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There are numerous Mandarin Chinese tutors available to help you or your student improve the language learning experience. As you study one of the most commonly spoken languages on earth, a skilled mentor can help you develop your knowledge of important skills such as writing traditional or simple characters in a supportive one-on-one environment.

Whether your student is learning Mandarin Chinese or you are studying it for a degree or use in a business context, Varsity Tutors can find a great mentor with deep knowledge of the language and effective methods for helping you learn it.

Learn Mandarin Chinese From Experienced Teachers

While there are many other options you could try to learn Mandarin Chinese, studying with a Mandarin Chinese tutor puts you or your student in a one-on-one environment with an expert in the language. A mentor can explain the intricacies of pronunciation like the use of the four tones in ways that are simple to understand.

Likewise, they can guide you through important grammar rules and how to use different types of everyday phrases. One of the most powerful tools a tutor has is incorporating simulated immersion into lessons. You and your mentor can hold entire conversations in Mandarin Chinese when you're ready to deepen your knowledge of grammar, pronunciation skills, and listening proficiency quickly.

Improve Grades and Test Scores In Mandarin Chinese

A Mandarin Chinese tutor can develop a study plan that helps you move toward your goals in an organized and methodical fashion. Whether you are preparing for a presentation, want to get ready for a verbal or written exam, or are looking to improve your grades in a class, your mentor can orient sessions around your goals and how you learn best.

Varsity Tutors vets all instructors that it connects to students to ensure that they are fluent in Mandarin Chinese, are familiar with effective modern teaching methods, and have great personalities.

How much does a Mandarin Chinese tutor cost?

There are several factors that can play a role in the price you pay for Mandarin Chinese tutoring. For example, the urgency of the tutoring need, the age and ability level of the student, and the timeline of sessions can all have an effect on the cost.

The best way to learn more about pricing is to contact us directly. You can click the "Get Started" button or call us to speak with a representative who is able to give you a quote based on your academic and logistical needs.

How does online Mandarin Chinese tutoring work?

Working with a private mentor offers several advantages over other options such as using self-study materials, enrolling in a Mandarin Chinese class, or watching pre-recorded lectures. While other options also provide good information, studying with a tutor gives you one-on-one assistance that is devoted solely to your needs.

In addition to making it easier to schedule sessions, personal instruction allows you to ask questions whenever you want and focus on the material that is most relevant to your goals. This setting allows your Mandarin Chinese tutor to customize the ways they present information to fit with your preferences.

Are Mandarin Chinese tutors worth it?

Regardless of your goals related to Mandarin Chinese, taking part in Mandarin Chinese tutoring can help you develop the necessary skills, confidence, and knowledge you seek. As one of the most effective ways to learn, working with a personal mentor can deepen your knowledge of this fascinating language while helping you pursue your goals in a supportive and engaging environment.

Our Live Learning Platform also records all sessions so you can watch them at a later time. Reach out to us today to learn more about your options and how to get started with private tutoring.

How can a Mandarin Chinese tutor help you?

Varsity Tutors can help connect those who have been searching for "Mandarin Tutors near me" with a qualified tutor. Mandarin is an amazing language. Understanding the language and being able to either speak it or even read and write it can open up many doors. Of course, Mandarin is spoken in China. However, it is also spoken in Taiwan and is one of the four official languages of Singapore. Mandarin tutors can help you understand the language, learn how to communicate in Mandarin, and read and write it.

Actually, speaking Mandarin is not as difficult as some people may think. Of course, since Mandarin is a tonal language, the same word can mean different things in different tones. However, your Mandarin tutor can help you understand what the different tones are so that you do not get confused between them. Mandarin Chinese itself does not have many of the grammatical rules that are prevalent in Western languages. For example, it does not have any plurals, tenses, subject/verb agreements, or conjugations. Writing and reading Mandarin is a totally different story. That is quite difficult, but it is also intellectually stimulating. Mandarin tutoring can help you with both spoken and written Mandarin Chinese.

