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Janice N.

San Diego, CA

$40/hr

Mandarin and Computer Software (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) Tutor

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— Lexa, San Diego, CA on 3/4/12

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Shanghai University
Business Management
Shanghai University
Other

Education

Shanghai University (Business Management )

Shanghai University (Other)

About Janice

Hello, my future students:

I’m a Chinese/American, born in Shanghai, China. I’m a graduate of the Shanghai University there. I worked for the Shanghai East Publishing, Inc., for 10 years as an administrative assistant.

Beside my main work responsibilities, I also tutored students between the ages of 5 to 12 years old to learn Chinese. Some of my students did well enough to enter the key middle schools after they graduated from primary school.

After I immigrated to the USA, I studied at San Diego City College and graduated with an Associate of Science Degree in Office Information Systems/Administrative Assistant. Based on my academic performance, my professor offered me a position as a records management instructional assistant in her class and also introduced me to be a computer instructional assistant in the Independent learning Center. As a volunteer, I also tutored vision-disabled students to learn how to use computers at the Braille Institute in San Diego.

I have been tutoring students to learn Mandarin for many years. I am currently teaching elementary and middle school students between ages of 5 to 12 in three different schools to learn Mandarin. Also, I'm one-on-one tutoring both younger and adult students in San Diego (including University students). I greatly enjoy teaching others Mandarin, the subject on which I prefer to focus.

Whether tutoring students to learn Mandarin or records management, computer software or math in America, my goal is to be a good tutor, one not just transferring my knowledge to students, but also, doing so responsibly. If you choose me to be your tutor, you can be assured that I will diligently check you homework and practice speaking, writing, and reading in Mandarin with you. Before your school exams I’ll prepare you well, emphasizing the relevant textbook areas. I will gladly answer any questions you may have, so don’t hesitate to ask.

Learning a second language, Mandarin, can be very challenging for a new learner. This is because the pronunciation and enunciation of Mandarin is very different from English. Also, after school, it is recommended that you pair-up with another learner and practice. At times, things may seem to be going slow, please don’t let problems discourage you. Nothing is insurmountable. I believe that you can be successful if you really want to learn.

I will be your personal guide as you learn Mandarin speech, reading and writing. I will also correct your pronunciation. Based on your textbook, I will practice with you very often. I will dialog/converse with you in Mandarin. If we have more time, I also want to tell you about Chinese culture and Chinese songs. Through my tutoring, I want your Chinese speech, reading, writing and conversation to be an enjoyable experience for you.
Hello, my future students:

I’m a Chinese/American, born in Shanghai, China. I’m a graduate of the Shanghai University there. I worked for the Shanghai East Publishing, Inc., for 10 years as an administrative assistant.

Beside my main work responsibilities, I also
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Travels within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92116
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Wonderful Tutor!"

- Lexa, San Diego, CA on 3/4/12

"Great Mandarin Tutor"

- Connie, Chula Vista, CA on 5/24/11
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Corporate Training:
Chinese,
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word

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Chinese

During the past years, I have helped both adults and children here in the U.S. learn the Mandarin language. Since I was raised in China, there I received a very good language education. Now, in the U.S., as opportunities arise, I can help adults and children to meet their language interests in Mandarin.

I have accomplished language training through several techniques. Using PinYin (use of normal English alphabet for Chinese words), I have taught the four oral tones, single vowel, double vowel, front nasal consonants, and the back nasal consonants and whole syllables, using a PinYin syllable table. I can provide a CD where one can practice speaking at home during off-class time.

More in-depth study entails how to correctly write simplified Chinese Characters, practice with drawing Chinese radical components and learning the order of strokes in calligraphy. I taught general rules for Chinese writing providing the student use of a tracing handout for individual practice.

I coordinated use of textbook materials according to the students present (if any) course of study. I practiced with my students for reading, writing, dialoguing, listening, basic grammar, words and phrases and encouraged them to write their own sentences, correcting pronunciation.

To support the student and help reinforce the learning, I use Chinese songs. These I learned while singing back in Shanghai. There are many Chinese songs, for children, youth & adults. My singing skills are used to encourage my students while learning Mandarin. Normally, one’s mind finds it easier to capture and remember songs much faster than remembering the same amount of new Chinese characters. For example, most of my students learned PinYin faster because I taught them a song. It’s called "A Song of Consonants and Vowels". For another example, to teach direction, I would teach singing a song of direction: "front, back, left, right, east, west, north & south". Mostly, my students would remember these direction words by next week after singing.

Additionally, as options, I taught about Chinese culture and Chinese word processing.




Shanghai University
Business Management
Shanghai University
Other

Education

Shanghai University (Business Management )

Shanghai University (Other)

Wonderful Tutor! — As a student of Janice N, I highly recommend her as a Mandarin teacher and as an educator in general. I am a student at the University of California, San Diego with a job opportunity in the upcoming summer that will require me to move to Shanghai. Though I have the option of taking Mandarin classes through my university, I have decided instead to continue lessons with Janice, because I believe tha ...

— Lexa, San Diego, CA on 3/4/12

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

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Janice will travel within 15 miles of San Diego, CA 92116.

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