...love teaching and understand that learning a new language can be very challenging. As a Chinese teacher, I believe that my job is to help you to pick up the language in a conversational context. Then, I help you to remember those expressions and words by doing all kinds of fun memory activities. I am a very easygoing person, and I believe all my students agreed with that. I like biking, hiking, and listening to...
...Long Chen. I graduated from the University of Connecticut with a major in applied mathematics and a minor in statistics. After taking GRE test and finished applcations for Financial Engineering graduate program, right now I am also working as an intern for a small money management company. I believe the most important thing for being a great tutor is to have a good friendship with my students. Hope to see you soon!... I believe the most...
...experience in tutoring a wide variety of subjects. From ESL to public speaking, I have had the chance to help students make remarkable advancements in both confidence and competency levels. I am particularly passionate about tutoring English, Mandarin, and standardized test prep. In my experience working with students struggling to pass a class or to prepare for college entrance exams, we always have fun determining the study method that works best for them. Everybody has...
...methods to help you develop a sense of conciseness, organization, and rhythm in their writing. Some of my favorite writers/poets include Langston Hughes, John Steinbeck, and Peter Matthiessen. Before returning to Middlebury College to finish my B.A. degree, I both taught and tutored for after-school centers in Taiwan working with children from a young elementary level up to high school and even college students. My other position was as an education consultant for university applications...
I am a recent graduate from an international relations masters program. I am especially qualified to teach students in the social sciences. ... My teaching philosophy is to encourage questions and open discussion. I feel that active learning, where students are making the connections themselves is the most beneficial to them. Having a friendly and relaxed space for learning is important to me as well.... Get to know the student. Figure out what they want to...
...Linguistics. My minors are Spanish and Mandarin Chinese. I was born in Germany, and speak fluent German. I have always had a love and interest for languages, and my goal is to encourage students to also embrace foreign languages, and hopefully ignite a spark for second-language learning all kinds of different people. Learning a second, third, or even fourth language can be an extremely fun and rewarding process, and I want to be a part...
...material can be, and I am willing to diligently work with students to overcome their learning obstacles. Through my teaching experiences, I have found great joy in watching both kids and adults grow and excel as students. I have had experience teaching violin, Chinese, English, swimming, writing, and cell biology, and I'm very excited to expand this list. By continuing to encourage and guide the students, I believe that they will become even more accomplished...
...language modules from secondary school classes, adult and evening classes, to postgraduate and undergraduate degree courses, from Chinese language and culture courses, intensive Chinese language courses of different levels to business Chinese courses, from classroom teaching to online teaching. All these teaching experience improved my ability to integrate student-centered pedagogy and multiple interactive approaches into actual teaching. I am also experienced in helping students prepare HSK test and YCT test. I am warm and friendly...
...with a Neuroscience major at Swarthmore College. My favorite subjects include Biology and Psychology. I am interested in teaching students how to develop a better grasp of their academic material, improve their learning skills, and succeed in whatever course they take. Outside of the classroom, I enjoy playing violin, reading, and traveling. I also have extensive community service experience and have traveled to China, Kenya, and the Dominican Republic to engage in volunteer work.
I am a graduate from Oregon State University with a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics. With years of peers tutoring through high school/college and over 1 year of professional tutoring, I am confident in assisting anyone who are interested in learning to excel in the subject of their interests. I mainly focus on Mathematics tutoring (HS, College) but also available in subjects such as General Programming, Chinese and High-School Chemistry. ... Learning could be fun. The main...
...in tutoring Algebra 1, Algebra 2, and Calculus as I have tutor underclassmen from my high school one on one in these subjects, and they all received an A in their Algebra class and a 4 or 5 on the AP calculus exam. I belief I qualify to tutor in the subject of chemistry with levels ranging from high school chemistry to AP chemistry, and finally to college level chemistry. This is because I have...
I currently study computer science at New York University with scholarship. I have tutored students of varying ages on various subjects and I have found that self-studying leaves gaps in one's knowledge. I enjoy challenging myself to explain difficult concepts as simple as possible to help students succeed. My favorite subjects are math and science and my hobbies include chess, running, and swimming.
...where I assisted students in academic writing. By far one of the most rewarding milestones of tutoring is the moment you witness the student satisfied with the achievements you have helped them accomplish. Tutoring is a collaborative process whereby tutor and student work towards a common goal of academic success and achievement. I enjoy tutoring in ESL, Chinese, Writing, and beginner Japanese. Aside from tutoring, I am a musically inclined individual who dabbles in a...
...another word for 'hard-working' and that goals can be achieved with a good plan of action. Setting - I am happy to open up my home in Roseville, MN for tutoring sessions because it provides a nice, quiet place to study. Before every meeting, I will set an agenda for the session based on the needs of the student. Typically, I like to spend the first session just getting to know the student. Afterwards, I...
...prep (SAT, ACT, SAT II subject tests), mathematics, and science. In high school, I have tutored younger students in mathematics and English. Throughout college, I have done private tutoring in SAT, PSAT, and math and science subjects. Also, I have worked with two students from China: I helped one boy with SAT prep and editing his college application essays, and I tutored the second girl in GMAT and TOEFL. My students have consistently seen improvement...
I enjoy helping someone to get where he/she wants to or needs to go. I believe everyone is unique; therefore there isn't just one method in dong anything. Everyone is motivated by something. It is just a matter of finding what that motivation is. ... Find out the root of the problem and work to eradicate that. Not everyone has the same problem; therefore, one cannot use the same method to teach or to learn.... Discover...
...I pass on valuable knowledge to another person! I can teach people how to improve their performance on the ACT, SAT, and GMAT standardized tests. In addition, I can teach algebra, geometry, and Chinese at all levels. My favorite subject to teach is the GMAT exam because the level of required logical deduction really challenges thinking to new heights. Data sufficiency in the quantitative section provides a unique twist in solving math, and I always...
