Lin Xu

Lin X.

Belmont, CA
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Teaching Locations:
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Levels taught:
Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
I have been teaching Chinese in bay area for many years. I am very experienced in customizing private lessons for students of different age with a wide variety of needs. For more information, please contact: lartstutor at gmail, or leave an online message. I am looking forward to working with you:)

I am a Chinese native speaker with a Master degree in Education. I've also got a teaching credential to teach in public schools in China. I am experienced in customizing lessons for both children and adults. In my class, students' "needs" and "wants" are prioritized. It helps students achieve their goals while combined with students' "lacks" in lesson planning. Therefore, I've gained a lot of successful teaching experiences in designing lessons targeting students' goals and expectations. My Chinese class has covered topics from kids Chinese to adult Business Chinese.

Course benefits include:
- 1-on-1, or 1-on-more customized private lessons
- Most flexible option and suited to busy lifestyles
- Having lessons on your preferred timetable
- Focusing solely on your learning requirements
- Offering both ‘living’ and ‘business’ lessons to best fulfill your Chinese goals
- Extensive discussions of Chinese language and its culture
- Selected topics and situations coming from real life scenarios and applicable to everyday communications
- Opportunities to practice listening/speaking skills through scenario simulation/brain storming/video watching, and reading/writing skills by high-quality extra materials.

About Lin X.

I have been teaching Chinese and Violin in bay area for years. I am very experienced in customizing private lessons for students of different age with various needs. If you have any question regarding my course, please contact: lartstutor at gmail or send a message online.

My class is designed in a student-friendly way. I will always discuss your learning goals and expectations at the very beginning; I believe a mutual understanding of the big picture between the student and the teacher will serve a good start. I enjoy exchanging ideas with my students in the class and let them dive deeper into the subject through this two-way communication. In my class, you can learn with joy, making a steady progress step by step. I will also introduce a most-fit textbook to you, with plenty of supplementary learning materials provided, as well as a customized teaching plan offered based on your goals and learning progress.
Course benefits include:
- 1-on-1, or 1-on-more tailor-made executive private tutoring lessons
- Most flexible option and suited to busy lifestyles
- Having lessons on your preferred timetable
- Focusing solely on your learning requirements and obstacles
- Opportunities to practice in the class with timely feedback

Now I am accepting new students in both violin and Chinese class. If you have any question regarding my course, please contact: lartstutor at gmail or send a message online.


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47 Reviews
Eri H.
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Ms. Lin has been a great teacher for my daughter. I highly recommend her!

Posted Apr 7, 2020
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Ms.Lin has been teaching me for almost as long as I have been playing the violin. She has been very helpful and always focuses on what we have trouble with. In class , our needs are prioritized and we go at whatever pace fits us best. Overall, this violin class has been incredibly helpful and I look forward to each lesson!!

Posted Mar 25, 2020
Jenny K.
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I have both of my kids (Age 11, 13) taking in-person and online classes with Teacher Lin. Kids initially were quite resistant to have 1-on-1 Chinese lessons - but after the first lesson - they both said "1 hour already? That's fast!". Both thought that while they already know some level of Chinese from a few years in Chinese school, Teacher Lin is able to reinforce the grammatical and technical foundation of the language - while making it engaging.

The online classes are very easy to attend and as effective. It is a great option when we need to stay at home without missing anything.

Posted Mar 17, 2020
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mrs. lyn is very patient and helps me in a way that is easy to understand. even though i take online classes, she still can easily help me understand where to put my fingers without having to be there in person. i am also able to give her pieces that i am learning from my school orchestra, and i am able to further improve on skills i learn at school. she allows me to go at my own pace, so i am not rushed. i have greatly improved since i first started taking classes with her, and i am glad to have such a helpful teacher! :)

Posted Mar 4, 2020

The best teacher you will find for teaching your 3 yr old child violin!!

Posted Nov 20, 2019
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Lynn is affordable, informative, patient, skilled, but most of all, supportive! She pushes you to try hard and is excellent at assessing a student’s weaknesses, strengths, and their goals. A more underrated quality that she has that a lot of instructors who are excellent at their skills seem to lack is kindness - she is very friendly but is able to maintain the balance between friendliness and being a formal instructor. I feel more comfortable with my mandarin already, even though I have leagues to go! 谢谢老师!

