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Ruth A.

Licensed professional Mandarin Tutor with 8 + year experience

Licensed professional Mandarin Tutor with 8 + year experience

$30/hour

  • 3,385 hours tutoring

About Ruth


Bio

Hello,
Ever since I started teaching at the college level, I have been passionate in my commitment to three things: maximizing individual student performance, inspiring students’ interest in language, and instilling a sense of self-worth among all students.

I got my bachelor degree in International Communications with a minor in Education at University of Nottingham, UK; then I pursued my master degree in Journalism at Syracuse University, New York. The part-time teaching assistant position...

Hello,
Ever since I started teaching at the college level, I have been passionate in my commitment to three things: maximizing individual student performance, inspiring students’ interest in language, and instilling a sense of self-worth among all students.

I got my bachelor degree in International Communications with a minor in Education at University of Nottingham, UK; then I pursued my master degree in Journalism at Syracuse University, New York. The part-time teaching assistant position at Language Center of Syracuse University made me decide to become a full-time teacher in 2014, and ever since I have taught over 200 students from more than 20 different countries, ranging from age 15-50+:: beginners, experts, extroverted adults, shy children, Japanese salarymen, French lawyers, German CEOs, Harvard university teachers, Indian engineers, South African musicians... but also gifted children, curious housewives and retired teachers.

During the course, I will make a personalized study plan, which would fit to your personal goals, skills or personality. Whether you are learning Chinese for business, for school or for fun, whether you want to work hard or just enjoy a simple conversation, I'll adapt to your needs!

I gained scientific and efficient teaching methods from years of teaching experiences. I practiced my teaching techniques at Beijing Language and Culture University, one of China's most renowned universities for language teaching.

I am from Harbin, and I have an standard Mandarin accent. This is what you need for good pronunciation bases.

Some of the textbooks we may use: New Practical Chinese Reader Short-term Spoken Chinese, Developing Chinese, Experiencing ChineseHSK HSK Standard Course,Business Chinese and301 Conversational Chinese 30.

Book your first class with me now!

- One hour lesson -45 dollars per hour
-5 hour lesson package- 40 US dollars per hour
-10 hour lesson package-35 US dollars per hour


Education

University of Nottingham
Communications
Syracuse University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $30
  • Rate details: - Student Cancels with 12-24 hours Notice: 1/2 price of session - Student Cancels with 1-12 hours Notice: Full price of session
  • Lesson cancellation: 24 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Art

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Video Production

I am a Multimedia Journalist with a Master’s in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. I have extensive experience in visual storytelling, video editing, photography, graphic design and applied research in content management. I have worked as a photographer, videographer and reporter for numerous publications, including The NewsHouse, The Daily Orange, Medley Magazine, DemocracyWise, La Voz, The Stand, and HerCampus.

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Video Production

Video Production

I am a Multimedia Journalist with a Master’s in magazine, newspaper and online journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications at Syracuse University. I have extensive experience in visual storytelling, video editing, photography, graphic design and applied research in content management. I have worked as a photographer, videographer and reporter for numerous publications, including The NewsHouse, The Daily Orange, Medley Magazine, DemocracyWise, La Voz, The Stand, and HerCampus.

Corporate Training

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Licensed mandarin teacher for 6 years.

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Chinese

Chinese

Licensed mandarin teacher for 6 years.

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Chinese

Chinese

Licensed mandarin teacher for 6 years.

Ratings and Reviews


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Thorough, patient, excellent teacher!

Ruth is an excellent teacher. She is extremely like-able, had a great presence and cadence in her voice which I find really calming. Learning a new language is extremely overwhelming and intimating and she really made me feel like I could do this!

Patricia, 2 lessons with Ruth

Engaging conversation with Ruth

I had a wonderful lesson of open conversation with Ruth. She was both patient and engaging, and has good judgement as to when I need help, and when I need to just speak. She's a great tutor!

Michael, 16 lessons with Ruth

Great Teacher

Ruth was very patient. Great teacher. I learned a lot at our first lesson. I really liked the pace of the lesson.

Rodney, 5 lessons with Ruth

Knowledgable and Patient Tutor

I love how Ruth jumped right in and taught me the tones which is critical in learning the language. I also love how she gave me confidence during the lesson. I also appreciated her goals for getting me to be proficient. Just wonderful! I am so happy to have selected Ruth!

Danielle, 25 lessons with Ruth

First lesson with Ruth

I have just started learning Chinese, and need practice in the basics---pronunciation of the initials and finals and learning characters. Ruth was patient, encouraging, and had lots of practical tips to help me learn to pronounce challenging sounds more easily. She also sent me a practice exercise. She was attentive, responsive, friendly and supportive. Great tutor!

Beth, 35 lessons with Ruth

Knowledgeable and patient tutor!

Miss Ruth is always patient and caring about her students! She always answers what we ask and designs great program of study based on student's needs. Overall, she is a perfect tutor!

Remy , 102 lessons with Ruth

Great tutor

Ruth has been helping my son with his Mandarin schoolwork. In the beginning of the year, he was really struggling. With Ruth's help, he is now doing really well. We are very pleased and thankful to her for all of her efforts.

Kristen, 89 lessons with Ruth

Great Teacher

Ruth was very patient. Great teacher. I learned a lot at our first lesson. I really liked the pace of the lesson.

Rodney, 5 lessons with Ruth

Knowlagable and amazing tutor

She helped me with my lessons by going word by word sharpening my pronunciation. Must have a session if you need help with Chinese. She was very nice and was patient with me

Maisum, 10 lessons with Ruth
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