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Helena M.

Oakland, CA

$50/hr

Native speaker,13 years tutoring experience,creative &responsible

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Native speaker,13 years tutoring experience,creative &responsible

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My background is Chinese-Japanese. I speak and write both Chinese and Japanese natively with perfect proficiency. I went to college in Japan and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. I worked for several Japanese companies for a total of 12 years. One of my positions was a General Manager of Public Relations for a major Japanese company which had more than 8000 Chinese employees and hundreds of thousands of employees throughout the world. My job responsibilities included reviewing news briefs and articles written by both Chinese and Japanese journalists to edit their descriptions and correct any grammatical mistakes before publication. During college, and later in my leisure time, I have been a language tutor off and on for more than 13 years. I have also done freelance language translation work mainly for high technology companies, medical equipment companies, publishing companies, import and export trading business companies, fashion and beauty cosmetic companies and many other fields.

Testimonials

"precise and on point"

- Sung, San Francisco, CA on 7/15/11

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Jose, Richmond, CA on 11/4/13

"Excellent Tutor/ Easy to Work With/ Very Flexible"

- Ronald, San Francisco, CA on 7/20/11

"##EXCELLENT TUTOR, GREAT COMMUNICATOR, OPEN TO TEACHING DISTANT LEARNING"

- Lisa, Newark, NJ on 4/8/11
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Japanese
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Japanese

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.

Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker. I speak and write Mandarin Chinese with perfect proficiency. I am good at both Simplified and Traditional character. I have been a language tutor off and on for more than 13 years in my leisure. I was born and raised in an artistic family in China and I completed my academic studying as a highly ranked student in top tier schools. My pronunciation, as well as my writing and grammar, is professionally trained, authentic and beautiful because I had a dream to become a newscaster. One of the reasons that I had been accepted by a top tier high school in Shanghai was my Chinese essay was scored no.1 in the city-wide exam. I was a General Manager of Public Relations of a major company. This position required very high language skills. I have also done freelance language translation work for many companies and helped training their staffs in business level Mandarin and manners. In addition, I am also familiar with import and export business processes, forms and vocabulary because of 9 years working experience in this field.

During college I held a teaching position for two years teaching Chinese to elementary school students of varying ages in an extra-curricular enrichment program. I also have a few of long-term private students who are middle schoolers and high schoolers.

Japanese

My background is Chinese-Japanese. I speak and write both Chinese and Japanese natively with perfect proficiency. I lived in Japan for 14.5 years. I went to college in Japan and earned a Bachelor of Business Management. I worked for several Japanese companies for a total of 12 years (9 years in Japan, 3 years in China). One of my positions was a General Manager of Public Relations for a major Japanese company which had more than 8000 Chinese employees and hundreds of thousands of employees throughout the world. My job responsibilities included reviewing news briefs and articles written by both Chinese and Japanese journalists to edit their descriptions and correct any grammatical mistakes before publication. During college, and later in my leisure time, I have been a language tutor off and on for more than 13 years. I have also done freelance language translation work mainly for high technology companies, medical equipment companies, publishing companies, import and export trading business companies, fashion and beauty cosmetic companies and many other fields.

Chukyo University - BA (Japan)
Management

Education

Chukyo University - BA (Japan) (Management )

precise and on point — Helena has been great. The assessment and building a plan around my needs and learning curve has made learning mandarin stress free. Her patience with the countless questions i've had has also been nice. ...

— Sung, San Francisco, CA on 7/15/11

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Special Price! Only $23/lesson! Lesson Time:1:15pm-1:45pm; Day:every Tuesday to Friday; Location:San Francisco, any public spot between 2nd St.and 3rd St.cross street between Market St.and Howard St.

Travel policy

Helena will travel within 40 miles of Oakland, CA 94610.


About Helena

My background is Chinese-Japanese. I speak and write both Chinese and Japanese natively with perfect proficiency. I went to college in Japan and earned a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management. I worked for several Japanese companies for a total of 12 years. One of my positions was a General Manager of Public Relations for a major Japanese company which had more than 8000 Chinese employees and hundreds of thousands of employees throughout the world. My job responsibilities included reviewing news briefs and articles written by both Chinese and Japanese journalists to edit their descriptions and correct any grammatical mistakes before publication. During college, and later in my leisure time, I have been a language tutor off and on for more than 13 years. I have also done freelance language translation work mainly for high technology companies, medical equipment companies, publishing companies, import and export trading business companies, fashion and beauty cosmetic companies and many other fields.

Testimonials

"precise and on point"

- Sung, San Francisco, CA on 7/15/11

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Jose, Richmond, CA on 11/4/13

"Excellent Tutor/ Easy to Work With/ Very Flexible"

- Ronald, San Francisco, CA on 7/20/11

"##EXCELLENT TUTOR, GREAT COMMUNICATOR, OPEN TO TEACHING DISTANT LEARNING"

- Lisa, Newark, NJ on 4/8/11

Education

Chukyo University - BA (Japan)
Management

Education

Chukyo University - BA (Japan) (Management )


Tutor Policies

Special Price! Only $23/lesson! Lesson Time:1:15pm-1:45pm; Day:every Tuesday to Friday; Location:San Francisco, any public spot between 2nd St.and 3rd St.cross street between Market St.and Howard St.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Oakland, CA 94610

Helena’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Japanese
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL, Japanese
Sports/Recreation:
Cooking
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Japanese

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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