Mandarin/Pastel Art Tutor Sessions with Phoenix Chiu
Hi! My Chinese name is Li-Feng. You can call me Phoenix. I am a native Mandarin (Chinese) speaker from Taiwan. In 1988, I graduated from Ming Chuan College and my major was International Trade. I worked as a bilingual sales secretary in import and export companies for several years. In 1999, I received my B.A.degree in Applied English, from the first American-accredited University in Asia, Ming Chuan University, in Taiwan.
I have four years of experience tutoring young kids and adults in Taiwan. Since 2012,I have also been tutoring Americans. I will relates English (your first language) to Chinese (the language you are learning), which makes learning the lessons very easy to understand and connect how you speak English to learn and speak Chinese.
Besides Mandarin (Chinese) tutoring, I also love drawing. I am a professional pastel artist, and offer tutoring in Art. I am the author and illustrator of many children's stories in World Journal Chinese Newspaper. I am also the author and illustrator of children's book The Lost Sea Cat. My pastels are uniquely realistic, using bright colors to catch the viewer's eye, from landscape and floral, to domestic pets. My work has been exhibited in many local juried art shows successfully.
Thanks in advance for considering me!
Phoenix Chiu(Enlgish name)
Li-Feng Chiu(Chinese name)
1) What is the content of a tutor lesson?
Mandarin (Chinese): You can choose one of the following lessons or both.
1. primary kids--textbook: Chinese Made Easy
Greetings and Family Members,Personal Introduction,Numbers and Dates,Countries and Languages, Occupations and Workplaces,Modes of Transport,Time
Parts of the body and illness,Food and health,Shopping,Everyday articles,Stationary and gifts,Furniture and electrical appliances in the house,Life at home,Asking the way
Colors and Clothing,Weather and Holidays,Hobbies,Student Daily Routine,School subjects,School Facilities,Making telephone Calls
About China: it's language, geography and food,Summer holidays,Travel,World famous cities,Family tree, Pets,Personality,Local community
*Level 5:Chinese and Western Festivals,Communications and the media,Celebrities,Young people,Law and order,Education and employment,Environment,New Technology,Healthy Life styles
(You have to prepare a textbook, and a workbook of Chinese Made Easy with CD,Author: Yamin Ma & Xinying Li)
LEVEL 1 PART 1
Lesson 1: Greetings
Lesson 2: Family
Lesson 3: Dates and Time
Lesson 4: Hobbies
Lesson 5: Visiting Friends
Lesson 6: Making Appointments
Lesson 7: Studying Chinese
Lesson 8: School Life
Lesson 9: Shopping
Lesson 10: Transportation
LEVEL 1 PART 2
Lesson 11: Talking about the Weather
Lesson 12: Dining
Lesson 13: Asking Directions
Lesson 14: Birthday Party
Lesson 15: Seeing a Doctor
Lesson 16: Dating
Lesson 17: Renting an Apartment
Lesson 18: Sports
Lesson 19: Travel
Lesson 20: At the Airport
LEVEL 2 PART 1
Lesson 1: To begin a new semester. 開學/开学
Lesson 2: Dormitory 宿舍
Lesson 3: Restaurant 在飯館兒/在饭馆儿
Lesson 4: Shopping 買東西/买东西
Lesson 5: To select the class 選课/选课
Lesson 6: Boy friend/Girl friend男朋友女朋友
Lesson 7: Computer and Internet 電腦與網絡/电脑与网络
Lesson 8: Part time 打工
Lesson 9: Education 教育
Lesson 10: Chinese geography 中國地理/中国地理
LEVEL 2 PART 2
Lesson 11 中国的节日 Chinese Festivals
Lesson 12 中国的变化 Changes in China
Lesson 13 旅游 Travel
Lesson 14 生活与健康 Life and Wellness
Lesson 15 男女平等 Gender Equality
Lesson 16 环境保护与节约能源
Environmental Protection and Energy Conservation
Lesson 17 理财与投资
Money Management and Investing
Lesson 18 中国历史 Chinese History
Lesson 19 面试 Interviewing for a job
Lesson 20 外国人在中国 Foreigners in China
