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Sharla L.

Tucson, AZ

$35/hour

Mandarin Chinese is easier than you think, I'll help you learn it

$35/Hour


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Brigham Young University
Mandarin Chinese
University of Arizona
Master's
The University of Arizona South
Other

Education

Brigham Young University (Mandarin Chinese)

University of Arizona (Master's)

The University of Arizona South (Other)

About Sharla

I hold a Master's Degree in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy. I scored superior on the OPI (National language proficiency exam). I have taught and tutored Mandarin Chinese for over 5 years.

I have loved Mandarin Chinese since I was in High school. I've lived in 3 different cities in mainland China, each for a semester and have attended school and taught there. I've also lived in Taiwan where Mandarin is also the primary language, and lived in various cities during the 13 months I lived there. Teaching Mandarin on a one-on-one basis and designing curriculum to meet the needs of learners have become my passion. I hold a certificate in Instructional design and technology and strive to maximize all time spent with those I tutor by providing them with plenty of resources to use on their own. Technology opens doors to making the learning process fun, exciting and extra effective! These these resources include things like audio, flashcard and video files or links, online games or activities, printables, etc.

While Mandarin has a reputation for being difficult to learn, these difficulties can be overcome. What many don't realize, is that you don't need to worry about conjugating the way you do in Latin languages; you will not stumble upon countless exceptions to the rules like you do in English; and the majority of the words mean exactly what the parts of the words translate to. For example: "electric brain" = "computer"; "sucking machine" = "vacuum". Much like learning to dance, Mandarin is intimating and awkward at first, but it's fun, exciting and, not to mention, impressive once you get into it. Contact me to learn more and to schedule a lesson.
I hold a Master's Degree in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy. I scored superior on the OPI (National language proficiency exam). I have taught and tutored Mandarin Chinese for over 5 years.

I have loved Mandarin Chinese since I was in High school. I've lived in 3 different cities in mainland China,
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Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 5 miles of Tucson, AZ 85756
Language:
Chinese

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I hold a Master's Degree in East Asian Studies with a focus on Chinese Linguistics and Pedagogy. I scored superior on the OPI (National language proficiency exam). I have taught and tutored Mandarin Chinese for over 5 years.

Brigham Young University
Mandarin Chinese
University of Arizona
Master's
The University of Arizona South
Other

Education

Brigham Young University (Mandarin Chinese)

University of Arizona (Master's)

The University of Arizona South (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Sharla will travel within 5 miles of Tucson, AZ 85756.