I moved from Taiwan to the states when I was 11 years old. Fluent in both Mandarin and Taiwanese, I started tutoring students while I was a full time student in high school. I have taught American-born Chinese students, Korean nationals, and other US Citizens looking to learn the language! During each tutoring session, individual students focused on different goals when it came to learning Chinese: some students only focused on conversation skills, some focused on preparations for exams given by our local Chinese schools. Transitioning to college, the tutoring continued. Students taking college Chinese classes often email me for quick review sessions to help them ace their college exams.
I believe in order to properly learn a new language, practicing the immersion technique will be most beneficial. The more a language is used and practiced the faster we learn. I will also supplement traditional teaching methods with a constantly changing array of context based interactive activities that will help children learn and retain Chinese language, culture, history, and other things (activities such as puppet shows, singing, celebrating traditional holidays & festivals and much more).
In my free time I like to hike, beach, shop, practice yoga, explore the city, web page design, cook, hangout with friends and try new restaurants!
I am a hard working recent college graduate that is eager to learn, teach with a flexible schedule, and can start as soon as possible!
UMKC - BA, Chemistry