Zhong Li
Zhong Li

Zhong Li

Offers remote services
Offers remote services
$50/hour
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Introduction: I am a native Mandarin speaker with over a decade of teaching experience. I help beginning, intermediate and advanced learners improve their proficiency in reading, writing, and speaking, through programs tailored to each student’s specific needs. One of my specialties, for example, is a goal-oriented process that aims to allow the student to communicate within a limited vocabulary rather than a complete mastery of the language. This is a practical approach that allows my clients to hold basic day-to-day conversations after around just 30 hours in the classroom, which is a much easier time commitment. Additionally, I hold an MBA in Finance, which has allowed me to partner with major banks, finance companies, and law firms to prepare their employees for overseas work. My past experience includes working with Columbia University Chazen Business School, Google, JP Morgan etc. And many of my students have passed the HSK test levels 5-6, equivalent to the ACTFL Advanced Level. Given the current situation, I will be instructing students virtually. I am experienced with teaching in an efficient and engaging manner even despite physical distance. Before beginning classes, I like to hold free 15-minute diagnostic sessions with clients in order to assess their skill level and tailor a learning program to their specific needs and goals.
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Hired 11 times

Serves Corona, NY

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Chloe F.

Mandarin Lessons

Zhong Li is a great Mandarin teacher! she’s so patient and comes to each lesson very prepared with the proper material. She’s always extremely punctual and very responsive if you need to reschedule. Highly recommend
Nov 15, 2021
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Emily H.

Mandarin Lessons

Zhong Li has helped me with my Mandarin. I've only taken 3 lessons with her so far, but I appreciate her feedback and patience. I feel confident in my skills, and am looking forward to studying more with her.
Nov 2, 2020
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Kyler C.

Teacher Li is an excellent instructor and leader, I am so thankful to have her as a teacher of Mandarin Chinese. Thanks to her patience and thorough teaching skills, in under two months I am now able to communicate on a basic level with my in-laws as well as my mandarin speaking friends. I greatly value our one-on-one lessons, I feel welcome to ask any questions and she will always make sure I understand any topic before moving forward. Teacher Li will make sure you understand each area of speaking and writing, taking care to concentrate from tones to stroke orders. She greatly understands and respects the language and it's history, as she shows this through her close care of teaching. I greatly recommend Zhong Li to anyone who wishes to seriously learn Mandarin Chinese.
Oct 5, 2020
James S.

Mandarin Lessons

My focus is on spoken Mandarin, and have had many lessons with Zhong already. The lessons are always effective, and the progress made after each one is clear to see. You begin to speak and put to use what you've learned right away, and the methodology is very practical. Definitely would recommend to anyone interested in learning Mandarin!
Mar 1, 2018
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Roy B.

Mandarin Lessons

Li Laoshi comes to every lesson prepared and even during a 1.5 hour-long lesson, not a minute is wasted. She communicates very precisely the nuances of Chinese words and grammar and makes sure I understand each point using a series of drills. Her style of structured pedagogy is exactly what I was looking for.
Feb 2, 2018
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    I offer a 15-minute diagnostic session, free of charge, to all interested parties.

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

    Based off the diagnostic session, I work with clients to tailor a learning program to their needs and abilities.

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

    I am certified by the Beijing Language and Culture University to teach Chinese as a foreign language. I am also a native speaker: I went to school in China and obtained a BS at Nankai University, later moving on to obtain an MBA at Pace University in New York.

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