Mandarin for U
Mandarin for U

Mandarin for U

Offers remote services
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Offers remote services
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$65/hour
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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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Serves San Francisco, CA

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18 years in business

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Arjun M.
Oct 18, 2021
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I’ve had an Excellent experience learning Mandarin! My mandarin gets better every week and I feel engaged to continue learning the language. Crystal even takes the time to better understand my day to day and family so she can weave that into our lessons. I would highly recommend Crystal!!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • Conversational proficiency • No experience • No experience • Basic reading/writing skills • 45 minutes • The mandarin tutor travels to me

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Fiona C.
Jul 31, 2021
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Mandarin for U is an amazing teacher! She responds very fast and makes excellent lesson plans. I’d recommend her to other friends and family looking to learn Mandarin.

Details: 18 - 25 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • No experience • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • I travel to the mandarin tutor • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Keian K.
Jun 26, 2021
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I took 3 lessons with Crystal and had a great experience. She tailors the schedule and content to your budget and time constraints. Very good teacher and greatly improved my Mandarin pronunciation.

Details: 26 - 44 years old • No experience • Full fluency • No experience • No experience • Full literacy • 60 minutes • I travel to the mandarin tutor • The mandarin tutor travels to me • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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Tracy B.
Dec 22, 2021
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Crystal is great! I’ve really enjoyed my Mandarin classes with her. She patiently teaches you the conversational basis so you can move to the next level of learning. I highly recommend her!

Details: 45 - 64 years old • No experience • Conversational proficiency • No experience • No experience • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • I travel to the mandarin tutor

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Debbie E.
May 8, 2021
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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!

Details: 26 - 44 years old • Beginner • Conversational proficiency • Beginner • Beginner • Basic reading/writing skills • 60 minutes • Phone or internet (no in-person meeting)

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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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