Posted Aug 20, 2019
Theophilus Ko
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Lin is an effective teacher who makes learning Mandarin easier and faster. In the beginning, she did a good job of inquiring about my experience and assessing my skill in order to best adjust the lessons to my level.

The lessons are professional and organized. As I personally started the lessons with some very basic foundation (can't really understand fast speech, sluggish to construct very simple sentences), the structure to the lessons makes the learning efficient. She helped me go over sentence grammatical structures, useful words for communication, and I pick up vocabulary as we progress. She also helps play some videos of people speaking Mandarin at a pace which is normally too fast for me to understand, but she's really good with helping break it down and giving tips to help my ear and brain pick up the meaning. The homework she assigns contains very useful exercises that help further solidify and apply what was covered in the lesson too.

Most of all, the lessons are made really fun with her enthusiasm for the language and for teaching. You can ask her anything and she is thorough in her explanations with several examples to help you better understand. Moreover, the lessons are designed such that while learning how to speak the language, you are also learning more about Chinese culture (famous Chinese pieces, opera, etc), which I have found to be a great way to be better immersed in my learning. I can feel myself improving quickly and would highly recommend Lin, as she is a clear, effective, and fun teacher.

Posted Jul 25, 2019
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It has been a pleasure working with Lynn over the past several weeks for violin and mandarin lessons for my children. Lynn is organized, professional and very responsive to questions. She also pays close attention to each child's learning style and is quick to make changes to her lesson plans or teaching strategies to maximize learning for each child. We are very grateful to have found such an attentive teacher.

Posted Jul 25, 2019
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I just started working with Lin and I'm enjoying the lessons. As an instructor Lin is very patient, organized and professional. She has her lessons planned out and ready from the start. I'm looking forward to future lessons with her.

Posted Jul 25, 2019
Harold S.
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Very friendly. Takes to the time to understand your goals I like one on one better than on-line courses. more interactive

Posted Jul 2, 2019
Rhea H.
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My daughter really enjoyed the class. Thanks Lin!

Posted Jun 26, 2019
Lilian F.
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My 5 years old loves going to teacher Lynn's lessons. We don't speak Mandarin at home, but she is able to understand and memorize what teacher Lynn has taught her. We are very happy with how much she has learned for the past few months.

Posted Jun 17, 2019
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Lin was very accomodating, eloquent and friendly. She quickly adapted to my skill level and went out of her way to find fitting study material. Looking forward to my next lesson.

Posted Jun 12, 2019
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With respect to my son learning violin at a very young age (4), her experience with children as I was able to see is very impressive. Her ability to keep my son alert and interested during the entire session of the private class shows her extensive experience with Violin and understanding of how children behave with respect to musical positioning while learning music for the first time. She teaches with detail while being able to put herself in my child's shoes knowing what my child needs to stay alert. My son is very happy to learn from her and seems to remain up to date. I will definitely continue bringing my son to see and learn from her.

Posted May 29, 2019
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Lynn is taking violin lessons for my kids for almost 4 years. She is sincere, patient and encouraging. My kids have learnt a lot from her.

Posted May 23, 2019
Shan Z.
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I am an adult. I have been learning violin from Lynn for about half a year. I really like her and her classes. She is very nice, always very patient and she even extended her class for a couple times without any extra charge. My violin skills have improved a lot since it is very easy to communicate with her and she can always find out my weakness and help me overcome it soon. Although most her students are kids, but she adjust the learning progress to make me learn faster. Before I took her class, I thought I might give up learning violin, but by taking her classes, I am always passionate about learning it. Besides, we communicate in Mandarin, which is very convenient to me. I highly recommend Lynn for teaching violin.

Posted May 19, 2019
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Lin is patient and encouraging. My son enjoys the lessons and is motivated to practice and improve.

Posted Apr 9, 2019
Maxwell H.
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Highly recommend for my son of 4years and since his first class only, he tells me he learned a lot then and will love to appreciate and learn more in the future sessions with teacher Lynn.

Posted Feb 23, 2019
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好有准备, 很专业. 对于学习很期待。

Posted Jan 24, 2019
Shan Z.
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She is a great teacher. She gave me good advices for renting the instrument and buying book. Besides Lin spent her extra time to give me good advice on how to achieve my goal and how to learn violin fast.

