Pleasanton, CA, 94588
Joined on July, 2013
Any day at any time
Up to 20 minutes away for no additional charge
EducationBachelor's Degree, Cal State East Bay
ExperienceYou will be speaking Chinese from the first lesson! (ESL too)
Call Tim at 925 698 7581
I have an understanding of linguistics and a variety of language acquisition methodologies.
Fun, customized, flexible and VERY INTERACTIVE.
Language learning takes discipline and practice - but the way I teach, it won't be boring!
- Understands how Chinese culture/history are intertwined with the language. Incorporate things about culture into the lessons.
- Loves teaching both adults and children of all ages.
- Can help you be more effective in business relationships in China.
- Lots of experience
- Fun ways to get kids or adults started speaking Chinese right away.
ESL: I have some very effective techniques for improving accent problems. Can also help improve grammar and vocabulary as well as to help students understand and adjust to American culture.
"We sorely miss you and your teaching style. It was so practical and effective." - parent of 6 year old
"You're an awesome Mandarin teacher. Thank you for everything..." - 16 year old high school student
"Great help! My son said that an hour with Tim was worth a week in class. He learned a lot!" - parent of 12 year old
"...already spending more time speaking Chinese. Awesome! Thanks again." - parent of 1st grader
"She loves to practice and show off her Chinese and I am so impressed by her progress! Thank you again!" - parent of 1st grader
"I made the right decision to put her back to your class." - parent of 7 yr old
"She said you made learning Chinese fun." - parent of a 6 year old
"Great lessons. Tim is a very good tutor. He gives me English as Second Language lessons.
Tim listens to my needs and has great ideas how to improve my pronunciation or overcome accent problems.
Tim encourages me to practice more and more and so to achieve the best results. He is patient and interested. Tim is also flexible and reliable.
I am very happy to have chosen Tim as my tutor and would highly recommend him to my friends." - Anna, adult student from Germany
HobbiesI have an adult daughter who went to high school in China.
I have 2 young sons ages 8 and 9 who are into baseball.
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