Fiona Liu

Fiona L.

Urbana, IL

About Fiona L.

Fiona teaches: Ages 5 and up
Teaching since: September 2008
Last sign in: 2 days ago

Overview

I graduated from the University of Delaware with a master's degree in food science. I have a strong passion for science as well as for teaching.

As a native Mandarin Chinese speaker, I am passionate to teach anyone who wants to learn the Chinese language. I have taught beginners who had no Chinese background, as well as college students who majored in Chinese. I believe interest is the best teacher, so it is the focus of my class to raise students' interest in learning the language. I also believe patience and encouragement are key factors in teaching.

I have played the violin and the viola for over 20 years and have gained many national competition awards. I was the chief violist in the orchestras in my middle school and in college. I teach violin and viola for beginner and beginner-intermediate level students.

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Graduation

Education

Master of Science in food science

Sep 2012 - May 2015
University of Delaware

Bachelor of Science in food science

Aug 2010 - May 2012
Purdue University

Languages Spoken

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency
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8 Reviews on Fiona L.

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Susan May 18, 2016
Violin · Online
Great teacher - personable & helpful!
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Richard Apr 2, 2016
Chinese · In studio
Great teacher! She explains everything very well and takes the time to teach. She's very nice and a pretty cool person! You can learn a lot, especially how to properly talk like a Chinese person. Would recommend.
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Shirley A. Mar 19, 2016
Violin · Online
Verified Student
First class was good. ... I'm excited for the second
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June D. Mar 17, 2016
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
She is a great teacher, she knows how teach in a way its easy for her student.
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Mark D. Mar 10, 2016
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
Fiona is great! Made me feel comfortable even though I was struggling.
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Imane K. Feb 16, 2016
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
Was my first lesson, for sure it s really difficult, Fiona was great
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Susie Jan 10, 2016
Chinese · In studio
She is super nice and experienced. I would recommend everyone to take lessons with her.Fiona is the best!
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Sasha Jan 9, 2016
Chinese · Online
I came to Fiona to learn Chinese because I knew that really speaking back and forth with someone else was going to be the key to properly learning the language...not just reading some book or listening to some audio tapes.

I am so glad I did because Fiona is the best teacher ever! She is so nice and friendly that I was totally at ease with her online instruction. She was understanding and patient with me as I tried to grip concepts. If I was having difficulty with my pronunciation (as is quite difficult when learning Chinese), she was able to patiently work with me as I practiced until I had it mastered. It was her patience that really made me comfortable with having her as a teacher.

But I think the most important thing that made her a great teacher was her passion for teaching. She is very knowledgeable and it really shows how dedicated she is when it comes to passing on her knowledge to others. It is really as simple as she wants to teach, and she wants me to learn as best as possible.

So I actually felt the need to write this review about Fiona because looking back on my experience learning Chinese from her, I don't think I could have possibly chosen a better teacher.

Fiona is awesome! Thanks Fiona!
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