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Denise S.

Belmont, MI

$45/hour

Effective Mandarin and English Tutor

400+ Hours
Background check passed as of 8/13/13
5.0 average from 38 ratings

$45/Hour


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Ferris State University
BS in International Business
Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China
Other

Education

Ferris State University (BS in International Business)

Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China (Other)

About Denise

Hello students and parents! Ni Hao. Tutoring students in Mandarin and English (ESL) is my speciality and I love helping students to succeed in foreign language studies. I have been teaching Mandarin in the U.S. for over 8 years and English for over 20 years in the U.S. and China. Many people believe that learning both of these languages is extremely difficult, but I believe learning them can be engaging and fun. In order to enhance the student experience I include songs, rhymes, and other creative ways to assist students in learning languages.
A little bit about myself in 2003, I moved to mainland China to study the language and culture of China. I spent over five years living and working at Missouri State University teaching marketing, finance and ESL and studied Mandarin at Liaoning Normal University. Upon returning to the U.S., I worked for Bryant University's U.S. China Institute developing programs for business and setting up and teaching classes and after school programs in Mandarin for K-12 students. I have taught served as a guest speaker to Smithfield Public Schools, government and international corporation regarding the study of Mandarin languages as a non native speaker. In addition, I worked as a translator for guests to the Beijing Olympic and World Expo in Shanghai. Currently, I am is a private tutor for K-12 students and adult who want to learn or improve their language skills both face to face and/or online. Also I am currently the after school Mandarin teacher for Rockford Community Classroom in Rockford, MI.
In addition to my passion for teaching Mandarin and English, I have enjoyed traveling and living around the globe. I have been blessed to have traveled through out China having visited all the the provinces in Mainland China and most of the countries within southeast Asia. Besides living in China I have also lived in Germany, Russia and Costa Rica. I feel that my international experiences makes me a better teacher, as I am able to connect with student from different cultures, areas, and living environments. My goals for tutoring are to help students to have a positive learning experience with Mandarin or English.
Hello students and parents! Ni Hao. Tutoring students in Mandarin and English (ESL) is my speciality and I love helping students to succeed in foreign language studies. I have been teaching Mandarin in the U.S. for over 8 years and English for over 20 years in the U.S. and China. Many people believe that learning both of these languages is Read more

Policies
Cancellation
5 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Belmont, MI 49306
Background Check: Passed
Math:
Financial Accounting,
Managerial Accounting, Microsoft Excel
English:
English, ESL/ESOL,
Public Speaking,
Reading, TOEFL, Vocabulary, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Computer:
General Computer, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading, TOEFL, Writing
History:
Writing
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Reading, Vocabulary, Writing
Business:
Business,
ESL/ESOL,
Finance, Financial Accounting,
Managerial Accounting, Marketing,
Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Word, Public Speaking,
Writing

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Business

I hold a BS in International Business from Ferris State University. I have also run my own business consulting company for 12 years.

Chinese

I have been successfully teaching and tutoring Mandarin for K-12 students for the past 6 years and several of my students have passed the HSK which is the standardized Chinese Language test. I have also worked for Bryant University U.S. China Institute developing programs for businesses and teaching adult students. Also I worked with a variety of K-12 school to and setting up and teaching classes, as well as after school Mandarin programs for K-12 students. I have taught and served as a guest speaker to Smithfield Public Schools. In addition, I have worked as a translator for guests to the Beijing Olympic and World Expo in Shanghai. Currently, I am a private tutor for several K-12 students and business professionals as well as a translator for corporations. I also worked with the Rockford public schools in Rockford MI to offer after school Mandarin programs.

ESL/ESOL

I spent 5 years with Missouri State University in China teaching ESL, Marketing, Finance, Accounting, and Business Writing.

Financial Accounting

I have worked for Missouri State and Liaoning Normal University teaching financial and managerial accounting

Marketing

I hold a BS in International Business from Ferris State University. I have also run my own business consulting company for 12 years. For 2 years I taught 300 and 400 level Marketing and Management at Missouri State University in Dalian, China.

Public Speaking

I hold a BS in International Business from Ferris State University. I have also run my own business consulting company for 12 years. I have taught business communication for 4 years with Liaoning University, Missouri State University and Bryant University, as well as work with business professionals to improve their presentation skills.

Ferris State University
BS in International Business
Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China
Other

Education

Ferris State University (BS in International Business)

Liaoning Normal University, Dalian, China (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 5 hours notice required

Travel policy

Denise will travel within 40 miles of Belmont, MI 49306.