continues to advance, online courses are becoming more common than ever before. Today, you can take practically any class online, from advanced calculus courses to piano lessons for beginners. Because virtual classrooms provide the flexibility and freedom to learn wherever and whenever, it’s no wonder so many students and instructors are choosing to learn through online platforms versus in-person classrooms.

At TakeLessons, our Mandarin lessons online make learning the language easy and convenient. First, we invite you to choose an instructor with a schedule that best suits your needs. Whether you want to take tutoring lessons on Tuesday evenings or Sunday mornings, you’ll have no trouble finding a teacher who can accommodate your schedule. Second, you can log on wherever you have access to the internet. Simply connect with your instructor using your smartphone, laptop, or computer and web camera. Start learning Mandarin from your living room, kitchen, or home office today!

The Benefits of Online Mandarin Lessons

Learning a new language can be challenging, and that’s why we provide students with the tools they need to exceed. At TakeLessons, our private tutors meet with students one-on-one. Each student receives the instructor’s full attention, giving them the space to ask questions, focus on certain topics, and learn at their own pace. When you sign up for online Mandarin classes, your private tutor will assess your skillset and create a lesson plan tailored to your needs and goals. No matter if you are a beginner or advanced student, your instructor will help you expand your knowledge of this language.

Find a Mandarin Instructor Today

With TakeLessons, you can choose the tutor of your choice. To get to know about each instructor, check out their profiles. You can read about their experience and browse through feedback from previous students. You can also review their availability and even start a conversation in advance.

Are you ready to take your language skills to the next level? Sign up for your online Mandarin lessons today, and you will be one step closer to mastering this intricate language.