I like literature and performing arts most in life. I tend to incorporate both into classes to blend into textbook work. If you're looking for a more creative approach to language, that's what I provide. I have plenty of books and media that I've used myself to further my own studies.... I believe in going with the flow of nature. One must walk before they can run and crawl before they can walk.... I like to...
...me the opportunity to work with young people and help them learn and help them get ready for college life. I had some great experiences with classes of students and individual students as well. It was my moment when my students told me that they felt more confident in math and they did better than before in class. Math is fun and you will enjoy learning it as long as you work hard and never...
...Reading and Math, but am especially confident with tutoring Mandarin Chinese, as a native Chinese speaker with experience teaching a beginning Chinese course in the middle school support program at the Wheeler School in Providence, RI. If you're interested in improving your Chinese (or just looking to start a new language!), please reach out to me! I will be working as a teaching assistant for a biology course at Brown this summer, but am always...
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Mandarin Chinese 1 courses equip you with knowledge of the core fundamentals of the Mandarin dialect and prepares you for more advanced studies in the language. While this may be the first in a sequence of Mandarin classes that you are planning to take, you should not assume that it will necessarily be the easiest one. It's possible you may encounter more trouble in this class than in more advanced ones because of the initial challenges that learning Mandarin Chinese presents. Throughout the course, you will be expected to familiarize yourself with several different ways of representing Chinese text, including Pinyin Romanization, simplified characters, and traditional characters. For students who grew up speaking a language based on the Latin alphabet, this can present a large obstacle from the very first day of instruction. Additionally, students must learn to work with both hand-written and typed forms, which can cause additional stress. If this challenging subject has you down, get connected with a Mandarin Chinese 1 tutor in your area for one-on-one instruction.
Certain features of spoken Mandarin also present a bit of a learning curve. For example, Mandarin Chinese's use of four tones can create a stumbling block for new students. English makes extremely little use of tones, while Mandarin speakers rely on tone as a significant factor in determining the meaning of a spoken sentence. These initial difficulties must be surmounted before students can proceed with the main work of Mandarin Chinese 1, which is learning the core vocabulary needed to express yourself and communicate with others in the language.
Classes typically expect you to express your own opinions and back them up with evidence using vocabulary and grammatical knowledge that has been gained. They also require you to develop comprehensive understanding of cultural implications and the ability to discuss Chinese culture in the Mandarin tongue. If you are having trouble mastering the features of Mandarin Chinese or retaining all of the vocabulary that you need to memorize, one-on-one Mandarin Chinese 1 tutoring can give you the personalized help that you require to excel.
At Varsity Tutors, our educational directors connect you with a private instructor based on your individual needs. To make the process as effective as possible, your independent tutor will analyze your current Mandarin Chinese knowledge, your concerns about your class, and the teaching methods that allow you to learn best. They can then use this information to help you connect with a Mandarin Chinese 1 tutor who suits your academic profile. Your knowledgeable tutor can take stock of your Mandarin knowledge and create an individual learning plan for your Mandarin Chinese 1 tutoring sessions. This plan can focus on just the aspects of Mandarin Chinese in which it would most benefit you to improve your understanding. This way, you do not need to review material that already makes sense to you, allowing each of your tutoring sessions to be efficient and effective.
A Mandarin Chinese tutor can guide you through exercises targeting your weakest areas, answering your questions and providing feedback along the way. A tutor can even provide opportunities to practice your conversational skills and help you master the tone-based pronunciation of Mandarin Chinese terms if this aspect of the language is giving you trouble. No matter what parts of your Mandarin Chinese 1 class you are struggling with, a tutor can address these troublesome areas with targeted assistance. The Varsity Tutors live learning platform allows you to meet with a private tutor either in person or face-to-face online. This gives you the flexibility to meet with your tutor at the time and location of your choice, whether it be daytime, evenings, or even weekends, and whether it's at a local library, cafe, or in your own home.
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In this class, we worked on the Chinese consonants and vowels. As a singer, the student was very talented in grasping different tones, he was able to read every tone accurately. We also practiced reading more pinyin by showing some sample words. We will do more practice and introduce some characters in Chinese.
The student had a good session today. He learned his dictation words and copied two sentences containing those words. He read a passage out loud in Chinese. He checked his work and made corrections to previous workbook page and completed one additional page in his workbook.
The student and I went over the previous session's dialogue on date and time, and then we went over a new dialogue involving hobbies. We also reviewed basic sentence structures and various modifications of sentence structure, and we practiced a few grammar drills. We also discussed ways to maintain Mandarin skills, including watching movies or TV shows in Mandarin.
We mainly reviewed the characters learned in the past two weeks. I asked the students to read and recognize the characters I put on the presentation paper. The characters were about colors and common objects in real life so I also reviewed the meanings of them by asking them to connect the colors to the objects by reading the characters. We played a game in which the squares were presented in Chinese characters to improve their recognition. I also introduced a traditional Chinese food, zong zi, as today is the holiday to have that food.
I taught the student eight words (up, down, big, small, you, me, hello, goodbye) and reintroduced the word for dog. We did some charades to help memorize the new words and created very simple sentences to help her remember and contextualize the vocabulary. For example, I taught her how to say "my dog is big" and "your dog is small". We used flashcards to help teach this point, which I think helped a lot. I told her to study her flashcards and bring them to our session next week.
New monthly vocab: Last name, name, called. Chinese last names: Wang, Li, Chen, Zhang
History of Chinese last names
Vocab practice (word search)
Listening practice (online videos)
Convo practice (What is your name? What is your brother's name? Where are you from? What is your favorite Chinese food? etc.)
Character writing practice