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Erin Y.

Seattle, Washington

Certified teacher with 7 years teaching experience in China and the US

I've been teaching for 7 years and my students have gone on to develop a deep love of Chinese culture, study abroad in China, and more!. Within the first few lessons, you'll start speaking simple sentences and as time goes on, you'll be able to communicate like a pro! I specialize in Chinese culture, simplified and traditional characters, typically use HSK books, and have the following tools available for your lessons: lesson recordings, worksheets, textbooks, games and more. I love working with students of all ages and experience levels and I can't wait to meet you!
About Erin Y.

I am a life long learner who enjoys learning all sorts of different things, right now I am learning to play the piano and Gu Zheng(a traditional Chinese musical instrument). I like to combine music on teaching in fun and enjoyable ways. I would love to learn from you at the same time while we are learning mandarin together! I have three years Chinese teaching experience at a high school in North Carolina, US and three years ESL teaching experience in Guangdong, China. When I was in the United States, I occasionally gave tutoring lessons to Army personnel to prepare them for the OPI. I also had experiences tutoring adults HSK. Currently, I am doing my graduate study at the University of Washington, United States. Throughout my career, I’ve taught students ranging from Pre K to 49 years of age! Everyone is different, and different age groups present different learning needs. I personally take the time and effort to develop and customize lessons that meet students’ learning needs. Feel free to message me if you have any questions, looking forward to hearing from you!

Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since 2014

Master in Teaching - Chinese

All ages

Has background check

Instructor details
Subject: Mandarin Chinese
Mandarin Chinese
Teaches 2 subjects. Different subjects may have different prices.
Teaches Online
Teaches Online

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Teacher's studio

100% worth my time best mandarin tutor I've had whether it's learning about the culture or learning new terms.

Posted Feb 21, 2023
Teacher's studio

Erin is excellent. A very patient teacher and highly qualified. Although I cannot afford as many lessons as I would like, she inspires me to continue as best I can when I'm on my own, learning the traditional Chinese characters that I've asked to study and practicing Chinese. She and I also play the guzheng. So that is fun to talk about with her.

Posted Oct 27, 2022
Teacher's studio

I really love her teaching style! At first I was very overwhelmed with learning a new language especially one that isn’t phonetic, but she really helped break down the material so it is more manageable. She prioritizes speaking the language whenever possible which I have found extremely helpful to get used to it. She is also very patient and adaptable. Overall, she is a great teacher and I am excited to continue to learn with her!

Posted Jul 28, 2022
Online Mandarin Teacher
Sep 2021 - Present
-Planned, prepared and delivered creative, dynamic classroom lessons, activities and materials for 120 students. -Facilitated positive learning environment by using enthusiastic and energetic instructional strategies and consistent classroom management. -Immersed students in unfamiliar cultures by devising hands-on activities.
Chinese Teacher
Aug 2018 - Jun 2021
Cumberland County Schools, Fayetteville, NC.
- Delivered 22.5 hours per week of classroom lectures, instructing over 65 students per semester in Mandarin. - Applied knowledgeability in Chinese culture and language to develop and implement curriculum, which met The Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban)'s educational requirements. - Instructed students age 15 to 18 in Chinese language, culture and history by assigning reading material, written assignments and hands-on projects.
ESL teacher
Aug 2017 - Jun 2018
Phoenix City IB International School, Guangzhou, China
- Developed activities and integrated technology to diversify instruction. - Collaborated with teachers and department heads to meet quarterly and yearly International Baccalaureate PYP educational goals. - Communicated frequently with parents, students and faculty to provide feedback and discuss instructional strategies.
ESL teacher
Aug 2014 - Jun 2016
Sanxin Bilingual School, Zhongshan, Guangdong, China
- Instructed students for Cambridge Young Learners' English Tests and 92.6% of students received 5 shields in each skill. - Gave one-on-one attention to each student while maintaining overall focus on entire group. - Assisted department head in establishing daily schedules, curriculum and ESL activities.
Master in Teaching - Chinese
Jan 2023
University of Washington
Teaching Chinese as a Second Language
Aug 2010 - Jun 2014
Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai
Native Proficiency
Professional Proficiency
Limited Proficiency
Teaching Chinese to Speakers of other Languages
Nov 2021
Center for Language Education and Cooperation
BNUZ Faculty of Arts Scholarship
Dec 2019
National Encouragement Scholarship
Sep 2013
Beijing Normal University, Zhuhai
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
Dec 2019
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.

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