I am currently a student of Chinese language and economics at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and have 13 years of Mandarin Chinese language experience. I began my study of Mandarin in the fifth grade at the Landon School in Bethesda, Maryland. After graduating from high school I moved to Beijing to study Chinese at Qinghua University.
I serve as a teaching assistant in the Chinese department at St. Mary's College of Maryland, and I also tutor students privately in the Washington, D.C. region.
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.
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