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Ruth A.

Licensed professional Mandarin Tutor with 8 + year experience

Licensed professional Mandarin Tutor with 8 + year experience

$35/hour

  • 2,078 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.

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Education

University of Nottingham
Communications
Syracuse University
Masters

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $35
  • 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: 12 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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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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Chinese

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.

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Fun, educational and interactive class

Ruth taught our kids Mandatin, assessed then in such a fun way that my son asked if he can have another class with her again :) what els do we need besides learning and having fun :)

Sharareh, 1 lesson with Ruth

Patient and kind

My son Rory (8 yo) had prior Chinese school experience, but he is not confident in speaking out. Ruth was patient in coxing him to talk in Chinese. We had a 30 min session, and I think that is just the amount for 8 y/o. Not too much pressure or demanding on their attention span. I also like Ruth's style. She doesn't baby-talk to Rory like some of the school teacher would. I think it suits my boy :)

Rory, 18 lessons with Ruth

Ruth is the best!

Learned numbers today in mandarin, Ruth is a phenomenal tutor, her style of tutoring is very helpful and she’s very funny and makes learning very fun, looking for to my next sessions.

Kalli, 32 lessons with Ruth

Skillful and fun tutor

She was very good at adjusting her vocabulary to my level and compiled a list of new words during the session -- a big help. A key skill she showed is listening and asking questions to keep me talking so she could hear and correct the gaps in my language. Overall this was a very good session for my level of ability.

Richard, 67 lessons with Ruth

Knowledge, Parient and helpful

My son enjoyed the class. Learned a lot from the class. Such an amazing teacher. Thank you a million for all your help and making the subject enjoyable for my son !!!!

Nina, 9 lessons with Ruth

Lesson 2 with Ruth

I had my 2nd lesson with Ruth. We discussed different daily activities. I really enjoyed the lesson as the phrases were things we regularly used. I'm looking forward to my next lesson.

Casique, 5 lessons with Ruth

First Session

Ruth introduced me to new vocabulary words and helped to form sentences. I was surprised on how quickly she was able to provide the pinyin, the Chinese characters, and the English translation for all sentences. I have a lot material to review before our next class. Thank you.

Casique, 5 lessons with Ruth

AMAZING tutor!

Ruth is by far the best tutor I’ve experienced. She is very knowledgeable, friendly, and patient. She makes sure you are comfortable, and she goes at your pace. I would recommend her to anyone who wants to learn Mandarin Chinese!

Chia, 15 lessons with Ruth

Skillful and fun tutor

She was very good at adjusting her vocabulary to my level and compiled a list of new words during the session -- a big help. A key skill she showed is listening and asking questions to keep me talking so she could hear and correct the gaps in my language. Overall this was a very good session for my level of ability.

Richard, 67 lessons with Ruth

Skillful and fun tutor

She was very good at adjusting her vocabulary to my level and compiled a list of new words during the session -- a big help. A key skill she showed is listening and asking questions to keep me talking so she could hear and correct the gaps in my language. Overall this was a very good session for my level of ability.

Richard, 67 lessons with Ruth
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$35/hour

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Response time: 2 hours