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I teach both written and spoken Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese. I have a solid foundation in the Chinese language, as I completed junior high in Guandong, China.
I started giving lessons to friends and acquaintances when I was in high school. My first student was my dentist! I have since tutored students of various levels and ages, ranging from age 4 to age 69! They include young children, teens, a college student, a businessman, travelers, doctors (a dentist and two PhD's!), and moms. I’m currently tutoring several children age 5 to 16, and few adults.
I custom-tailor my lesson plans to fit my student's individual needs and wishes. Some may want to only learn everyday conversation, others may want to focus on pronunciation or reading, and still others may want to improve on their grammar, etc.
While I’m serious about helping you (with your Chinese learning), I also promise you that my lessons would NEVER be boring!
I specialize in teaching English to non-native speakers. I custom-tailor lesson plans to fit my student's individual needs and wishes. For example, some may want to focus on speaking/pronunciation, others may want help on grammar or writing, and still others may want to improve their reading.
My first ESL teaching experience was as a substitute teacher for a summer ESL program while in college. After receiving my master's degree, I worked in New York public libraries where I assisted many new immigrants. Later, I relocated to the Middle East with my husband and worked as a college librarian and ESL teacher assistant. I helped students with their classwork and had the chance to teach the class a few times myself. And in my spare time, I tutored students of various language backgrounds (including Arabic, Asian, and European). After returning to the Seattle area, I ran a retail business for a few years before settling to a home-based business, which has given me the flexibility to do more of what I love--language tutoring! I enjoy teaching English language skills to both adults and children.
I care about my students, and I want them to succeed! I am the right tutor for you if you are looking for a top-quality tutor who really wants to help you succeed.
My experience of teaching English grammar includes working as a teacher assistant for a college ESL class, and as a private ESL/English tutor for many years.
Most people think grammar is boring but I think it's fun and interesting! You will feel the same after you've taken my lessons. I've helped many students (of various language levels and backgrounds) improve their grammar skills, and I'm confident I can help you too!
I was a teacher assistant at a college ESL reading class, and have tutored tutored reading to several preschool and elementary school children.