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Fan O.

Minneapolis, MN

$50/hour

UMN PhD student/former Chinese university lecturer Mandarin tutor

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Changsha University of Science and Technology
Computer Science and Technology
Changsha University of Science and Technology
Master's
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

Changsha University of Science and Technology (Computer Science and Technology)

Changsha University of Science and Technology (Master's)

University of Minnesota (PhD)

About Fan

I am a native Chinese speaker and a former Chinese university lecturer. I worked in a A-level Chinese university as a lecturer for seven years before I started my PhD degree in Learning Technologies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. I have both Mandarin Proficiency Test Certificate, and China's High Education Teacher Certificate, in order to teach in a Chinese university. I can teach you basic Pinyin, character writings, and grammar; I can teach you how to speak simple to complex Chinese sentences; I can teach you write simple and complex essays; I can practice conversations with you in Chinese; and other requests you might have along the way. In addition, I have taught online courses in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in UMN for about three years. As a current doctoral student in the Learning Technologies Program at the University of Minnesota, my research centers on leaners’ online learning engagement, as well as instructors’ online pedagogy development. I am passionate about researching, writing, teaching, and public speaking; I also have diverse hobbies outside of school, like writing poems, playing harp, public speaking, swimming, etc.

I believe learning is a transformative and life-long process, and I want to help my students become self-directed, reflective, confident, and perseverant learners. Particularly, based on my English learning experience, learning a new language needs passion, perseverance, and grit. I have my own methods to make language learning fun and rewarding. In general, reading, writing, communicating with your friends, and speaking in public are all effective ways to improve our language skills. Moreover, improving learners' positive mental status, such as cultivating perseverance, dealing with perfectionism, is also very important lessons to learn based on my personal language learning experiences. I hope learning a second (or third) language can not only help you gain a practical skill, but also help you gain important personal attributes, like confidence, perseverance, and grit. Please feel free to contact me if you have any questions about my teaching style, methods, and schedules. Let's make language learning fun and rewarding together!
I am a native Chinese speaker and a former Chinese university lecturer. I worked in a A-level Chinese university as a lecturer for seven years before I started my PhD degree in Learning Technologies in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Minnesota. I have both Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55421
In-person lessons
English:
Public Speaking,
TOEFL, Writing
Test Preparation:
TOEFL
Language:
Chinese,
TOEFL
Business:
Public Speaking

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I worked in a A-level Chinese university as a lecturer for seven years in face-to-face classrooms, and have taught online course in the Department of Curriculum and Instruction in UMN for about three years. I have both Mandarin Proficiency Test Certificates, and China's High Education Teacher Certificate in order to teach in a Chinese university. Both my English and Mandarin are sufficient on teaching and tutoring in both face-to-face and online teaching.

Public Speaking

I have practiced my public speaking in Toastmaster International for two years, and I finished my competent communication manual in this May and I got my first recognition from Toastmasters.

Changsha University of Science and Technology
Computer Science and Technology
Changsha University of Science and Technology
Master's
University of Minnesota
PhD

Education

Changsha University of Science and Technology (Computer Science and Technology)

Changsha University of Science and Technology (Master's)

University of Minnesota (PhD)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Fan will travel within 20 miles of Minneapolis, MN 55421.