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Tammy Y.

34 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $55
  • Speaks Mandarin, English
  • Teaches Beginner, Intermediate
  • Awarded Berklee Achievement Scholarship from Berklee College of Music
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Tammy Y.

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With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I have been shifting all my students to online classes. Check out my pictures to see my online classroom set up, or feel free to send me a message if you have questions! :)

Mandarin is a musical language that's quickly taking over the world, you'll have lots of fun learning this language.

I was born and raised in Singapore, and am fluent in both English and Mandarin. I can read, write and speak at a bilingual, native proficiency in English and professional proficiency in Mandarin.

I'll teach you depending on your level and age. For kids, I use fun, interactive storytelling. For the adults, I'll dive into concepts like the origins of the language, nuances of the intonations, all the while teaching you vocabulary and sentence structure. I'll also adjust my lessons based on your feedback, your learning style and your goals!

About Tammy

Hi there everyone! I'm Ms Tammy and I teach piano, ukulele, guitar and mandarin on Takelessons. With the current COVID-19 virus crisis, I am primarily teaching online. If you are located in Manhattan, NYC, I am teaching in-person classes on a case-by-case basis. For students located elsewhere, I

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Smokey
Tammy is smart, energetic, and fun. My son loves taking classes with her.
Helena M.
Great 1st lesson!
Morgan
Tammy was so patient and fun! Our 10-year old daughter loved the ukulele lesson and is looking forward to her next one. She even asked if she could have more than one lesson a week!
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Sonia H.

8 Reviews
Teaches Online
Starting at $25
  • Teaching since 2019
  • Foreign languages and Literature from National Chung Hsing University
  • Teaches students 5 to 70
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Sonia H.

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Mandarin can be really challenging for most people. By using logic and the similarities with your native language, I can make it way easier for you to understand the grammar and use the language.
As a native Mandarin speaker, you'll have a great environment and full knowledge of the language from me.

About Sonia

I'm enthusiastic about teaching and sharing different culture to my students. Growing up in Asian culture makes me capable of telling the difference between western and eastern life styles. With more than 13 years of teaching experience, I have very solid teaching background and discover the easiest

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Kumara
Sonia was a great teacher! She explains in a fun and accessible manner! Looking forward to more classes!
Ricardo C.
This was my first time with Sonia. She is professional and personable, direct too, which I appreciate.
Shaker S.
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Yajuan M.

72 Reviews
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Starting at $28
  • Speaks Spanish, Arabic, English, Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Korean, French
  • Education from Bucknell University, PA
  • Teaching since 2000
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Yajuan M.

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Practice listening and speaking Mandarin Chinese skills with a native speaker, a former radio host, a 20 years of classroom teacher in a variety topics that relate to current events in the world.
Reading exercises are equally emphasized in the lessons learning.
Writing skills will be embedded in email writing or message exchanging.
Students are encouraged to explore their learning needs and learning interests. In other words, the teacher tailors the curriculum and meet learners' learning desire in every possible way.

About Yajuan

I gained my BA in Chinese Language and Culture, first MA in Chinese Language and Literature, second MA in Education (from Bucknell University, PA). I have been teaching American students, from kindergarteners to adults, for the past 21 years at a variety of schools settings including colleges/univ

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Always a fun time with Sunny! My Chinese is also improving and it is only my 4th month!
Yiping L.
I had a great first lesson! Yajuan gave me lots of insight into the meaning of ancient texts, and taught me some history on the side. It was a very enjoyable experience. :)
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Guifang X.

53 Reviews
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Starting at $35
  • Speaks Cantonese, Korean, Japanese, English, Chinese, Jun Hua (a tropical island dialect)
  • Teaching since 2009
  • Writing M.F.A. from University of New Hampshire
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Guifang X.

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I am a native Chinese speaker. I can speak five languages. I have years of languages (Chinese & English) teaching experience. I am certified to teach in public schools in China. I believe interaction and immersion are effective approaches to learn a new language. Learning a new language with a native speaker is ten times efficient than learning from language apps. Lessons are customized. Communicative language and Chinese culture would be prioritized while making lesson plans. To learn a new language, it's not simply about the language itself. The more you know about the culture, the better you appreciate the language.

