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ACtutoring
4.8
from 6 reviews
  • 1 year in business
  • 10 hires on Thumbtack
Jeff M.
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I have been learning Mandarin for about 1.5 years. During that time I have gone through many teachers trying to find the right match. Some weren't as engaged to teaching as I would like, some had teaching practices that weren't good for my style of learning, others did not have the patience I needed. Angela is the most patient, positive and engaged teacher I have met and I really enjoy my classes with her. Angela always gives positive reinforcement and encouragement, is very energetic and caring. She patiently answers all of my questions and will spend time getting my pronunciation right no matter how long it takes. Most importantly she pushes me to converse in Mandarin frequently, a quality that I have found rare in other teachers. This is extra important to me for helping my confidence using it outside of class. I highly recommend her as a teacher for anyone learning Mandarin.

Mandarin for U
5.0
from 4 reviews
  • 14 years in business
  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
Jalane F.
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Dennis provided a well-designed and thoughtful presentation; it was based off of my introductory message that contains what I desired the most - to be certified by taking a course by 2020. She informed me about the various exams (HSK, OPI, etc.) that I could take and how I should get there from this point of time to my target goal. Afterwards, we dived right into our lesson - listening and speaking in Mandarin. She also provides other online tools to help me. She speaks clearly in both Mandarin and English. Definitely, take a lesson with her.

Nihao Mandarin
4.3
from 4 reviews
  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
Kevin Z.
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A bit of background, I am conversationally fluent in Cantonese, but had always wanted to learn Mandarin and become Chinese-literate. Corinne was the second tutor to respond to me, but the first who could meet with me. My initial apprehension at learning Mandarin from a white girl quickly evaporated upon our first conversation. Corinne is one of the sharpest, emphatic, and amiable people I've had the pleasure of meeting...I highly recommend her to anyone who's looking to learn Mandarin and about Chinese culture.

TC Teaching & Tutoring
5.0
from 2 reviews
    Amanda D.
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    In the beginning, I was really afraid of talking to others in English because I know that I can’t speak English well. However, after some lessons, I become more and more confident and fell in love with the lessons. I tried speaking to others and they answered me. This greatly encouraged me.

    • 5 years in business
    • 1 hire on Thumbtack
    Frances C.
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    I have had Brandy as my private Mandarin teacher for about two months. As a student who has had lessons in classroom and private settings, I would recommend Brandy because her teaching is flexible and customizable to the student's needs (e.g. wanting to learn more conversation than reading, homework workload, books you want to work on, etc). Be sure to let her know what you are looking for - I was able to review a full year's worth of lesson with her in those two months. She's also Taiwanese, so if you want to learn Mandarin with more Taiwanese influence, she will definitely be helpful.

    language
    3.0
    from 1 review
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      When I see my customer get what they expected, it is the big success for me

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      I have nearly twenty years of Chinese(Mandarin) language teaching experience. I taught in China as a professional teacher. And I have been teaching and tutoring Mandarin Chinese from beginning level to advanced level in bay area for many years. I can help you to have a comprehensive study or what you want to learn specifically such as conversation, business Mandarin etc.

      • 36 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      I'm a retired university professor from Beijing. In the last 15 years, I've been in China and the US to teach Chinese Mandarin. I teach the most standard pronunciation; I have the profound understanding of Chinese culture, and I wrote a book about Chinese culture. If you want to improve your Chinese, you want to say the most standard of Mandarin, or you want to know the real Chinese culture, please contact me. For all the levels, I tutor a 1-on-1 lesson. I will help you learn Chinese easily in a funny environment. Please email or make a phone call.

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      I am a Spanish tutor from Colombia, South America, with 12 years of experience in teaching students. I teach group and one-on-one Spanish lessons, from four years old to adult.

      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      A fun, interesting and easy way to learn Mandarin with me. Helping a person learn a new language makes me excited.

      • 8 years in business
      • 1 hire on Thumbtack
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      We offer Chinese and Spanish class of every level. We also have after-school programs and art classes for young children (ages more than five).

      • 7 years in business
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      I create customized plans that are tailored to each client's needs, objectives and budgets...these include individualized learning plans, language training, cultural immersion, immigration/transition advising, cultural event planning, travel coordinating and content management (writing, editing, translation, web content)

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      I am a Hebrew teacher of 13 years, and I have dedicated my life to teaching. I am fluent in Hebrew and English, and I really enjoy teaching these languages.

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      I teacher speaking Chinese and Chinese culture such as Chinese calligraphy. Want to learn more how the language change during the time? want to know how to write Chinese calligraphy? Want to know the story of how Chinese evolve?? Contact me. Happy to teach you.

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      I can give lessons of reading, writing, and talking in Spanish, mostly for beginners, but I'm fluent; I can also help other levels because I lived most of my life in Colombia. The price per hour is $17, but I can fix it depending on where it is and on how many hours.

      • 4 hires on Thumbtack
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      I teach piano, violin, music theory, and also Chinese. Here is my resume. Chia Chi Yen, born in Taiwan, discovered the piano at age of five. Within a few years, she has won many prizes in Taiwan. In 2009, she was admitted into the Oberlin Conservatory of Music with a merit scholarship, where she completed her bachelor's degree under the tutelage of Professor Haewon Song. In May, 2015, Ms. Yen completed a master's degree at the Peabody Institute of the Johns Hopkins University studying with Professor Yong Hi Moon. Ms. Yen was a participant in many prestigious music festivals, including Music Festival at Walnut Hill, Cooper Piano Festival at Oberlin, and Aspen Music Festival and School. She has also performed in piano master classes with world leading pianists, such as Hung-Kuan Chen, Meng-Chieh Liu, Ruth Slenczynska, John Perry, Choong-Mo Kang, Matti Raekallio, and others. Among the venues in which she has performed include Jordan Hall (Boston, MA) Le Petit Trianon Theatre (San Jose, CA), Mayer Theatre (Santa Clara, CA), Warner Concert Hall (Oberlin, OH), Chung Shan Hall (Taichung, Taiwan), Glass Museum (Hsinchu, Taiwan).

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      I teach and tutor Spanish and Math. I am a native Spanish speaker and have taught children in the k-12 school system, as well as adults.

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      I have been teaching Italian for more than ten years, both privately and at the college level. I love to give my students the empowering experience of learning a new language and to share with them my knowledge of my beloved country. My lessons focus both on grammar and culture, and students of all ages and different levels of language proficiency are welcome. For my teaching, I use both textbooks and current multimedia materials. I also provide translation services (English into Italian and some Italian into English as well) and interpretation services.

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      I am a former college tennis player (D1) at James Madison University. I am also the captain and assistant coach of the men's team. I have been coaching in my home country, France, since I was 15. Tennis is my passion, and I like to share it with others by teaching.

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