I have passion for teaching. I am a native mandarin speaker. I have been teaching mandarin for over 8 years. My students range from beginners to upper- intermediaries. I can teach AP Chinese and Chinese Writing. I work well with all different age groups. I am confident that I will help you to achieve your goal in mandarin learning.
Education & Certification
Undergraduate Degree: East China Normal University - Bachelors, British and American Literature
Graduate Degree: St John University College of Insurance - Masters, Finance and Insurance
I like to write. I have my long novel "Love Is Patient" published in Chinese. I also have several proses published in Chinese magazines. I am also dong oil painting. I am very active in outdoor activities, such as golfing and hiking. I teach dancing for recreation.
Q & A
How can you help a student become an independent learner?
I will not only teach my student the knowledge but also the ways of learning the knowledge.
If a student has difficulty learning a skill or concept, what would you do?
I will be very patient and find out exactly what makes my student feel the subject is difficult. Then I will try to find a solution or teaching method which is most effective to teach the student.
How do you help students who are struggling with reading comprehension?
I will teach students to grasp the theme of the reading material, and then they need to understand the scenario of the paragraph.
What strategies have you found to be most successful when you start to work with a student?
To inspire a student's interests in learning is a successful method.
How would you help a student get excited/engaged with a subject that they are struggling in?
By understanding the importance of the subject and relating the subject to the student's life.
What techniques would you use to be sure that a student understands the material?
I'd ask questions to the students about the material.
How do you build a student's confidence in a subject?
With praise and encouragement.
How do you adapt your tutoring to the student's needs?
First, I will try to understand the characteristics of my student and find out what teaching style achieves the best results.
What types of materials do you typically use during a tutoring session?
Whatever material achieves effective teaching.
What is your teaching philosophy?
My teaching philosophy is to inspire, to understand, and to encourage.
What might you do in a typical first session with a student?
I might try to understand my student first by asking questions, and then I introduce myself and tell them my learning experience of the subject. I will try my best to build up a trusting relationship between each other.
How do you evaluate a student's needs?
I evaluate a student's needs by asking questions and listening to them carefully.