Over 50 tutoring hours

Cecilia L.

Renton, WA

$42/hour

Mandarin Chinese Speaking, Reading, Writing and Culture Specialist

5.0 average from 39 ratings
Friendly and knowledgable tutor
— Aleksei, Seattle, WA on 11/28/15

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Universit of Texas at Austin
Communications
University of Texas at Austin, Graduate school of Communication
Master's
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

Universit of Texas at Austin (Communications)

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

Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Other)

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 include speaking, reading, writing Chinese, cross-culture management and Chinese culture study/training. 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 a professional Development course Certificate from Graduate school of Education at Harvard University. She has extensive experience working for technology firms in Austin and worked with partners and customers in more than 60 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 practical applications.

Her teaching philosophy is to use differentiated instruction with 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 Calligrapher.
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 Read more

Policies
Cancellation
4 hours notice required

If the cancellation is not sent 4 hours or earlier before the class, the tuition will be charged.

Travel Radius
Travels within 40 miles of Renton, WA 98056

"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, Dallas, TX 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.

Universit of Texas at Austin
Communications
University of Texas at Austin, Graduate school of Communication
Master's
Harvard University Graduate School of Education
Other

Education

Universit of Texas at Austin (Communications)

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

Harvard University Graduate School of Education (Other)

Friendly and knowledgable tutor — I'm studying Mandarin from scratch and I can feel that Cecilia helps me to make a good progress. Cecilia is very patient in correcting my pronunciation mistakes. She also explains very well the correct way to fix these mistakes. ...

— Aleksei, Seattle, WA on 11/28/15

Hourly fee

Standard Hourly Fee: $42.00

Cancellation: 4 hours notice required

If the cancellation is not sent 4 hours or earlier before the class, the tuition will be charged.

Travel policy

Cecilia will travel within 40 miles of Renton, WA 98056.