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Quentin W.

Innovative and Fun Mandarin Chinese Tutor!

Annapolis, MD (21403)

Travel radius
30 miles
Hourly fee
$45.00
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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.

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Quentin’s subjects

English:
English, Grammar, Literature, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Language:
History:
American History, Government & Politics
Music:
Guitar
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), English, Reading, Writing
Sports/Recreation:
Fitness
Corporate Training:
Chinese, Grammar

Chinese

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.

Elementary (K-6th)

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.

Reading

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.

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Education

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! ...

— Lynn from Odenton, MD on 9/17/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Quentin will travel within 30 miles of Annapolis, MD 21403.

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