Lin Xu

Lin X.

Belmont, CA
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Lesson Details

Mandarin

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:)

Background:
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.
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About

Lin delivers an exceptional lesson experience and ranks in the top 15% of our teachers nationwide.
Teaches students:
Ages 6+

Teaching since:
February 2013

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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Experience

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

Education

Master of Education
Sep 2007 - Jun 2010
East China Normal University
Bachelor Degree in Psychology
Sep 2003 - Jun 2007
East China Normal University

Languages

Chinese/Mandarin
Fluent / Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency

Certifications

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

Photos & Videos

Recommendation letter from my student in Chinese class

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Photo by Lin X.

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Small group Mandarin lessons

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Violin class with 3 little kids

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This young beginner was practicing a short sheet on notes reading with a complex rhythm mixed of eighth, quarter, and half notes.
Two little students taking my playful Chinese/Mandarin class.

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adult violin lessons

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Photo by Lin X.

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Tutoring Chinese journal writing.
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34 Reviews

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Lilian F. Jun 17, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

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.

Oliver Jun 12, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

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.

peggy May 29, 2019
Violin · In studio

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.

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Mona May 23, 2019
Violin · Online

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.

Shan Z. May 19, 2019
Violin · In studio

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.

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Sam Apr 9, 2019
Violin · In studio

Lin is patient and encouraging. My son enjoys the lessons and is motivated to practice and improve.

Maxwell H. Feb 23, 2019
Violin · In home

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.

Michael Jan 24, 2019
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

好有准备, 很专业. 对于学习很期待。

Shan Z. Nov 20, 2018
Violin · In studio

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.

Esther Oct 6, 2018
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

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.

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Judy Sep 28, 2018
Violin · In studio

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.

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Marian Sep 14, 2018
Violin · In studio

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!

Lilit M. Sep 24, 2017
Violin · In studio

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.

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Binbin Mar 23, 2017
Violin · In studio

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.

Lilit M. Mar 6, 2017
Violin · In home

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.

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Becca Jan 13, 2017
Violin · In home

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.

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Geraldine Oct 5, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

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!

Geraldine Oct 5, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · In studio

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Brandon Sep 8, 2016
Violin · In studio

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.

Gaurav Aug 23, 2016
Violin · In home

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.

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hongyan Aug 18, 2016
Violin · In home

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 .

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Mia May 13, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · In home

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.

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Emi Apr 24, 2016
Violin · In home

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.

Loirey L. Feb 26, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · In home

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!

Michael Jan 24, 2016
Mandarin Chinese · In home

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.

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Lois Jan 3, 2016
Violin · In home

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.

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Sheryl Dec 1, 2015
Violin · In home

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.

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Anusha Nov 30, 2015
Violin · In home

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.

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Smitha Aug 24, 2015
Violin · In home

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 :)

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greg M. Jun 9, 2015
Mandarin · In studio

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.

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Becca P. Feb 28, 2015
Violin · In home

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.

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Chawanee S. Feb 7, 2015
Violin · In home

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.

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loirey L. Jan 13, 2015
Mandarin · In home

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.

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