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Aaron R.

Yale Graduate, 2 years as high school ESL teacher in rural China

New York, NY (10002)

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Hi There!

I am a new transplant to NYC. I live in Park Slope and I am currently looking for full time work where Urban Planning, Public Advocacy, and Community Education meet. In the mean time, I friend referred me to this site to do some tutoring. I would say my biggest strength is in Mandarin Chinese. I have two years of experience living in a part of China where there are very few English speakers, so I have a good handle on spoken Chinese.

I also have two years of experience as a full time high school English teacher and as a private tutor teaching English to Chinese students. So I am used to designing curriculum, charting progress and engaging with students.

As for myself, I am a light hearted and sensitive person, with a sarcastic bent. My major hobbies include cycling, bike repair, badminton, cooking different ethnic foods, collecting music, making maps, farming and reading poetry. I graduating from Yale University with a degree in Environmental Studies and Urban Planning.

Looking forward to hearing from you!

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Aaron’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Reading, Writing
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary
Public Speaking, Reading, Vocabulary, Writing


I studied intensive Mandarin in the summer of 2010 at the CET Academy in Beijing. I then lived and worked for two years in rural Anhui Province, China. During those two years, my day to day conversations with locals, neighbors and coworkers were all conducted in Chinese and I met with a private Mandarin tutor daily. During that time, I also spent a lot of time celebrating local festivals, playing Chinese games, and traveling China, so my knowledge of China extends into culture as well as language!

Public Speaking

I competed in Speech and Debate on the State and National level during my high school career. I also served as Vice President of the Team. I ranked 6th in the nation for Lincoln-Douglas Debate and 3rd in the nation in Parliamentary Debate in 2008. I also ranked 11th in the state of California in Congressional Debate in 2007 and 2008. I also have experience competing in National and Foreign Extemp, Impromptu, Policy Debate, and Ted Turner Debate.

I also founded and coached an English only debate team while teaching high school in China, so I have a lot of experience teaching persuasive and public speaking to native and non-native English speakers!

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Yale University

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

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Aaron will travel within 10 miles of New York, NY 10002.

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