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Benjamin K.

Mandarin Chinese Lessons with an avid learner and teacher

Mandarin Chinese Lessons with an avid learner and teacher

$60/hour

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I am a lifelong learner of the Chinese language. I am passionate about this language, and I hope to pass my passion on to my students. I have various experiences that make me an excellent tutor. As a high school student at Riverdale Country School, I studied abroad in Beijing during my junior year through School Year Abroad (SYA). During my junior year of college, I studied in Shanghai through NYU Shanghai. I have also participated in the Middlebury College Chinese School where I could only...

I am a lifelong learner of the Chinese language. I am passionate about this language, and I hope to pass my passion on to my students. I have various experiences that make me an excellent tutor. As a high school student at Riverdale Country School, I studied abroad in Beijing during my junior year through School Year Abroad (SYA). During my junior year of college, I studied in Shanghai through NYU Shanghai. I have also participated in the Middlebury College Chinese School where I could only communicate in Chinese for eight weeks.

In terms of my teaching experience, I worked as an assistant Chinese teacher for 5-9-year-old children at The China Institute, as an English teacher at the Chinese Community Center of Flushing, Queen, and as an English teacher through the Chinese Progressive Association.

I have Chinese tutoring experiences through another organization similar to Wyzant as well as by meeting with students with whom I have personal connections. I have achieved near-native fluency in Mandarin Chinese, and have taught my tutees various skills that I have learned to learn the language effectively.

Currently, I am a case manager at a community health center in Flushing, Queens where I communicate with patients in Mandarin.

Learning Chinese can seem extremely difficult and almost impossible at some times. As a learner of the language for 12 years, I know exactly how to overcome these obstacles and will teach you methods at a reasonably low price.

I took honors math throughout my high school career at Riverdale Country School and received excellent grades, and scored a 770 on the SAT II Math I subject test.

I received excellent grades in all of my English classes throughout my high school career at a Riverdale, and I scored a 780 on the writing section for my SATs. I am exceptionally knowledgeable about grammar rules in English, partly due to my excellent foreign language skills.


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New York University
Applied Psychology

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Chinese

Chinese

I have a long history of studying and mastering the Mandarin Chinese language starting at the age of 12. I started studying Mandarin in middle school and have continued using my Mandarin until this day. I spent my junior year of high school in Beijing, China, where I lived with a Mandarin-speaking host family and studied Mandarin intensively. I have also participated a Mandarin immersion program at Middlebury College from which my Mandarin improved immensely. I also spent a semester in Shanghai during my junior year at NYU. I have been able to use my Mandarin skills in various professional settings. In the hopes of transferring my passion of learning Mandarin to newcomers to learning Mandarin, I have tutored beginner, intermediate and advanced students, whom I found through tutoring companies as well as personal connections. In my tutoring sessions, I have provided my students more detailed explanations of the grammatical points they are learning, have conducted thorough vocabulary quizzing, and have initiated basic Mandarin conversation from which my students can practice their conversational skills. Because I have excellent Mandarin pronunciation, I can also test my students' listening comprehension by reading aloud passages and asking them questions about the passages. While learning how to read and write Chinese characters can be challenging, I have found that the best way to make this process easier for my students is by having them learn a limited number of characters at a time and write down the characters and the characters' pronunciations repetitively.

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Chinese

Chinese

I have a long history of studying and mastering the Mandarin Chinese language starting at the age of 12. I started studying Mandarin in middle school and have continued using my Mandarin until this day. I spent my junior year of high school in Beijing, China, where I lived with a Mandarin-speaking host family and studied Mandarin intensively. I have also participated a Mandarin immersion program at Middlebury College from which my Mandarin improved immensely. I also spent a semester in Shanghai during my junior year at NYU. I have been able to use my Mandarin skills in various professional settings. In the hopes of transferring my passion of learning Mandarin to newcomers to learning Mandarin, I have tutored beginner, intermediate and advanced students, whom I found through tutoring companies as well as personal connections. In my tutoring sessions, I have provided my students more detailed explanations of the grammatical points they are learning, have conducted thorough vocabulary quizzing, and have initiated basic Mandarin conversation from which my students can practice their conversational skills. Because I have excellent Mandarin pronunciation, I can also test my students' listening comprehension by reading aloud passages and asking them questions about the passages. While learning how to read and write Chinese characters can be challenging, I have found that the best way to make this process easier for my students is by having them learn a limited number of characters at a time and write down the characters and the characters' pronunciations repetitively.

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Chinese

Chinese

I have a long history of studying and mastering the Mandarin Chinese language starting at the age of 12. I started studying Mandarin in middle school and have continued using my Mandarin until this day. I spent my junior year of high school in Beijing, China, where I lived with a Mandarin-speaking host family and studied Mandarin intensively. I have also participated a Mandarin immersion program at Middlebury College from which my Mandarin improved immensely. I also spent a semester in Shanghai during my junior year at NYU. I have been able to use my Mandarin skills in various professional settings. In the hopes of transferring my passion of learning Mandarin to newcomers to learning Mandarin, I have tutored beginner, intermediate and advanced students, whom I found through tutoring companies as well as personal connections. In my tutoring sessions, I have provided my students more detailed explanations of the grammatical points they are learning, have conducted thorough vocabulary quizzing, and have initiated basic Mandarin conversation from which my students can practice their conversational skills. Because I have excellent Mandarin pronunciation, I can also test my students' listening comprehension by reading aloud passages and asking them questions about the passages. While learning how to read and write Chinese characters can be challenging, I have found that the best way to make this process easier for my students is by having them learn a limited number of characters at a time and write down the characters and the characters' pronunciations repetitively.

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Great tutor

Benjamin helped me review for my finals so far really well. He helped me understand some grammar that I was having trouble with. He was patient and waited for me to get a full understanding of it. And I can't wait for the next lesson.

Justin, 3 lessons with Benjamin
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$60/hour

Benjamin K.

$60/hour

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Response time: 6 hours