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Cecilia L.

Harvard Graduates, Individualized learning Chinese, AP/HSK tests

Harvard Graduates, Individualized learning Chinese, AP/HSK tests

$48/hour

  • 1,571 hours tutoring

About Cecilia


Bio

Cecilia is a native of Beijing, China, and is trained in the official broadcast style of the "Chinese National Language" form of Mandarin Chinese. She is an accomplished editor and writer for several newspapers and magazines. Her teaching specialty includes speaking, reading, writing Chinese, cross-culture management, Chinese culture study/training, and the China economic system and business practice studies. She has experience in curriculum development, teaching, and training from pre-K to...

Cecilia is a native of Beijing, China, and is trained in the official broadcast style of the "Chinese National Language" form of Mandarin Chinese. She is an accomplished editor and writer for several newspapers and magazines. Her teaching specialty includes speaking, reading, writing Chinese, cross-culture management, Chinese culture study/training, and the China economic system and business practice studies. She has experience in curriculum development, teaching, and training from pre-K to adults. In addition, she has AP Chinese and HSK exam preparation classes.

Cecilia is a graduate of the Graduate School of Communications at the University of Texas at Austin and the Graduate School of Business at Harvard University. She also earned a Professional Development Course Certificate from the Graduate school of Education at Harvard University. Cecilia has extensive experience working for technology firms in the U.S. and worked with partners and customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. In addition, she has been a Mandarin Chinese teacher for students from pre-K to adults. Cecilia believes that cultural exchange plays an important key role in today's global economy and delivers language instruction focusing on cultural knowledge and practical business applications.

Her teaching philosophy is to use differentiated instruction with a vivacious style that encourages deep understanding and makes learning a fun experience. Moreover, her ability to relate and understand people allows her to be an effective communicator and instructor to students of all ages. She is also a Chinese Ink/Brush Calligraphy artist.


Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN
Communications
The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate school of Communication
Masters
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Graduate Coursework

Policies

  • Hourly Rate: $48
  • Rate details: AP Chinese/HSK exam preparation hourly rate is $60. In-person students come to my pointed location, the same rate as online. If I need to drive to the student’s location, the hourly rate is $60.
  • Lesson cancellation: 4 hours notice required
  • No background check

  • Your first lesson is backed by our Good Fit Guarantee

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Subjects

Corporate Training

Chinese

Chinese

I am a native Chinese with special training for speaking with broadcasting quality Mandarin Chinese, basic and high level writing as well as in-depth Chinese culture.

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Chinese

Chinese

I am a native Chinese with special training for speaking with broadcasting quality Mandarin Chinese, basic and high level writing as well as in-depth Chinese culture.

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Chinese

Chinese

I am a native Chinese with special training for speaking with broadcasting quality Mandarin Chinese, basic and high level writing as well as in-depth Chinese culture.

Ratings and Reviews


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Reviews


Excellent Mandarin tutor

Cecilia is knowledgeable, communicative, and has a good rapport with our 6-year-old son. I can confidently recommend her to anyone with children learning Mandarin.

Christina, 11 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Appreciate your comment! Engaging the young children is a challenge and needs a much longer time to create a study plan for them. I am glad your son is in my class, and both of us are enjoying the class very much! He is 6 years old. He started from can focus on one activity about 10-15 min. Now he can stay focused for 45-50 min between a couple of activities.

Great first lesson

My daughter had her first lesson with Cecilia and she really enjoyed it. Cecilia took the time to look at the materials from my daughter’s class and incorporated those into her lessons. We will have lessons with her again!

Anna, 1 lesson with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Anna. Your daughter is willing to learn. This is most important. We will undoubtedly work ahead of the school work and get the best result!

Flexible and helpful to get the Turtoring sessions going

Thank you for being patient me Sean and I. Thank you for being patient me Sean and I. Thank you for being patient me Sean and I. Thank you for being patient me Sean and I.

Ryan, 4 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Ryan. I understand your situation, and you did a great job coordinating with me. know Sean really likes to learn Chinese and she is a very smart girl. We will continue our lesson and will get her to enter a much higher level!

Great teacher, very flexible!

Cecilia is a great teacher who always customizes her lessons for me. I am learning at a very quick pace thanks to her teaching style and I feel more prepared for my trip to China. Thank you Cecilia!

Domonique, 18 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Dom. You are motivated! We really did the fast speed with your twice-a-week frequency, which also is a key. We have done many practices and learned useful words for your business. We will continue to have classes while you are in China!

A perfect match!

Cecilia is a top-notch Mandarin tutor. My teenage daughter attended a Mandarin immersion elementary school program for six years, but she has been almost entirely away from the language for the past two years. In just a few short months of working with Cecilia, my daughter's Mandarin proficiency has already eclipsed what it was when she graduated elementary school and she's learning new material quickly. Since my wife and I do not know any Mandarin, Cecilia is our daughter's only guide. Cecilia is very encouraging, clear, and organized. My daughter looks forward to her sessions with Cecilia. Plus, the book series she works from is accessible. We are lucky to have found Cecilia!

Brian, 90 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for commenting on your daughter's study with me, Brian. She is bright, and we worked on her recall vocab and learned more on grammar, which she did not learn in immersion classes. In a short time, we are getting into a level that already above her previous level, so she is facing new challenges and moving forward fast. Thank you for your support!

Wonderful!

Cecilia has been working with my 12 y.o. and she is an amazing tutor! My kiddo has taken Mandarin at school for years but has learned more from Cecilia in the last 2 months than at school.

Moira, 86 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much, Moira, for your feedback. I deeply appreciate to get feedback from you, a teacher yourself! I know your daughter has learned Chinese in a Chinese immersion class, and it is very different from my class. Your daughter is a superb student; I have such a good time learning with her in class! Thank you again for sending her to my class.

Great Tutor

Always keeps the class engaging. Really cares about her students’ progress. Incorporates school material with useful and outside vocabulary. Great at explanations. Perfect tutor! 10/10!

Paula, 19 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Thank you, Paula. Silvia is an outstanding student. She wanted to learn! In class with her is a joy! I am glad we laugh and learn together twice a week!

Excellent Chinese Teacher

I've been studying Chinese with Cecilia. She's been a helpful and encouraging teacher who's not only helped me pick up the basics of the language but has also worked with me on pronunciation and culture. I'll be continuing me studies with her, and I highly recommend her to anyone looking to learn Chinese!

Erik, 41 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Thank you so much for your kind words. You are working hard so you improved fast. I hope you enjoy the class even more while we create more sentences and learn more new words.

A tutor you can depend on to get the job done!

Cecilia is a wonderful tutor in many ways. She knows how to plug into the individual needs of the student she is working with and she is very professional. Mandarin is not an easy language and she has been very instrumental in assisting my son with any challenges during his third year of study. He is currently getting excellent grades in a class where his teacher is very demanding. As a plus, Cecilia is concerned about the general well being of her students and she will even update me if she has any concerns. My son enjoys working with her and they have successfully accomplished their weekly goals. I would highly recommend investing in her expertise as a Mandarin Chinese Tutor.

Maxine, 61 lessons with Cecilia
Tutor responded:

Dear Maxine: Thank you so much for noticing your son's progress. He is one of the best students in my group. I am very proud of his improvement in writing and speaking. I hope his hardworking would have outstanding results in his class's grade and future university applications.

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$48/hour

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Cecilia L.

$48/hour

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Response time: 2 hours