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Michael C.

Passionate Language Tutor

Passionate Language Tutor

$40/hour

  • New Brunswick, NJ 08901

About Michael


Bio

I am a passionate foreign language and ESL tutor as well as a lifelong learner. I have been studying Mandarin Chinese for over 4 years and during this time I have provided one-on-one collaborative language-learning sessions at Rutgers University for students who are native Chinese and French speakers for over 2 years. Apart from this, this past summer I met with small groups of Chinese students who were enrolled in a Chinese program which focuses on ESL to help them improve their speaking and...

I am a passionate foreign language and ESL tutor as well as a lifelong learner. I have been studying Mandarin Chinese for over 4 years and during this time I have provided one-on-one collaborative language-learning sessions at Rutgers University for students who are native Chinese and French speakers for over 2 years. Apart from this, this past summer I met with small groups of Chinese students who were enrolled in a Chinese program which focuses on ESL to help them improve their speaking and listening skills with a particular focus on colloquial language. As for my competency in Mandarin, I spent a semester in China where I immersed myself in the language in culture by staying with a native family. I also garnered much praise from professors and won awards including most improved Chinese. I have also been studying french for 9 years and Spanish for 4.

It is through my years of learning as someone who was born monolingual, that I have a keen understanding of how people learn. During my time studying I have hit many road-bumps which I overcame through delving deep and even through courses in linguistics, the scientific study of language, how it works and how the human brain acquires it. Take for example my struggle with Chinese pronunciation. In Chinese there are two sounds which are represented by "Ch" and "q". They both sound very similar to each-other but thanks to a knowledge of how the mouths produces sound I was able to master the subtle difference in pronunciation. I use a similar approach to grammar thanks to a deep knowledge of how it works which I use to tutor students in ESL as well as in French Spanish and Chinese.

I have such a great passion for language learning and learning as a whole, that I am eager to help teach and help people understand using my perspective as a learner myself.


Education

Rutgers University
Chinese

Policies

  • Hourly rate: $40
  • Tutor’s lessons: In-person
  • Travel policy: Within 15 miles of New Brunswick, NJ 08901
  • Lesson cancellation: 1 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Michael C.

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