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LESSON FEES: $45 for a 30-minute lesson $55 for a 45-minute lesson $65 for a 60-minute lesson IN-PERSON LESSON LOCATIONS: Arcadia, La Canada, Pasadena SUBJECTS: Chinese (Mandarin) BILINGUAL IN: Mandarin I grew up in Taiwan. The Chinese language has always been my passion. When I worked at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL) as a Software engineer, I taught Mandarin Chinese to a group of scientists and engineers once a week for 9 years. We enjoyed sharing our cultural differences and started a Chinese Drama Club, which performs at JPL's annual Chinese New Year celebration. I wrote the script that they performed the first year. They have continued that tradition each year since then. I have been teaching Chinese for Homeschool Coaches kids since 2019. I believe children should learn language through games and fun activities. I enjoy seeing kids' eyes light up when they master new language skills. I wrote an essay in Chinese about my mother for Mother's Day in 2015 that was published in the China Times newspaper. TESTIMONIALS "We are so thankful for our Mandarin coach Melody! She has been working with my 10 year old daughter, a total beginner with no Mandarin exposure, this school year and my daughter has grown so much. Melody is very upbeat and encouraging and keeps my daughter motivated with relevant conversational tools, vocabulary and fun activities. She is firm but constructive with her correction and always celebrates the student's victories. Melody really is a super person and a gifted teacher. It really helps to have the face to face contact and conversation to learn a language. Melody also has been able to help her make the most of her time on her own using Duo Lingo. My daughter is very excited each week when it is time for Mandarin class." - Joan "Coach Melody has been so very helpful and encouraging. My daughter really enjoyed the sessions that she has had. Melody has been extremely accommodating to our schedule and we are truly appreciative!" -Lyane
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