Doris J.


Doris J.

Tutor

Princeton, NJ 08540

Will travel 15 miles

$50 per hour.

3.0 1 ratings

Chinese Language (Mandarin) Tutor

I was born and raised the Philippines. My parents were born and raised in China; after college they were hired from China to teach in Chinese immersion schools in Manila. My parents who were from different provinces of China spoke Mandarin (Putonghua) to each other. Hence I grew up speaking Mandarin but also the Fujian dialect which was the dialect of most Philippine-Chinese (and of my mother), and I also learned Zhuyin (Bopomofo) and learned to read and write traditional Chinese (up to hig... [more]


ESL/ESOL

My parents were native Chinese, but I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines, and grew up multilingual. I have done translation work (English to Chinese and Chinese to English). From infancy I heard English and Chinese spoken as well as Tagalog and some Spanish. Though not trained formally as a linguist or ESL teacher, I do have a teacher's certificate from Florida to teach Chinese language K-12).


TOEFL

I was born and raised in Manila, Philippines and grew up multi-lingual. English was the medium of instruction in the Philippines from kindergarten to university. When immigrating to the U.S., I convinced U.S. college admissions to waive the TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) because of my high score in the English SAT. I continued higher education in the U.S. (Masters degree). My other languages are Chinese (Traditional and Simplified and Mandarin and Taiwanese), Tagalog and a little bit of Spanish. My preferred hours are later afternoons, evenings and weekends. My parents were native Chinese, immigrated to Manila hence I was born there. I have done translation work (English to Chinese and Chinese to English). From infancy, I heard English and Chinese spoken as well as Tagalog and some Spanish. Though not trained formally as a linguist or ESL teacher, I do have a teacher's certificate from Florida to teach Chinese language K-12).


Chinese

I was rated "Advance-High" by the ACTFL Mandarin Chinese Oral Proficiency Interview and rated "Advance-Middle" by the ACTFL Chinese Writing Proficiency Test. I have completed all requirements for the Florida Teachers Certificate to teach K-12 Mandarin Chinese.