Ni Hao! I was born and raised in Henan Providence, China until I was 18 years old. I have since lived in New Zealand and Australia for a few years. I moved to the States about a year and a half ago. I studied Science (major in Food Science) at Auckland University of Technology, Auckland. In high school, I excelled in Chinese Language/Literature, Mathematics, Physics and Chemistry, I graduated my school with A levels in those subjects. I have been volunteering for Reading Partner (a nonp... [more]
I excelled in Mathematics in high school, including Algebra 1.
I am a native Mandarin Chinese speaker who excelled at Chinese Language and Literature at high school. I have undergraduate degree from Auckland University of Technology, Auckland (major in Food Science). Though I have not had much academic training in language teaching, I have obtained many teaching experience from working with students either individuals or as groups (mainly children between the age 9 to 15). My tutoring journey started with teaching young Chinese children (up to age 12) at my local church back when I live in New Zealand, I taught my pupils bible stories in Chinese and how to write in Chinese. Many parents told me that my teaching was interesting and fun and how I inspired their children to embrace their identities and differences. Those positive feedback encouraged me to seek more tutoring, working with young children. Over the past years I have learned that games and stories can make learning language fun and interesting, so that is how I usually approach new students with, though it may vary as I know more about the pupil(s). For instance, I once worked with a 10 year old young boy who loved to move around, I couldn't sit him down for more than 5 minutes. So in the end, I decided to take him out to Chinatown and teach him Chinese as we walk around and meet other Chinese people, it was very challenging for me but I think it worked better for him than traditional method.