- Teaches students:
- and Ages 15 to 70
- Teaching since:
- January 2005
“MY TEACHING PHILOSOPHY IS BASED ON RESPECT FOR THE STUDENTS.”
Hello, my name is Suebeet Kim (aka The Korean Tutor). I am a private Korean language tutor, Korean dialect coach & script/dialogue translator. I was born and raised in Seoul, Korea. I have a B.A in Global Studies from Northwestern.
Since 2005, I have helped students improve their confidence in Korean language. Whether you are struggling or simply looking for enrichment Korean tutoring, I will create a customized approach tailored specifically for your needs.
I have experience working with all levels and have a passion to help students excel. (Grades K-12, College Students, and Adults) I teach Korean language from Beginner to Proficient level, and Business conversation. I have the experience and aptitude for creating a positive learning environment where students are challenged while enjoying the class.
I strongly believe that repetition is key to learning a new language, and I try to impress this fact on students while retaining a relaxed and friendly atmosphere. I also encourage my students to travel overseas to experience immersion in the language and culture.
Thank you for considering me. I look forward to speaking with you and working with you to help fulfill your potential.
-KOREAN LANGUAGE COURSE CURRICULUM-
Customized Korean language courses (Beginner to Proficient level, Business Conversation)
Korean Culture and History
Building language and communication skills up to college average level in Korea
Homework / Assignment / Quiz / Test
50+ Textbooks (Beginner up to Proficient)
Student Learning Resources
*Background check is completed via certifiedbackground.com, available upon request.
*Reschedule Policy: Lesson reschedule is at least 7 days prior to the scheduled lesson time.
Since 2005, I have helped students improve their confidence in Korean language.
I have translated script/dialogue and dialect coach for large productions like “Castle” ABC and several TV pilot for TNT, CBS, etc.. Ask for details and rates.
Suebeet is a great Korean language teacher. I especially love how we can do Skype lessons. She has a specific curriculum designed – textbooks and all – for learning Korean, as opposed to casual conversational stuff. My Korean language is pretty basic, growing up listening to basic Korean stuff from my parents. Suebeet is well organized, up-to-date, very friendly, highly competent. I highly recommend her!!!+ Read More
I am so happy that I have found such a great tutor. Suebeet is very friendly and funny which makes the lessons enjoyable. She is flexible for timing since I have a full-time job as well as a startup, and makes arrangements to suit your needs. I am happy that I found her and would recommend to all interested in learning Korean :)+ Read More
Suebeet is the best language teacher I’ve ever learned from, hands down. I always leave our sessions feeling like I’ve advanced my understanding and knowledge, and she’s not afraid to challenge you with after-class homework either. On top of all that, she’s a friendly and easy-going person, which is very important when you’re meeting multiple days a week for months and months. I strongly recommend her to anybody interested in learning Korean!+ Read More
I’m so glad that I found Suebeet as my Korean teacher. I have been continuously learning Korean but it’s really hard to master a language just by myself. I really enjoy our Skype sessions since I have a really busy work schedule and won’t be able to take in class courses. I have been with Suebeet for a month now, and I do feel like that I’ve advanced my Korean a lot! I would definitely recommend her to anyone that’s interested in learning Korean.+ Read More
Learning Korean from scratch with Suebeet has been a wonderful experience. She is a very patient and understanding tutor, who makes learning very easy, and fun at the same time. I am very confident that I will continue to learn and grow in my use of the language as we continue to work together. I would absolutely recommend Suebeet as a tutor for anyone wanting to learn Korean.+ Read More
I have been taking classes with Suebeet since last year to help improve my Korean language skills. I have noticed all areas of improvement since taking her lessons: reading, writing, vocabulary, grammar, listening, and speaking. She uses various resources (online video and textbooks) to make lessons interesting and challenging. She focuses on areas that you might need more work on and will also adjust the lessons to spend more time on things that you want to go over. Lessons with her are easygoing and professional. I recommend her to anyone interested in learning and improving their Korean language skills.+ Read More
My 8-year old daughter began private Korean language lessons with Suebeet almost 3 months ago (two 90-minute lessons per month) and she really loves her lessons. Suebeet is very personable and keeps my daughter highly engaged throughout the 90-minute lessons. More importantly, my daughter is learning quickly and efficiently – she has already learned the Korean alphabet and a number of vocabulary words and is eager to learn more with each lesson. I highly recommend Suebeet if you have school-age children who are seeking to learn to read, speak and write Korean!+ Read More
Extremely patient and efficient tutor. Does an excellent job of working with a pace that you are comfortable with, yet is still very thorough and comprehensive with her lesson plan. Highly recommended.
