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Ms. Yi L.

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"I’m offering my services as a Chinese language tutor. I am a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker with an extensive background in academics and in particular the social sciences (anthropology and history). I’ve done a lot of work and research in both China and the United States, but I love learning about languages and meeting new people as a result.

At Georgetown University, I mainly served as a more...

"I’m offering my services as a Chinese language tutor. I am a native Chinese (Mandarin) speaker with an extensive background in academics and in particular the social sciences (anthropology and history). I’ve done a lot of work and research in both China and the United States, but I love learning about languages and meeting new people as a result.

At Georgetown University, I mainly served as a graduate recitation teaching assistant for Third Level Chinese language study for a class of 32 undergraduate students for almost one year.

I believe that language and culture are two sides of the same coin, so in our lessons I’ll provide enough historical and cultural background information for you as we go through our class together. I believe the key to mastering a foreign language is immersing oneself in the cultural contexts that the language thrives in. This is something that is either often ignored or downplayed in many classes.

Writing Chinese characters can also be difficult training for beginning learners, but since I love Chinese calligraphy and have had the pleasure of practicing it since I was a child, I’m looking forward to the chance to offer my own unique understanding and philosophy about the structure of Chinese characters to help you get the hang of this skill.  

What really makes my service stands out is my true passion for the job, bridging the communication gap between the East and the West. Learning English has opened a new world for me and I’m sure it’ll do the same for you. I’ll be there to help you along the way during our tutoring sessions. We’ll explore more about China together and get to know Chinese people. I always have faith that effective communication will make the world a better place." less...

Details

fee: $50 (for 60 min)
travel distance: 5 miles
meeting type: either in-person or online

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website: on file

Education and Qualifications

certified: Yi L. is a certified tutor

Sun Yat-Sen University, Anthropology

Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Masters

Georgetown University, Masters

Somerville, MA 02143

Subjects Tutored

Chinese