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David L.

Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese), Computer Use, MS (Word, Typing, Excel)

San Jose, CA (95131)

Travel radius
40 miles
Hourly fee
$30.00
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I was born in a small town in south China, lived and studied in different cities such as GuangZhou, ShangHai, NanJing, and HongKong, finished high school before coming to USA in 1980s.

I went through the basic fundamental Chinese education, such as read, write, and compose, along with Chinese history, economics, politics, and their relationship, how each evolved, interacted, and influenced each other.

Hence I can write Simplified Chinese (also read Traditional Chinese), speak Mandarin and Cantonese, also understand a few area dialects such as ShangHainese, FuJianese. I can tutor in above area relating to daily life, culture, history, or expand into computer field.

Since I also live and study in USA for so many years, know its culture and history, I can better explain, and precisely translate word meaning, sentence use, speaking & writing grammar difference, appropriate usage in Chinese and American cultures.

I have been translator and interpreter between Chinese (Mandarin, Cantonese) and English in business negotiation, hospital medical, computer development, travel food, and home remodel over 20 years.

For years, I have been tutoring kids, young people, and older adults on Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese oral conversation, proper and custom word, sentence use and grammar, proper pronunciation according to the situation and context, writing Simplified Chinese character (use in mainland China).

I tutor base on each student's or group's need and situation, make it fun and effective, long last remember for all ages, from 3yr to 70yr age, all levels from beginner to taken several years Chinese, from one-to-one to groups of 10 students.

I use very effective textbooks for non-Chinese students, and my teaching style is tailor to these textbooks and students.

I am very organize, clean, neat, detail, patient, dedicate, responsible, and passionate to help other people learn a new skill, language, or knowledge that I know. I take it step by step, give example to help students learn, understand, and memorize the subject. I have excellent interpersonal skills, very easy to get along, and very easy to make friends with newly meet people.

I got formal training in typing English, know the rules and techniques, can type 55-57 words per minute, so I can also tutor on typing.

While attending De Anza College, I was teacher's aid in computer lab for several years. After graduation, I worked in various named companies doing computer network support, also teach computer lessons, fix computers, and sell laptop AC adapters, batteries, keyboards, LCD screens as side business until now.

I offer free face-to-face or phone interview, see if we are good fit, so you don't need to worry or feel pressure to pay.

Hope to hear from you soon,

David,

Education in USA:
From San Jose State University: BA degree in "Business Administration, Finance major, dBase minor"

From De Anza College: AA degree in "Computer Information Systems Programming"

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David’s subjects

Chinese

I was born in a small town in south China, lived and studied in different cities such as GuangZhou, ShangHai, NanJing, and HongKong, finished high school before coming to USA at 18yr old in 1981. I went through the basic fundamental Chinese education, such as read, write, and compose, along with Chinese history, economics, politics, and there relationship, how each evolved, interacted, and influenced each other.

Hence I can write Simplified Chinese (also read Traditional Chinese), and speak Mandarin and Cantonese, also understand a few area dialects such as ShangHainese, FuJianese.

I finished college (AA Computer Information Systems Programming), and university (BA Business Administration, Finance major, dBase minor) in Bay Area, California.

As you can summarized from my brief bio above, I can provide tutor in writing Simplified Chinese, and speak Mandarin and Cantonese, relating to daily life, culture, history, or expand into computer field. Since I also live and study in USA for so many yrs, know its culture and history, I can better explain, and precisely translate word meaning, sentence use, speaking & writing grammar difference, appropriate use according to situation between Chinese and American cultures.

One of my dreams is to accept a student of Caucasian or high percentage of brown, 6-7yr old male child, from mid to up class, warm and stable family, have great interest or need to be future politician, ambassador, or manager of multi-national company, strong and steady mental and financial support from his family, can afford many yrs of Chinese language, value, culture, history, and Computer tutor. I want to see fruit of my labor, dreamed accomplishment through this child as he grows up.

ESL/ESOL

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General Computer

I have AA degree in computer information systems programming in 1988. I have been working in the computer field since then. I worked for several mid-sized companies over the years, mainly doing internal support to employees, helping them on computer software, and hardware problems. Below is a list of what I do, please let me know if they fit your interest of help.

Repair, diagnosis, upgrade Intel PC, Apple Mac laptops, and desktops, including Acre, Apple, Asus, Dell, HP/Compaq, Fujitsu, Gateway, eMachine, IBM/Lenovo, Sony, and Toshiba.

I can install, upgrade, replace various kind/size/speed of RAM memory, IDE/SATA/SCSI/SSD hard drive, DVD/CD/tape/floppy drive, keyboard, keys, LCD screen, LCD cable, inverter, hinges, laptop motherboard including dc jack, bios chip, and cmos battery.

I can install, upgrade, and repair Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2000, NT, Me, 98, 95 and applications; remove virus, and problem programs.

I can install, upgrade, and repair Apple OS Leopard, Tiger, Lion, X, 9, 8.x, 7.x, 6.x and applications; remove virus, and problem programs.

I can transfer/recover/backup/save user files from good/problem/bad hard drives, or in good/problem/bad Windows, and Apple OS.

I can setup, upgrade, and repair a wifi router, wifi adapter, LAN card, DSL, Comcast, and modem dial-up.

I can setup, upgrade, and repair, quick train on internet, browsers, email, messengers, online chat, VOIP, and videocam.

I can custom build, assemble, configure computer systems, operating systems, applications, and networks.

Microsoft Excel

I have an AA degree in Computer Information Systems Programming in 1988, and have been working in the computer field since then. I worked for several mid-sized companies over the years, mainly doing internal support to employees, helping them on computer software, and hardware problems.

Below is what I do on this topic, and you may find out a bit more of me under "General Computer -- Subject Description." Please let me know if they fit your interest of help, thanks.

I help users by loading the Excel program into each computer, Mac or PC, laptop or desktop/tower.

Show each user how to bring up the Excel program in their computers, show users the general features, functions, how to create, save a new, edit an old, or read an Excel file in email, on CD/DVD, USB drive, or external hard drive.

Microsoft Word

I received an AA degree in Computer Information Systems Programming in 1988, and have been working in computer field since then. I worked for several mid-sized companies over the years, mainly doing internal support to employees, helping them on computer software and hardware problems.

Below is what I do on this topic, and you may find out a bit more of me under "General Computer -- Subject Description".

If you don't have a Word processor now, I can help you select the correct one that fit your purpose and budget, some may be free.

Base on your computer platform, such as PC, Mac, or even Linux, I can tell you what options are out there, such as Microsoft Word, OpenOffice Word, WordPerfect, etc, and tell you a bit of each's benefits.

Base on your computer's operating system, such as Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or Apple OS X, I can help you select the correct version of Word.

If you don't know how to install Word, I can help or show you how to, and make sure it installs correctly. Installing any program always may cause problems to the operating system, other installed programs, or the installing program itself. I can help you diagnosis, and fix the problems.

Most people know how to type, but don't know how to format it correctly for their different purposes, such as margins, underline, font, bold, size, color, or insert graph, charts, etc. I can show you how to.

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Education

San Jose State University (BA Business Administ)

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— Evelyn, Fremont, CA on 10/12/14

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $30.00

Minimum 1-hr, then increment of 15-minutes.

Travel policy

David will travel within 40 miles of San Jose, CA 95131.

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