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Receive personally tailored Mandarin Chinese lessons from exceptional tutors in a one-on-one setting. We help you connect with in-home and online tutoring that offers flexible scheduling and your choice of locations.

If you or your student are in need of a qualified Albuquerque Chinese tutor, Varsity Tutors is an excellent resource. Whether your student is struggling in a Spanish course at school, you yourself need some assistance in a class over at the University of New Mexico, you're a professional hoping to impress new clients overseas, or you're preparing to travel abroad, securing the services of a private instructor can be a smart choice.

What are the perks of working with an Albuquerque Chinese tutor near me?

There are a variety of advantages associated with Albuquerque Chinese tutoring. Chinese is notoriously a difficult language to learn. It has nothing in common with English or the Romance languages. It's not even the fact that it has its own alphabet. It is the only modern pictographic language. It contains no articles, verb inflections, or plurals. Each word has only one grammatical form. There is technically no alphabet. Over 50,000 characters exist, representing syllables, but only 20,000 are in use in the modern age, and are translated to English characters using a phonetic system called Pinyin. In order to learn the language, you have to approach it from an entirely different angle than you would English, Russian, or Swahili.

Having an Albuquerque Chinese tutor at your side as you attempt this monumental task can be invaluable. Because they know the language, they can help you understand the visual components, writing, and translation. They can help you build a strong foundation and build lessons from there. If you find a certain aspect confusing, they can attempt to explain it in a different way, coming at it from different angles until it makes more sense. This individual attention is hard to come by in a general classroom and can make a significant difference. This becomes even more important when it comes time to actually speak the language.

Chinese is what's known as a tonal language. The meaning of a word is entirely dependent upon how it's pronounced. In Mandarin Chinese, there are four tones: flat, rising, falling then rising, and falling. Other dialects can feature up to nine different tones. If you change the tone, you can change the entire meaning of a word, phrase, or sentence. Your Albuquerque Chinese tutor can work one-on-one with you to correct your pronunciation. Using the video chat function of the Live Learning Platform, they can engage directly in conversation with you to make sure your tone is correct. They can also provide additional media resources to give you more opportunities to practice translating what you hear in the moment, getting you used to conversational Chinese speeds. This is especially beneficial for students preparing for upper-levels of Chinese instruction where professors speak primarily in Chinese.

An additional benefit of Albuquerque Chinese tutoring, particularly if you choose the online option, is that it provides time, space, and convenience to study the language on your terms. One advantage afforded by the Live Learning Platform and the video chat function it features is that you can choose to engage with your tutor from wherever you'd like. Maybe that means a dark corner of the Erna Fergusson Library with your headphones plugged in. Maybe that means chatting with them in your favorite pajamas from the comfort of your couch. It doesn't really matter, as long as you feel like you can focus. That flexibility and convenience is something you won't get in a traditional classroom setting.

Another benefit of Albuquerque Chinese tutoring is that it can help a student develop a substantial study plan. With the student's input and the instructor's guidance, SMART (specific, measurable, attainable, relevant, and timely) goals can be set, which can then be used to steer the work, monitor progress, build in moments of celebration, remind the student of how far they've come when they're feeling discouraged, and serve as motivation to keep pushing forward to the next milestone. Not only is this a great tool during the study of Chinese, but learning how to use SMART goals is a great lesson with applications to other academic and professional pursuits, as well.

Albuquerque Chinese tutoring can also be customized to the needs of the individual student. In a conventional classroom, the teacher is often bound by the limits of the school year. They only have so much time to cover a specific amount of material. They can't necessarily afford to slow down because a single student is struggling or speed up because one student is ahead of the curve. Albuquerque Chinese tutors can, though. If it turns out that you didn't need as much time on one unit as you thought you did, or that a unit was more challenging than expected, the schedule can be shifted to make your time together as efficient as possible.

Albuquerque Chinese tutors can also customize lesson plans according to your learning preferences. Some students prefer to learn by repetition. The actually like things like worksheets and quizzes. Other students are more engaged by things like games and flashcards. Research shows that when students are enjoying themselves, they're more likely to pay attention and retain information. Knowing this, Albuquerque Chinese tutors can take the time to get to know you and your preferences and tailor their instruction techniques to fit you as a student, making your time together more effective.

How can I find an Albuquerque Chinese tutor near me?

