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Shirley Z.

Cupertino, CA

$50/hr

Introductory through A.P. Chinese Tutoring

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Introductory through A.P. Chinese Tutoring

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The Chinese language is a unique language from both the grammatical and tonal concepts to the pictorial representations of the characters. Traditional language learning skills just don't work well. I am a competent tutor for both beginners through adult learners of the language. I am a native Chinese speaker with good English skills and a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University. I have a deep understanding of both Chinese culture and American culture. I am confident that I can accelerate the learning of any level Chinese student.

I take a holistic approach to tutoring. I do not "drill and kill" by only giving a lot of vocabulary words and having students memorize them. Although there is a lot of memorization to a foreign language, it is important to mix the language learning skills with culture and practical applications. For instance, isn't it useful to be able to order a meal in Chinese at the local restaurants? Wouldn't it be practical to learn how to speak to a Chinese person on the telephone? Building interest in the language as well as learning the language are critical to language acquisition skills.

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

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Chinese

I have native Chinese Language skills coupled with English language skills. I have successfully tutored from introductory through A.P. Chinese. I have the ability to teach both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. I have a Chinese education through High School, U.S. education for undergraduate degree (San Jose State University).

San Jose State University

Education

San Jose State University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Shirley will travel within 10 miles of Cupertino, CA 95014.


About Shirley

The Chinese language is a unique language from both the grammatical and tonal concepts to the pictorial representations of the characters. Traditional language learning skills just don't work well. I am a competent tutor for both beginners through adult learners of the language. I am a native Chinese speaker with good English skills and a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University. I have a deep understanding of both Chinese culture and American culture. I am confident that I can accelerate the learning of any level Chinese student.

I take a holistic approach to tutoring. I do not "drill and kill" by only giving a lot of vocabulary words and having students memorize them. Although there is a lot of memorization to a foreign language, it is important to mix the language learning skills with culture and practical applications. For instance, isn't it useful to be able to order a meal in Chinese at the local restaurants? Wouldn't it be practical to learn how to speak to a Chinese person on the telephone? Building interest in the language as well as learning the language are critical to language acquisition skills.

Education

San Jose State University

Education

San Jose State University


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Cupertino, CA 95014

Shirley’s Subjects

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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