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Tammy L.

Falls Church, VA

$50/hour

Mandarin Chinese for Business, Diplomacy and Academia

50+ Hours
Background check passed as of 9/27/15
5.0 average from 68 ratings
Outstanding
— Robin, Half Moon Bay, CA on 5/1/15

$50/Hour


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About Tammy

Hi there! I am delighted to hear that you or a family member is interested in learning Mandarin Chinese. It is one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn for native-English speakers. The written system has no alphabet and consists of over 50,000 characters. Each word/sound also requires use of one of 4 distinct tones. Although this may seem like a daunting undertaking, don't worry, I can help you navigate the complexities and achieve your language goals!

If you plan to use Chinese at work, we can focus our lessons around dialogue and vocabulary that relates directly to your job or industry. If you are a student and want to improve your academic performance in Chinese, I can train you to utilize more efficient ways of studying and practicing. If you would like to gain exposure to or build a foundation in Mandarin Chinese, I can also help you accomplish this.

I have over 7 years of tutoring experience. I adapt my teaching method to each individual so that he or she feels comfortable learning. The following are recent successful tutoring cases:

1. A Japanese CPA Professional (Beginner Level): He was taking Chinese Level 1 class at school but struggling with pronunciation. We developed a strategy to correct his pronunciation and intonation until he was comfortable presenting in front of his classmates. He successfully moved to Level 2.
2. An American Business Manager (Intermediate Level): We practiced basic conversation in order to get him ready for a business trip to China.
3. A small business owner (Advanced Speaker): His listening and speaking skills were advanced, but wanted to improve his reading so that he could email his suppliers in Chinese. We identified and focused on the vocabulary and phrasing that he most often needs to communicate effectively. He now regularly uses Chinese to communicate and can even review contracts if necessary.

I hope you will consider hiring me as your tutor! Looking forward to hearing from you!
Hi there! I am delighted to hear that you or a family member is interested in learning Mandarin Chinese. It is one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn for native-English speakers. The written system has no alphabet and consists of over 50,000 characters. Each word/sound also requires use of one of 4 distinct tones. Although this Read more

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The one-on-one hourly rate is $50. For a group rate, please contact me for details.

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Travels within 0 miles of Falls Church, VA 22044
Background Check: Passed

"Outstanding"

- Robin, Half Moon Bay, CA on 5/1/15

"Very nice and helpful"

- Nick, Mc Lean, VA on 10/5/16

"Confident, patient, and flexible tutor"

- Kathrin, Arlington, VA on 10/13/15
Language:
Chinese

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Chinese

I am a native Chinese speaker, earned my BA in English from China and MBA in Global Management from the US. I worked as an English to Chinese translator for 2 years. I volunteered as an interpreter in a cultural exchange program for the City of Austin. During graduate school, I was a Chinese tutor/language partner for a few of my classmates. They made big progress in their Chinese learning especially in speaking.
Lessons can be tailored to fit each student's goal. Lessons will consist of learning, reviewing and problem solving sections.

Outstanding

Lesson was Skype format. Originally, I was hesitant about Skype lessons as I was not sure that I would be able to get a clear lesson online. But Tammy was well prepared. She had a couple of text books that she sent me through Skype. It turned out the level was perfect for me. We had technical problems (on my end) regarding Skype but she was very patient about working through all that. Highly recom

— Robin, Half Moon Bay, CA on 5/1/15

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

The one-on-one hourly rate is $50. For a group rate, please contact me for details.

Travel policy

Tammy will travel within 0 miles of Falls Church, VA 22044.