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Michael M.

Saint Paul, MN

$40/hour

Chinese and Russian Language

In-person lessons
Background check passed as of 1/14/12
4.5 average from 2 ratings

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University of Minnesota
Chongqing Normal University
Other

Education

University of Minnesota

Chongqing Normal University (Other)

About Michael

Native speakers are better language teachers only at the advanced level. For beginning - intermediate level, a teacher who has learned a foreign language is better than a native speaker. Aside from living in China for 3 years and Russia for 1 year, I have lived in Minnesota all my life. I learned Russian primarily at the University of Minnesota and I learned Chinese at Chongqing Normal University in China. I have passed a Chinese language proficiency test called the HSK at level 5 (level 6 is the highest). At this level, I would be allowed to enter a university in China.

I have 4 years of experience teaching English - 1 year at a university in Russia, and 3 years at a private language training center in China. In Russia my teaching experiences consist only of classroom lecturing, but in China many of my classes were 1 on 1. I currently work as a Chinese Teacher at University Language Center in Minneapolis; I teach immersion Chinese (little or no English) for young children. I am capable of teaching all aspects of Chinese and Russian - reading, writing, speaking, and listening.
Native speakers are better language teachers only at the advanced level. For beginning - intermediate level, a teacher who has learned a foreign language is better than a native speaker. Aside from living in China Read more

Policies
Cancellation
2 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55116
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons
English:
ESL/ESOL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Russian

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Chinese

I currently work as a Chinese Teacher at Minneapolis After School Programs. I teach immersion Chinese, which means I use as little English as possible, and Chinese is spoken in full sentences.
I Studied Chinese Language (all aspects) and Culture at Chongqing Normal University in Chongqing, China for 6 full semesters, 2008 - 2011. I Passed the Hanban (Confucius Institute) HSK Proficiency Test at Level 5 (Level 6 is the highest)on June 26, 2011.

Russian

I graduated from the University of Minnesota in 2005 with a BA degree in Russian Language and Literature. My upper level classes were taught by adjunct instructors from St. Petersburg, Russia. I attended Petrozavodsk State University for 1 semester in 2004. After graduation, I lived and worked in Voronezh, Russia for 1 year.

University of Minnesota
Chongqing Normal University
Other

Education

University of Minnesota

Chongqing Normal University (Other)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 2 hours notice required

Travel policy

Michael will travel within 15 miles of Saint Paul, MN 55116.