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Winnie L.

Bothell, WA

$45/hour

Effective and Caring Language Tutor specializing in Chinese and ESL

200+ Hours
Background check passed as of 11/1/12
5.0 average from 153 ratings
Great tutor!
— Yuri, Seattle, WA on 4/14/16

$45/Hour


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Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York
Queens College, CUNY, New York
Master's

Education

Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York

Queens College, CUNY, New York (Master's)

About Winnie

Hello! My name is Winnie. Welcome to my WyzAnt page. I would like to share some information about my personal and tutoring background, which I hope will help you decide whether or not to consider me as your language tutor.
I was born in China and grew up speaking both Mandarin and Cantonese. I immigrated to the U.S. after completing junior high in Guangdong. Despite coming to this country at the challenging age of 15 and barely spoking any English, I excelled (go all A’s!) in all my language-rated classes first in high school and then in college (French, Speech and Linguistics). In only a couple of years, I spoke English well enough to land a summer job as a cashier at a busy Manhattan restaurant in NY. How did I learn so well so quickly? The answer is simple: I just loved studying languages! So it's no surprise that I enjoy helping others with their language learning.
Why should you choose me as your tutor?
~ I’m a top-rated and experienced tutor with over 230 Wyzant lesson hours and over 140 5-star rating! The fact that my students consistently provide me with top ratings can only prove that my lessons have been consistently effective. That with my lessons, you will REALLY learn!
~ My specialty is language tutoring and that is my ONLY focus! Specifically, I teach Chinese as a Second Language and English as a Second Language. I do not teach several subjects like many tutors do, so I can focus on teaching what I know and can do best: teaching Chinese and English.-:)
~ I'm a responsible and caring teacher (I'm a mom of two teenagers!). Please take a look at my many wonderful student testimonials. As one of my youngest students' mom told me, "the reason my son pays attention to you is because YOU LISTEN to him, and he is simply returning you the favor!"
Thank you for taking the time to read my profile. I hope to work with you soon.
Sincerely,
Winnie
Hello! My name is Winnie. Welcome to my WyzAnt page. I would like to share some information about my personal and tutoring background, which I hope will help you decide whether or not to consider me as your language tutor.
I was born in China and grew up speaking both Mandarin and Cantonese. I immigrated to the U.S. after completing junior
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Policies
Cancellation
24 hours notice required

*DISCOUNT for 3+ hrs lessons weekly. *May charge extra for longer travel (will be added to hrly rate). *ONLINE lessons: lower rates. ~Please email me for details~

Travel Radius
Travels within 10 miles of Bothell, WA 98021
Background Check: Passed

"Great tutor!"

- Yuri, Seattle, WA on 4/14/16

"Very Good"

- Adam, Marysville, WA on 8/26/17

"Very friendly!"

- Jake, Woodinville, WA on 10/10/16

"Wonderful Tutor"

- Keith, Purcellville, VA on 1/19/16

"Excellent educator!"

- Timothy, Everett, WA on 6/29/15

"Great Chinese language teacher"

- Jon, Bothell, WA on 11/20/14

"Great Lesson! Very adaptive to my needs."

- Greg, Bothell, WA on 10/9/14

"Great to Work With"

- Jeff, Bothell, WA on 3/19/14

"Most Helpful Tutor!!!"

- AL, Kirkland, WA on 10/9/13

"Great All Around Tutor!"

- Patty, Woodinville, WA on 8/21/13

"Great!"

- Angie, Kirkland, WA on 6/20/13

"Great tutor!"

- Amy, Bothell, WA on 3/1/13
English:
ESL/ESOL,
Grammar,
Reading
Language:
Chinese,
ESL/ESOL,
Reading
Special Needs:
Reading
Elementary Education:
Grammar,
Reading
Business:
ESL/ESOL

Approved subjects are in bold.

Approved subjects

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Chinese

I teach both written and spoken Chinese Mandarin and Cantonese. I have a solid foundation in the Chinese language, as I completed junior high in Guandong, China.

I started giving lessons to friends and acquaintances when I was in high school. My first student was my dentist! I have since tutored students of various levels and ages, ranging from age 5 to age 69! They include young children, high school and college students, businessmen/business owners, travelers, doctors (a dentist and two PhD's), moms, an engineer, a lawyer and a videographer. I’m currently tutoring some school-age children (age 5 to 16), and several adult students (of various levels and learning needs!).

I custom-tailor my lesson plans to fit my student's individual needs and wishes. Some may want to only learn everyday conversation, others may want to focus on pronunciation or reading, and still others may want to improve on their grammar, etc.

While I’m serious about helping you (with your Chinese learning), I promise you that my lessons will always be enjoyable~NEVER boring!

ESL/ESOL

I specialize in teaching English to non-native speakers. I custom-tailor lesson plans to fit my student's individual needs and wishes. For example, some may want to focus on speaking/pronunciation, others may want help on grammar or writing, and still others may want to improve their reading.

My first ESL teaching experience was as a substitute teacher for a summer ESL program while in college. After receiving my master's degree, I worked in New York public libraries where I assisted many new immigrants. Later, I relocated to the Middle East with my husband and worked as a college librarian and ESL teacher assistant. I helped students with their classwork and had the chance to teach the class a few times myself. And in my spare time, I tutored students of various language backgrounds (including Arabic, Asian, and European). After returning to the Seattle area, I ran a retail business for a few years before settling to a home-based business, which has given me the flexibility to do more of what I love--language tutoring! I enjoy teaching English language skills to both adults and children.

I care about my students, and I want them to succeed! I am the right tutor for you if you are looking for a top-quality tutor who really wants to help you succeed.

Grammar

My experience of teaching English grammar includes working as a teacher assistant for a college ESL class, and as a private ESL/English tutor for many years.

Most people think grammar is boring but I think it's fun and interesting! You will feel the same after you've taken my lessons. I've helped many students (of various language levels and backgrounds) improve their grammar skills, and I'm confident I can help you too!

Reading

I was a teacher assistant at a college ESL reading class, and have tutored tutored reading to several preschool and elementary school children.

Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York
Queens College, CUNY, New York
Master's

Education

Brooklyn College, CUNY, New York

Queens College, CUNY, New York (Master's)

Great tutor!

Winnie has been tutoring me online (for Chinese) and our online lessons have been really effective. She puts in a lot of effort to make each and every lesson exciting and interesting by sharing background and cultural stories, helpful tips for pronunciations and easier memorization for certain words. Furthermore, not only does Winnie provide challenging homework after each lesson but she also prov

— Yuri, Seattle, WA on 4/14/16

Hourly rate

Standard Hourly Rate: $45.00

Cancellation: 24 hours notice required

*DISCOUNT for 3+ hrs lessons weekly. *May charge extra for longer travel (will be added to hrly rate). *ONLINE lessons: lower rates. ~Please email me for details~

Travel policy

Winnie will travel within 10 miles of Bothell, WA 98021.