Sonia H. Stephens
Waco, TX
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Sonia H. Stephens

Sonia H.

Waco, TX
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Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced
Mandarin can be really challenging for most people. By using logic and the similarities with your native language, I can make it way easier for you to understand the grammar and use the language.
As a native Mandarin speaker, you'll have a great environment and full knowledge of the language from me.

About Sonia H.

I'm enthusiastic about teaching and sharing different culture to my students. Growing up in Asian culture makes me capable of telling the difference between western and eastern life styles. With more than 13 years of teaching experience, I have very solid teaching background and discover the easiest way of learning a new language by logic and constant practice.
I enjoy creating different situations and encouraging students to think and talk. I'm sure you'll have fun and find it interesting to dig deeper more about the language and culture.
I teach both traditional Chinese and simplified Chinese according to student's need as some people prefer one or another. Not only would I go through the content in the textbook but also give different practices on certain occasions like holidays or events. I make sure you'd get all the details clearly for every class before moving on.

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James C.
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Oh geez! I've completely forgotten to write this for months now!

I've had Miss Sonia as a mandarin teacher since last August. She's incredibly patient and will do a lot of work on her own end to find useful materials for her pupils to help them grasp certain concepts.

I have a tendency to overload myself with work, school, and life duties, leaving not much time to study as I would like, and she's been very patient in that regard. Often incorporating "review" days that do, in fact, review key concepts, but always branch out into other concepts, leading to increased comprehension through repetition as well as further learning.

As we all know, actually learning a language requires a LOT of work and effort to step out of comfort zones, and my big problem is simply learning time management. Once I get that down, I'm positive I could advance quickly with her tutelage.

I would highly recommend her for anyone looking to understand the language and culture surrounding it. :D

Posted Jul 20, 2020
Amanda
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Sonia was concise and clear-I'm learning quickly from her.

Posted Jun 19, 2019

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Experience

Private tutor
Mar 2012 - Present

Self-employed

Being a private English/ Mandarin tutor for more than 6 years, I have a solid background and very flexible teaching method that enhances the students to use the language freely.

Education

Foreign languages and Literature
Sep 1998 - Jun 2004

National Chung Hsing University

Languages

English

Fluent / Native Proficiency

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