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Ben Y.

Brooklyn, NY

$40/hr

Experienced Chinese tutor, can teach ACT subjects as well

Usually responds in about 13 minutes

Experienced Chinese tutor, can teach ACT subjects as well

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Chinese Experience: I studied Chinese at Pomona College for four years as an undergraduate. During that time, I participated in Middlebury College's study abroad program in Hangzhou and traveled to Beijing to interview subjects for my senior thesis. After graduating, I returned to China to take part in the State Department's Critical Language Scholarship, then took more Chinese classes and traveled around China for ten months. In the fall of 2012, I went to Taiwan to take classes at the Taipei National University of the Arts under the auspices of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. I scored "High-Advanced" on a Chinese test given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Teaching experience and goals: While I was in Hangzhou, I spent several months giving private tutoring. I taught Chinese to foreign students and English to locals. This year, I led a tour in China and taught Chinese to the ten American students on the program. I hope to give my students a strong foundation in grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and instill them with the confidence needed to use Chinese in any situation necessary.

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
Chinese
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), Piano,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
General Computer, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I studied Chinese at Pomona College for four years as an undergraduate. During that time, I participated in Middlebury College's study abroad program in Hangzhou and traveled to Beijing to interview subjects for my senior thesis. After graduating, I returned to China to take part in the State Department's Critical Language Scholarship, then took more Chinese classes and traveled around China for ten months. In the fall of 2012, I went to Taiwan to take classes at the Taipei National University of the Arts under the auspices of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship.

Piano

I have studied piano for ten years. While in college, I studied with Gayle Blankenburg, a former student of Menahem Pressler and a well-respected pedagogue. I am not a concert pianist, but I can teach beginner and intermediate students. I have performance experience and have played numerous pieces in the advanced/concert repertoire.

Pomona College
Intl. Relations

Education

Pomona College (Intl. Relations)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Ben will travel within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11237.


About Ben

Chinese Experience: I studied Chinese at Pomona College for four years as an undergraduate. During that time, I participated in Middlebury College's study abroad program in Hangzhou and traveled to Beijing to interview subjects for my senior thesis. After graduating, I returned to China to take part in the State Department's Critical Language Scholarship, then took more Chinese classes and traveled around China for ten months. In the fall of 2012, I went to Taiwan to take classes at the Taipei National University of the Arts under the auspices of the Rotary Ambassadorial Scholarship. I scored "High-Advanced" on a Chinese test given by the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages.

Teaching experience and goals: While I was in Hangzhou, I spent several months giving private tutoring. I taught Chinese to foreign students and English to locals. This year, I led a tour in China and taught Chinese to the ten American students on the program. I hope to give my students a strong foundation in grammar, pronunciation, and vocabulary, and instill them with the confidence needed to use Chinese in any situation necessary.

Education

Pomona College
Intl. Relations

Education

Pomona College (Intl. Relations)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Brooklyn, NY 11237

Ben’s Subjects

English:
ACT English, ACT Reading, Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Computer:
General Computer
Language:
Chinese
Music:
Piano
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Special Needs:
Phonics
Homeschool:
Elementary (K-6th), Piano,
Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
General Computer, Grammar

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.


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