I have engaged Suebeet to learn Korean for business and personal reasons. She is friendly and courteous. She is very adaptable to my learning habits and feeds me new material at a rate that challenges but does not overwhelm me. I am progressing at a pace that I'm very happy with. I would definitely recommend her for anyone who wants to learn Korean.+ Read More
Ji "Suebeet" is an excellent teacher. Her class is relaxed but also no nonsense. I was learning right away. She diligently tracked my progress and presented a dynamic and jam-packed lesson. She also kept me engaged and got me speaking right away! She gave me great preparatory materials before class, and laid out a clear vision for my learning and for future classes. She is also not shy about giving homework, which is crucial to continued learning!+ Read More
"Ji is a wonderful tutor. She is very knowledgeable on Korean language, and an amazing teacher. She is so polite and patient, she addressed my questions in a calm, collected manner. I am very satisfied with her tutoring and will be working with her more in the future."+ Read More
I am Korean-American and have grown up with a life long desire to speak Korean. My parents tell me that I spoke mostly Korean up until the age of 5 at which point sadly, (for whatever reason) my parents decided not to speak Korean to me anymore because they did not want me to have an accent. I ended up losing all of the language and could barely speak a few words. I had developed a feeling of paralysis - my tongue became lame when it tried to speak the language that was so intimate and comforting to me as a young child. I was absolutely incapable of speaking it. I even became afraid of speaking the few words I did know because I had been teased for having terrible pronunciation. The embarassment of not being able to speak one's native tongue has been tremendously painful for me. I tried hiring a private korean tutor for a year. I spent another year listening to audio CDs in the car. Finally, I decided I needed someone to speak with me for me to learn it. I found Ji on craigslist. Even though it's only been a few months with her, I can already see a big difference in my pronunciation and my understanding of the language has deepened. I have achieved more in three months with Ji than I have after a year of traditional tutoring and audio CDs. Ji has tailored the lessons to suit my needs for conversations and she listens and corrects me without judging me which was so important for me. I am so glad I found Ji and I can't wait to progress further! Just regarding technical details, she is organized and reliable. It is easy to pay her and she provides coursework to follow so there haven't been any additional costs beyond the price of the lessons. It's been so convenient since we just connect over the phone. With two young children and working full-time, I wouldn't even be able to attend a course at a school or college. Luckily, with Ji as my phone tutor, I can learn even better than I would in a classroom setting and it's more convenient! There is nothing better than a win-win situation if you ask me!+ Read More
Ji has been so incredibly helpful! As someone who's spent a few years in Korea and is looking to keep increasing my fluency, she's been incredible. She's friendly, knowledgeable, and explains concepts well. I plan on continuing my education with her for the foreseeable future!+ Read More
Drop everything else you are using to learn Korean and sign up with Ji. She can get you through the basics of learning Korean at a steady pace and is very professional with beginners. Highly recommended.
I've been learning Korean for several months with Ji and it's been great! She is super friendly, helpful with all kinds of questions, and tailors the lesson to the student's needs whenever provided with feedback.
I have been learning Korean for over a year with another private tutor before Ji. While my previous tutor helped lay the foundation for my Korean language skills, Ji has really brought out a new level of speaking from me that I had not anticipated being able to accomplish.
She has a really good way of explaining things. She makes sure to explain both fundamental learning as well as modern abbreviations and slang so that when we speak to Korean speakers our age, we won't sound out of date or weird. :)
I hope to continue taking classes with Ji. :)