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Connor F.

Mandarin Chinese, ESL, Guitar, Trumpet, Piano, and Elementary Reading

Mandarin Chinese, ESL, Guitar, Trumpet, Piano, and Elementary Reading

$60/hour

  • 55 hours tutoring

About Connor


Bio

My love for teaching comes from the incredible and inspirational teachers that I had growing up. I have loved teaching all age groups, from children ages 3-18. While I undoubtedly have a love for the classroom, some of the most rewarding teaching moments have come from tutoring.

I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese. Whether we are simply going over homework, or I am introducing new content to the student, I hold my students to a high standard but also aim to have fun and enjoyable...

My love for teaching comes from the incredible and inspirational teachers that I had growing up. I have loved teaching all age groups, from children ages 3-18. While I undoubtedly have a love for the classroom, some of the most rewarding teaching moments have come from tutoring.

I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese. Whether we are simply going over homework, or I am introducing new content to the student, I hold my students to a high standard but also aim to have fun and enjoyable sessions. I believe in creative learning methods balanced with conventional strategies for learning. Sessions are often student-centered, in the sense that the student shapes his or her learning based on their interests.

I hold my students as well as myself to a high standard. I provide feedback for my students, and welcome feedback from students and parents as well. I am always interested in how I can better myself in the area of tutoring, so I encourage open and honest feedback.

I understand that life often gets in the way of commitments. Because of this, I am flexible when it comes to rescheduling sessions and cancelations. I only ask that parents/students do their best to give me as much warning as possible before rescheduling or canceling a session. I also offer make-up sessions.

I have reliable transportation and travel to students' homes for tutoring sessions.

I look forward to hearing from you and hope to work with you soon!

Connor

-Current MS Mandarin Chinese Teacher, Former HS Teacher
-Experience with children ages 3-18
-Heritage Speaker
-Lived in China
-Tutor and Teacher for Children's Program at China Institute
-Startalk Instructor

Please Note: Hourly rate may change based on subject. (starts at $50/hr)


Education

Connecticut College
undergrad

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Subjects

Art

Composition (Music)

Composition (Music)

As a music minor in college, I had experience both inside and outside of the classroom composing and arranging. With an extensive theory background, I can dive into the nitty gritty of voice leading and harmonics. As a pop and rock songwriter, I also allow students to express themselves without necessarily being tied to formal composition and voice leading rules. With backgrounds in many different styles and genres, can be an excellent resource for those looking to compose.

Corporate Training

Chinese

Chinese

I have been a MS/HS Chinese teacher for a few years now. I have worked in private schools as well as immersion camps, so I have an extensive background on learning and teaching styles. I am currently a tutor through an agency, but am wishing to branch out. My rapport with kids is fantastic, as I am able to relate to them on both an academic and social level.

Language

Chinese

Chinese

I have been a MS/HS Chinese teacher for a few years now. I have worked in private schools as well as immersion camps, so I have an extensive background on learning and teaching styles. I am currently a tutor through an agency, but am wishing to branch out. My rapport with kids is fantastic, as I am able to relate to them on both an academic and social level.

Music

Composition (Music),

Composition (Music)

As a music minor in college, I had experience both inside and outside of the classroom composing and arranging. With an extensive theory background, I can dive into the nitty gritty of voice leading and harmonics. As a pop and rock songwriter, I also allow students to express themselves without necessarily being tied to formal composition and voice leading rules. With backgrounds in many different styles and genres, can be an excellent resource for those looking to compose.
Guitar,

Guitar

I have been playing guitar since the age of 10, and professionally since high school. Currently front a pop punk project out of NYC called Dizzy Bats, and have been teaching guitar for many years now, mainly to younger students through high school age.
Trumpet

Trumpet

I have been playing Trumpet since the age of 8, and professionally since early high school. I've been involved with many different types of bands over the years including jazz and concert alike, and have can be found playing various church commitments throughout New York. As far as teaching, I've been teaching trumpet consistenly for five years now, mainly to middle school and high school students. In 2013 I taught band at a private middle school in New Jersey.

Summer

Chinese

Chinese

I have been a MS/HS Chinese teacher for a few years now. I have worked in private schools as well as immersion camps, so I have an extensive background on learning and teaching styles. I am currently a tutor through an agency, but am wishing to branch out. My rapport with kids is fantastic, as I am able to relate to them on both an academic and social level.

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Knowledgeable and patient teacher

My son loved working with Connor on his piano and guitar skills. Connor was able to point out weak areas and had suggestions on how to improve them. After just one lesson I feel there is noticeable progress. We hope to work with Connor again!

Irina, 1 lesson with Connor

Terrific start!

We are really happy with the first session and looking forward to working together. Full disclosure: my 6 year old was not going into this with a good attitude. He's really been resistant to the repetitive homework he gets from school. So much so, we were really afraid that learning Mandarin was becoming a completely joyless experience for him, for us. We let him know someone named Connor was going to come help him with Mandarin in a better way than Mommy or Daddy could. He was pretty negative in his attitude. "Mama, I'm going to call Connor stupid!" Yeah.... So, after the first session, he sat down next to me on the sofa and said, "Hey mama! Connor wasn't stupid after all!" Very high praise! We appreciated Connor's candor about the homework and openness to how we can proceed. All in all, we are very optimistic! Thanks Connor!

Smy, 4 lessons with Connor
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$60/hour

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$60/hour

  • No subscriptions or upfront payments

  • Only pay for the time you need

  • Find the right fit, or your first hour is free

Contact Connor

Response time: 20 minutes