(You have to prepare a textbook,CD and a character workbook of Integrated Chinese,Author: Yuehua Liu & Tao-chung Yao)b).Basic Business Chinese:
LESSON 1 lNTRODUCTION ABOUT CHlNESE LANGUAGE
LESSON 2 BUSlNESS GREETlNGS AND INTRODUCTlON
UNIT TWO BUSINESS INTERACTION
LESSON 3 BUSlNESS FORMS OF ADDRESS
LESSON 4 BUSINESS COMPANIES POSITlONS TlTLES RANK AND BUSINES CARD
LESSON 5 BUSINESS WORK UNIT LOCATION PHONE NUMBER AND NATIOI A LITY
UNIT THREE BUSINESS CoMMUNICATION
LESSON 6 BUSINESS STUDlES AND SUBJECTS
LESSON 7 BUSlNESS WORK EXPERIENCE
LESSON 8 BUSINESS CAREER
UNIT FOUR BUSINESS ACTIVITIES
LESSON 9 BUSlNESS CONTACTS
LESSON 10 BUSINESS VlSIT
LESSON 11 BUSINESS BANQUET AND BUSINESS ARRANGEMENT
LESSON 12 BUSINESS TRlP RELATED ACTIVITlES
LESSON 13 INTERNATIONAL TRADE FAIR
UNIT FIVE BUSINESS TRANSACTIoNS
LESSON 14 NEGOTIATING A BUSINESS TRANSACTION
LESSON 15 PLAClNG A TRADE ORDER AND DATE OF COMMODlTIES DELlVERY
LESSON 16 MARKETING PRODUCTS AND FUTURE COOPERATlON
(You have to prepare a textbook of Basic Business Chinese (BBC) with 3 CDs,Author: Liu Meiru)
You can choose any artwork of mine on my blog and start the lessons with me. Please click the top page Pet Art, Scene Art,and Floral and tell me which one you would like to learn from me. I will show you how to draw it and detail skill about the artwork.
Pet Art- http://thelostseacat.blogspot.com/p/pet-art.html
Scene Art - http://thelostseacat.blogspot.com/p/scene-art.html
Floral Art - http://thelostseacat.blogspot.com/p/floral-art.html
Book Illustration - http://thelostseacat.blogspot.com/
(You have to prepare easel,drawing board,pastel paper,soft pastel,pencil pastel,q-tips,graphite paper,mechanical pencil and eraser in class.)
- The brand name of Soft Pastel that I use is Faber-Castell 72 colors.
- The brand name of Pencil Pastel that I use is Faber-Castell 24 colors.
- The brand name of pastel paper that I use is Strathmore Bristol(white).
- The brand name of eraser that I use is Pentel Clic Eraser ZE22.
2) What equipment do I need to have a tutor lesson with Phoenix via Skpye?
Skype has over 160 million users worldwide and is a fantastic piece of free software that allows you to make phone calls and video-conference calls through your computer. I wish to have as many interactions with my students as possible therefore, I believe with a Webcam, Microphone and Headphone set up, students can listen to the pronunciation and see my tone gestures and read my lips as I teach.
Download Skype and get connected!
3) How do I have a tutor lesson with Phoenix?
Via Skype, therefore you will need a Skype account.
Please add me on Skype: lifengchiu1
4) How do I schedule a lesson?
Please contact me via email: email@example.com if you have any further questions.
5) How much is the rate (USD)?
Session Package Skype (Applied Chinese or Pastel) Skype(Business Chinese)
1 hour $35 $ 40
3 hours $100 (save $5) $ 115 (save $5)
12 hours $385 (save $35) $ 445 (save $35)
30 hours $930 (save $120 ) $ 1080 (save $120)
50 hours $1500(save $250) $ 1750 (save $250)
6) How do I pay?
Credit/debit card,money order,and PayPal. Payment must be made prior to the lesson and non-refundable.
Please order lessons at least three days in advance and send all you payments to pal pal account: firstname.lastname@example.org
PLEASE NOTE THAT
*Rates are only applicable to one student.
*All rates or regulations are subject to change without prior notice.
*From the time of first purchase, you will have up to 6 months to use your credits with Phoenix Tutor. After which time, those credits become void. I apologize for any inconveniences. Thank you very much for your understanding and support!