Guifang Xue

Guifang X.

Portsmouth, NH
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About

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Guifang delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6 to 30 and special needs

Teaching since:
2009

I have more than eight years of language teaching experience. I have learned five languages over the years in China and overseas. I started tutoring Chinese students (age 8-16) English and Chinese when I was 19 and I founded my first summer camp in China when I was 20. Students who had registered for my summer camp increased from 25 in 2010 to 86 in 2016. I've gained very valuable skills and perspectives in teaching, not just as a teacher, but also as a student--students are my teachers too--I've learned there are always places that I can improve and better help them learn languages. Students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Students should get involved in the lesson planning process.

Interest is the best teacher. When I taught non-native Chinese speakers (in China, South Korea and the U.S) Chinese, it seemed it stimulated their curiosity and interest to learn Chinese when cultural elements were introduced--such as characters' origin and visualization, historical contexts and cultural traditions. I hope that approach can also bring you an enjoyable experience learning a new language!

To help you be able to use Chinese, our language learning is mainly through interactive and communicative approaches. Talk! Talk! Talk! Please don't be shy. It's okay to make mistakes. Learning from mistakes is also a very effective way to learn a new language. We can make more contextualized dialogues based on whatever textbook you are using now. Or we can produce functional conversation based on everyday topics that you are interested. Lesson plans are customized and they can be flexible.

Ready to get on the boat and sail on the sea of Chinese? :)

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Experience

Founder and Manager
Jul 2010 - Aug 2016
Summer Camp; Oudebao Language School

Before coming to the U.S., I founded a summer camp in 2010 and a language school in 2014, to teach English and Chinese in China. I've gained valuable teaching experience and skills over the years.

Translator
May 2013 - Jun 2014
IPC GmbH

In 2013, I worked for IPC, an international financial consultant company, as a translator and assistant for the deputy project manager. As a translator for the manager, I was deeply involved in the interviewing, hiring, and firing processes, as well as communications between different clients. This work experience honed my bilingual skills in communication and understanding different cultures.

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Education

Writing M.F.A.
Aug 2016 - Present
University of New Hampshire
Literature; Economics
Jan 2015 - Dec 2015
Harvard Extension School
English
Sep 2009 - May 2013
Henan University
Linguistics; Economics
Aug 2012 - Apr 2013
Pukyong National University

Languages

Chinese
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
Japanese
Limited Proficiency
Jun Hua (a tropical island dialect)
Fluent / Native Proficiency
Korean
Limited Proficiency

Certifications

Teacher
Jan 2015
China Education Bureau

Certified to teach in public schools in China

Photos & Videos

Taking my students to visit a welfare house with their donations.

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My summer camp in 2011. Teaching in rural china.

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The last class. Summer camp 2014

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6 Reviews

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Ting Aug 14, 2017
ESL · In studio

I went to Miss Xue's summer camp and learned English from her for two years. She was very nice and patient. The knowledge and skills that she told us were very helpful. My English grade increased from 60s to 80s. I really appreciated with her help.

Mike Jul 28, 2017
Chinese · Online

best ever

Alex Jul 26, 2017
Chinese · In home

I practice speaking Chinese with her and she's a very good teacher. She has a genuine passion for teaching and is a great help

Henry Jun 12, 2017
Chinese · In studio

贵芳老师汉语教得很好。她有很多教语言的经历。到现在我还会问她喝多中文方面的问题。贵芳也是一个又热情又认真的人。十分推荐!

Josh Jun 12, 2017
Chinese · In studio

I recognized Guifang's experience as a language educator immediately. She is patient, concise, and clearly enjoys teaching. Her assistance has been crucial to my developing an efficient learning system. I rely on her for refresh and expand my Chinese language skills biweekly. She has way of conveying the subtleties of fluent pronunciation. I did not expect to make so much progress so quickly. Highly Recommend her services!

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Talin Jun 12, 2017
· In home

Guifang is a gem. She's incredibly nice, and very good at correcting me in a direct but kind way. She's a lovely person and fantastic at teaching! I am so happy to have met her, and we continue chatting even though we're far apart now. I'd highly recommend her to anyone as a language instructor!

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