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Jie Z.

Phoenix, AZ

$50/hour

Casual and Business Chinese Tutoring

In-person lessons

$50/Hour


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Beijing International Studies University
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Beijing International Studies University (Enrolled)

About Jie

Hello students and caring parents:

My name is Athena, of course that's my English name, I choose this name because it stands for beauty, integrity, courage and justice; my Chinese name is Jie, born and raised in the countryside of Beijing, growing up on a farmland but spent most of my adolescent and adult life in the city. I taught myself English and I find the experience of learning a new language exhilarating--it's like opening up a portal to a whole different world.

I want to be frank with you: I don't have a teaching certificate, but I have done some Chinese tutoring to foreigners living in Beijing. I moved to Memphis in 2014 and I am just starting my new life here in America. I find it exciting. In the meantime I want to learn more about your culture and meet more people so I can fit better into the society. China is a rising power in the world, and needless to say, people who can speak multiple languages will have more windows open for them, whether in the perspective of academic, career or business. As I learn over the years, learning language is a progressive process, and learning Chinese is even harder given the complexity of its language structure and its cultural and historical background.

As for my tutoring methods, I will start with the basics until my students will know, speak and write them without any trouble, just as you would learn the English alphabet. Then I will let them slowly build vocabulary and sentences. The purposes of learning a new language is different with each person, but the ultimate goal is to communicate, to understand, and you can only achieve that by grasping the language and the cultural background as I am fully capable of providing.

Thank you.
Athena
Hello students and caring parents:

My name is Athena, of course that's my English name, I choose this name because it stands for beauty, integrity, courage and justice; my Chinese name is Jie, born and raised in the countryside of Beijing, growing up on a farmland but spent most of my adolescent and adult life in the city. I taught
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8 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85029
In-person lessons
Language:
Chinese

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Chinese

I am a native Chinese and I can speak fluent English. I studied English on my own and I believe the language learning skill is transferrable. I used to tutor foreigners living in Beijing, my tutoring method is a combination of language and cultural background study, as it is necessary to grasp such a complicated language as Mandarin, so that my students can not only write it but also actually use it as communication.

Beijing International Studies University
Enrolled

Education

Beijing International Studies University (Enrolled)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 8 hours notice required

Travel policy

Jie will travel within 20 miles of Phoenix, AZ 85029.