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Mandarin

Levels Taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
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 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.
Mandarin Chinese classes I teach:
I. Beginner level
1. Mandarin Chinese for children and teenagers
A. Content: I will follow a textbook to teach students. In this class, I can add songs, dances, and games to make this lesson interesting and easy. Detailed explanations, ample examples, plenty of speaking practices are offered. B. Bonus: child who is under grade 1 can get free learning materials. For other students, homework is given and checked. Book's CD will be used to improve student's listening ability. Quizzes or tests are given for free if student wants. C. Price: basic price on the profile.

2. Mandarin Chinese for high school, college, and adult students of beginner level
A. Content: Usually, I like to use Integrated Chinese level 1 or New Practical Chinese Reader 1-4 to teach this age group. It includes the introduction of Chinese pronunciation and writing system, and daily common topics such as greetings, family, dates and time, hobbies, visiting friends, making appointments, shopping, transportation,---. B. Bonus: homework is given and checked. Book's CD will be used to improve student's listening ability. Quizzes or tests are given for free if student wants. C. price: basic price on the profile.

3. Conversational Chinese of beginner level
A. Content: this course is designed for adult students who want to speak this language and master abundant vocabulary in a short time. It is about 30-50 hours. It includes phonetic training and 12 units of most practical communication tasks to meet the basic requirements of the student’s daily life in China, such as greetings, time, shopping, dining out, work, direction, weather, etc. B. Bonus: workbook answers can be given if student wants to do the workbook. C. Price: basic price on the profile.

4. Business Chinese of beginner level
A. Content: This course is to teach Chinese for international business. It begins from business greetings and introduction, to business trips, negotiations, interactions, transactions, etc...In detail, it includes business forms of address, name cards, business career, business visit, business arrangement, trade fair, transaction negotiation, marketing products and promoting cooperation, placing an order, etc...It will offer plentiful knowledge of Chinese business convention, culture, etiquette, background, knowledge. In addition, this class provides a good foundation of pronunciation and grammar, and a large number of phonological Pinyin exercises. After this class, students are expected to be able to deal with common business communication with native speakers. B. Bonus: communicative speech drills and task-based speech and discussion topics. Book's CD will be used to improve student's listening ability. C. Price: $10/hour plus the basic price on the profile.

5. Customized Chinese
A. Content: Depending on your particular learning goals, I can tailor the lesson content to suit your needs and expectations, such as Chinese for Traveling in China, Chinese for Studying in China, Chinese for Official Communications and so on. B. Price: $10/hour plus the basic price on the profile.

6. Pinyin introduction
A. Content: This is a 2-3 hour lesson to introduce Chinese pronunciation system of Pinyin. It is designed for beginners. Students will learn how to pronounce initials, finals, compound finals, and tones. B. Price: basic price on the profile.

7. How to write Characters
A. Content: This is a 2-3 hour lesson to introduce Chinese writing system of Characters ( hàn zì). It is designed for beginners. Students will learn the formation of Chinese characters, basic Chinese radicals, basic strokes, stroke order and practice writing some common words. B. Price: basic price on the profile.

II. Intermediate level
8. Mandarin Chinese for high school, college, adult students of intermediate level
A. Usually, I like to use Integrated Chinese level 2 or New Practical Chinese Reader 5-6 to teach this age group. It includes school beginning, dormitory, at restaurant, shopping, choosing curriculum, boyfriend and girlfriend, computer and internet, work part time, education, Chinese geography, etc. B. Bonus: homework is given and checked. Book's CD will be used to improve student's listening ability. Quizzes or tests are given for free if student wants. C. price: $10/hour plus the basic price on the profile.

9. Conversational Chinese of intermediate level
A. Content: this course is designed for adult students who already can speak some Chinese but still want to improve their conversational ability in a short time. It is about 50-80 hours. It includes sports, pastime, travel, work, party, repair electrical equipment, etc. B. bonus: workbook answers can be given if student wants to do the workbook. C. price: $10/hour plus the basic price on the profile.

10. Business Chinese of intermediate level
A. Content: In this course, basic economic theories and case studies will be two of the focuses. In addition, practical skills will be introduced and explained, such as labor contract, business negotiation, setting up a company in China etc...This business class helps you to have a good skill/ability to travel/live/find a job in China. Students can get abundant knowledge on many topics such as China's economic, legal, culture, transportation, family, work, and environment, etc...And students have lots of chances to practice their listening, speaking, reading and writing ability. After this class, you can communicate with Chinese easily. B. Price: $25/hour plus the basic price on the profile.

III. Advanced level
11. Mandarin Chinese of advanced level
1) This lesson is offered to those who passed the intermediate level, and want to continue improving their language ability. B. price: $20/hour plus the basic price on the profile.

