As a native speaker with a Master's in Linguistics and a New Jersey issued certification for teaching Chinese language (I've also obtained the highest rating on Chinese Oral proficiency and a full score on the written test), I am equipped with thorough knowledge of Chinese language and know what's effective for teaching Mandarin to speakers of English. In addition, I had two years of successful teaching experience at a Chinese college before I came to the U.S.
Most importantly, I am passionate about the Chinese language and eager to share my knowledge and committed to helping students reach their goals and taking them to a new place intellectually. As a life-long learner, I constantly renew myself as a professional on my quest to provide students with the highest quality of education possible. With my experience and knowledge, I guarantee your learning will be fun and effective. Let's start this exciting and rewarding journey together!
Teaching philosophy and tutoring style:
I strongly believe learning is maximized when students are highly interested and feel personally connected to the learning materials. I also think lessons should be fun and engaging.
How I personalize learning:
1) Assess and establish an understanding of student's interests, needs, learning style, goals, strengths, and areas in need of improvement. Create a personalized curriculum that focuses on each student’s goals.
2) Incorporate what I have learned from the assessment into lesson planning. Spending two to three hours preparing for an hour lesson, I ensure each lesson is customized to student’s interests, needs, and learning style.
3) When giving assignments, I take two goals into consideration: ensure desired learning outcome is achieved; be able to interest and engage students. My students find my assignments fun and exciting! They sometimes ask for more!
4) I assess my teaching throughout the lessons and find new ways to present material to make sure that students are highly engaged and progressing towards their goals.
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