About Guifang

Currently, I'm a full time Mandarin Chinese teacher at a school in Phoenix. I teach K-8 grades students Chinese speaking, listening, reading, writing and translation through presentations, visual arts, songs and other various types of activities. I also run a after school Chinese club. Other than my

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Tyler
We could not be happier with the lessons, preparation and structure. Our child enjoys the study and is enthused. The ease with which virtual sessions and textbooks are integrated is refreshing and aligns with what we expect outside of our local school district
LaTisha
Guifang is very patient and helpful. I am looking forward to our remaining lessons.
Henry
Guifang is an outstanding teacher. I started at zero and did not know where to start. She has planned out my learning journey and got me up to speed really fast. She makes the lessons fun and engaging. The lessons have been tailored to my needs.

Guifang's experience as a teacher shines through in her lessons.
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Grace J.

56 Reviews
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Starting at $30
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, English, Chinese
  • Teaching since 2005
  • Teaches students 1 and up
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Grace J.

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An experienced, patient, sweet and funny Mandarin Chinese tutor to all levels and ages, I have been teaching and tutoring this language over 10 years. I am originally from China, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with a master degree.
I can help students from primary to college improve their listening, speaking, reading, and writing ability, and achieve a high score in their final Chinese test.
I can help students prepare for the AP Chinese Language and Culture Exam.
I can help worked people have a good understanding of this language.
I can tailor customized lessons to satisfy students’ specific requirements and levels, such as conversational Chinese, retail field Chinese, systematically beginner’s Chinese, etc…
I can teach people Business Chinese as well since I had the law background knowledge from China.
What book series I use the most is to teach high school, college students, and adults Integrated Chinese series.
What I like the most is to teach children because my ...

About Grace

An experienced, patient, sweet and funny Chinese tutor to all levels and ages, I have been teaching and tutoring Chinese language over 10 years. I am originally from China, a native Mandarin Chinese speaker with a master degree. I studied in a law school, got my master degree and lawyer license, a

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My son has taken few lessons with Grace to help with homework and test prep. My only issue is with the audio quality of the lesson: either she's speaking a bit too far from the microphone or something wrong with her computer microphone. So sometimes it's very hard to hear her although volume on our end is on max. Other than that she's very patient and helpful and my son is gaining confidence.
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Learning a lot with Grace. Takes her time with me, helps me understand. Thanks Grace your are HEN HAO
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Zhao Yang L.

19 Reviews
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Starting at $40
  • Speaks Mandarin Chinese, Russian, English
  • Bachelor of Arts: Theory and methods of teaching foreign languages and cultures from Moscow City Teacher Training University
  • Awarded First Song Contest for Russian and Chinese singers from Song Contest Winner
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Zhao Yang L.

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I am a professional qualified Mandarin Chinese tutor who has nine years of experience with one-on-one teaching Mandarin as well as teaching in a classroom setting. I have taught Chinese to students aged 5-18 at a Chinese Language Specialty School in Moscow and to adults. I also prepared students for each level of Chinese proficiency qualifications (YCT, HSK).
Certifications: Master's degree in Linguistics (Theory and Methods of Teaching Foreign Languages); HSK Level 6

About Zhao Yang

Hi! 你好!Привет! My name is Evgeniya (Zhao Yang)! I am multilingual and I specialize in tutoring Mandarin Chinese, Russian and ESL. You have a genuine interest in learning Mandarin or Russian, you would love to explore the language, to learn more about the culture, people, histo

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Koneda
Zhao Yang is the perfect teacher. She is attentative, patient, thorough, encouraging, and extremely informative. I am so glad that I chose to learn from her. She assessed my knowledge of Mandarin in the very first lesson.