12. Business Chinese of advanced level
A. Content: For advanced level students, Business class enables you to focus on your own field, such as MBA, Marketing, and Venture Investment, etc. Students can master Chinese. Students can learn advanced vocabulary and grammar. After this course, students can communicate with native Chinese in formal or informal situation and can read Chinese newspapers, understand TVs and movies, and can write letters in Chinese. B. Price: $40/hour plus the basic price on the profile.
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Grace delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 1+ and special needs

Teaching since:
September 2005

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.

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Education

Master
Sep 2005 - Jun 2008
law school of university, China
Bachelor
Sep 1997 - Jul 2001
University, China

Languages

Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Mandarin Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency

Certifications

College Teacher Certificate
Sep 2009
Education Department, China

Laywer License from China
Jul 2009
Justice Department, China

Photos & Videos

To teach Mandarin Chinese, I like to use Integrated Chinese series. I have all the teaching materials, including 4 Teacher's Handbooks.
Introducing a Chinese number song. This song includes 1-10 numbers and a few other common Chinese words.
Photo by Grace J.

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31 Reviews

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Jamaica Jul 29, 2017
Mandarin · Online

Very patient! We always have a great class!

Cole Jul 18, 2017
· In home

Kids love her

Jerilyn R. Jul 15, 2017
Mandarin · Online

todd C. Jul 13, 2017
Mandarin · Online

Emilee G. Jun 14, 2017
Mandarin · Online

I look forward to my classes with Grace every week. She is an amazing teacher. I am so thankful I found her. I would recommend her without hesitation to anyone who desires to learn a new language! I have been telling all my friends about how much fun I am having with my lessons. Thank you, Grace!!

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Christian May 2, 2017
Chinese · Online

Fantastic learning - Grace was very patient, helped me with pronunciation, and allowed me to focus on listening/speaking. I loved it!

Christian Apr 18, 2017
Chinese · Online

Denisse C. Mar 29, 2017
Mandarin · Online

Ben Jan 6, 2017
· Online

I am a high school student. Grace has taught me Integrated Chinese level 1 over 1 semester. She is patient, warm, and explains clearly. She is a great teacher.

Daniel G. Sep 29, 2016
Mandarin · Online

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

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

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

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.

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!

Katie G. Jun 30, 2016
Chinese · Online

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!

Chris Jun 18, 2016
Chinese · Online

Very good at explaining mandarin concept, very patient, good lesson pacing!

Jonathan F. May 21, 2016
Chinese · Online

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

Ally May 18, 2016
Mandarin · Online

We feel very lucky to have found Grace. She is very patient and obviously has a genuine concern for her students. Ally looks forward to her lesson time and we hope she will begin practicing learned concepts daily. The summer may afford more time to focus on Mandarin.

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Jonathan F. Apr 30, 2016
Chinese · Online

Very Nice Teacher Has Me In A Very Good level Teaches me and my brother for 45 min and its good in those 45 min I learn a lot 😊

lauren Apr 20, 2016
Mandarin · Online

Very helpful teacher... And cheerful personality :-) I'm two lessons in so just starting to feel more confident w simple dialogue and hope to get better.

lauren Apr 20, 2016
Mandarin · Online

Very helpful teacher... And cheerful personality :-) I'm two lessons in so just starting to feel more confident w simple dialogue and hope to get better.

Dawn W. Apr 14, 2016
Mandarin · Online

Grace is an excellent instructor. She is thorough and has helped me to to lay a solid foundation with the Mandarin language. The extras are the charts and the explanations and cultural highlights. The bonuses--she cares and she is patient. I highly recommend her as a 老师. She is a teacher.😌

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Simon Apr 6, 2016
Chinese · Online

Chinese is a very complicated language, but Grace made learning enjoyable with her great personality and encouragement. She was well organized and helped me become more comfortable with Mandarin. Definitely a great experience.

John Mar 14, 2016
Chinese · Online

Grace knows a lot about China. She broadens my horizon on Chinese culture and language.

Alf Gonzalez Mar 6, 2016
Chinese · Online

One lesson so far and very pleased. Can't wait for more lessons!

Annie Mar 5, 2016
Chinese · In home

She is very active, makes the class interesting! She is friendly and helpful, encouraging me to ask her questions. I strongly recommend her class!

Dawn W. Feb 24, 2016
Mandarin · Online

GraceJ is patient and she expands on written material. So far, my experience has been great..

Riley Jan 30, 2016
Mandarin · Online

My son had a great time

Ken Oct 6, 2015
Chinese · Online

Very knowledgeable on subject. Made me feel comfortable with the language.

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