Xiangnan University (English)
I am a native Mandarin-speaker from Chenzhou, in Hunan, China. I worked as a full-time elementary and middle school teacher in Chinese public schools for 5 years before moving to the United States. During my years of teaching experience, I taught many subjects, including English, history, geography, ethics, and Chinese. I taught all of my subjects in Mandarin - except for English class, of course.
I speak native standard Mandarin Chinese (as well as 3 local dialects from Hunan). Chinese public school teachers are required to use standardized Mandarin (NOT dialects) in all classes except English instruction. I made my own lesson plans each week for 5 years, while controlling and engaging very large classes every day.
My passion for teaching has prepared me well for engaging with you in a one-on-one tutoring experience. Teaching classes of 60 elementary schoolers is a great challenge, but one I excelled at! Partnering with you to improve your written, spoken, and listening Chinese skills is a joy compared to the bureaucracy and chaos at my former work. Through body language, games, textbook materials, and conversation exercises, I have found ways to teach all kinds of students of all ages. I love getting to know new people, and helping them to learn Chinese in fun, interesting, and effective ways!
Please get in touch with me to find out how I can help you improve your Chinese skills! I would love to talk about scheduling daytime or evening lessons, to help you achieve all your Chinese education goals. I am a native Mandarin-speaker from Chenzhou, in Hunan, China. I worked as a full-time elementary and middle school teacher in Chinese public schools for 5 years before moving to the United States. During my years of teaching
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I attended college in China to become a teacher, then taught for approximately a semester as a substitute teacher before becoming a full-time teacher. I spent 5 years teaching full-time in Chinese public schools, and received the Senior High School Teacher Certificate (a government teaching certification) as well as the TEM-8 Certificate (certifying my English skills). I devised my own lesson plans each week for all 5 years, creating ways to keep large (up to 60 students) and small classes engaged.