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University of California
Chinese Studies
Maharishi University of Management
Other

Education

University of California (Chinese Studies)

Maharishi University of Management (Other)

About Andrew

I took second-year Mandarin at UC Santa Cruz, and then went to Beijing for a year on their exchange program. I continued study of Chinese language and literature for two years at Liaoning Univeristy. I first applied my Chinese language skills as a lexicographer, then as a translator, and now as an interpreter. I have also been a teacher and tutor of Mandarin. I take part in events with the native Chinese community to build language skills.

I am a native English speaker. Having achieved professional competency in a foreign language, I understand the process of learning a new language. This made it easy for me to complete my certificate program in Teaching English as a Second Language at UCSD Extension.

Having taken private voice lessons for five years, I sing quite well, and can model vocal lines. As an active choral singer in San Diego for twenty-five years, I have developed good reading skills.

Lately I have been playing with the music committee of the Unitarian Universalist Men's Fellowship.

Get off to a good start with your study of Mandarin. Whether you are studying independently or taking a course, I will help you become more competent.
I took second-year Mandarin at UC Santa Cruz, and then went to Beijing for a year on their exchange program. I continued study of Chinese language and literature for two years at Liaoning Univeristy. I first applied my Chinese language skills as a lexicographer, then as a translator, and now as an interpreter. I have also been a teacher and tutor Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92116
Music:
Sight Singing, Violin,
Voice (Music)
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Reading

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I have recent paid experience tutoring and teaching Mandarin Chinese. I tutored a student who is now in China teaching English. Last spring I was a teacher of Mandarin at a language school in San Diego. Toward earning my BA in Chinese Studies from the University of California, I studied in China for three years. I am currently contracted by three agencies to be available for telephonic interpreting. I take part in social and musical events in the local Chinese community.

ESL/ESOL

I have a certificate in Teaching English as a Second Language, and have recent teaching experience.

Violin

I am currently a member of the music committee of the Unitarian Universalist Men's Fellowship. In this capacity I work with other men to select and perform music for semi-annual retreat weekends for men.
I am a past winner of the Andrew Rankine Scholarship for Scottish dance music.
In San Diego, I have taken lessons from symphony players Randy Brinton and Wanda Law. I have also taken lessons from Chris Vitas, of Keltic Karma.
I was a member of a Scottish dance band for a number of years. In that capacity we provided live music for dances.

University of California
Chinese Studies
Maharishi University of Management
Other

Education

University of California (Chinese Studies)

Maharishi University of Management (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Andrew will travel within 20 miles of San Diego, CA 92116.