Michael

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Mandarin
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13
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582
class
Mandarin
user_group_man_woman
13
time
582

Speaks

English
Native
,
Mandarin
Native
,
Korean
C2

About Me

I majored in Chinese Literature and Language at the University of California Irvine and studied abroad for a year on a full scholarship at one of the top universities in China: Beijing Normal University. I love teaching languages because it is a window to learning different cultures and parts of our world.

I graduated from the University of California Irvine. I have been teaching for over 15 years. I teach health, emotional healing, and languages: Chinese and ESL. Helping others grow and learn is my life's greatest passion.

I speak fluently speak English, which helps my English speaking students learn Chinese much faster from me than from other Chinese teachers who do not speak English fluently. I have a great passion for teaching and understand how to help my students master the Chinese language by learning through application. Learning a language is like putting pieces of a puzzle together. Once you know how the puzzle pieces of a language work and interact with each other, you have the critical foundation for mastering any language.

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Schedule

Teaching Expertise

Beginner
Upper Beginner
Intermediate
Upper Intermediate
Advanced
Upper Advanced
American English
Children (4-11)
Teenagers (12-18)
Adults (18+)
Curriculum
Homework
Learning Materials
Lesson Plans
Proficiency Assessment
Quizzes/Tests
Reading Exercises
Writing Exercises
Accent Reduction
Business English
Colloquial English
Grammar Development
Interview Preparation
Listening Comprehension
Phonetics
Reading Comprehension
Speaking Practice
Vocabulary Development
Writing Correction
ACT
APTIS
BEC
CAE
CPE
ESOL
GMAT
IELTS
KET
PET
TOEFL
TOEIC

Résumé

Education

1998 - 2004
Minor in Education Studies
University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA
Minor in Education Studies
1998 - 2004
Bachelors in Chinese Literature and Language
University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA
Bachelors in Chinese Literature and Language
2002 - 2003
Foreign Exchange Student at Beijing, China
Beijing Normal University - Beijing China
studied Chinese at one top-rated universities in China and was awarded a full scholarship.

Work Experience

2005
Private ESL Tutor
Self-employed - Irvine, CA
I help people learn and own the fundamentals of the English language so they can truly be self sufficient. I love teaching languages because learning a language is the window to entering a new world.
2005 - 2006
English Teacher at Korean Orphanage
Seoul Sonyeon Ae Jib - Seoul, Korea
I taught English to children and teachers at the orphanage in small groups.
2005 - 2006
English Teacher at Korean Hospital for Doctors
Yonsei Medical Center - Seoul, Korea
I taught a class of doctors and nurses English so they could be more adept in using English in their work settings

Certifications

2007 - 2007
TESOL
University of California Irvine - Irvine, CA
Teaching English as a Second Language Certification