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Recent Tutoring Session Reviews

Online Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Hua
Reviewed Unit 3 lesson 1's vocabulary and dialogue 1. Learned dialogue 2. Made an impromptu conversation based on the content of the text, asking about a person's birthday, days of a week, and any certain date in a year. Learned Unit 3 lesson 2's vocabulary and dialogue 1.
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Online Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Yang
We watched a happy Chinese TV show, and we reviewed a lot of words of good wishes at a traditional Chinese table. I gave them a quiz.
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Online Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Kathleen
The student did a fantastic job. He worked hard, completing two pages of his workbook and studying for his dictation test. It is now important for him to start reviewing previous vocabulary words, so we made flashcards and the student learned how to use them to study.
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Online Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Emily
During this session, the student and I continued to practice identifying character structures. I also had him write a short paragraph about what he wanted to be when he grew up, and translated it into a Chinese paragraph. I explained the sentence structures that were a bit more complex for basic Mandarin understanding, and we finished off with reviewing vocabulary.
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Online Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Mary Rebecca
We focused on character writing and recognition today. We practiced the correct stroke order to write the character and looking for similarities between different characters. We also practiced the pronunciation of pin-yin.
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Online Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Jane
Continuing Chapter 12, we learned a lot more of Chinese food. We did practice conversations, questions and answers, and discussed the difference between Chinese and American culture. We finished the chapter, and I planned to give him a test next week.
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Varsity Tutors can help students of any age get started with Mandarin tutoring. Whether you're a student at a local university, a life long learner, or the parent of a student who is learning Mandarin Chinese, working with a private instructor can make it easier to work towards your language learning goals.

The various Chinese dialects, and particularly Mandarin, are the most widely spoken languages on Earth. There are more than a billion native speakers in total. While there are are many different Chinese dialects, the official language of China is Mandarin. Since Mandarin is the official language of the country, it is the dialect that is taught in schools, used for most forms of commerce, and is the standard language for business communications. Even native speakers who are raised with a different dialect tend to learn Mandarin and are able to speak both with ease. One of the reasons this is so common is that while the spoken language is different, the written form of Chinese is consistent throughout the dialects. When you learn Mandarin, you are learning how to speak Chinese in the Mandarin dialect, but you will come away with an ability to read the language. This means you can communicate effectively with speakers of other dialects.

What are some of the skills Mandarin tutors can help me understand?

Mandarin Chinese is commonly considered one of the most difficult languages in the world to learn. Fortunately, working with a skilled private Mandarin tutor can make the process of language acquisition easier. When you work with a private instructor, you can work on developing your understanding of any component of the language.

The Chinese written language is one of the only modern forms of pictorial language still in use. What this means is that every symbol in the written language is representative of an idea. In most modern languages, each character represents a sound. This is why there can be multiple spoken versions of the same written language. The verbal expression of the idea varies but the written symbol does not.

The written language is comprised of more than 50,000 individual characters. Fortunately for language learners, only about 20,000 are used regularly and of those, you only need about 2,500 to effectively communicate. Learning the individual characters is something you can work on with your private instructor.

In any language, the key to effectively mastering the verbal form of communication lies in pronunciation. However, this is even more relevant for Mandarin. All forms of Chinese are tonal in nature. This means the same words can have many different meanings depending on the tone used. This is one reason Chinese can be so difficult to learn. Even once you've mastered the written language, it offers no real clues on how the word should be spoken in a given dialect, so there is no way to 'sound it out' as you would in English. Because of this, many learners will also need to learn Pinyin. This is a system that translates the individual Chinese characters into the English alphabet based on the sounds of the individual characters. It is imperative you learn to use the appropriate tones if you are to effectively communicate in Mandarin. Mandarin tutors can help you work with your intonation and your recognition of different tones when others speak.

Reading Chinese can be remarkably difficult for English speakers because the rules are so different from those found in the English language. For example, Chinese has no plural forms, verb inflections, or articles. Working with a Mandarin tutor can help you develop your reading skills one step at a time.

Writing the language is also quite different from writing most western languages. The curve of the letters is an art form and many people spend years perfecting what is considered by many to be an art form.

In addition to the specific skills associated with speaking, reading, and writing Mandarin, your private instructor can also help you with your academic studies. Some of the courses you may encounter on your journey to learning Mandarin are listed below.

