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I have over 15 years of experience with Mandarin Chinese, and I have worked in various capacities as a language tutor or teacher over the years. I currently teach 5th grade Chinese at an independent school in Bethesda in addition to operating a small linguistic services company.
My love of Chinese extends far beyond the language itself, and I believe that to truly become proficient in the Chinese language one must also study Chinese culture. Therefore I teach my students many of the subtle cultural nuances that separate a native speaker from someone who has simply memorized vocabulary lists and set phrases. I look forward to helping each of my students achieve fluency in Mandarin and a deep appreciation for Chinese culture.
I also work as an elementary school assistant special education teacher, and I am experienced in teaching general subject matter at the elementary school level.
I began studying Mandarin 15 years ago as a fifth grade student at the Landon School in Bethesda, MD. In 2006 I moved to Beijing to study Mandarin at Qinghua University. Since returning to the United States I have taken over 40 credit hours of courses covering Chinese language, literature, culture, and film at the University of Oregon and St. Mary's College of Maryland. In addition, I served as a teaching assistant for college level Chinese courses while at St. Mary's College.
I currently teach 5th grade Chinese at the Landon School and work with numerous students privately from Washington, D.C. to Baltimore. I also work as a translator and freelance interpreter.
I have seven years of experience tutoring elementary aged students in Chinese. During that time I also taught English to elementary school students abroad. I am very comfortable working with students in that age range. I have also spent the last two years working as a Chinese teacher for elementary school students at a private boys' school in the DC area and as an assistant special education teacher at an elementary school in Annapolis.
I hold degrees in Economics and Chinese, and I currently teach Chinese and work as an assistant special education teacher in Annapolis. I am familiar with the current common core education standards and proficient in instructing the core subjects of reading, math and spelling at an elementary school level.
St. Mary's College of Maryland (Chinese)
Knowledgeable and Confident — Quentin is very knowledgeable and patient with my daughter. She felt she learned a lot and was very impressed with the way he spoke Chinese. He reviewed her assignments, asked her questions and help guide her. Very good session! ...
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Quentin will travel within 30 miles of Annapolis, MD 21403.
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