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Xue C.

San Diego, CA

$40/hr

Better Chinese, Better English

Background check passed as of 8/30/13
Usually responds in about 2 hours

Better Chinese, Better English

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I'm a Chinese native speaker from Shanghai, China. I got my bachelor's degree in English Translation and Interpretation at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. I furthered my education, receiving my master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The courses I took during my undergraduate and graduate study included curriculum and material design, pedagogical methodology, language assessment, close and extensive reading, etc.

Since college, I've been tutoring in English subjects, including elementary school level, high school level, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, etc at at different language institutions in China. After coming to US, I've also been teaching ESL and Chinese (Mandarin) at entry level, intermediate level and advanced level for various programs such as summer camps, after- and in-school language programs, etc. Many students say they love the way I teach, and parents tell me their kids are really into what they learn and have made huge progress.

I'm an organized, responsible, and careful person. My teaching philosophy is that motivation is everything. I'll try every means to motivate students to their uttermost on what they are learning. For young learners, stories, pictures, and activities will be used to make the language fun and easy to learn. For adult learners, explanations of grammar, class interactions, relevant assignments will effectively enhance their language learning. To put it short, you'll love and achieve what you're learning here, which is the best reward for me as a teacher.

Math:
SAT Math
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I'm a native speaker of Chinese and I've lived in Shanghai, China for the past 22 years. I'm proficient in Chinese Mandarin and Shanghainese dialect. For the past year, I worked at All About Mandarin Academy as a Chinese instructor to teach entry and intermediate level of Chinese language. I usually adopt story telling, colorful pictures, and relevant songs in my class to create an interactive atmosphere for learning.

ESL/ESOL

I earned a Master degree of Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania in May, 2012. The courses I took include curriculum and material design, pedagogical methods, language assessment, language structure, etc. I've worked with students from diverse cultural and language backgrounds, so I especially understand the difficulties and frustrations of non-native learners.

TOEFL

I am an international student who took TOEFL to apply for graduate schools in US. My IBT score was 110 in total: 29 in Reading, 25 in Listening, 26 in Speaking and 30 in Writing. With that score, I was admitted by University of Pennsylvania, Duke University, George Washington University, Ohio State University, and Boston University. Finally I went to University of Pennsylvania and earned a Master's of Education there.

FuDan University
English
University of Pennsylvania
MEd

Education

FuDan University (English)

University of Pennsylvania (MEd)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Xue will travel within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92122.


About Xue

I'm a Chinese native speaker from Shanghai, China. I got my bachelor's degree in English Translation and Interpretation at Fudan University, Shanghai, China. I furthered my education, receiving my master's degree in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages at the Graduate School of Education, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The courses I took during my undergraduate and graduate study included curriculum and material design, pedagogical methodology, language assessment, close and extensive reading, etc.

Since college, I've been tutoring in English subjects, including elementary school level, high school level, TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, etc at at different language institutions in China. After coming to US, I've also been teaching ESL and Chinese (Mandarin) at entry level, intermediate level and advanced level for various programs such as summer camps, after- and in-school language programs, etc. Many students say they love the way I teach, and parents tell me their kids are really into what they learn and have made huge progress.

I'm an organized, responsible, and careful person. My teaching philosophy is that motivation is everything. I'll try every means to motivate students to their uttermost on what they are learning. For young learners, stories, pictures, and activities will be used to make the language fun and easy to learn. For adult learners, explanations of grammar, class interactions, relevant assignments will effectively enhance their language learning. To put it short, you'll love and achieve what you're learning here, which is the best reward for me as a teacher.

Education

FuDan University
English
University of Pennsylvania
MEd

Education

FuDan University (English)

University of Pennsylvania (MEd)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of San Diego, CA 92122

Xue’s Subjects

Math:
SAT Math
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL,
Vocabulary
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
TOEFL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Spelling, Vocabulary
Business:
GRE
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, SAT Math
Test Preparation:
GRE, SAT Math, TOEFL
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar, Proofreading

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.


Background Check Status for Xue C.

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