Experienced Chinese tutor and native speaker
Experienced Chinese tutor and native speaker
Skilled in coaching beginners and intermediates of teenagers and adults, I guide learners to acquire better proficiency in Mandarin through effective methods. Having taught formally in college-level Mandarin classes, I am also experienced in teaching individual students both spoken and written Chinese, developing students' conversational skills and help them gain confidence in speaking Mandarin. I want to help each student achieve the best they can by adjusting to the right learning style of...
Skilled in coaching beginners and intermediates of teenagers and adults, I guide learners to acquire better proficiency in Mandarin through effective methods. Having taught formally in college-level Mandarin classes, I am also experienced in teaching individual students both spoken and written Chinese, developing students' conversational skills and help them gain confidence in speaking Mandarin. I want to help each student achieve the best they can by adjusting to the right learning style of each unique learner.
As a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese and with a strong passion for teaching, many of my students described my style as patient, engaging, practical, and well-prepared. I taught Chinese language courses at Stetson University during the year of 2016-2017 and received and passed the Chinese Teacher training at ALLEX-WUSTL (Washington University in St. Louis) Teacher Training Institute. I also have more than three years of experiences in giving private Chinese lessons, both online and in-person.
As a native of Taiwan, I learned English as a second language and achieved at a high level of proficiency (TOFLE 111, GRE Verbal 163.) Some people are naturally gifted in picking up foreign languages, but not me. Understanding the struggle, the joy, and what it takes to learn a foreign language, I will challenge the learners but not overwhelm them, and apply learning strategies that work for each unique individual. I want to help you unleash your full potential to deeply comprehend the Mandarin language through each practical step toward your goal.
I enjoy working with teenagers and adults, with level anywhere from beginner up to advanced level. Please let me know your goal, your current level and previous experience with Mandarin or any of the Chinese dialects. I would love to talk to you see how I may assist you on your journey to fluency!
Stephanie is a great tutor
I would recommend Stephanie highly! She's completely on top of the material, and is kind, positive, patient, and challenges just the right amount. She's also a trained musician and has a good sense of teaching tones etc. in Mandarin. She seems to truly enjoy teaching, and that makes the lessons very fun!Edwin , 39 lessons with Stephanie
I have been working with Stephanie for about a year now and love working with her. Patient, funny, engaging, and creative. I have learned so much! She’s really thorough and her lessons are really professional.Matt, 15 lessons with Stephanie
Knowledgeable and encouraging tutor
Stephanie is always prepared for tutoring sessions and is super helpful if you have questions about what you're learning in class. She's always on time, patient, and clears up any confusions and answers questions with knowledgeable answers.Kensett, 6 lessons with Stephanie
Great Teacher/Very accommodating
Stephanie is a very good teacher, very patient. I really appreciate her being flexible enough to create a lesson plan directly for my personal wishes and needs.Bill, 1 lesson with Stephanie
Studying with Stephanie for over a year
My children have been studying twice a week with Stephanie for over a year now with great progress. I highly recommend her as a teacher. My kids look forward to their class time, and I am amazed at how much they have learned. She is professional and personable, kind and thoughtful, knowledgeable and competent. She has been very flexible as we worked out a schedule and lessons that suit our needs. She is always prepared and communicated well with me about their work. Also, her English, including pronunciation, is excellent, which is a huge positive when it comes to teaching.Denise, 182 lessons with Stephanie
Stephanie does an excellent job of introducing Mandarin in a way that is easy to understand and doesn't overwhelm. She slowly incorporates more and more speaking into the lessons so I feel like I'm actually learning to speak the language and not just memorizing how ask where the bathroom is. I highly recommend her for anyone looking to learn Mandarin!Philip, 64 lessons with Stephanie
Witty But Practical Tutelage Led by Resourceful Coach (Plus Google Classroom)
This well-prepared, Mandarin speaker offers online sessions that are structured but beneficial. Before the month is over, you are reading the business cards (along with names, phone numbers, and cities)! Online sessions begin with reviewing over the previous lessons on graphical worksheets, before delving into new simplified Mandarin characters/pinyin, then practicing the newer and older materials together. Remember "Bei" (North) and "Jing" in lesson 2? Put "Bei" "Jing" and "Lu" (Road) from this lesson, and you get "BeiJing Road". Reviewing the content is easier and faster because this great coach offers Google Classrooms. The uploaded materials include audio practice, writing worksheets, Quizlet, etc. If you didn't comprehend Mandarin through her coaching skills and materials, then you should only blame yourself. She's always early and on time before each session. Give her a chance to help you!Jalane, 16 lessons with Stephanie
Stephanie is such a great tutor! Patient, kind, and willing to go the extra mile, I’m so happy we were connected! She conducts her lessons with structure and intent, and makes the following lesson’s agenda clear before signing off. One of the best teachers I’ve had!Marshall, 2 lessons with Stephanie
Knowledgeable, friendly and easy to work with.
I recently started working with Stephanie and it's been an excellent experience thus far. She is personable, knowledgeable and supportive. I look forward to more lessons!Heather, 48 lessons with Stephanie
A skilled and encouraging teacher.
Stephanie's teaching is engaging, well-paced, and effective. She is always prepared and she provides additional materials for students to work on between lessons. She also seems to have significant background in language pedagogy. Highly recommended.Dylan, 12 lessons with Stephanie
Response time: 50 minutes