Posted Nov 20, 2018
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My high school daughter wanted to learn Chinese. Lynn came highly recommended by a former student of mine. Not only does Lynn customizes her lessons to meet my daughter’s needs, she is patient, kind and understanding. She is professional and knows her subject matter. She makes sure that my daughter is always progressing in her learning. I would highly recommend her.

Posted Oct 6, 2018
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My son has been taking violin lessons with Lin for 2 years now and he has learned to love music and feel confident while playing in his school orchestra. This is my son's first instrument and now he is the first chair in his 7th grade orchestra! He really enjoys lessons with Lin and she always gives great feedback.

Posted Sep 28, 2018
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I’ve been learning from Lin over a year now and I’m still enjoying the class. I’m an adult student and since I have piano background, Lin tailors the class to make it more interesting. Lin is patience and going beyond for her student!

Posted Sep 14, 2018
Lilit M.
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Lynn is great teacher who cares about her students. She’s really vested in seeing her students succeed and takes pride in their accomplishments. My daughter loves her lessons, and is always excited to tell me about something new she learned that day.

Posted Sep 24, 2017
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Lynn is nice, respectful, patient and professional. My son has been learning Violin from Lynn for about 6 months now and helps with any questions he has and provides her tips to do it better. I highly recommend taking lessons with Lynn.

Posted Mar 23, 2017
Lilit M.
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I've been taking lessons for about a month now and I think Lin Is a great teacher. she gives constructive feedback and tells me exactly what I need to work on, why its important to know, how to improve that technique, and then she shows me herself how to do it. she also tells me what I am doing well. I'm enjoying learning from Lin, she is a really nice person to talk to, she is very friendly but firm also expects you to meet her expectations.

Posted Mar 6, 2017
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Lin was our daughters teacher for over two years. She is kind, patient, and so wonderful with children. Our daughter had never played violin before and Lin taught her so much, and also taught her to love the instrument. We have enjoyed her so much and are so thankful we got to experience her wonderful gift of teaching.

Posted Jan 13, 2017
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LIN is very professional and could directly could adapt to my level. I am very happy and confident that I will learn a lot with her!

Posted Oct 5, 2016
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Posted Oct 5, 2016
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Lin was very professional and well prepared for my 10 year old son's first lesson. He enjoyed working with Lin and thought she was very thorough. I like how she spent time reviewing the lesson and homework with me when I came to pick him up.

Posted Sep 8, 2016
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Ms Lin teaches my son violin. We had tried a professional school earlier, but were not satisfied. So we gave home tutoring a shot. We have been very impressed with Ms Lin. She is dedicated and patient and both strict and playful at the same time, which works well for kids. We would highly recommend Ms Lin for violin lessons.

Posted Aug 23, 2016
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Ms.lin is a wonderful teacher. She is patient ,friendly and professional. She has taught my daughter to play violin for a year. My daughter has made great improvement .She can move fingers on 4 strings freely ,read notes faster than me .She looks forward to seeing her every week , so I recommend her .

Posted Aug 18, 2016
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My daughter, currently 14, has been learning Chinese from her for about a year so far, and she really enjoys it. I can tell that she has learned a lot from Ms. Lin so far, and she really enjoys it. Ms. Lin is a native and is knowledgeable. My daughter is naturally very curious, and Ms. Lin has been able to answer her questions with patience. I would definitely recommend Ms. Lin to another student.

Posted May 13, 2016
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Ms. Lin is a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic teacher. She is good with kids and genuinely wants them to learn and gain a passion for the violin. She was a very good teacher for my kid as she started her violin career.

Posted Apr 24, 2016
Loirey L.
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My two kids stayed with Ms Lin and their Mandarin has improved quite a lot. They also enjoyed the interesting chats Ms Lin brought up every time. They not only improved speaking, writing, but also learnt quite a lot about Chinese culture. Thank you Ms Lin!

Posted Feb 26, 2016
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I have had Ms Lin teaching my son for a year. It has been a big difference since my son switched from his after school program to Ms Lin. Before, he hated the tedious writing homework and school. Now he is interacting with Ms Lin with intense interest, enjoying the class. I can also tell my son's Chinese improving significantly.

Because Lin has done such a good job, I now have my daughter taking lesson from Lin as well.

