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Yonnie M.

Woodbridge, VA

$50/hr

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Background check passed as of 1/30/13
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— Evangelina, Woodbridge, VA on 7/10/15

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Southern Illinois University
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Southern Illinois University (Management Info Syst)

About Yonnie

Hi. My name is Yonnie. Through my ample tutoring experience, I am demonstrating that I am an outstanding tutor who teaches the Korean language with confidence and zeal.
Being a native Korean you can trust that you will always be taught standard, accurate pronunciation and correct grammar. Having lived for many years in both Korea and the United States, I am extremely comfortable with both cultures. It is my goal that the instruction I provide opens my students to the real, everyday, Korean language in ways that simply aren’t available through textbooks, websites, or wherever else you care to search.
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I was born and raised in a large city, just south of Seoul, Korea. I am married to an American and have been living in the U.S. for more than two decades.
When I was a college student in Korea, I had a passion for teaching poor children, hoping to boost their chances for academic success. For two years I taught the English language during night school at the local town center, helping them to achieve their high school GED.
Following college, through jobs at the office of foreign-owned company in Seoul, and later, on U.S. military bases in Korea, I gained experience of translating Korean to English and English to Korean, interpreting documents, and teaching the Korean language to American soldiers nearly every day.
After my marriage to an Air Force officer and relocation to the U.S., I attended Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, majoring in Management Information Systems. I completed my studies, graduating with honors (cum laude). Then, my family returned to Korea for a two-year assignment. While there I worked for a U.S. Army brigadier general. Language translation services and the interpretation of documents were a regular part of my job.
Upon returning to the States, I raised my son and taught him the Korean language since he was born. From the time he was a baby, I spoke to him only in Korean at home. He is now 19 years old and fluent in Korean with perfect pronunciation. To experience the real Korean language, which is a major part of a nation’s culture, I took him to Korea during several summer breaks. Due to his strong familiarity with the Korean language, he was able to translate Korean sermons for a church youth group during regular Sunday services.

At my church in Bethesda, MD, I volunteered to teach Sunday school. Over a ten-year period I taught elementary grade students and students up to their late teen years. The kids spoke a mix of languages, English and Korean. By being fluent in both languages, I was better equipped to approach the kids and was able to educate them better for a brighter future.

As a proud ambassador representing my wonderful country, I would like to introduce you to Korea by teaching its language with that same passion, sharing my deep love for the Korean culture during these lessons.
Hi. My name is Yonnie. Through my ample tutoring experience, I am demonstrating that I am an outstanding tutor who teaches the Korean language with confidence and zeal.
Being a native Korean you can trust that you will always
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Cancellation
3 hours notice required

Hourly rate discounts available for group instruction.

Travel Radius
Travels within 25 miles of Woodbridge, VA 22191
Background Check: Passed
In-person lessons

"Patient and experienced tutor!"

- Evangelina, Woodbridge, VA on 7/10/15

"Passionate and very patient teacher!"

- Joy, Fairfax, VA on 4/23/15

"Excellent teacher"

- Kate, Arlington, VA on 10/19/14

"Excellent Korean Tutor "

- Chris, Woodbridge, VA on 1/4/14

"Highly satisfied."

- David, Stafford, VA on 10/18/13

"Awesome, super professional! Super kind. Dedicated to your success."

- Armin, Falls Church, VA on 8/18/13

"Patient and Passionate"

- Joanne, Fairfax, VA on 7/9/13
Language:
Korean
Corporate Training:
Korean

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Korean

I was born in Korea and graduated from a Korean university in Seoul. I also graduated from Southern Illinois University, majoring in Management Information Systems.
During my job working with Americans in Korea, I taught my boss Korean for a year and introduced my country’s vibrant culture to Americans.
I married a first lieutenant and we raised a boy in the U.S. I taught my son Korean language since he was very young and spoke to him only in Korean while at home. I taught him reading and writing, based on the Korean consonant and vowel system. He is now sixteen years old and is fluent in Korean. To experience the real Korean language, which is a part of a culture, I took him to Korea during a few summer breaks. Presently, every Sunday at church, he has been translating Korean to English for several years.
At my church in Bethesda, MD, I volunteered to teach Sunday school. Over a ten-year period I taught elementary grade students and students up to their late teen years. The kids spoke mixed languages, English and Korean. By being fluent in both languages, I was better equipped to approach the kids and was able to educate them better for a brighter future. My church is a registered Korean language teaching academy and I am able to access the most up-to-date textbooks at all grade levels.

Through my life I am demonstrating that I am an excellent tutor with zeal. As a proud ambassador representing my wonderful country, I would like to introduce Korea through teaching its language with that same passion, sharing my culture during these lessons.

Southern Illinois University
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Education

Southern Illinois University (Management Info Syst)

Patient and experienced tutor! — My first session with Yonnie seonsaengnim consisted of a review of the korean alphabet and basic phrases. Although I had already gone over these things in self-study, Yonnie gave me a great many useful tips that would've probably taken me months to realize. During the lesson she was always very patient and would repeat words so that I could get a better sense of the pronunciation. You can tell tha ...

— Evangelina, Woodbridge, VA on 7/10/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $50.00

Cancellation: 3 hours notice required

Hourly rate discounts available for group instruction.

Travel policy

Yonnie will travel within 25 miles of Woodbridge, VA 22191.

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