Grace J.

Grace J.

Woonsocket, RI

About Grace J.

Background check: Last verified 09/15/2016
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Grace teaches: Ages 1 and up
Special needs
Teaching since: September 2005
Last sign in: Yesterday

Overview

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, also passed the Mandarin Proficiency Test, achieved the College Teacher Certificate and worked in a college to teach law and culture related subjects when I was in China.
After came to America, I had taught in a university, and a language workshop for children. At present, I teach Chinese in a summer camp of a very good private school. So you see, my students are from toddlers to adults. One parent praised me that I am a great story teller.
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 personality is very active, and I like kids. I like to sing and dance (maybe it shouldn't be called dance, it is just like moving around). I can sing lots of Chinese nursery rhymes.
A committed professional to my work with a sincere, enthusiastic, easygoing, down to earth personality, I like teaching, that students improve day by day is my biggest happiness. You will have a happy time to learn Chinese very well if choosing me as your tutor.

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Experience

Chinese Teacher

Jul 2013 - Present
summer camp of a private school

I teach Chinese language and culture to students who are between 8-16 years old.

Chinese Teacher for children

Aug 2011 - Mar 2013
Language Workshop for Children

Taught children Chinese language in a language workshop which is designed to help kids between 1-12 years old to learn other foreign language.

College Teacher

Jan 2011 - Jan 2013
University of Rhode Island

Taught students related Chinese culture, tradition and language.

College Teacher (full time)

Sep 2008 - Jan 2011
college, China

Taught law, sociology and culture related subjects. Students liked me. When I began to teach, I didn't know how to be a college teacher though I had some part time teaching experience. But at the end of the semester, the students told me that my class was their favorite because I was very active, easy going. liked to help students, and brought fresh topics into the classroom. After heard their evaluation, I was deeply surprised and thrilled because at that time I really didn't know how to teach college and didn't have confidence. This gave me strong inspiration.

Education

Master

Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
law school of university, China

Bachelor

Sep 1997 - Jul 2001
University, China

Languages Spoken

Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

English

Professional Proficiency

Mandarin Chinese

Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

First Aid and CPR

Nov 2014
American Red Cross

College Teacher Certificate

Sep 2009
Education Department, China

Laywer License from China

Jul 2009
Justice Department, China

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22 Reviews on Grace J.

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Daniel G. Sep 29, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
Grace is fantastic. She speaks very clearly and works with you on each lesson at a very manageable pace. She is good at praising when you get things like pronunciation or tones correct, which is really helpful because they are difficult. She is also not afraid to stop you and have you repeat something if you botch it. I really enjoy my lessons.
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Karen S. Sep 22, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
I only had 1 lesson with Grace and I gave it 2 stars because I think it could have been better (she could have placed more effort into creating an actual lesson plan). I'm an ABC and grew up speaking Mandarin at home, but was looking to learn to read and recognize characters. We spoke Chinese the entire lesson and just reviewed the Integrated Chinese Vol 1 Part 2 textbook glossary from A-C. We just went over each word, which I did not find useful because I can just do with my Chinese friends or parents. Her only homework to me was that if this was too slow, I could read through the rest of the glossary to speed it up next time. I decided not to continue because I was afraid the next lessons would just be going through the glossary word by word. We lost 10 minutes because the TakeLessons video conferencing wasn't working, despite the fact that both of us had checked beforehand and during on the test environment (she could hear/see me, but I couldn't see/hear her). Even then, we went over five minutes to make up for it but it was frustrating to have a shortened lesson because of technical difficulties. Grace was nice, but I just didn't learn anything.
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Bridgee Sep 15, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
I have an English speaking 2nd grader who has been working with Grace for 4 weeks now. Carson is very comfortable in class with Grace. He is doing well. She even recommended a text book that I was completely unaware of. We have lived in China for the last 6 months and are now back in USA working with Grace to improve his basis. Carson 1st Lanuage is English. She is very patient.
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Bridgee Sep 15, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Verified Student
I have an English speaking 2nd grader who has been working with Grace for 4 weeks now. Carson is very comfortable in class with Grace. He is doing well. She even recommended a text book that I was completely unaware of. We have lived in China for the last 6 months and are now back in USA working with Grace to improve his basis. Carson 1st Lanuage is English. She is very patient.
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Binyomin Jul 27, 2016
Mandarin · Online
She is very good and knows what she is doing. So far I'm a couple of weeks in and i can speak very basic mandarin. It has been enjoyable and I would strongly recommend her for others.
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Dianna Jul 15, 2016
Chinese · Online
I only needed help with the translation of one word. Grace was so very helpful and friendly, and answered every question I had. Thank you!
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Katie G. Jun 30, 2016
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
My daughter (9 yrs old) has been taking lessons with Grace, and she loves it. Grace is patient, clear, and makes lessons fun and interesting. My daughter likes the one on one interactions with Grace more than in a classroom setting (1 teacher and a dozen kids).
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Isabel Jun 29, 2016
Mandarin · Online
Wonderful! My son enjoy to take his lessons with Grace, he never loose interest and they always doing something different to make it fun, I believe what he always says, that she is the best tutor he has. I totally recommend her!
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Chris Jun 18, 2016
Chinese · Online
Very good at explaining mandarin concept, very patient, good lesson pacing!
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Jonathan F. May 21, 2016
Chinese · Online
Verified Student
Elian Freire: Very Glad To see him improve he is going for his second book. Love the teacher so much helps him a lot and is very nice with him. Thank You So Much Grace
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