Chen Shen

Chen S.

Stanford, CA
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Chen delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 80

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My name is Chen. I teach Mandarin Chinese to non-native speakers of all ages and levels, remotely and locally at Stanford. I received my bachelor's degree in International Relations from Renmin University of China and my master's degree in Social Anthropology from the London School of Economics (LSE). After that I went on study for my second master's degree in Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. After finishing all my coursework at the University of Chicago, I moved to Stanford and is currently working on my MA thesis while translating an anthropology book from English to Chinese.

I am a language learner and lover myself. I have learned French back in high school, and Latin and Greek in College. I have also learned some Danish when I studied as an exchange student in Copenhagen, Denmark. Languages bear upon not only a group of voices and words, they are the lenses through which the world is perceived and communicated. Learning languages thus equips me with additional perspectives and enriches my understanding of others and myself.

Besides learning languages, I am also passionate about tutoring and find it especially fulfilling to help others achieve confidence communicating in another language. I started tutoring language-related courses in College, such as Mandarin Chinese, Chinese poetry, and English (GRE and TOEFL).

With several years of experience teaching Mandarin Chinese to second-language leaners, I know well the importance of individualized teaching. During our first session, I will ask the student about his/her learning goals and expectations, and tailor my teaching resources to their needs.

I can help you with:
-Test preparation (HSK, among others)
-Overall Mandarin Chinese improvement for any level and all ages (listening, speaking, reading, writing)
-Mandarin Chinese in specific fields (business, tour, the subject you study, etc.)
-Translation from English to Chinese and/or proofreading of Chinese writing
-Introduction to Chinese culture, cuisine, music, history...and all
-Any combination of the above

Please don't hesitate to contact me if you have any question or need any clarification in any information listed above, or book me if you are ready to get started!


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Mar 2015 - Jun 2015
Chinese People’s Institute of Foreign Affairs

Organizing committee member of the 5th Conference on Interaction and Confidence-building Measures in Asia (CICA)


MA in Social Sciences (concentration on anthropology)
Sep 2017 - Present
The University of Chicago
MSc in Social Anthropology
Sep 2015 - Sep 2016
London School of Economics and Political Science
BA in International Relations
Sep 2011 - Jun 2015
Renmin University of China
Exchange study in East Asian Studies
Sep 2013 - Jul 2014
University of Copenhagen


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Merit-Based Scholarship of Half Tuition
Sep 2017
The University of Chicago
Outstanding Graduate Award
Jun 2015
Renmin University of China
National Scholarship
Oct 2014
Ministry of Education of P.R.China
Academic Excellence Award
Sep 2012
Renmin University of China

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