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Chinese, Cantonese, Chinese, Mandarin Tutor: Kelvin Tam

Private lessons, classes in Katy, Texas, TX, United States or online via telephone, email, text chat, voice chat, video conferencing.

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 Profile of Kelvin Tam Date: June 15, 2013 
The Basics
Name: Kelvin Tam
Feedback rating: No student feedback
Self-study lessons: No online lessons
Language(s) to teach:
(N) Chinese, Cantonese
(N) Chinese, Mandarin

(N) = Also native language of teacher.
City: Katy
State, province or region: Texas, TX
Country: United States
  • Tutoring
  • Lessons delivery:
  • Live in person
  • Telephone
  • Email
  • Text chat
  • Voice chat
  • Video conferencing
    Program Summary
    Class sizes available:
  • Private Lessons
  • 2-3 students
  • Student proficiency levels:
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Facets available:
  • Grammar
  • Conversation
  • Business

    Teaching Approach

    If you are a beginner, I'll suggest you a systematic method of mastering a language by listening, speaking, reading and writing in one breath. If you are intermediate, I'll provide you topics on daily conversation, business or science and technology for interactive practice. With the help of a computer program, you are sure to learn very fast and effective without doubt. The most important of all is,through sound recording and editing,I can turn it into a CDROM, CD or VCD so that learners can practice anytime.
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    Program Description

    My teaching program is mainly based on face-to-face conversation mode of interactive learning. You can also learn through Skype if you have camera in your computer. Teaching materials may include books,CD,VCD, CDROM or DVD
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    Teaching Experience

    Cantonese is my native language.I had been working as a Cantonese Instructor in a Pearl products promotion center in Taiwan. In addition, I had been using Mandarin here for more than twenty years in my sales of life insurance, English Learning and Teaching Materials, tropical fish and its related products. My major in the university was fishery biology and I had been participating in research projects on water pollution and animal nutrition for seven years.After that, I did my business on managing a local fish store in Taiwan. I had been teaching Taiwanese the rearing and breeding of ornamental fishes there for ten years before I immigrate to US on 2005.I got my first Mandarin learner in Jan 2006. One more Mandarin learner was added to my class since Feb 2007.

    Teacher Training

    I finished my high school in Hong Kong and I obtained my Bachelor of Science in Department of Zoology, National Taiwan University in June 1990.I've got my English Business Presentation Training Certificate when I was in Taiwan three years ago. I had completed a training program for teachers of chinese as a foreign language in School of Huaxia on Apr 4-5, 2007.
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Q:What is your available time for teaching?
    A: MON thru FRI, 8~10 p.m.
    SAT & SUN 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.(not available at 1to 4 p.m. for SAT and 12:00 to 2 p.m. for SUN)

    Q:Wha t is your teaching schedule?
    A: My schedule of teaching is base on the Chinese translations of 1000 words for Taiwan Junior High School or daily conversation topics which depends on level of the student. We may have some modifications upon request.

    Q:How do you teach?
    A:I have several source of teaching materials, such as:
    CDROM, CD, VCD. I will use power point presentation or other software learning programs on teaching so that student can easily memorize a certain group of words in a short period of time. After that, we'll go over some daily conversation topics or topics on business, science and technology. The choice is up to you.

    Q:Wha t is your payment policy?
    A:By cash, check or paypal account.

    Q:Will you teach writing, too?
    A:Yes, I will teach you basically in traditional Chinese words writing stroke by stroke or simplified Chinese character if you like.

    Q:Wh ere is the meeting place for in person tutor?
    A:It is located on Westgreen area of Katy near I-10 highway.

    Q:Can you teach Beijing style Mandarin?
    A: There are many tongue rolling sounds in Beijing style Mandarin. As a tool for communication , I don't think there is a need to learn Beijing style Mandarin for someone who just want to speak Mandarin and understand what people say in Mandarin . I have my own style. That means between Hong Kong, Taiwan and mainland China accent. But if you want, maybe I can do that better than anyone else.

    Q:I only have three months time to learn Mandarin, do you have the ability to teach me effectively? A:Please keep in mind, language learning is a life long process. No one can familiar with every elements of a language in just a short period of time. I have been using Mandarin in my daily life for more than twenty years and I am still learning it bit by bit. Teaching and learning, both benefit. If you can cooperate with me, I'll try my best using all possible media of communication to help you speed up your learning process.

    Cost of Lessons

    $10 per hour for video conference, $20~$30 for in person(s)(dep ends on class size and time)


    Profile Creation: July 7, 2004
    Profile Last Edit: June 15, 2013
    Last Login: July 27, 2013

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