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