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I have taught Mandarin since 2008. During the class, we will focus on students' interest. If you would like to learn basic oral conversation for mandarin or you prepare for mandarin test, I will be flexible and focus on your need. I am native Mandarin speaker so you will learn the best pronunciation. We could possibly talk about your school projects, the goal of learning Chinese and how to be a keen Chinese learner.

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ShiFen’s Qualifications

Education & Certification

Undergraduate Degree: University of Taipei - Bachelors, B.E



Tutoring Subjects


College English

Conversational Mandarin

Elementary School English

Elementary School Reading



Fine Arts

High School English


Mandarin Chinese

Mandarin Chinese 1

Mandarin Chinese 2

Mandarin Chinese 3

Mandarin Chinese 4

Visual Arts

Q & A

What is your teaching philosophy?

Learner-centered and task based teaching method.

What might you do in a typical first session with a student?

We will chat a little bit about your focus, share your goal and talk about your interest. Then we set our schedule together.

How can you help a student become an independent learner?

Problem solved and mission focused will make you become an independent learner.

How would you help a student stay motivated?

We will learn Chinese culture all together instead of just focusing language. Learning is as important as playing.

If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?

We will talk about how we could make progress.

How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?

We will try to answer questions based on we just read. Looking for the main idea of the reading content will be the first step. Then, we will be searching for clues or key words in the paragraph.

What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?

Concentrate on students' interest and develop interest from what you enjoy the most.

How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?

We will figure out the issue together. Explore what kind of resources we can find.

What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?

There will be evaluation between each session. We will make sure that we have learned and reached the goal before we move on to next topic.

How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?

We could start from some open-ended questions. We will make sure the student feels comfortable about what they learn. If you are in a beginner level, I will never ask you advanced questions. But, the challenge will not be too hard for you to accept.

How do you evaluate a student's needs?

Communication is very important. We will talk about our goal at the beginning of the class.

How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?

We will finish or complete the task together. There will be certain level of anticipations. Therefore, we will try to meet anticipation individually.

What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?


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