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Heidi E.

Denver, CO

$35/hour

Learning Chinese isn't impossible!

5.0 average from 3 ratings
Great first lesson!
— Katherine, Denver, CO on 6/28/16

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University of Colorado
Chinese
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

University of Colorado (Chinese)

University of Colorado (Master's)

About Heidi

Learning Chinese is a challenge, but it's a fascinating one! After spending years of my life studying this language, I look forward to more opportunities to help others along a similar path.

As someone who didn't start learning Chinese until age 17, I am able to relate to the struggles of older children and adults studying this language. Chances are, I have had the same questions and made the same mistakes along the way. My own learning experience gives me a different perspective than native speakers, and enables me to readily identify students' areas of difficulty and address them. I can work with students to overcome challenges involving pronunciation and tones, as well as with the written language. While completing my undergraduate and graduate studies in Chinese, I spent time in both Taiwan and Mainland China, so I can also share cultural insights.

I have always enjoyed teaching. I discovered this passion during high school, when I found myself brainstorming new ways to help the classmates that I tutored in Spanish. I designed my own practice tests and exercises to help them internalize their class materials, tailoring all the content to the specific needs of each student. During college, I tutored students who were learning Chinese in classroom environments and also those who were studying Chinese independently, so I can work with any given curriculum, as well as create my own materials and exercises when needed. Because Chinese is a challenging language to learn, I believe that assessing each student's learning style is the key to a successful experience. I want to provide the extra speaking and writing practice necessary to give Chinese learners a sense of confidence and momentum.

Feel free to ask me any questions you may have!
Learning Chinese is a challenge, but it's a fascinating one! After spending years of my life studying this language, I look forward to more opportunities to help others along a similar path.

As someone who didn't start learning Chinese until age 17, I am able to relate to the struggles of older children and adults studying this
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Travels within 25 miles of Denver, CO 80203

"Great first lesson!"

- Katherine, Denver, CO on 6/28/16
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Chinese

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Chinese

I received a BA and MA from University of Colorado at Boulder in Chinese Language, and completed an additional year of graduate-level modern language training, as well as study abroad programs in Taiwan and Mainland China. While at college, I tutored Chinese for a year. I subsequently spent six years translating Chinese for the federal government and am now a freelance translator.

University of Colorado
Chinese
University of Colorado
Master's

Education

University of Colorado (Chinese)

University of Colorado (Master's)

Great first lesson!

Our first lesson consisted of a review of what I've learned, some basic phrases I'll need while in China, and setting up a plan to get me ready for a 4 month language immersion program in Beijing. I am excited to continue with her, and her experience as a foreigner in China is something I consider extremely valuable.

— Katherine, Denver, CO on 6/28/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

Travel policy

Heidi will travel within 25 miles of Denver, CO 80203.