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Wendy Y.

South San Francisco, CA

$45/hr

Master Chinese Speaking

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Master Chinese Speaking

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Normally it is quite difficult to learn Chinese, but I believe anyone can learn with hard work and dedication, but this means you really have to have a yearning desire to learn and want to work hard at it. My goal is to support you in your Chinese learning goals.

I am an experienced tutor in Chinese language from all aspects including grammar, writing, reading, speaking and listening. I use a comprehensive approach in many ways. Firstly, I believe that all elements must be studied to really understand the language. By understanding the language and its roots, then you can really learn more quickly. If I taught you how to build a house, but didn't teach you how to read blueprints, then it would be difficult for you to learn on your own.

For example, one time I taught a 16 year-old American girl to learn Chinese. She could not distinguish the words "Ni" and "Nin", and why Chinese need two words to describe "You". I told her Ni is the normal salutation, and Nin's structure is consisted of two parts. It is bi-level structure. One is Ni (up), another one is heart (down). If you have someone in your heart, that means Nin. Normally you'd better call someone "Nin" who is older than you, especially the first time you meet her or him. I always call my parents Nin. Sometimes you call someone to be Nin because you really want to show you respect her or him.

Another example, she asked me how to use the word Dongxi (things). I told her Dongxi has many meanings which depends on the situation and the manner of speaking. It is very subtle. At the beginning of learning, you don't not use this word.

Then, with some basics on 'how to learn Chinese', then I teach you Chinese starting with speaking or whatever you think your needs are based on your learning objectives. I like to teach writing and reading as a complement to help in learning to speak. Chinese words are a pictograph so the learning process is much different than other languages. But like all languages it follows a system and if you learn the system, then you can learn faster and learn on your own as well.

Lastly, I believe what makes me a good teacher is patience and understanding but also knowing how to get my students to want to learn, and push themselves rather than me do the pushing. I am a recent immigrant, born in Hunan province and enjoy meeting with my students to share experiences and have fun while learning too.

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

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Chinese

I have a bachelor's in mechanics and master's degree in investment. Although my educational background is not in language arts, it provides me with a broad foundation from which to teach. Part of my work experience is in the education domain as well at local universities in Beijing, China. I have rich experience in teaching Chinese at different age levels, from 6 years old to adult. Most recently, I tutored foreigners in Beijing who were taking Chinese classes but also needed extra tutoring for practice. My teaching methods depend on the situation at hand, age of the student and their goals. For those in Chinese school already, I reinforce what they are currently learning and help them to master it. For those that are starting from scratch, of course, I focus on the basics. Most importantly, I think students should have fun while learning otherwise will not continue and this is the most important because learning a second language is not an overnight endeavor, but rather requires long term commitment.

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Wendy will travel within 20 miles of South San Francisco, CA 94080.


About Wendy

Normally it is quite difficult to learn Chinese, but I believe anyone can learn with hard work and dedication, but this means you really have to have a yearning desire to learn and want to work hard at it. My goal is to support you in your Chinese learning goals.

I am an experienced tutor in Chinese language from all aspects including grammar, writing, reading, speaking and listening. I use a comprehensive approach in many ways. Firstly, I believe that all elements must be studied to really understand the language. By understanding the language and its roots, then you can really learn more quickly. If I taught you how to build a house, but didn't teach you how to read blueprints, then it would be difficult for you to learn on your own.

For example, one time I taught a 16 year-old American girl to learn Chinese. She could not distinguish the words "Ni" and "Nin", and why Chinese need two words to describe "You". I told her Ni is the normal salutation, and Nin's structure is consisted of two parts. It is bi-level structure. One is Ni (up), another one is heart (down). If you have someone in your heart, that means Nin. Normally you'd better call someone "Nin" who is older than you, especially the first time you meet her or him. I always call my parents Nin. Sometimes you call someone to be Nin because you really want to show you respect her or him.

Another example, she asked me how to use the word Dongxi (things). I told her Dongxi has many meanings which depends on the situation and the manner of speaking. It is very subtle. At the beginning of learning, you don't not use this word.

Then, with some basics on 'how to learn Chinese', then I teach you Chinese starting with speaking or whatever you think your needs are based on your learning objectives. I like to teach writing and reading as a complement to help in learning to speak. Chinese words are a pictograph so the learning process is much different than other languages. But like all languages it follows a system and if you learn the system, then you can learn faster and learn on your own as well.

Lastly, I believe what makes me a good teacher is patience and understanding but also knowing how to get my students to want to learn, and push themselves rather than me do the pushing. I am a recent immigrant, born in Hunan province and enjoy meeting with my students to share experiences and have fun while learning too.

Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of South San Francisco, CA 94080

Wendy’s Subjects

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

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Approved subjects

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