4 Chinese lessons
Very relaxed atmosphere. Tianlu allowed me to ask questions about Chinese culture as well, which was very beneficial to me since I am using my Chinese to communicate with my Chinese neighbors. Knowing something about the culture is very important as our cultures are very different. I highly recommend Tianlu if you are looking for a Chinese tutor, I don't think you could find a more knowledgeable, competent and caring tutor!
17 Chinese lessons
My wife and I have decided that Chinese is a language worth pursuing...but neither of us know the language at all. Due to circumstances beyond our control, we ended up in a pre-K Chinese class, taught almost exclusively in Chinese, surrounded by Chinese participants. It was overwhelming...for both Sofia and for us. We knew we needed help. Linda came and worked with Sofia on her homework, but also on general Chinese knowledge (pinging, character writing, etc.).
I feel that the conversation practice has been essential towards developing my confidence in speaking Chinese. Zoe is always very patient with me as I fumble through my broken Chinese, and corrects any grammar or vocabulary issues immediately. I believe that having this feedback loop is critical in avoiding bad speaking habits, so I am really glad that she does this. I also love listening to Zoe's stories from her own life and about Chinese culture.