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Mandarin for U
Mandarin for U

Mandarin for U

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Introduction: Hi! I am Crystal, a Mandarin Chinese instructor with experience working with diverse groups of people, from preschoolers to adult learners. To meet learners' specific needs, I design customized learning plans for each individual. With adults, I first discuss and set up achievable goals, whether that be focusing on conversational or professional skills. I also had experiences working with learners who are preparing for HSK and language tests relevant to AAPPL. In addition, I have designed a series of lessons for standard exams, such as AP and SAT Chinese. Receiving bachelor's degree in teaching Chinese as the second language from National Taiwan Normal University, I have acquired plenty of professional training. In addition, I also participated in a training program for language educators at George Mason University. I am also certified by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan to teaching Chinese as the second language. As designing a lesson for younger learners, I follow ACTFL (American Committee of Teaching Foreign Language) standards which are also adopted by most of the immersion schools. As for adult learners, I can customize lessons for you to meet your long-term and short-term goals. Look forward to hearing from you.
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Customers rated this pro highly for work quality, professionalism, and responsiveness.

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Debbie E.

Mandarin Lessons

Mandarin 4 U is an excellent teacher. She takes into consideration your goals for learning the language and walks you through a personalized plan to help you reach them. She is patient and encouraging and very knowledgeable about her field. If you are wanting to learn Mandarin, I would definitely recommend Mandarin 4 U!
May 8, 2021
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Michelle D.

Mandarin Lessons

My daughter is really enjoying her sessions with Crystal. She takes the time to make sure she understands each new lesson fully before moving on to the next and she keeps it fun and interesting. Highly recommend!
Feb 19, 2021
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Liz D.

Mandarin Lessons

I had tried learning Mandarin on my own, trying multiple apps, and adhoc sessions with my Taiwanese husband on long car rides, but was not getting anywhere. I decided to see if there was someone willing to provide lessons on Thumbtack and found Crystal. I could not have gotten more lucky to find her! These lessons have been exactly what I needed. She has been able to fully customize each lesson to my ability (or lack thereof) and my goals. Crystal is prepared each time with a plan, and even prepares customized, small homework assignments. She is flexible with our schedule but always on time. She is friendly, encouraging, and positive even when I am struggling. Crystal has been invaluable in my learning Mandarin! I have a long way to go, but have come so far with her as my teacher.
Apr 21, 2020
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Ben W.

Mandarin Lessons

Crystal was a great teacher. She was punctual to our calls and very accommodating. She always checked in to see how I was doing and if I felt I was working towards my Mandarin goals. Would recommend to anyone looking for a teacher.
Nov 9, 2020
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Calli B.

Mandarin Lessons

Crystal is very knowledgeable and organized. She personalizes the lessons according to the goals of the student. I am very impressed.
Aug 19, 2020
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  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    My hourly rate generally starts from $50 for both online and in-person tutoring sessions. Materials will be included in the hourly rate so textbooks are not an additional burden for learners. I also provide packages for students who would like to meet on a regular basis in the long-term.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    The typical process of working with a new customer will be as following: 1. Clarify Learning Goal(s): I'll have 5 questions for the customer to look into their language backgrounds and what is the motivation leading them to work on the language. 2. Structure Feasible Learning Plan(s): After a discussion about the motivation, I'll provide professional suggestions to construct a feasible study plan to accommodate different needs. This is relatively important for full-time working adults or test-takers as time is the key to success. 3. 20-Minute Trial Lesson: Learners are provided with a few topics to experience my teaching style. For those who plan to take standardized tests, I'll explain questions from mock tests so learners can get a sense of how the session will be carried out. 4. Feedback/Q&A: After the trial session, students can provide feedback and ideas on what should be modified to better meet their needs. I can easily adjust myself to improve the quality of the sessions. 5. Schedule Sessions

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    I am Crystal from Taiwan, who has fruitful experiences in language instruction for various age groups, from preschoolers to adult learners. Receiving a bachelor's degree in teaching Chinese as the second language from National Taiwan Normal University, I have acquired plenty of professional training. In addition, I also participated in a training program for language educators at George Mason University. I am also certified by the Ministry of Education in Taiwan to teaching Chinese as a second language. As designing a lesson for younger learners, I follow the ACTFL (American Committee of Teaching Foreign Language) standards which are also adopted by most of the immersion schools. As for adult learners, I can customize lessons for you to meet your long-term and short-term goals. My teaching philosophy is to seek the best way to meet learners' needs. I can design customized learning plans for each individual learner to accommodate different needs. For example, I have designed an intensive series of lessons for standard exams, such as AP and SAT Chinese. For adult learners, I usually discuss with learners and set an achievable goal, for example, some specific skills that you would like to improve. I also had experiences working with learners who are preparing for HSK and language tests relevant to AAPPL.

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