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Yifan X.
Somerset, New Jersey
Improve Chinese in engaging lessons with an expert teacher
Want to be a confident and fluent Chinese speaker? Interested in reading and writing creative Chinese stories? I am a Mandarin Chinese teacher at a top-ranked private school in NJ who’d love to design personalized lessons for you. With 7 years of teaching experience, I’m specialized in beginning/intermediate-level Chinese and AP/HSK Chinese test preparation. All ages and levels are welcome! I can help you converse on a variety of essential daily topics, master the stroke orders of writing Chinese characters, and foster understanding of any areas of Chinese language and culture you need. I also hope that my Chinese students can be self-motivated, life-long learners. Let’s get started and Chinese is truly fun to learn!
About Yifan X.

你们好, I'm Xu Laoshi! I teach Chinese at a private school in New Jersey. I was born and grew up in Jiangsu Province, China. I received my B.A from Beijing Language and Culture University, majoring in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. I also went on to study at SUNY Binghamton where I received my M.A in Asian Studies. Before moving to NJ, I taught Chinese at a boarding high school in Virginia. Since I went to college, I have never doubted that being a teacher will be my life-long career. My inspiration for teaching comes from a passion for working with and learning from the students. Every time I see the excitement and curiosity in my students’ eyes, that motivates me to be a more knowledgeable and approachable teacher. I currently live in Somerset, NJ. I enjoy photography, Chinese calligraphy, and playing tennis in my leisure time. Last summer, I went to Seattle for a break - I hiked a couple of amazing trails around Mount Rainier and was so excited to see the glacier lake! I believe that learning is like hiking on a mountain: all your efforts will be paid off when you see the fabulous view on the top. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you and become your Chinese tutor!

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Master of Arts in Asian Studies

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Avatar of the tutor
Yifan X.
Somerset, New Jersey
Improve Chinese in engaging lessons with an expert teacher
Want to be a confident and fluent Chinese speaker? Interested in reading and writing creative Chinese stories? I am a Mandarin Chinese teacher at a top-ranked private school in NJ who’d love to design personalized lessons for you. With 7 years of teaching experience, I’m specialized in beginning/intermediate-level Chinese and AP/HSK Chinese test preparation. All ages and levels are welcome! I can help you converse on a variety of essential daily topics, master the stroke orders of writing Chinese characters, and foster understanding of any areas of Chinese language and culture you need. I also hope that my Chinese students can be self-motivated, life-long learners. Let’s get started and Chinese is truly fun to learn!
About Yifan X.

你们好, I'm Xu Laoshi! I teach Chinese at a private school in New Jersey. I was born and grew up in Jiangsu Province, China. I received my B.A from Beijing Language and Culture University, majoring in teaching Chinese as a foreign language. I also went on to study at SUNY Binghamton where I received my M.A in Asian Studies. Before moving to NJ, I taught Chinese at a boarding high school in Virginia. Since I went to college, I have never doubted that being a teacher will be my life-long career. My inspiration for teaching comes from a passion for working with and learning from the students. Every time I see the excitement and curiosity in my students’ eyes, that motivates me to be a more knowledgeable and approachable teacher. I currently live in Somerset, NJ. I enjoy photography, Chinese calligraphy, and playing tennis in my leisure time. Last summer, I went to Seattle for a break - I hiked a couple of amazing trails around Mount Rainier and was so excited to see the glacier lake! I believe that learning is like hiking on a mountain: all your efforts will be paid off when you see the fabulous view on the top. I look forward to the opportunity to connect with you and become your Chinese tutor!

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Teaches all skill levels

Teaching since

Teaching since 2015

Education

Master of Arts in Asian Studies

Teaches ages +

Teaches ages 5+

Speaks

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Yifan is an amazing colleague to work with since she joined our school in 2019. As someone who has been studying Chinese linguistics and language pedagogy for many years, Yifan possesses solid professional knowledge and skills in this area. Last summer, we collaborated on overhauling the Chinese C curriculum for 8th grade, and her experience and insights were essential to help the students make smooth transitions to Chinese learning in the upper school. Moreover, by observing her lessons I’m also impressed by how creative Yifan is in designing learning activities in real-life scenarios to engage young learners. If you would like to learn Chinese effectively from an energetic, experienced teacher, I recommend you without any reservation to take Yifan’s lessons!

Posted Mar 24, 2022
Middle School & Upper School Chinese Teacher
Aug 2019 - Present
The Pingry School
· Teach 4 preps of Chinese classes in the Middle School and Upper School, design learning activities and grade student work daily, integrate innovative technology tools into the classroom, attend weekly student review and world languages department meetings · Collaborate with other teachers on overhauling Chinese curriculum, organizing annual Lunar New Year assembly, facilitate experiential and project-based learning, and coach new teachers setting up Schoology course pages
Chinese Teacher
Aug 2017 - May 2019
Chatham Hall
· Taught Chinese I, II, III, IV and AP Chinese, designed proficiency-based, technology-integrated Chinese curriculum, evaluated student performance, assigned homework and posted grades daily, conducted movie talk and pen pal projects with other independent schools, administered AAPPL-Chinese tests and NCHS initiations, facilitated department meetings and co-curricular activities
Master of Arts in Asian Studies
Aug 2015 - May 2017
Binghamton University, State University of New York
Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language
Sep 2011 - Jul 2015
Beijing Language and Culture University
Chinese
Fluent/ Native Proficiency
English
Professional Proficiency
AP Chinese Language and Culture Summer Institute
Aug 2018
College Board
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages
May 2016
The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) is dedicated to the improvement and expansion of the teaching and learning of all languages at all levels of instruction. ACTFL is an individual membership organization of more than 12,000 language educators, students, and administrators.

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Mandarin Chinese
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Shelly Dr.
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
Country Day Drive
Teacher's Studio
Teacher's Studio
SEE MAP
2-Mountain Rd
Student's Home
Student's Home
Teaches Online
Teaches Online
Work hours
M
T
W
T
F
S
S
Times are shown in your local timezone (UTC-08:00) Pacific Time (US & Canada)
Pricing
30 minutes
$45
45 minutes
$70
60 minutes
$95
90 minutes
$120
New Student Special
First 3 lessons
$30
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