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Tiffany K.

San Diego, CA

$45/hour

Professional Experienced 5-Star Mandarin Chinese & ESL Tutor

Background check passed as of 6/14/12
5.0 average from 478 ratings
Great tutor
— Kathryn, Poway, CA on 2/26/14

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University of the Pacific
University of San Diego
Master's

Education

University of the Pacific

University of San Diego (Master's)

About Tiffany

I am an experienced tutor rated 5 Stars by many students and parents. I specialized in teaching Mandarin Chinese and ESL for immigrants. I have extensive experiences in teaching both subjects, working with children, teens and adults. I have taught Mandarin Chinese to beginners all the way to advanced levels, including AP Chinese and Business Chinese. I have also done corporate training for Mandarin Chinese instruction. I am a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and also fluent and proficient in English. I enjoy teaching Mandarin Chinese to students and thrive at helping students learn, improve and achieve their educational goals. I taper my teaching style to each individual, helping them learn in the best ways that work the most effective for them. I strive to work best in ways to show the best results in the most time-efficient way. I want my students to learn well, to like what they are learning and to make excellent progresses as well as enjoying their learning experience. I am experienced in teaching ESL English to children, teens and adults. I use many creative ways to help each student thrive in their learning experience. I have been told by my students and parents that I am very patient, detailed-oriented and precise in creating a positive learning experience for them. I hold a M.A. in Counseling and B.A. in Communications from accredited U.S. universities. I also have graduated from one of the most prestigious top-ranked high schools in Taiwan, well trained in my Mandarin Chinese competency. I have worked as a U.S. college counselor, taught personal growth and career planning courses in U.S. colleges as well as high schools. I also have taught ESL (English as Second Language) to foreign speakers and new immigrants and Chinese cultural class in Adult school. I have worked with U.S. elementary school children helping them with their homework and experienced as a translator/interpreter in Mandarin Chinese for many years. I love to work with all age groups including children, teens and adults. As my students have said, I am a wonderful teacher who is very patient, personable and has a very caring and friendly personality. I am willing to be flexible to accommodate your individual needs. I like to take great care of my students. I will meet you where you are at and work at the pace that you are comfortable with. I believe in helping you to do your best, enjoy your learning, fulfill your potentials and achieve your goals. We are a team, and we will work at helping you learn and develop your skills. Thank you for reading my profile. I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn, grow and excel! I am an experienced tutor rated 5 Stars by many students and parents. I specialized in teaching Mandarin Chinese and ESL for immigrants. I have extensive experiences in teaching Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92128
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor"

- Kathryn, Poway, CA on 2/26/14

"Great teacher."

- Usa, San Diego, CA on 10/7/15

"Corrects without being patronizing"

- Liz, Del Mar, CA on 9/16/15

"Fantastic"

- Diana, San Diego, CA on 12/16/14

"Great Tutor"

- Lori, Minneapolis, MN on 10/9/14

"Very Flexible!"

- Jeanne, San Diego, CA on 5/3/14

"Great Tutor"

- Mina, Solana Beach, CA on 12/23/13

"Terrific tutor."

- Nicola, La Jolla, CA on 8/29/13

"Great and encouraging teacher"

- Michael, Escondido, CA on 8/24/13

"Excellent Teacher!"

- Ben, La Mesa, CA on 2/21/13

"Great Chinese, and Great Fun!"

- Cody, El Cajon, CA on 2/19/13

"Great tutor."

- Andreia, San Diego, CA on 2/9/13
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL

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Chinese

I am an experienced tutor rated 5 Stars by many students and parents in teaching Mandarin Chinese. I have extensive experiences in teaching Mandarin Chinese, working with children, teens, adults, even seniors! I have taught Mandarin Chinese to beginners all the way to advanced levels, including AP Chinese and Business Chinese. I have also done corporate training for Mandarin Chinese instruction. I am a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, graduated from one of the top prestigious top-ranking high school in Taiwan, well trained in my Mandarin Chinese competency with good pronunciation. I can teach both simplified and traditional Chinese characters. I can help students focus on academic learning or conversational skills. I have a M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Communications from accredited U.S. universities. Therefore, I am fluent and proficient in English. I enjoy teaching Mandarin Chinese to students and thrive at helping students learn, improve and achieve their educational goals. I taper my teaching style to each individual, helping them learn in the best ways that work the most effective for them. I strive to work best in ways to show the best results in the most time-efficient way. I want my students to learn well, to like what they are learning and to make excellent progresses. I use many creative ways to help each student thrive in their learning experience. I have been told by my students and parents that I am very patient, detailed-oriented and precise in creating a positive learning experience for them. I have worked as a U.S. college counselor, taught at the college, high school and adult school levels. I have worked with U.S. elementary school children helping them with their homework and experienced as a translator/interpreter in Mandarin Chinese for many years. I love to work with all age groups including children, teens and adults. As my students have said, I am a wonderful teacher who is very patient, personable and has a very caring and friendly personality. I am willing to be flexible to accommodate your individual needs. I can work with individuals or in small groups. I like to take great care of my students. I will meet you where you are at and work at the pace that you are comfortable with. I believe in helping you do your best, enjoy your learning, fulfill your potentials and achieve your goals. We are a team, and we will work at helping you learn and develop your skills in Mandarin Chinese. Thank you for reading my profile. I look forward to meeting you and helping you learn, grow and excel!

ESL/ESOL

I am very experienced in teaching ESL, especially to Chinese speaking immigrants who do not speak any English or speak very little English. I have taught ESL to college students, professional adults, high school students, elementary students, kindergarten students and refugees. I also have taught ESL students who were at intermediate and other levels from other parts of the world. I have done volunteer work with people who speak little English from various countries. I can help you with conversations, writing, reading, vocabularies, grammar and general English communication ability. I have completed ESL ministry workshop and have completed English as a Second Language Volunteer Teacher Training. I have worked as a translator/interpreter for several years. I served as an after-school homework club tutor giving homework help to elementary school students, especially in the subjects of math and English. I have worked as a teacher/professor with community college students and high school students, teaching them college level courses. I also have taught at an adult school and co-taught a high school class.

I am familiar and seasoned with teaching. I have a B.A. in Communications and M.A. in Counseling from accredited U.S. universities. I am patient, very dedicated and will meet you at your level and at your pace. I am happy to work with students from various backgrounds and levels. I am culturally sensitive.

University of the Pacific
University of San Diego
Master's

Education

University of the Pacific

University of San Diego (Master's)

Great tutor — Tiffany is a wonderful addition to the kids' lives. It's very rewarding to hear the kids talking in Mandarin for an hour each week. I didn't want them to lose their ability to speak once we moved back to the states. But I didn't want them to dread the tutoring. They really like Tiffany and she is very professional. We are so grateful for her! Tiffany is now teaching the kids with a partial immer ...

— Kathryn, Poway, CA on 2/26/14

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Tiffany will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92128.