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I have been teaching and tutoring Mandarin Chinese for over five years. I lived in China and Taiwan off and on between 2002 and 2010. I've participated in study abroad, Internships abroad, service, and teaching while overseas. I received a BA in Mandarin Chinese from Brigham Young University in 2009 and scored superior on a national oral exam (OPI) in Mandarin. Although Chinese can seem intimidating and difficult, it is in many ways much easier to learn than Latin-based languages such as English and Spanish. Chinese is like learning the language of cavemen; it is visual, musical, and established on basic, conjugation-free grammar. I have a passion for helping individuals overcome their language challenges by helping them recognize their own learning styles and catering to their needs. As a student in an Educational Technology Program, I tend to use technology as an aide to learning. I believe that learning should be interesting and enjoyable and that by maintaining motivation in learning, students are better able to retain information and learn more quickly. You will find Chinese to be fascinating and fun and learning it will become a life-long hobby. In my spare time, I enjoy being outside, playing sports, dancing, painting, watching movies, and spending time with my husband and baby boy.

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Sharla’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: Brigham Young University - Bachelor in Arts, Mandarin Chinese


hiking, camping, playing sports, dancing, painting, watching movies, and spending time with my family.

Tutoring Subjects

AP Chinese Language and Culture

College English

Conversational Mandarin



High School English


Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 2

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4

Spanish 1

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