Caleb Ford

Caleb F.

Emeryville, CA
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Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate
I can teach anyone to speak, read, and write Chinese like a native! I have years of teaching experience and I am a PhD candidate in Chinese history at UC Berkeley. I promise to make learning this amazing language fun!
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Caleb delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 12+ and special needs

Teaching since:

Hi everyone! I'm the cool guitar teacher you always wished you had! I have years of experience traveling the world as a touring musician. I can teach you how to shred on the guitar and answer any questions that you might have about the guitar, music, the music business, or the life of a musician. I've got thousands of stories, I'm light-hearted, and love to laugh and joke around. That said, I take music and teaching very seriously and love to watch my students grow as musicians and artists!

I have toured extensively in North America, Europe, and Asia. I'm big in Guam (no joke...ask me about it)!

I am also a PhD candidate in history (modern China) at UC Berkeley and I offer Mandarin Chinese lessons at a reasonable rate.

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Graduate Student Instructor
Aug 2012 - Present
University of California, Berkeley

I am a PhD candidate and graduate student instructor (GSI) in the history department at the University of California, Berkeley.


PhD Candidate, History
Aug 2012 - Present
UC Berkeley
Master's in Chinese Studies
Aug 2010 - May 2012
University of Michigan
Batchelor's in Chinese Studies
Aug 2006 - May 2010
University of Michigan


Fluent / Native Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Professional Proficiency

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Doing what I love!

Playing a gig in Shanghai, China!


2 Reviews

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Amanda Jan 25, 2018
Acoustic Guitar · In studio

Caleb makes every class enjoyable. He is very enthusiastic about guitar AND about teaching it. His knowledge of the instrument and music theory is mind blowing. He is great at explaining guitar theory in several different ways to make sure I understand. I never feel overwhelmed or lost. He is patient, kind, and always willing to answer the same question no matter how many times I ask it.

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Kimberly Dec 13, 2017
Guitar · In home

Caleb is a very talented guitar teacher. I've had other guitar teachers before but he makes learning fun and simple. I highly recommend him.

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