UC Davis (Japanese)
My passion for tutoring started when I was in college, where I started learning Japanese. Everyday, I voluntarily teach my Japanese tutors Mandarin and English as a gratitude in return. Especially being an English as second language learner, I understood the challenges the a beginner. In addition, I have developed methods, which help students to learn effectively.
I enjoy the coaching process, and I feel accomplished when I see students master every little phrases from scratch. Also, I love having conversations with people from different age groups and backgrounds. These conversations has helped me to learn the way of thinking of different ethnicity as well as their culture. I am a native speaker in Cantonese and Mandarin, and I also graduated with a Japanese major at UC Davis. I am looking forward to meet you or answer your questions. My passion for tutoring started when I was in college, where I started learning Japanese. Everyday, I voluntarily teach my Japanese tutors Mandarin and English as a gratitude in return. Especially being an English as second language learner, I understood the challenges the a beginner. In addition, I have developed methods, which help students to
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Connie did a great job of assessing my current level. She asks me open-ended questions about the Genki chapter that help me with my listening and conversational skills. She is flexible with the pace of the lesson, knowing which exercises to emphasize. She is patient as I process my response to a question, which is especially helpful for someone learning and soft-spoken.
Connie did an excellent job during the first lesson to get a feel for my current level, and created a lesson on demand tailored to my current abilities. We reviewed hirigana and katakana, then practiced reading and grammar. She never once seemed frustrated with my lack of ability to read Japanese well, and was very patient.
Connie is an awesome tutor, I really enjoy my time with her. She is very knowledgeable, patient and she really helps drive the sessions so that I feel I learned and practiced a lot.
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I am qualified because I am a native speaker in Cantonese and Mandarin, and have been tutoring for 6 years. I studied Chinese language at UC Davis and was also a teacher's assistance to help students to correct their grammar and pronunciation. My students range from elementary students to adults, from different ethnicity and cultural backgrounds. Because of this, I understand the challenges students have based on their ethnicity and cultural backgrounds. Since I believe learning should be a fun activity, I heavily utilize social media such as YouTube, drama, songs, etc, to create an environment to help students immerse into the Chinese language.
I graduated at UC Davis with B.A. degree in Japanese.