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Yussef M.

San Diego, CA

$35/hour

Learn Mandarin: allow me to show you shortcuts and avoid pitfalls

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San Francisco State University
Environmental Sci
Cheng Gong University
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Francisco State University (Environmental Sci)

Cheng Gong University (Graduate Coursework)

About Yussef

The first step is always the hardest. It seems when it comes to learning difficult languages such as Mandarin, this is doubly true. I know because this is exactly what I grappled with for years, as I struggled to learn and then improve my Mandarin. Unfortunately, too many students give up before making any tangible progress in learning Chinese.

My goal is simple. I want to use my experience to help other students quickly and efficiently gain a functional foundation in Mandarin. Chinese is a language that takes a while to learn HOW to learn. As a teacher of both Chinese and English, and a student of Chinese, I have a solid understanding on what the language student needs in order to gain real useable language skills.

I have lived in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong for over 4 years. I have studied Mandarin at multiple language institutes in Asia and the US. I am a certified Teacher of English as a Foreign Language, having taught English for 4 years.

If you have been wanting to get started in learning Mandarin, but have never quite been able to get started, allow me to help you. Please feel free to contact me if you would like to know more about exactly how I can help you.
The first step is always the hardest. It seems when it comes to learning difficult languages such as Mandarin, this is doubly true. I know because this is exactly what I grappled with for years, as I struggled to learn and then improve my Mandarin. Unfortunately, too many students give up before making any tangible progress in learning Chinese. Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92104
In-person lessons
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Proofreading, Reading, TOEFL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Reading, TOEFL,
Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Writing
Business:
ESL/ESOL, Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I am a certified TEFL/TESL English teacher with 4 years of teaching experience. I have been studying and using Chinese in life and work for over 4 years. I have completed Masters level linguistics coursework regarding English and Chinese teaching methodology.

TOEFL

Besides being a native English speaker with previous experience tutoring students to successfully pass the TOEFL (and IELTS), I am TEFL certified with more than 3 years teaching experience in the US, China and Taiwan.

San Francisco State University
Environmental Sci
Cheng Gong University
Graduate Coursework

Education

San Francisco State University (Environmental Sci)

Cheng Gong University (Graduate Coursework)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Yussef will travel within 25 miles of San Diego, CA 92104.