One of my specialties is teaching English language skills, to both native and non-native speakers of English. I am able to tailor TOEFL and SAT Reading/Writing prep sessions to accommodate each learner’s strengths and weaknesses.
I have helped high school and college students with their strategies and application materials for university admissions. Because I have written professionally for many years, I am able to help students find their "voice" for personal statements and other admissions essays.
In addition to English-related subjects, I teach Chinese Mandarin to beginning and intermediate-level students. Because I lived in China and have studied the language intensively over the years, I now have a near-native command. Here again, my approach is to design a strategic study plan, tailoring each session to accommodate each individual's goals -- whether it be for school, business or travel.
Because I have worked at standardized testing organizations, developing multiple-choice and free response questions for a variety of tests, I am able to demystify questions for students.
My students have included a wide range of individuals: elementary school children, junior and senior high school students, university students, corporate employees and retirees, in the US and abroad.
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