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I'm a credentialed and experienced native Chinese language teacher. I spent 14 years working in Second Language Training Field. I have been teaching Chinese in California public high school from 2015 till now. I teach all levels from beginners to advanced AP Chinese. I believe it’s important to make students feel respected, accepted and supported. I believe creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, compassion and computational thinking are crucial to success. I always ask...
I'm a credentialed and experienced native Chinese language teacher. I spent 14 years working in Second Language Training Field. I have been teaching Chinese in California public high school from 2015 till now. I teach all levels from beginners to advanced AP Chinese. I believe it’s important to make students feel respected, accepted and supported. I believe creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, communication, compassion and computational thinking are crucial to success. I always ask myself these questions to enhance my teaching: “Am I doing things that make me better at my job? Do the students in my class understand what I am teaching? Do they improve as learners? Do they like being in my classroom?” Seeing my students challenging themselves and improving is the success for me as a teacher.
Master's degree in Applied Linguistics. / TESOL certificate. / Intermediate Chinese Language Training Specialist by International Profession Certification Association. / California Single Subject Teaching Credential in teaching Chinese.
I'll assess your current language proficiency level. I will match your lesson plan according to your level and interest. Course contents can be tailor-made to your particular requirements. The destination is identified before the journey begins. Each lesson is made with a clear goal. And homework will be assigned. I will continuously monitor course quality to ensure your needs are being met. I guarantee that you will see a vast improvement in the speaking, listening, reading and writing skills together with an increase in confidence and communicative competence.
Materials: all materials are provided.
Helpful and good teacher
This is my third session with Natalie. She works with me on writing, vocab, and translations. She is patient and I have improved every time I've worked with her and look forward to working with her more in the future.Shawn, 3 lessons with Natalie
Natalie is an amazing teacher!
My colleagues and I have been studying Mandarin for about a year with various teachers. Natalie blew us away with on our first lesson with her. She did a quick test to see our level and very quickly seemed to know exactly where to pick up. She's a very experienced teacher who knows how to emphasize pronunciation and she repeats words clearly to help us perfect our speaking.Holly, 1 lesson with Natalie
Friendly, helpful tutor!
I highly recommend Natalie for Mandarin tutoring! She was very patient, friendly, and efficient with our small group of adults. Looking forward to working with her again.Sandhya, 1 lesson with Natalie
Knowledgeable and Patient
Natalie has successfully engaged my 13 year old son so that he looks forward to his next lesson with her. I am more than pleased with Natalie's ability to build on his 4 year foundation of Mandarin. I highly recommend Natalie for her patience with a 13 year old boy and excellent teaching style.Sharon, 12 lessons with Natalie
Prompt, Responsible and Dedicated
Natalie came immediately to our home to teach our Mandarin Chinese-speaking babysitter English. It's a perfect match with personalized instruction and homework that includes flashcards, videos and speaking. I cannot recommend enough.Teru, 2 lessons with Natalie
Great first lesson in Mandarin!
I met Natalie for the first time yesterday. She understood what I was looking for as a student, and quickly judged my existing ability to find the right level of difficulty. Natalie is a confident but patient teacher. She connects different concepts in Mandarin and explains them in a way that is easy to grasp.Jonathan, 3 lessons with Natalie
Very encouraging and patient!
Natalie took the time to figure out exactly what I am looking to gain from Chinese tutoring and walked me step by step through her teaching process. Even though I hadn't spoken Chinese in quite some time, she was very patient and encouraging.Paige, 1 lesson with Natalie
Creative and Patient Tutor
Natalie has been helping me get through the lessons at an accelerated rate for my upcoming business trip to China. I like how she teaches the different characters and how they relate to the words and in pictorial sort of way. She is also very accommodating to my learning speed and adjusts where needed. She engages me outside of our normal class lessons to continue my practice of the language. I enjoy learning Chinese with Natalie!Jamie, 3 lessons with Natalie
Natalie is very easy to relate to. She has figured out a plan for my tutorial needs from a short conversation we shared. I continue to look forward working with her to gain confidence speaking Mandarin and expanding my vocabulary base of this language.Ray, 3 lessons with Natalie