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Hello (pinyin: "nin hao") !
I'm Waysha (pinyin: "Weixia"), your Mandarin tutor/trainer. My education and teaching career stretches from China, to England, and of course to America. I have a Master's Degree in Applied Linguistics/TESOL from Leeds University and that's where my slight British accent comes from. Since that time I have spoken Mandarin, Cantonese, and Hakanese (3 out of many Chinese dialects) since I was a little girl.
Many of my students' parents recognize how important it is to have their children learn Mandarin and also to gain a basic understanding of Chinese culture. Mandarin is the official language of China and Taiwan. It is by far the most popular Chinese dialect world-wide, so that is the one that I teach here in San Diego County.
How can I describe my students? Some of my young students know three or four different languages. A few are in middle or high school and need a helping hand there. Adults that I tutor usually find themselves doing business in China, or wanting to, and others are traveling to Asia as writers and vacationers. Whatever your objectives, know that learning a new language is good for you; it keeps your mind alert and cognitive functions in a growth mode. Add cultural exposure, as I do in my lessons, and the adventure never stops!
Learning Mandarin is good for all the above reasons but has special promise in its economic potential, especially to our children, as China and other Asian countries continue to develop economic, academic and sometimes even romantic relationships with the West. That's what my husband did!
Email an inquiry to me so we can address your Mandarin tutoring needs!
I am a native Chinese with rich language teaching and tutoring experience.
I have Master’s degree in Teaching English (TESOL) from Leeds University and a Bachelor degree in Education from Bradford University in England. I have also earned the equivalent of an AA degree in Chemistry Education in China. I have nearly ten years of professional language teaching experience in the middle school and college levels in China. I moved to America in September, 2009. Currently, I am teaching Chinese to groups of adult Americans in the San Diego Chinese Academy in La Jolla, part time. I am also actively progressing toward my California teaching credential. So far, I have taken the CSET (Mandarin) and I am going to take CBEST next month and actively involved in becoming credentialed in California.
I cherish my teaching career and have never stopped learning and growing academically and professionally. I have a passion about teaching, a diligent work ethic, and a deep commitment to my students. I am now a member of Chinese Language Teacher Association-Southern California, and actively seek out various teaching workshops and conferences with an aim to advance my teaching skills and bring innovative ideas into my teaching career.
I have Master’s degree in Teaching English (TESOL) from Leeds University and a Bachelor degree in Education from Bradford University in England. I have nearly ten years of professional language teaching experience in the middle school and college levels in China.
I cherish my teaching career and have never stopped learning and growing academically and professionally. I have a passion about teaching, a diligent work ethic, and a deep commitment to my students
Good Tutor, Patient but Firm — I have been trying to learn to speak Mandarin for 25+ years, and can already speak it at a basic level. I started working with Weixia about six months ago to get my speaking up to a more adult level. For several reasons including my somewhat limited group of Chinese speaking friends and the normal responsibilities of adult life, I felt that practicing on my own (watching Chinese movies at home, g ...
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