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Barbara C.

Colchester, CT

$80/hour

Certified Chinese, Tai Chi, ESL & MS Office Suite Instructor

5.0 average from 2 ratings
Very thorough! Excellent Communication! Excellent follow through!
— Barbara, Mount Dora, FL on 4/2/16

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Central Connecticut State University
East Asian Studies
Central Connecticut State University
Master's

Education

Central Connecticut State University (East Asian Studies)

Central Connecticut State University (Master's)

About Barbara

I give private lessons and group classes in Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese culture, Cantonese opera, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, computer software applications, and ESL English. I am a certified Mandarin and Cantonese teacher, having taught Chinese Language and ESL English at a senior high school and presently at a community college. At times, I also provide Chinese translation services.

I am a USA Wushu Kungfu Federation-certified Tai Chi instructor and Wushu (Chinese martial arts) judge, having won numerous gold medals in international and USA Chinese martial arts tournaments. I have won the National Tai Chi All-Around Championship 5 times, and was selected the Internal Martial Arts Competitor of the Year in 2005. In 2014 I was selected a member on the USA National Tai Chi Team to compete in China.

My BA degree is in East Asian Studies majoring in China, and my MS degree is in educational technology. Therefore, I am well-versed in designing lesson plans with computer technology and very experienced in teaching the Chinese Language and its culture. I have taught Introduction to Multimedia Communications and Introduction to Software Applications at local community colleges. At present, I am an adjunct faculty member at a community college, teaching Chinese Language and Tai Chi.

As a performing artist, my hobbies include Chinese classical and folk dancing, which I perform at multi-cultural events in Connecticut, Massachusetts and New York. I am also an accomplished Cantonese opera singer and actress performing in New York City.

I used to be the executive assistant to the president at a community college. Therefore, besides my familiarity with the Connecticut school system and standards, I am also very knowledgeable in working with adult students and the state admission processes in the higher education setting.


I am certified to teach Mandarin and Cantonese in the public school system. I created a Chinese Language program at a senior high school where I taught. I also designed and taught the AP Chinese Program at the same high school. My personal cultural involvement experience and the inclusion of student commitment in cultural activities will enhance students' understanding and interest in the target language. I have been tutoring or teaching the Chinese Language, both Mandarin and Cantonese, for over 30 years.

I have taught ESL when I worked at a senior high school. Being a minority myself has helped me greatly to understand how foreign students learn English and the challenges and obstacles they encounter while learning the English Language.

My Master's Degree is in educational technology, which has prepared me to design lesson plans with computer technology. I have taught the Microsoft Office Suite at two local community colleges. Besides the MS Office Suite, I have also taught Multimedia Communications, both in the classroom and on-line settings.

Besides the above qualifications, I am also a certified Tai Chi instructor and a certified Chinese martial arts judge. I am also teaching Tai Chi at a Connecticut community college, and am willing to give private lessons or group classes to interested individuals. Students who are serious to learn from me are urged to contact me to learn more information you need and schedule lessons with me as soon as possible.
I give private lessons and group classes in Mandarin, Cantonese, Chinese culture, Cantonese opera, Tai Chi, Chi Kung, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

Multiple hours and group rates are available at special pricing. Contact me to discuss details.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Colchester, CT 06415

"Very thorough! Excellent Communication! Excellent follow through!"

- Barbara, Mount Dora, FL on 4/2/16
Barbara replied on 4/6/2016

Dear Barbara:

Thank you very much for your feedback. I was my pleasure tutoring your son. I assume he has submitted his questions on Monday. I wonder if his questions were approved by his teacher. Please keep me posted of his progress.

Best wishes to you and your family,

Barbara

Art:
Adobe Photoshop
Computer:
Adobe Photoshop, General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese
Business:
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Sports/Recreation:
Martial Arts

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Chinese

I am a certified Chinese Language teacher to teach Mandarin and Cantonese in public and private schools in Connecticut.

Martial Arts

I am certified to be a Chinese martial art judge and a Tai Chi instructor by the U.S.A. Wushu Kungfu Federation. I also hold a 4th Duan (Black Belt 4th Degree) ranking in Tai Chi.

Central Connecticut State University
East Asian Studies
Central Connecticut State University
Master's

Education

Central Connecticut State University (East Asian Studies)

Central Connecticut State University (Master's)

Very thorough! Excellent Communication! Excellent follow through! — Barbara C went beyond my expectation as a tutor for my 7th grader. She was extremely knowledgeable in the area of teaching, the subject matter and the age that she was teaching to. Barbara C was thorough in her explanations and teaching. She was extremely patient with myself and the student. I was impressed with her follow thru and she went above and beyond my expectation. I am excited to utilize ...

— Barbara, Mount Dora, FL on 4/2/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $80.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Multiple hours and group rates are available at special pricing. Contact me to discuss details.

Travel policy

Barbara will travel within 25 miles of Colchester, CT 06415.