Dear students, parents,
Before I start my introduction, I would like to let you know a fact about second language acquisition. People who start learning the second language before the age 7 will achieve native like second language speech. After 14 or 15, there is a less chance to become native like. Between 7 to 14, the result is varied. However, recent research has ensured that people who start learning the second language later are still able to be indistinguishable from native speakers. If a learner is immersed in the second language environment, or s/he accepts the right education, s/he can be successful in the second language learning.It's my job to make the dream happen.
I’m glad to be given an opportunity to teach you/your child. I’m proud to tell you that your choice is wise, and a wonderful learning experience is waiting! Below is some detailed information about my background and my advantages over other tutors.
I’m 25 years old, and a native Chinese speaker. I speak Mandarin and English, fluent in both languages.I earned My bachelor degree in Law. I am presently earning my Masters degree in linguistics. My main focus is on second language acquisition, which helps me a lot for my career----I know how a student can learn a language more efficiently and faster. I also know what the best way is to teach different language forms. I started my private Mandarin tutoring three years ago, and have much experience.
I have taught in a south Florida University for two years, and helped many learners with no basis of the Chinese language to start speaking and thinking in Chinese in just as short as one year. I am also now teaching Coral Springs Chinese language School every weekends. My students range in age from 5 to 50, including students from totally different language backgrounds. I also have sufficient private tutoring experience, which will definitely helps me to prepare your future lessons.
I won’t teach without the information of the student’s exact knowledge of Chinese. I will have a simple pretest with the learner. This will help me to know the learner better.
For intermediate learners who will focus their learning on sentence structure and new words. My specific learning method is “processing instruction+ interaction” which is also based on the notion of a teaching method called “3P---presentation, practice, production.
First of all, Learners are presented with the information of the specific form. Next, learners are acknowledged to problems they may encounter with the target form, especially are these very different from their native languages. Learners then practice a lot on the form. In order to know the meaning of the sentences, they have to understand the structure first. They need to frequently interact with me. Students are highly encouraged to produce the target form. They may talk with me in class, and they will have homework to write a composition including the new target form.
For beginners, I will spend more time to teach pronunciation and character writings. These two parts are vital for the future language learning. Everything will be very basic. Basic daily conversation and fundamental vocabulary will be covered throughout the whole course.
Why should you choose me instead of others?
First, I have professional background. Linguistics is a great major for the language-teaching career. I know how to teach a language; I know how learners process and acquire a new language. Second, I am young and I know the language trend. Every year, some words die out and some words become popular. You might need to know that some teachers who came to the U.S a long time ago are still using and teaching the words that are no longer used in China. Third, I speak Chinese with no accent at all. Please be noted that some teachers speak Chinese with a strong accent from their dialects. If the tutor is from southern area, s/he may hold the original accent while speaking Mandarin. I’m very enthusiastic in teaching, because I consider it my career, instead of a part time job. I enjoy and love teaching. I’m positive and never discourage my students. I love to progress with my students and see them improving every day.
Why do you/ you children need a private tutor?
First, Private tutoring provides plenty of opportunities for learners to practice with the instructor. Learners will learn much more than in classroom. Second, Private tutoring is designed especially for the learner, so learner won’t have concerns with falling behind. Third, Learner will be more confident to talk in the target language when they are facing fewer people. To summarize, private tutoring is less stressful, but more efficient than classroom teaching.
I charge 55 /h for learners who live within 10 miles away from me.
I charge 60/h for learners who live 10 miles to 15 miles away from me.
I charge 65/h for learners who live 15 miles-20 miles away from me.
I charge 75/h for learners who live 20 miles- 30 miles away from me.
Group (3 people or more than 3 people)
I charge 55/h/person for a group of learners who live within 20 miles away from me.
I charge 65/h/person for a group of learners who live within 30 miles away from me.
If you tutor with me for more than 3 months, you will have a discount.
Please feel free to contact me for more information! Wish to see you soon!
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