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Connor F.

New York, NY

$100/hour

Experienced Mandarin Chinese Instructor and Tutor

20+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/16/13
5.0 average from 1 ratings
Terrific start!
— Smy, New York, NY on 11/27/13

$100/Hour


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Connecticut College

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Connecticut College

About Connor

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
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
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Group rates available.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of New York, NY 10013
Background Check: Passed

"Terrific start!"

- Smy, New York, NY on 11/27/13
Math:
Elementary Math
Music:
Guitar,
Music Theory, Piano,
Trumpet
English:
ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL
Elementary Education:
Elementary Math, Grammar, Handwriting, Reading, Spelling

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

In most cases, tutors gain approval in a subject by passing a proficiency exam. For some subject areas, like music and art, tutors submit written requests to demonstrate their proficiency to potential students. If a tutor is interested but not yet approved in a subject, the subject will appear in non-bold font. Tutors need to be approved in a subject prior to beginning lessons.

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.

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.

Piano

As the son of a virtuoso pianist, Piano was my first instrument at the age of five. I firmly believe that Piano is the best instrument for young students to start out on, as it allows students to build a solid foundation by learning both clefs. I've been a teacher of beginner piano, while also teaching trumpet and guitar. I was a music minor at Connecticut College, and graduated in 2011.

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.

Connecticut College

Education

Connecticut College

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 goin

— Smy, New York, NY on 11/27/13

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $100.00

Group rates available.

Travel policy

Connor will travel within 40 miles of New York, NY 10013.