The lessons are tailored to my interests and learning style. Not every teacher has the ability to teach in a way that caters to an individual's learning needs and abilities. Having this ability makes Zhao Yang (feichang hao!) great! Each session, she reviews what was taught in the previous lesson and homework given. She also gives me a game plan on what I should practice as well as tools that I'll need to help me practice. I feel more and more confident after each lesson. I really appreciate Zhao Yang!!!
Nathan G.
Zhao is an excellent teacher. She is patient and really understands how to present the material in a way that is easy to learn. I highly recommend!
Stephanie
Evgeniya is an amazing Russian teacher! I am an English speaker, and I live in a place where Russian is widely spoken. I have tried a few times to learn Russian, and this is the first time that I am optimistic that I will progress in learning to be more conversational. I would recommend this class to anyone!

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No matter where you live, chances are we can introduce you to an amazing Chinese teacher in your neighborhood. You can take lessons in the privacy of your own home or at your teacher's location.

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Is your dream Chinese teacher on the other side of the country? No problem. Now, you can meet your teacher online on your smartphone or using a webcam on your computer. The world is your classroom!

Average Cost of Mandarin Chinese Lessons

The average cost of 60-minute Chinese lessons is $47. While the exact cost will vary depending on the teacher, type of lesson, and location, you should expect to spend between $25 and $70 per hour.
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"Love to work with her! She is an amazing teacher, she has quizlets and follow a very structured class with presentation. I have been working with him for a month and I am able to have a basic Chinese conversation."
Alejandro
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Zhao Yang L.
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"Guifang is an excellent teacher. She goes above and beyond in her coaching, ensuring the kids enjoy the language. She ensures the kids continue to practice in between classes by giving them regular homework. I highly recommend her!"
Gitanjali
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"Awesome teacher who makes homework fun and really helped me boost my chinese in just a few weeks, Xièxiè!"
Gitanjali
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"I had my first lesson with Kelvin and it was very good. Kelvin made me feel very comfortable and we focused on the various tones used in learning and speaking Mandarin. I look forward to my next class this coming weekend."
Dennis
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Kelvin L.
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"She is an amazing teacher. Very patient and kind! Excellent in every way!"
Rebekah
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from HaiBo S.
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"She is really a nice teacher open to discuss talk and explain things the way needed. I recommend her for future students."
Preeti
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Guifang X.
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"HaiBo is very patient! I have been studying Chinese on my own for quite a while, but definitely need help with tones. She goes over and over them with me until she feels I've done them right! She is kind enough to put reviews of words, sentences, phrases in the form of flashcards on an app so I can review them over the course of the week. We have needed to reschedule several times and she has been flexible enough to do that for me, too! I have reviewed stuff I thought I knew and have learned new vocab, but most importantly, we have USED that vocab in sentences and I feel like I'm actually improving my spoken Chinese! In addition, I have been working on learning characters with HaiBo and I am surprised how many I know!"
Kim
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from HaiBo S.
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"Good communication and follow ups about my daughter's progress, she is on time which I appreciate. Highly recommend her."
Gabriella
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Siying W.
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"Great teacher. Started with the basics."
John
Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Lella L.
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"Explains everything to my understanding.. Very professional and organized. On time to the lesson."
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Took Mandarin Chinese lessons from Joy S.
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Private Chinese Classes Near You

Want to learn Mandarin Chinese? With an estimated 1.1 billion people speaking Chinese worldwide, you'll be in good company if you do.

No language in the world is spoken more than Mandarin Chinese! Although Mandarin is considered one of the seven Chinese dialects, it's used much more prevalently than the others. 

Southwestern and Northern China have an especially high concentration of Mandarin speakers. Unlike English, Mandarin Chinese is a tonal language. In other words, the tone you use can change the meaning of what you say. This unlocks a whole new world of linguistic possibilities!

While written Chinese can be traced back 4,000 years, Mandarin developed roughly 1,000 years ago. Mandarin is very different from the 26-letter English alphabet. Chinese uses a remark

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able 50,000 total characters, while everyday Mandarin contains about 2,500. Don’t let these numbers hold you back from taking Chinese classes though, as even learning the basics of Mandarin can be a rich and meaningful experience!

Reasons to Take Chinese Classes

There are plenty of reasons to dive into the exciting world of learning Chinese. Both children and adults can explore rewarding new ways to express themselves and connect with Chinese speakers around them. Although the idea of learning Chinese can be intimidating at first, a professional teacher can put you or your child on a clear path to fluency and make learning this beautiful language fun!