  • Chinese Language (multiple semesters)
  • Modern Chinese Literature
  • Chinese Poetry
  • Cultures and Languages of China
  • Classic Chinese Literature
  • Chinese History
  • Premodern Chinese Narrative
  • Mandarin Chinese for Business
  • Structure of Chinese
  • Modern China
  • Classical Chinese

Private Mandarin instruction gives you the opportunity to work on developing your linguistic skills with someone who has real-world experience with the language. Whether you need help with the technical aspects of Mandarin or you want assistance with historical, cultural, or literary studies as they relate to the language, private tutoring can help.

What are some of the benefits of learning Mandarin?

With more native speakers than any other language, it makes sense that learning Mandarin would open up numerous career opportunities. As China's economic influence continues to grow, the language is likely to become more integral in the future and may become a requirement in some fields.

If you are already in business, you probably know how much of our commerce and trade rely on Chinese companies. Learning Mandarin can make it easier to create business connections who can support your commercial endeavors overseas. It can also give you an advantage in trade negotiations and provide opportunities for business expansion.

Some of the specific careers you can leverage your Mandarin skills in, include the following:

  • Chinese Teacher
  • Translator
  • English as a Second Language Teacher
  • Interpreter
  • Transcriber
  • Research Analyst
  • Tour Guide
  • Tutor
  • Global Marketer
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Business Consultant
  • Importer/Exporter

It's important to note that the benefits of learning Mandarin extend well beyond the world of business. Learning the language provides greater access to cultural and historical understanding that can be invaluable for scholars and international travelers.

How is working with a Mandarin tutor different from taking a class?

When you learn a language in a classroom setting, your teacher must follow a rigid set of guidelines and a strict schedule if he or she is to deliver all pertinent content within the length of the course. Because Mandarin has so many components, this can be a challenge for many students. If you miss a class or two, you can quickly fall behind. Unfortunately, your classroom teacher wouldn't be able to go back to review the material you missed and would need to stay on schedule. When you work with a private instructor, the lessons and the pacing of your sessions revolve around your language learning needs.

Your personal instructor can take the time to get to know your learning style, linguistic goals, your language level, and the specific challenges you are facing as you work towards mastery of the language. With this information, they can create a customized learning plan to address the areas you most need to focus on to continue moving forward. As your needs change, your instructor can make changes to the plan to ensure you don't become stuck.

As mentioned previously, the tonal nature of the language can be extremely challenging for students. When you work in a classroom, you will have some opportunities to speak and listen to the language, but for most students, it is simply not enough to help them achieve fluency. When you work with a private instructor you have ample opportunity to practice speaking Mandarin and listening to it being spoken by someone who is fluent. This is as close as you can get to full immersion into the language, which is the most effective way to learn.

As you work with your instructor and become more comfortable with the technicalities of the language you can also begin to work on conversational skills. Just as in English, Mandarin has slang expressions that must be mastered in order to communicate fluently with native speakers. When English speakers say something is cool, they can mean it is good or slightly below freezing. In Mandarin, there are similar concepts that are not readily apparent by studying the language from a technical perspective. They can only be understood when the language is spoken and used regularly with native or fluent speakers.

Your personal instructor can also take more time to answer questions and offer real-time feedback on your studies and your progress. If you make a mistake in pronunciation or translation, your instructor can point it out and help you identify the proper form. This can prevent you from learning something incorrectly, which would hinder your language acquisition progress.

Working with a private instructor gives you far more control of when you work on your language studies than you have when taking a class. Classes have a predetermined schedule that you must comply with. Your private instructional sessions can be scheduled at times that are most convenient for your personal schedule.

You can choose to meet with an instructor in person or online. You receive the same learning benefits working with an instructor in a secure digital environment as when you work with someone in close physical proximity. You are still able to see and hear them and can interact with them in real time.

How can I get started with Mandarin tutoring?

Varsity Tutors can help you connect with Mandarin tutors in your area or remotely so you can get begin working on your language goals quickly. Contact the experts at Varsity Tutors today to get started.

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