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Amy S.

San Diego, CA

$70/hr

Chinese/ESL Language Professor, 13 years experience, CA credentialed

Usually responds after +3 days

Chinese/ESL Language Professor, 13 years experience, CA credentialed

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Ni Hao, potential students!

If you have seen my photo, then you can guess that I am not a native speaker of Mandarin. In fact, I am from Chicago, but have studied, lived in, led trips around, and been completely immersed in China and Chinese language since 1998, when I was offered the opportunity to move to China as part of an experiment in study abroad at my small, New England College that I was attending (and graduated from in 1999). I'd started studying Mandarin in 1996 at Amherst College, and quickly discovered this was a language and culture I could get excited about!

Since 1996, I have spent about 7 years in China, and about 13 years teaching Chinese language and culture. I'll just give you some highlights here.
I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine for 1 year at a clinic in Hefei, Anhui Province in a total immersion environment- a great way to learn Medical Chinese! I led study abroad trips for a small study abroad company for about 4 years throughout China- a great way to see the country and learn about cultural differences and accents throughout the country. After that, I was director of the CET - Middlebury College School in China until 2011 when I decided to move back to the states. During my time in America, I have taught Chinese- 3 years at the High School level, 2 years at colleges/ universities (including UCSD), and at the Middle school level too. I have had my California Teaching Credential in Mandarin Language since 2008.

I re-located to San Diego last year, and am looking to take on a few more students. Please contact me if you are a serious language learner or know someone who needs help mastering this challenging, but rewarding language. I can help!

I am also currently teaching ESL at SDSU, and am accepting 1-2 more students who want to improve their English, especially if you are a native Mandarin speaker.

Thanks!

Amy (Aimei)

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I have a California State teaching credential in Mandarin. I have a Bachelor's degree and Master's Degree in Chinese Studies, with an emphasis in language. I have taught Mandarin at University of California, San Diego, as well as Mira Costa College and High Tech High International.

ESL/ESOL

1. I currently teach ESL at San Diego State University.
2. I have a Teaching English as a Second Language Certificate (TESL) from Transworld Language School (2000).
3. I have taught ESL for a total of nearly 4 years with very positive reviews.
4. I have taught ESL in 3 countries, including the US.

Hampshire College
Chinese Studies
University of London, School of Oriental Studies
Master's

Education

Hampshire College (Chinese Studies)

University of London, School of Oriental Studies (Master's)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $70.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Amy will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92103.


About Amy

Ni Hao, potential students!

If you have seen my photo, then you can guess that I am not a native speaker of Mandarin. In fact, I am from Chicago, but have studied, lived in, led trips around, and been completely immersed in China and Chinese language since 1998, when I was offered the opportunity to move to China as part of an experiment in study abroad at my small, New England College that I was attending (and graduated from in 1999). I'd started studying Mandarin in 1996 at Amherst College, and quickly discovered this was a language and culture I could get excited about!

Since 1996, I have spent about 7 years in China, and about 13 years teaching Chinese language and culture. I'll just give you some highlights here.
I studied Traditional Chinese Medicine for 1 year at a clinic in Hefei, Anhui Province in a total immersion environment- a great way to learn Medical Chinese! I led study abroad trips for a small study abroad company for about 4 years throughout China- a great way to see the country and learn about cultural differences and accents throughout the country. After that, I was director of the CET - Middlebury College School in China until 2011 when I decided to move back to the states. During my time in America, I have taught Chinese- 3 years at the High School level, 2 years at colleges/ universities (including UCSD), and at the Middle school level too. I have had my California Teaching Credential in Mandarin Language since 2008.

I re-located to San Diego last year, and am looking to take on a few more students. Please contact me if you are a serious language learner or know someone who needs help mastering this challenging, but rewarding language. I can help!

I am also currently teaching ESL at SDSU, and am accepting 1-2 more students who want to improve their English, especially if you are a native Mandarin speaker.

Thanks!

Amy (Aimei)

Education

Hampshire College
Chinese Studies
University of London, School of Oriental Studies
Master's

Education

Hampshire College (Chinese Studies)

University of London, School of Oriental Studies (Master's)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92103

Amy’s Subjects

English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL
Homeschool:
ESL/ESOL
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL

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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