Mandarin Chinese for Kids

When your child takes in-person or online Chinese classes, they’re doing more than just building up their language skills. They’re also expanding their awareness of other cultures and opening up a world of opportunities for the future. As the globe is more interconnected than ever, knowing Chinese will be an invaluable asset throughout your child’s life.

Your child will also strengthen key regions of their brain while taking Chinese classes. Studies have shown that language learning leads to an increase in brain matter in regions responsible for both physical and mental functioning. On top of these brain-boosting benefits, learning a new language can increase your child’s social skills and confidence.

Benefits of Mandarin Chinese Classes for Adults

Adults also experience some serious benefits when they learn Mandarin Chinese. Getting a hold on the basics of Chinese can open up new professional opportunities, as more companies begin looking for bilingual help. The prevalence of global supply chains also makes Chinese skills more valuable than ever. In addition, you can also use your Mandarin Chinese knowledge for entrepreneurial pursuits abroad. 

Just like physical exercise is good for your body, the mental exercise of learning Chinese is good for your brain. In fact, studies have shown such mental rigors keep the brain "young” - on average, bilinguals showed dementia signs four and a half years later than monolinguals.

Topics You'll Learn in Private Chinese Classes

Once you find a Mandarin teacher, you'll get started at either the beginner, intermediate or advanced level, depending on if you have any prior experience with the language. Your Chinese teacher will also factor in your learning style and language goals. With that in mind, here's a sample of what you can expect to study at each level.

Curriculum for Learning Chinese for Beginners 

If you're new to Mandarin Chinese, you'll start at the beginner level. Get excited! A whole new linguistic world awaits you. You have much to look forward to, and your teacher will likely cover the following topics. 

  • How to write Chinese characters
  • The four tones of Mandarin Chinese
  • Basic vocabulary and phrases
  • How to form simple sentences

At this beginning stage, it’s especially important to enjoy the milestones you reach along the way. It may feel overwhelming to consider the large scope of the language, so instead, focus on setting achievable goals and work your way toward them. With your teacher’s help, you’ll be surprised at how much you can accomplish!

Sample Curriculum for Intermediate Chinese Classes

Once you've aced beginner Chinese lessons near you, it's time for a bigger challenge. Intermediate classes take your basic Mandarin Chinese skills and polish them. At this point, you’ll be ready to travel to Chinese-speaking areas and get by with the basics. Here's what you can expect at this level.

  • Listening comprehension
  • Complex chinese grammar rules
  • Conversational skills
  • Reading comprehension

To assist your development at this level, it’s a good idea to simulate language immersion the best you can. Taking in Chinese movies, TV shows, and music will help you learn vocabulary and build up your listening skills. You can even take in your daily news in Mandarin and build upon your understanding with each passing news cycle!

Sample Curriculum for Advanced Chinese Classes

Once you reach the advanced level, you'll feel comfortable using Mandarin Chinese in your everyday life. Advanced classes will further prepare you for this life-changing transition. Here are some topics that a Chinese tutor near you may cover at this stage. 

  • Refining your accent
  • Nuances from other Chinese dialects
  • Formal and informal writing
  • Sayings, proverbs and idioms in Chinese

Finding a Chinese Tutor Near You

When you’re ready to start learning, TakeLessons is here to help you find the perfect Chinese teacher for you. Browse our directory to find the best fit for your needs and interests, and read reviews left by other students. You can view a teacher’s professional background, experience, and education on their profile. Feel free to reach out to them with an introductory message or any questions you may have before you book your lesson!

If you’re looking for another level of convenience, online Chinese classes make it possible to connect with your teacher, no matter where you are. From the comfort of your home, you can build up your spoken Mandarin skills and reach new levels of language comprehension. Online Chinese classes are also a great option for busy kids!

When searching for a teacher, you can have the confidence of knowing that TakeLessons instructors are thoroughly vetted and background checked. Feel free to contact our Student Support team today if you need assistance booking lessons. We’re here to ensure that you have the best possible experience when you meet with your Mandarin teacher!