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Cecilia L.

Bellevue, WA

$44/hour

Individualized learning Mandarin Chinese, Business and Culture studies

400+ Hours
5.0 average from 213 ratings
Doing a superb job preparing my 15 year old to test into Chinese III
— LeeAnne, Chambersburg, PA on 6/13/17

$44/Hour


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

Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (Communications)

The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate school of Communication (Master's)

Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Graduate Coursework)

About Cecilia

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, and Chinese culture study/training as well as China economic system and business practice studies. She has experience in curriculum development, teaching and training from pre-K to adults.

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 professional Development Course Certificate from Graduate school of Education at Harvard University. She has extensive experience working for technology firms in the U.S. and worked with partners and customers in more than 80 countries worldwide. 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 with a focus on cultural knowledge and business practical 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.
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, and Chinese culture Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

I teach AP or HSK Chinese exam preparation. The Tuition will be different from other classes. Please talk to me to set up your course rate.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Bellevue, WA 98004

"Doing a superb job preparing my 15 year old to test into Chinese III"

- LeeAnne, Chambersburg, PA on 6/13/17
Cecilia replied on 10/15/2017

Brandon is a very hardworking student. He spent time and energy to do his homework. I am thrilled to see he jumped one level in a short time and be able to follow the higher level class easily.

"The highlight of my week!"

- Steve, Sammamish, WA on 11/11/17

"Knowledgable and personable tutor"

- Madeleine, Seattle, WA on 11/1/17

"Great tutor"

- Rohan, Seattle, WA on 10/24/17
Cecilia replied on 10/28/2017

Thank you so much, Rohan. To tailor each class to every student and make improvement quickly is my goal. You work hard, and very determined; also, 90 min. class is definitely helping to cover more content. I think for most adults longer class can really help to get result quicker. Not only the longer time but to get more in-depth. I know you have an ambitious plan, I will help you to achieve it!

"Knowledgable tutor"

- Royce, Honolulu, HI on 10/15/17
Cecilia replied on 10/20/2017

Thank you so much, Royce. Chinese is one of the most difficult to learn languages, but the Chinese class can be fun and simple to follow. You are doing well in class and follow the homework instruction well. You are clearly a winner!

"Helpful and cheerful tutor"

- Rico, Seattle, WA on 9/24/17
Cecilia replied on 10/15/2017

To be able to speak and listen Chinese in a short time is everyone's wish.
In my class, we can learn these skills fast. However, it depends on students ability to practice daily. You did your homework, and that has the excellent result! We worked together to make progress faster!

"Excellent tutor!"

- Kristine, Seattle, WA on 6/9/17
Cecilia replied on 10/15/2017

Thank you so much! You can speak and understand Chinese sentences very fast! You did your homework even with your busy schedule; I am delighted to hear all of your stories of being able to talk to "real" Chinese people in a brief time!

"Very patient good structure"

- Matthew, Bellevue, WA on 2/19/17
Cecilia replied on 3/29/2017

As a quick learner, you have improved very much in a short time. I hope the class is fun and interesting to you.

"Good teaching technique"

- Patricia, Seattle, WA on 1/8/17
Cecilia replied on 1/11/2017

Thank you so much, Patricia. Your daughter was a good student! We all know learning Chinese is difficult, but she kept up with the process. I am sure she can learn fast!

"Very helpful!"

- Jacqueline, Newport Beach, CA on 3/30/16
Cecilia replied on 3/29/2017

Your college course is hard, and the speed is fast. After some lessons, I can see your progress is significant. You have learned not only the language but also have discussed a lot of current culture and social issues.

"Friendly and knowledgable tutor"

- Aleksei, Seattle, WA on 11/28/15
Cecilia replied on 12/6/2015

Thank you so much Aleksei! You are devoted to learning and very smart! Every student has different needs. We focused on your strength in the class, you learned much more than the book provided. You also aware that Chinese pronunciation is difficult, so we find these you have had problems and practice those more. You are making great progress! Thank you for doing your homework daily, that is a challenge for adult students. This is why you have been improved so much! We work together to achieve your goal fast!

"LEARNING REALLY FAST!!!"

- Fabien, Redondo Beach, CA on 5/31/15
Cecilia replied on 10/13/2015

One of my specialties is adult learning. It is a very different method to teach adults. I am so glad you felt learning is not difficult!!

"Glad to have found Ms. Cecilia through WyzAnt!"

- Shanta, Round Rock, TX on 10/22/13
Cecilia replied on 10/24/2013

Thank you so much Shanta, I really appreciated your feedback. Your daughter is a smart and hard working student. I believe in learning foreign language must combine with learning that culture. Thank you for noticed that part of the teaching.
Mandarin Chinese is a challenging language and a lot of people think it is too hard to learn. But If the teacher has a right method and strategy for each student, they will be successful and having fun at same time. I learned a lot from my students and love them from bottom of my heart.

Language:
Chinese

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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.

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

Education

THE UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN (Communications)

The University of Texas at Austin, Graduate school of Communication (Master's)

Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Graduate Coursework)

Doing a superb job preparing my 15 year old to test into Chinese III

Brandon enjoys her teaching style very much. We had a very short time frame for him to prepare to test so her focused/professional approach will ensure he makes it to the finish line. He looks forward to their sessions

— LeeAnne, Chambersburg, PA on 6/13/17

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $44.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

I teach AP or HSK Chinese exam preparation. The Tuition will be different from other classes. Please talk to me to set up your course rate.

Travel policy

Cecilia will travel within 40 miles of Bellevue, WA 98004.