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Bradley N.

Playa Del Rey, CA

$40/hour

Mandarin teacher basic through advanced China business background

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Claremont McKenna College
History
Claremont Graduate University
Master's
US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies School
Other

Education

Claremont McKenna College (History)

Claremont Graduate University (Master's)

US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies School (Other)

About Bradley

I have fifteen years of service as US Foreign Service Officer (FSO), where I was posted to Taipei (American Institute in Taiwan) and US Embassies in Tokyo, Bangkok and Vienna. After completing the US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies program in Taiwan, I was certified as a fully functional Chinese language officer and served as Mandarin translator for senior US diplomats negotiating with Chinese government officials. I currently accompany American delegations/business executives to China to serve as Chinese translator and negotiator.

I have witnessed firsthand the trials and tribulations of the "Lao Wai" Mandarin student. My son completed two years of Mandarin at Emory University and one year studying at Dalian University in China's Liaoning Province. In May he completed his MS degree at Georgia Tech's Sam School of Foreign Affairs, where he focused on China. He has always regarded Mandarin as one of his most challenging subjects. But he is well down the road toward written and spoken Mandarin fluency and I can get you there as well.

Bradley N.
I have fifteen years of service as US Foreign Service Officer (FSO), where I was posted to Taipei (American Institute in Taiwan) and US Embassies in Tokyo, Bangkok and Vienna. After completing the US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies program in Taiwan, I was certified as a fully functional Chinese language officer and served as Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Enjoy tutoring Mandarin students and my pricing is flexible.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Playa Del Rey, CA 90293
In-person lessons
English:
Public Speaking
Test Preparation:
GRE
Computer:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese
Business:
Business,
Economics, GRE, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Project Management,
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

Business

Served As Far East Area manager of FATS, Inc, where I sold small arms simulation systems to Chinese, Japanese and Korean law enforcement organizations.
Head consulting firm, representing US financial and manufacturing companies, which has successfully conducted hostage rescue (Charles Starnes case, see WSJ) and financial recovery.

Chinese

I completed US State Department's Chinese language program in Taiwan. Tested at 4 written/4 spoken by US State Department, which exceeds US government's standard for certified Chinese language officer. I currently serve as a Chinese translator for US businesses operating in China.

Marketing

Opened Chinese and Japanese markets for small arms simulation products, while serving as Far East manager at FATS, Inc. Currently importing lighting products from China for sale to OFS and other large factories and distributions centers in Atlanta area.

Project Management

Served as Branch Chief, US Embassy Vienna and
Deputy Branch Chief, US Embassy Bangkok, where I headed intelligence collection programs and foreign policy analysis for Washington policy makers. Served as Far East Area manager at FATS, Inc, where I established sales networks and closed sales in challenging Chinese, Japanese and Korean markets. Headed hostage rescue team for American executive taken hostage in China. (See Charles Starnes, WSJ). Developed sourcing relationships with Chinese OEM's on behalf of US distributors and manufacturers.

Claremont McKenna College
History
Claremont Graduate University
Master's
US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies School
Other

Education

Claremont McKenna College (History)

Claremont Graduate University (Master's)

US State Department's Chinese Language and Area Studies School (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Enjoy tutoring Mandarin students and my pricing is flexible.

Travel policy

Bradley will travel within 40 miles of Playa Del Rey, CA 90293.