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Siwen X.

Minneapolis, MN

$35/hour

Experienced Mandarin Teacher

4.9 average from 13 ratings
Encouraging, patient and friendly tutor
— Cindy, Hopkins, MN on 9/18/16

$35/Hour


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Zhejiang Wanli University
Chinese Literature

Education

Zhejiang Wanli University (Chinese Literature)

About Siwen

I have more than three years experience tutoring children and adults in Mandarin for both everyday and business purposes. I previously worked as a Mandarin tutor in Shanghai, including as a teacher at Shanghai University, where I accrued over 500 hours of teaching experience. I taught students from more than ten countries with a variety of goals, including developing their conversational abilities, reading and writing skills, and passing the HSK exam (China's official test of Mandarin proficiency). Many of my students have gone on to pass that exam at the level required to work for Chinese companies in China .

I have a passion for teaching and helping my students achieve their particular goals using a variety of engaging pedagogical tools and media. I love tutoring because I love working face-to-face with people from a variety of backgrounds. I am always patient and approachable with my students because it makes for effective teaching and because I'm happy and grateful to be able to work with people.

In addition to being a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, my Mandarin level was certified as being at the level needed for Chinese teachers in China (as many Chinese people are not proficient speakers of standard Mandarin, University students are required to take a Mandarin proficiency test). My bachelor's degree is in Chinese language and literature, and I was certified in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language in 2010.

I would be thrilled to work with you to help you meet your goals. Please feel free to contact me!
I have more than three years experience tutoring children and adults in Mandarin for both everyday and business purposes. I previously worked as a Mandarin tutor in Shanghai, including as a teacher at Shanghai University, where I accrued over 500 hours of teaching experience. I taught students from more than ten countries with a variety of goals, Read more

Policies
Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 2 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55408

"Encouraging, patient and friendly tutor"

- Cindy, Hopkins, MN on 9/18/16

"Great Tutor"

- Deborah, Minneapolis, MN on 8/4/16

"First lesson went great !"

- Steven, Minneapolis, MN on 6/29/16

"Kind and patient tutor"

- Andrea, Minneapolis, MN on 6/12/16
Language:
Chinese

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Chinese

In addition to being a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese, my Mandarin level was certified as being at the level needed for Chinese teachers in China (as many Chinese people are not proficient speakers of standard Mandarin, University students are required to take a Mandarin proficiency test). My bachelor's degree is in Chinese language and literature, and I was certified in teaching Mandarin as a foreign language in 2010.

Zhejiang Wanli University
Chinese Literature

Education

Zhejiang Wanli University (Chinese Literature)

Encouraging, patient and friendly tutor

It is hard to "judge" a tutor proficiency when they speak to your child in a 2nd language, but I am able to visually see that my child and the tutor work well together. Also, Siwen is very patient and readily indicates, yes, these materials are useful. Please bring to each session. And, no, you don't need to bring these. It makes me much more comfortable with the process because she is able to

— Cindy, Hopkins, MN on 9/18/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $35.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Siwen will travel within 2 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55408.