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Bob E.

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Chattanooga, TN (37411)

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My experience as a teacher and tutor dates back to 1984 when I taught English as a Second Language in China and later in Taiwan. I earned my Bachelor's degree in International Studies from Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee. I have studied Mandarin Chinese from that time to the present day. I presently teach Chinese at McCallie School on a part-time basis. I first began teaching Chinese at the Tennessee Governor's School for International Studies in 1986.

Ten years I decided to return to the classroom to impart my knowledge and enthusiasm for learning about the world to American students. I became the first teacher in Tennessee to obtain certification to teach K-12 Mandarin Chinese. I have a strong background in mathematics, English as well as certifications to teach History and English as a Second Language. I am a patient but demanding teacher who enjoys the challenge of working with children of all ages.

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Bob’s subjects

Corporate Training:
Chinese, Economics, ESL/ESOL, Finance, GMAT, Grammar, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Test Preparation:
ACT English, ACT Reading, ACT Science, GMAT, GRE, Praxis, SAT Math, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Economics, Elementary (K-6th), English, ESL/ESOL, Geometry, Prealgebra, Reading, SAT Math, SAT Reading, Study Skills, Writing
Special Needs:
Economics, Finance, GMAT, GRE, Marketing, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Elementary Science, Grammar, Phonics, Reading, Spelling, Study Skills, Vocabulary
American History, European History, Geography, Government & Politics, Social Studies, World History
ACT Science
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Outlook, Microsoft Windows, Microsoft Word
Algebra 1, Algebra 2, Geometry, Prealgebra, SAT Math, Trigonometry
ACT English, ACT Reading, English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Literature, Reading, SAT Reading, SAT Writing, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing

Algebra 1

My Master's degree is in Business Administration, I have taken several levels of mathematics classes.


Presently, I teach Mandarin Chinese in a private Chattanooga middle school. I first taught Chinese in 1986 and have been involved in promoting Chinese language study since that time. I have twice traveled to China as a Fulbright scholar for Chinese language teachers. I am knowledgeable, enthusiastic and highly skilled in teaching Chinese as a second language.

Elementary (K-6th)

I earned a master's in education from UT-Chattanooga in 2004. Among my areas of certification are Foregin Languages-Other, which is a K-12 certification. I have taught elementary school students beginning in China in 1984 and later at Orchard Knob Elementary School (Special Education).


In 1987 I received my MBA degree from Tulane University. This program provided intensive instruction in marketing, both quantitative and creative. I worked in sales and marketing for over 15 years on an international level.

Microsoft Windows

I was first trained on Microsoft Windows in 1986 at the dawn of the PC era. Since then, I have been very active on computers for work and pleasure. I am familiar with setting up Internet networks, printers and computer maintenance.

Study Skills

My first job out of college was as a teacher of English as a Second Language in China some 30 years ago. In the intervening decades, I have obtained two master degrees, most recently in Education with a certification in History. I've taught at the elementary, middle and senior high school level at public and private schools in the Chattanooga area.

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Rhodes College

Tulane University Freeman School of Business (MBA)

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (MA) (Master's)

Great tutor! Very helpful! Makes things relatable, which makes learning the material a lot easier! He always goes out of his way to help me better prepare before an exam! ...

— Kirsten from Chattanooga, TN on 3/6/14);

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Bob will travel within 15 miles of Chattanooga, TN 37411.

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