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Chen Z.

Secondary Teaching Professional (English and Chinese)

Kirkland, WA (98034)

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I am a recent graduate from the Teachers Preparation Program at UW with a Master's degree in Teaching. I am certified to teach both Chinese and English in the State of Washington. Being a patient, caring and warmly demanding teacher, I can bring out the best in my students. My special area is in Chinese (Mandarin) teaching and test preparation (I have high scores in Toefl - 116 and GRE - 2230).

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Chen’s subjects

English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Elementary Education:
Grammar, Reading, Vocabulary
English, ESL/ESOL, Reading, Writing
Test Preparation:
Corporate Training:
Chinese, ESL/ESOL, Grammar


I am a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and I once worked as a reporter for Radio Free Asia in Washington, D.C., going on air. I also practice Chinese calligraphy and have published essays in Chinese in newspapers and magazines.

I am certified to teach both English and Chinese in Washington State, and I once interned at Bellevue School District, teaching 7th and 8th grade students Chinese and also Language Arts. My teaching style is warm and demanding with a lot of care for the students. I can help with students with homework, improve their spoken and written Chinese as well as prepare them for tests.


I have taught English to Chinese students for more than 10 years. Before I settled down in Seattle, I worked as an English teacher at a private college in China for about two years. I am familiar with the teaching methods of ESL and I once took a summer course at UW about teaching ESL and made a lot of demo lessons.

During my teaching experience, I got acquaintanced with English learners from different backgrounds. I can understand the problems they might encounter and find solutions for them. I am especially good at teaching them the academic language in writing, since I once studied at the School of Journalism at UC Berkeley.

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Shanghai International Studies University (Journalism, English)

University of California, Berkeley (Graduate Coursework)

University of Washington, College of Education (Master's)

Excellent and patient tutor. — Chen is extremely professional, patient and an excellent all-around tutor. Our company was very fortunate to find her on WyzAnt. ...

— Lynn from Kent, WA on 8/19/10

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Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 12 hours notice required

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Chen will travel within 20 miles of Kirkland, WA 98034.

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