Posted Jan 24, 2016
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My 13 yo son wanted to learn violin, and I found Lin's profile online and she seemed like a good fit. Her communication was prompt, and her schedule flexibliity worked well for us. She's very friendly, supportive and always provides clear instructions during the lesson as well as specific homework for my son to practice in between lessons.

Posted Jan 3, 2016
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Lin teaches my 6 year old son the beginning level violin lessons in fluent English. She is very patient, dedicated, professional, has an excellent understanding of music and a good musicality. Within the 6 months of learning, my son can play many lovely songs, like Jingo Bells, Odd to Joy. He has made tremendous improvement, and can move his fingers on G, D, and A string freely, and can read the notes faster than we do. Lin provides different versions of violin classes, one for adults and the other for kids. She is a wonderful teacher, helps us enhance our knowledge of musical theory and definitely violin too. We highly recommend her.

Posted Dec 1, 2015
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Lin is an amazing tutor. She is dedicated and more importantly provides the right set of tools and tips to make learning easier. She is extremely punctual and always works around schedules and is very accommodating. I started learning from her recently and an optimistic about where I will get a few months from now.

Lin's biggest asset is that she likes to know what you expect from the whole experience and coaches accordingly.

Posted Nov 30, 2015
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Lin is absolutely the best.

I must be one of her older students - never having learnt any kind of musical instrument before. She helped me get the 'feel' for the music. With every class, I have been more inspired to practice more and learn better - thats just the kind of teacher she is.

She is super patient with me and I always look forward to her classes.

Thanks Lin for everything :)

Posted Aug 24, 2015
greg M.
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Lin has been tutoring my son (8 years old) in Mandarin each week for 6 months. She's wonderful! She's a fluent native speaker, kind, patient, friendly, and flexible. She helps my son do his homework and write his journal. My son looks forward to seeing Lin each week. I highly recommend Lin to anyone.

Posted Jun 9, 2015
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Posted Jun 9, 2015
Becca P.
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Lin is an amazing violin teacher. We feel so blessed to have found her. She is punctual, knowledgeable, and fantastic at what she does. She is very encouraging and has been wonderful with our 6 year old. She makes learning fun and easy to understand. Our daughter looks forward each week to seeing her and we have been amazed at her progress. We highly recommend her for anyone looking for a teacher.

Posted Feb 28, 2015
Chawanee S.
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Lin is an excellent teacher because she is knowledgeable, engaging, and professional. She adjusts her teaching method in accordance to students' needs and keeps the class challenging and fun. She is a careful listener and pick-ups on important techniques the student needs for practice. She will pick songs for students to learn for fun. Last Christmas, she taught us "Jingle Bell" and my kid just played it in our family party. It was wonderful! We are lucky to have her as our music teacher.

Posted Feb 7, 2015
loirey L.
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I highly recommend Ms. Lin as a Chinese teacher/tutor. My children, aged 2 and 4, and I have been studying Chinese with Ms. Lin for over 3 months and I have learned greatly in a short period of time.
Ms. Lin is very professional and works well with people of all ages and levels. I have observed her teaching my children, who are beginners, every week and she is able to be playful with them and firm at the same time, making their learning fun. As for her ability to teach an adult like myself (an intermediate level with experience living in China), she has extensive knowledge of the Chinese language and culture and is able to make learning such a difficult language interesting and simple. She is also very patient, reliable and organized. Most importantly, Ms. Lin is very passionate about teaching Chinese. Such passion, combining with her knowledge of the subject, especially makes learning exciting and stimulating.

Posted Jan 13, 2015
Eri H.
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Posted Sep 18, 2019
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Private Violin/Chinese Teacher
Aug 2016 - Present

San Mateo area

Private Violin/Chinese Teacher
Feb 2013 - Jan 2017

Santa Clara area

in-home private tutor

Private Violin/Chinese Teacher
Jan 2012 - Jan 2013

In studio


Master of Education
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010

East China Normal University

Bachelor Degree in Psychology
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007

East China Normal University



Fluent / Native Proficiency


Professional Proficiency


Fluent / Native Proficiency


Certified License to teach in public schools in China
Jun 2010

China Education Bureau

Violin National Performance Exams Grade 10
May 2000

Chinese Musician Association

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