Varsity Tutors can put you in touch with an Albuquerque Chinese tutor in as soon as 24 hours. There are solutions for everyone, whether you're a parent looking for help for your student, a student yourself, a working professional, or an aspiring traveler. Our online via the Live Learning Platform features a virtual whiteboard, document sharing capabilities, video chat, and more, but if you'd prefer to work in-person, we can put you in touch with top-tier local instructors as well. If you'd like to amp up this instruction by enrolling in an online course, too, our educational instructors would love to provide you with some additional information on your options. Contact Varsity Tutors today!

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Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Zhan in Albuquerque, NM
We first played "five chess" to warm up; the student's so good at it that she beat me once today! I helped her to study her new vocab of the week, we did flashcards and I asked to write down not only Pinyin, but also to create a sentence with each new vocab so that way she'll remember them better, we also analyzed each word's structure and different ways of expression. After that, we reviewed her work from the previous week, we practiced listening and Q & A, and I made up a bunch of questions to test her listening. Then she had to chose answers according to what she heard. At the end, we concluded with two things she'll do in the future that'll help her to improve fast: 1. always make up a sentence along with new vocab, and write it down, and 2. record the materials of the week and keep listening so she'll improve her listening skills. I will also pre-record some of the text for the following week so she can get ahead of the game.
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Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Jessica in Albuquerque, NM
The student has a test tomorrow, so we mostly used his study guide to guide our lesson today. We went over all the grammar points (I think there were about 10) and he showed that he knew the constructions and how they fit together. I think he will do great on the English to Chinese translation section, he just needs to remember to go slow, think about what he's writing, and really commit the characters to memory; we talked about this. After practicing grammar and translation, we listened to various conversations that could appear on the test. This is where he struggled a bit. He can get the main idea of every dialogue, which is great, but when I asked him more detailed questions we had to go back and listen to the audio clips. I think he will do better tomorrow though because his teacher is going to use the same clips that we practiced with tomorrow. I suggested that he listen to them again and really focus on the details. I think he will do great, best of luck!
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Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Chong in Albuquerque, NM
The student finished most of his homework and we spent 10 mins reviewing his homework. Then we learned the new vocabulary, and he tried to memorize their meanings for 30 minutes. We watched the video clip from YouTube about the 12 Zodiac signs, which was related to his last tutoring session.
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Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Elaine in Albuquerque, NM
We reviewed last week's lesson on asking/answering where you are from, your nationality, name, and age. The student has excellent pronunciation in Chinese, and he remembered the Chinese phrases really well. He was able to identify the meanings of the phrases by listening and answered my questions in Chinese. He has also reviewed the pronouns (I/me, he/him, she/her, they/them, you, we/us) for homework, and he has an excellent grasp on them. Today, we learned how to write his name in Chinese. Next, we learned the pronunciations and writings of family vocabulary in Chinese, including mom, dad, grandpa (paternal and maternal), grandma (paternal and maternal), home, and family member. We also covered Chinese culture, including the history of pictographs, traditional, and simplified Chinese writing. Lastly, we began learning how to tell dates in Chinese, and we learned the words for year, month, and day. The student always has a positive attitude and is great to work with.
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Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Connie in Albuquerque, NM
We went over the pronunciation of all the vocabulary we covered during our initial session. I had her repeat all the phrases to me and adjusted her tones accordingly. She requested that we work on dining-related phrases for our session so we worked on more vocabulary and pronunciation for key phrases that I thought would be useful in daily conversation. She is very comfortable with asking me about specific phrases she wants to learn as well so that is helpful. We used our Google Doc with the three columns again in recording the Chinese phrase in pinyin, the English translation, and miscellaneous notes. I taught her the numbers as well, which are fairly straightforward in Chinese compared to other languages. We made a recording at the end of our session that she can use as a listening tool to practice her pronunciation.
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Mandarin Chinese Tutoring review by Hua in Albuquerque, NM
We went through 50 flashcards and a book about farm animals I brought. I encouraged the students to use Chinese as much as possible during class. We went through words about numbers, colors, fruits, and animals. We went through another set of flashcards and learned some new characters including nouns, adjectives etc. (sound, meaning, and writing). We reviewed body part words they already knew and learned new ones that they didn't know. We learned some words about directions. I gave them each a sheet to practice writing characters (about 20 plus).
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