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Benjamin K.

New York, NY

$30/hour

Mandarin Chinese Lessons with an avid learner and teacher

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New York University
Applied Psychology

Education

New York University (Applied Psychology)

About Benjamin

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. I have studied abroad in both Beijing and Shanghai through various programs, including two total immersion programs in which I could only communicate in Chinese for 8 weeks. I have worked as an assistant teacher for after school Chinese classes for 5-9 year old children, I have worked as a volunteer at the Chinese Community Center of Flushing, Queens, and I have worked as a transcriber and translator for the Asia Society.

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

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

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

Learning Chinese can seem extremely difficult and almost impossible at some times. As a learner of the language for almost 10 years, I know exactly how to overcome these obstacles and will teach you methods at a reasonably low price.
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. I have studied abroad in both Beijing Read more

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Cancellation
1 hour notice required
Travel Radius
Travels within 15 miles of New York, NY 10075
In-person lessons
Language:
Chinese

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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.

New York University
Applied Psychology

Education

New York University (Applied Psychology)

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $30.00

Cancellation: 1 hour notice required

Travel policy

Benjamin will travel within 15 miles of New York, NY 10075.