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Lorraine L.

New York, NY

$150/hour

Phonics/ESL/Mandarin Tutor for k-12/new immigrants/any learners

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Zhejiang International Studies University
English Education
New York University
Master's

Education

Zhejiang International Studies University (English Education)

New York University (Master's)

About Lorraine

Hi, I am Lorraine, a native Chinese speaker studying Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL) and Teaching Mandarin as a Foreign Language(TFL) at NYU Steinhardt. I am fluent in English and Chinese. I have also learned French and Japanese for a while. Now I am learning Spanish. I speak several dialects of Chinese like Shanghainese and can understand daily Cantonese.

Experience:
I have tutored k5, k9, k11 students (both girls and boys) English and Maths when I was an undergrad. I am also experienced in TOEFL prep. My last student got 15 points higher within 2 months of my tutoring. Since I came to the States, I began tutoring adult immigrants conversational English as well as working as a learning partner with students in Grade one and Grade ten.

Philosophy of education:
I believe in individualized education and student-centered learning mode. Teachers scaffold learning for students, and lead students to explore the knowledge. I do believe that through teaching both teachers and students can learn from each other.

Edge:
I still remembered what a boy in Grade Eight said to me in the last class. He thanked me for letting him know how much potential he was innate with and believe himself in the capability of achieving higher goals. I also think that each student has their individual potential as long as they have the will to try and work hard on that. Although I am friendly and patient, I do have high standards for students because I know how good they can be.

PS: I have worked with newly immigrated students on improving foundational English skills such as phonics, grammar, vocabulary building, and reading. Students will also learn many helpful study strategies and time management methods during my tutoring hours.

Look forward to helping any student who is willing to learn and who strives for the best.
Hi, I am Lorraine, a native Chinese speaker studying Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages(TESOL) and Teaching Mandarin as a Read more

Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 30 miles of New York, NY 10044
Math:
Algebra 2, Elementary Math
English:
English, ESL/ESOL, Grammar, Reading, TOEFL,
Writing
Test Preparation:
GRE, TOEFL
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL, Speech, TOEFL
Special Needs:
Phonics
Elementary Education:
Elementary (K-6th), Elementary Math, Grammar, Phonics,
Reading, Spelling
Business:
GRE

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I am a native Mandarin speaker who grew up in Shanghai, and speaks more than two dialects including Shanghainese and Wenzhounese. Now I am a master at NYU studying Mandarin teaching and teaching English to speakers of other languages as well. I will be negotiating with your learning needs before I design my lessons.

Phonics

I took Linguistic Analysis in grad school which includes the introduction to phonics system. In addition, I observed classes in ps41 at prek-1 level phonics classes. With both, I got to know how the sounds system is taught in a native English speaking country. I also tutored my kids about sounds blending, phonics, and letter-sound identification.

TOEFL

My scores were: Speaking 26, Listening 25, Reading 28, and Writing 27, for a total of 105.

Zhejiang International Studies University
English Education
New York University
Master's

Education

Zhejiang International Studies University (English Education)

New York University (Master's)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $150.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

Travel policy

Lorraine will travel within 30 miles of New York, NY 10044.