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Yin Mei H.

Foreign Language Tutor specializing in French, Malay & Indonesian

Foreign Language Tutor specializing in French, Malay & Indonesian

$25/hour

  • 9 hours tutoring

About Yin Mei


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I was born in Malaysia and lived there until I was about 15. When I was 15, my father got a job working for the UN. Partly as a result of that, my family and I lived in England, Italy and Canada. I attended two years of boarding school in England, and one year of high school and several years of university in Canada.

In addition, I also have family members and relatives living in different parts of the world. I have family members and relatives living in Malaysia, Singapore, New...

I was born in Malaysia and lived there until I was about 15. When I was 15, my father got a job working for the UN. Partly as a result of that, my family and I lived in England, Italy and Canada. I attended two years of boarding school in England, and one year of high school and several years of university in Canada.

In addition, I also have family members and relatives living in different parts of the world. I have family members and relatives living in Malaysia, Singapore, New Zealand, Australia and England.

Since December 2019, I have been working at a preschool/childcare center in McLean, VA, as a Receptionist/Front Desk Assistant. In addition to a curriculum in English, this preschool/childcare center also offers instruction in French, Spanish and Chinese (Mandarin) to the children. Starting at the end of January 2020, I have been teaching French to both the Preschool and PreK classes, and also substituting for the regular teacher in the School Age French Enrichment class.

The preschool/childcare center has been in lock down due to the current Covid-19 situation. However, since mid-March of this year, the preschool/childcare center has also been putting its entire Preschool/PreK and School Age programs online. Therefore, the Chinese teacher has been teaching Chinese to the children via Zoom and the Spanish teacher has also been teaching Spanish to the kids online. Likewise, I have been teaching French to the kids via Zoom since then. So, despite my initial awkwardness with modern technology, I have gotten used to teaching online.

Before teaching French for the preschool/childcare center, I had also previously volunteered as an ESL teaching assistant for an immigrant and refugee services organization in Rome, Italy, and also volunteered with immigrant and refugee services organizations in Canada as an English conversation and TOEFL tutor . So, I already had prior experience in tutoring a language, even though it was English.

Finally, teaching runs in my family. Actually, it runs on my moth


Education

University of Ottawa, McGill University
French-English Translation, French

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Corporate Training

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French

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Indonesian,

Indonesian

I was born in Malaysia and grew up there. Bahasa Malaysia (Malay) is the official language of Malaysia. Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) is the official language of Indonesia. Both Malay and Indonesian are identical to each other. In fact, Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian) is based on Malay. There are hundreds of dialiects spoken in Indonesia, all with varying degrees of similarity to Malay. Years ago, in order to standardize language in Indonesia, the Indonesian government decided to "borrow" the Malay language for usage in their their own country and that is what is taught in their classrooms. It is not listed on my resume, but in the past, I did work for National Geographic on a project involving Indonesian. National Geographic staff had gone to Indonesia and interviewed the local people in Indonesian. Someone had transcribed the video into English. NG then needed someone who was bilingual, fluent or proficient in both English and Indonesian to check the English transcript for errors. My job was to watch the video (in the original Indonesian language) and check the English transcription (translation) for accuracy.
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French

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French

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Yin Mei has provided examples of their subject expertise by answering 7 questions submitted by students on Wyzant’s Ask an Expert.

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Kind and knowledgeable

Yin helped introduce the French language to our 4 year old daughter as we are moving to France soon. She was kind, patient, and our daughter really warmed to her. Couldn’t ask for more!

Sara , 1 lesson with Yin Mei

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