San Francisco, CA, 94101
Joined on February, 2014
Any day after 6PM
Up to 1 hour away for no additional charge
Education2008-2011 Mater degree-Linguistic and Applied Linguistic Major at Renmin University of China in Beijing(Top 10 in China)
2003-2007 Bachelor degree-Chinese language and literature at Ocean University of China in Qingdao
ExperienceMy name is Yolanda Xiao (Xiao Min). I am a Mandarin Chinese teacher with over 5000 hours of teaching experience. I have an MA in Linguistics from Renmin University of China. I am also the founder of the XM MANDARIN and am passionate about teaching Chinese online.
 $16 per 50 minutes one on one live class, charge every 5 lessons. No minimum number. Money-back guarantee for unused paid lesson-no questions asked.
 A 30 min FREE demo class to see if this online way works for you.
 Free materials exclude published book.
I taught more 100 different students all around the world. Listen to what my student said:
CHRIS from London UK
" I would have no hesitation in recommending Xiaomin’s services to other people with an interest in learning Chinese. I find her lessons the ideal blend of exercises to extend the student’s vocabulary and grammar but with a particular emphasis upon putting any new knowledge into a conversational context. As time progresses, you will find that your repertoire and understanding steadily improve and Xiaomin’s easy going nature and sense of fun renders the entire process lighthearted and enjoyable. All in all, I find her to be the perfect tutor. "
Kind regards- CHRIS from London UK
Iris Wickham Palau from Paris, France
" Xiaomin is a really organized, flexible and patient teacher. She will adapt the course to your needs and your taste very easily and will immediately get the material adapted to your level .
After studying Chinese for 4 years in university and spending 1 year in Taiwan to practice it, I acquired a upper-intermediate level in Mandarin that I have unfortunately be losing because of the few opportunities to practice.
Xiaomin not only helps me win back my level with conversation practice and tips for videos and movies but also teaches me about very specific topics corresponding to my needs such as business Chinese or dealing with the Chinese administration.
It is definitely the best choice in terms of pricing and quality and you can have the class anywhere as long as you have a smart phone and headphones! "
Iris Wickham Palau
Jonathan Lau from London, UK
I am a British Born Chinese person that was really hopeless at languages before I met Xiao Min. My younger brother became fluent in mandarin with Xiao Min’s help and that is how I met Xiao Min. She has been my teacher for over two years now, teaching me from HSK 1-4 in a well structured way but also tailoring her teaching to tackle any weaknesses and to keep things interesting. Her fluency training course is particularly useful to encourage you to speak mandarin with casual dialogue. Once you learn to ask and answer simple questions, you can quickly build on that and then it really is the beginning of a new world which you can explore and gain much satisfaction from! I would recommend combining Xiao Min’s lessons with Chinesepod and Skritter to help your listening and your memory of the Chinese characters and then as you progress, watch Chinese TV such as their game shows which again allows you to gain listening practice. Xiao Min is a very kind, patient (her English is also very good, if needed to explain things but she will try to use mandarin as much as possible) and most importantly a brilliant teacher! Good luck!
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