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Kevin 林天杰   Add to Favorites Visited 18 days ago

Teaches: English

Languages: English, Chinese (Mandarin), Spanish

37, Male, From Los Angeles, United States, Living in Yinchuan, China

Local time: Nov 30, 2015 18:15   (China Standard Time)

American with 5 years of experience teaching Oral English, Pronunciation, Business English & Western Culture at Chinese universities + 2 years of Chinese study in China. Master's degree in Intercultural Studies - Bachelor's degree in Journalism.
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Professional Lessons  

One-on-One English
  • English
  • 26 completed session(s)
  • Package
220 ITC per hour
Improving your English through the Bible
  • English
  • 3 completed session(s)
  • Package
80 ITC per hour
IELTS Speaking test preparation
  • English
  • 1 completed session(s)
  • Package
240 ITC per hour
English Pronunciation / Phonetics
  • English
  • 0 completed session(s)
  • Package
230 ITC per hour
180 ITC per hour

Informal Tutoring  

Informal Tutoring: English
  • 26 completed session(s)
  • Package
220 ITC per hour

30 minute trial session

50 ITC 30 minutes

About Kevin 林天杰

- I am an experienced ESL teacher, with 5+ years of classroom experience. I have taught Oral English, Phonetics (Pronunciation and Syllable Stress), Business English and Western Culture at Beifang University of Nationalities in Yinchuan, China, Weinan Teacher's University in Shaanxi, China and Tonghua Teacher's University in Jilin, China.

- I also know what it is like to be a language student, having studied Mandarin for the last two years at Ningxia University in China. In addition to class-time, I also meet for several hours a week in a one-on-one setting with tutors to improve my spoken Chinese. - In addition to a TEFL certificate (Wheaton College Graduate School), I have a Master's degree in Intercultural Studies (Wheaton College Graduate School) and a bachelor's degree in Communications with an emphasis in Print Journalism (Biola University).

- I offer guided and unguided speaking practice, pronunciation lessons, writing coaching (including help with English grammar) and IELTS test preparation, in addition to insight into cross-cultural communication. If you are Chinese and your English is poor, rest assured that if you need to ask a question in Chinese from time to time, I can answer. If you are from another country, know that I also have experience teaching students from many other nations, including Russia, Saudi Arabia, Italy, Switzerland, and Turkey.

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Work Experience

    • Teacher
    • Weinan Teacher's University
    • 2008 - 2011
    • Weinan, Shaanxi China
    Taught Oral English, Intercultural Communication, Phonetics (pronunciation, intonation and stress), and Western Cultre.
    • Teacher
    • Tonghua Teacher's College
    • 2005 - 2007
    • Tonghua, Jilin China
    Taught Oral English classes to English majors
    • Staff Writer
    • San Gabriel Valley Newspaper Group
    • 2000 - 2005
    • West Covina United States
    Staff reporter for daily newspapers including the San Gabriel Valley Tribune, Whittier Daily News and Pasadena Star-News, in addition to several associated weekly newspapers.
    • Staff Writer
    • Pasadena Star-News
    • 2007 - 2008
    • Pasadena, California United States
    Staff Writer for the Pasadena Star-News, reported on local government, in addition to some feature writing, general assignment news writing, photography and some video and video editing.
    • Teacher
    • Beifang University of Nationalities
    • 2014 - present
    • Yinchuan China
    Teaching English pronunciation and business English classes at 北伐民族大学。


    • Ningxia University
    • 2011 - 2013
    Other , Chinese
    Studied two years of Mandarin at 宁夏大学。Passed HSK4
  • Diploma Uploaded
    • Biola University
    • 1997 - 2000
    Bachelor's , Print Journalism
    B.A. in Communications-Print Journalism from Biola University in La Mirada, California
  • Diploma Uploaded
    • Wheaton College Graduate School
    • 2008 - 2010
    Master's , Intercultural Studies
    I have a master's degree in Intercultural Studies from Wheaton College Graduate School in Illinois. Because I was living in China at the same time as my studies, I focused much of my research on understanding the people of China


    • TEFL (Teaching English as a Foreign Language)
    • Wheaton College Graduate School
    • 2005
    TEFL Certificate
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Kevin 林天杰

 Professional Teacher

Completed sessions 58
Students 20
Professional Lessons
Informal Tutoring
Instant Tutoring
Teacher sinceAug 19, 2013
Last session Feb 04, 2014