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Christopher D.

Merrimack, NH

$40/hour

Languages Are A System - Christopher D.

20+ Hours
5.0 average from 34 ratings
Excellent Tutor
— Christiana, Durham, NH on 3/8/17

$40/Hour


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University of New Hampshire
Linguistics

Education

University of New Hampshire (Linguistics)

About Christopher

Languages can be some of the most rewarding topics we study in school and college, but they are also, without a doubt, the most daunting and difficult. I've dedicated my life's path to language and would love to help you see how rewarding these can be. My primary foreign language is German, which I've spent the last 9 years studying. I've tutored the language at the University of New Hampshire where I graduated early with a double major in linguistics and German as well as a minor in Russian and a focus in Chinese. I also tutored German at Chengdu University in Chengdu, China where I just spent the last one a half years of my life.

I can assist you with learning any level of German you'd like from beginner to advanced. I can also assist with beginner to intermediate Mandarin and beginner Russian.

Most people forget this fact, but languages are a system just like mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and any other technical topic you've studied. The tricky part about them is that they, unlike those other topics I just listed, were completely created by humans, so consequently, they're extremely imperfect. But, if you know what you're looking for and know how to break down the veneer , you're left with a system just like any other with small, unbreakable pieces that can be used to build bigger and bigger pieces. That is how I've always approached language, and that's the way I'd like to show you too.

If you think this approach appeals to you or if you'd prefer to continue your course and learn your language with a bit of extra help, contact me, and let's get started!
Languages can be some of the most rewarding topics we study in school and college, but they are also, without a doubt, the most daunting and difficult. I've dedicated my life's path to language and would love to help you see how rewarding these can be. My primary foreign language is German, which I've spent the last 9 years studying. I've tutored Read more

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Cancellation
6 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Merrimack, NH 03054

"Excellent Tutor"

- Christiana, Durham, NH on 3/8/17
Language:
Chinese,
German, Russian

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Chinese

I have spent a year and a half living in Chengdu, China. I completed all necessary coursework for a Chinese minor at the University of New Hampshire; however, no minor exists as of yet because of university politics. Also at UNH, I completed up through the first semester of third year (advanced) Chinese. I am looking to only tutor beginner to intermediate Mandarin. I have also passed HSK 3.

Russian

I completed all required course work and hold a minor in Russian language from the University of New Hampshire. That required I complete up through the second semester of second year (intermediate) Russian; however, I did complete up through the first semester of third year (advanced) Russian.

University of New Hampshire
Linguistics

Education

University of New Hampshire (Linguistics)

Excellent Tutor

Chris has been tutoring me in introductory Mandarin Chinese. He is absolutely excellent and it is evident that he has a passion for and a gift to teach languages. Chris' credentials are what initially grabbed my attention as he has studied linguistics, has lived in China, and has knowledge of the German and Russian language.

— Christiana, Durham, NH on 3/8/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $40.00

Cancellation: 6 hours notice required

Travel policy

Christopher will travel within 40 miles of Merrimack, NH 03054.