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Ivy L.

Chinese, English, Spanish tutoring from a Columbia TESOL candidate!

New York, NY (10024)

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Dear Students and Parents,

Hello! I am a new graduate from Mount Holyoke College, with magna cum laude. I studied Environmental Studies in college, plus my liberal arts education exposed me to different topics such as Literature, Art History, Biology, Economics and Music. I hope to promote language education with a liberal arts "add-on". In this way, my students will enjoy learning languages better and learn about other subjects along the way.

I am a native Chinese speaker, and I am fluent in English and Spanish. In my college, I did one-year study abroad in Madrid, Spain. Now I am a full-time worker in an international company, but also a TESOL MA candidate at Columbia University. I want to focus my study on transcultural learning and second language acquisition.

Regarding exams, I am specialized in assisting students with TOEFL, in which I got 115 out of 120. I am good at translating and grammars. If the student's native language is Spanish or Chinese, I can fully understand their difficulties learning English and detect their problems promptly.

Besides languages, I am able to tutor Algebra, Geometry, Ecology and basic Genetics as well. Scientific writing is also one of my specialties. I worked as a Teaching Assistant for a college-level biology class, where I led a lab class all by myself and graded students' lab reports, papers and exams. I also was a biology tutor for my college, mainly assisting students with Ecology.

I love interacting with kids as well! My dream is to teach in a bilingual school because I believe immersion is the best way for students to learn languages as well as different cultures in the world!

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Ivy’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, French, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word, Proofreading, Spanish, Statistics
Test Preparation:
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Biology, Chemistry, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, French, Geometry, Piano, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Reading, SAT Math, Spanish, Statistics, Study Skills
Special Needs:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Study Skills, Vocabulary
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, French, Spanish, TOEFL
Biology, Chemistry, Ecology
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
ACT Math, Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Logic, Prealgebra, Precalculus, Probability, SAT Math, Statistics, Trigonometry
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary


Hi! I am a native Chinese speaker who is from Shanghai. After passing a qualification exam, I have tutored Chinese to college students at Mount Holyoke College for 3 years. I encouraged students to practice conversation through topics they are interested in and hot topics in China. I also helped students dictate Chinese phrases and explained the stories behind to help them memorize. Thank you.


Hi! I started playing the piano when I was four. I passed Level 9 (out of 10) qualification in Shanghai. In College, I took piano class for 3 years and did five recitals.

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Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

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Ivy will travel within 5 miles of New York, NY 10024.

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