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Rachel K.

Passionate Mandarin Chinese and East Asian Studies tutor

Passionate Mandarin Chinese and East Asian Studies tutor

$50/hour

  • Bryn Mawr Minneapolis, MN 55405

About Rachel


Bio

Ni hao! If you're ready to start studying Mandarin, you're about to go live in China for a few years, or anything in between, I'm here to help!

I've been studying Mandarin Chinese for more than 20 years, including a BA in East Asian Studies and an MA in the History of Asian Religions (specialization in Neo-Confucianism). I studied for a semester in Beijing and lived in Taibei for eight years, including a summer at the Stanford Center. Native speakers often say they can't tell I'm not a...

Ni hao! If you're ready to start studying Mandarin, you're about to go live in China for a few years, or anything in between, I'm here to help!

I've been studying Mandarin Chinese for more than 20 years, including a BA in East Asian Studies and an MA in the History of Asian Religions (specialization in Neo-Confucianism). I studied for a semester in Beijing and lived in Taibei for eight years, including a summer at the Stanford Center. Native speakers often say they can't tell I'm not a native speaker, and that I'm the best non-native Mandarin speaker they know. I'm fluent in modern Mandarin. I'm also very adept at Classical Chinese -- so not only can I tell you what idioms mean, I can help you understand why they mean it! And as a non-native learner, I understand where you're coming from and I can help you around pitfalls that other teachers might not foresee.

I've been teaching for nearly as long as I've been studying Mandarin. I've tutored Mandarin at a local high school and I've been the Mandarin teacher at another high school for four years. My style is very different from a lot of traditional teachers': I create a communicative, student-centered environment where you will use your Mandarin as much as possible. You won't learn Mandarin by listening to someone else talk about it -- you have to use it yourself, and I will help you do that.


Education

Wittenberg University
undergrad
University of Iowa
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $50
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55405
  • Lesson cancellation: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

Schedule

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Chinese,

Chinese

I've been studying Mandarin Chinese since high school, 1985 to present. I've studied in Beijing for a semester and lived in Taibei, Taiwan for eight years, including a summer at the Stanford Center. Native speakers often say I speak Mandarin better than any non-native speaker they know. I've been teaching Mandarin since approximately 2005, including most recently being the sole Mandarin faculty member at a local high school for the past four years.
ESL/ESOL

English

ESL/ESOL

History

Religion,

Religion

I have an MA in the History of Asian Religions, with a specialization in Neo-Confucianism. I'm pretty adept at all Chinese religions/philosophies, including Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Chinese folk religion and others. I'm not especially skilled in non-East Asian religions, but I have taught Western religion courses before and am at least conversant in them.
World History

Homeschool

ESL/ESOL

Language

Chinese,

Chinese

I've been studying Mandarin Chinese since high school, 1985 to present. I've studied in Beijing for a semester and lived in Taibei, Taiwan for eight years, including a summer at the Stanford Center. Native speakers often say I speak Mandarin better than any non-native speaker they know. I've been teaching Mandarin since approximately 2005, including most recently being the sole Mandarin faculty member at a local high school for the past four years.
ESL/ESOL

Most Popular

ESL/ESOL

Other

Religion,

Religion

I have an MA in the History of Asian Religions, with a specialization in Neo-Confucianism. I'm pretty adept at all Chinese religions/philosophies, including Daoism, Confucianism, Buddhism, Chinese folk religion and others. I'm not especially skilled in non-East Asian religions, but I have taught Western religion courses before and am at least conversant in them.
ESL/ESOL

Summer

Chinese,

Chinese

I've been studying Mandarin Chinese since high school, 1985 to present. I've studied in Beijing for a semester and lived in Taibei, Taiwan for eight years, including a summer at the Stanford Center. Native speakers often say I speak Mandarin better than any non-native speaker they know. I've been teaching Mandarin since approximately 2005, including most recently being the sole Mandarin faculty member at a local high school for the past four years.
ESL/ESOL

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$50/hour

Rachel K.

$50/hour

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