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Patrick B.

Austin, TX

$60/hr

Mandarin Teacher with 12 Years in Business and Education in China

Mandarin Teacher with 12 Years in Business and Education in China

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Ni hao (Hello),

I have a passion for the Chinese language and for teaching about China - people, culture, food and of course language! With over 12 years' experience living and working in China, I might be a great fit to be your Mandarin Chinese tutor.

Some highlights of my journey:
- Grew up in Spring (Houston area)
- Majored in Business, Minored in Chinese at Trinity University, San Antonio
- 1998 Studied in Taiwan (and loved it)
- 2001-04 Taught in a university in China (Shandong Province)
- 2004 - graduated from Wheaton College with MA in Intercultural Studies
- 2004-05 studied Mandarin at Beijing Foreign Studies University
- 2005-06 worked in Shenzhen, China for a MNC called Global Sources
- 2006-13 started several businesses in Southern China in transportation, quality control, sourcing, manufacturing and tutored English and Mandarin to both Chinese and expats.

I tutor using a 4-step pedagogy including:
- Introduction of new material
- Practice
- Mastery
- Performance in real world settings

I believe that as an American who has learned Chinese at a professional level, I have a unique insight on the nuances and struggles that learners of Chinese as a second language face. My first Chinese teacher was non-Chinese and it was a huge advantage for me to learn through his experience.

I am searching for students with the following characteristics:
- who have an interest in China and the Chinese language - whether oral or written.
- need to develop Mandarin skills for interaction in the marketplace
- want to understand Chinese etiquette
- are traveling to China and want to conduct themselves as an acceptable outsider
- want a deeper understanding of China and the Chinese

My pledge to you: I will be:
- punctual
- well-organized
- passionate about your learning
- flexible to customize learning content to your needs
- inspiring for you to reach your language goals

If you feel like I might be a good fit as your Mandarin tutor, please contact me.

Patrick B.

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I have been studying Mandarin as a second language for 17 years, have received a minor in the language, and have been using it in China as a primary language for the past 10 years while living in China. I studied formally at Beijing Foreign Studies University and have been tutoring students in China and the US for 7 years. I believe in the present, practice, perform, perfect 4-stage language learning method and can customize studies to the needs of the student.

Trinity University
Marketing, Int'l Bus
Wheaton College
Master's
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Other

Education

Trinity University (Marketing, Int'l Bus)

Wheaton College (Master's)

Beijing Foreign Studies University (Other)

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $60.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Patrick will travel within 25 miles of Austin, TX 78745.


About Patrick

Ni hao (Hello),

I have a passion for the Chinese language and for teaching about China - people, culture, food and of course language! With over 12 years' experience living and working in China, I might be a great fit to be your Mandarin Chinese tutor.

Some highlights of my journey:
- Grew up in Spring (Houston area)
- Majored in Business, Minored in Chinese at Trinity University, San Antonio
- 1998 Studied in Taiwan (and loved it)
- 2001-04 Taught in a university in China (Shandong Province)
- 2004 - graduated from Wheaton College with MA in Intercultural Studies
- 2004-05 studied Mandarin at Beijing Foreign Studies University
- 2005-06 worked in Shenzhen, China for a MNC called Global Sources
- 2006-13 started several businesses in Southern China in transportation, quality control, sourcing, manufacturing and tutored English and Mandarin to both Chinese and expats.

I tutor using a 4-step pedagogy including:
- Introduction of new material
- Practice
- Mastery
- Performance in real world settings

I believe that as an American who has learned Chinese at a professional level, I have a unique insight on the nuances and struggles that learners of Chinese as a second language face. My first Chinese teacher was non-Chinese and it was a huge advantage for me to learn through his experience.

I am searching for students with the following characteristics:
- who have an interest in China and the Chinese language - whether oral or written.
- need to develop Mandarin skills for interaction in the marketplace
- want to understand Chinese etiquette
- are traveling to China and want to conduct themselves as an acceptable outsider
- want a deeper understanding of China and the Chinese

My pledge to you: I will be:
- punctual
- well-organized
- passionate about your learning
- flexible to customize learning content to your needs
- inspiring for you to reach your language goals

If you feel like I might be a good fit as your Mandarin tutor, please contact me.

Patrick B.

Education

Trinity University
Marketing, Int'l Bus
Wheaton College
Master's
Beijing Foreign Studies University
Other

Education

Trinity University (Marketing, Int'l Bus)

Wheaton College (Master's)

Beijing Foreign Studies University (Other)


Tutor Policies

Cancellation
8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Austin, TX 78745

Patrick’s Subjects

Language:
Chinese
Corporate Training:
Chinese

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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