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San Jose State University
The Chinese language is a unique language from both the grammatical and tonal concepts to the pictorial representations of the characters. Traditional language learning skills just don't work well. I am a competent tutor for both beginners through adult learners of the language. I am a native Chinese speaker with good English skills and a bachelor's degree from San Jose State University. I have a deep understanding of both Chinese culture and American culture. I am confident that I can accelerate the learning of any level Chinese student.
I take a holistic approach to tutoring. I do not "drill and kill" by only giving a lot of vocabulary words and having students memorize them. Although there is a lot of memorization to a foreign language, it is important to mix the language learning skills with culture and practical applications. For instance, isn't it useful to be able to order a meal in Chinese at the local restaurants? Wouldn't it be practical to learn how to speak to a Chinese person on the telephone? Building interest in the language as well as learning the language are critical to language acquisition skills. The Chinese language is a unique language from both the grammatical and tonal concepts to the pictorial representations of the characters. Traditional language learning skills just don't work well. I am a competent tutor for both
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I have native Chinese Language skills coupled with English language skills. I have successfully tutored from introductory through A.P. Chinese. I have the ability to teach both Traditional and Simplified Chinese. I have a Chinese education through High School, U.S. education for undergraduate degree (San Jose State University).