i’ll be in taiwan for a couple of months this summer, and am interested in learning some chinese while i am on vacation.
i previously spent a year at the mtc, which was a great place to learn chinese, but since i don’t want to deal with the hassle of paperwork and mean bureaucratics, i’d prefer getting a private tutor this time.
does anyone have suggestions on where i should go to find a tutor? i’d prefer to just hire one of the shida or taida teachers directly, or someone else with some teaching experience, but i don’t want to go through the programs. Does anyone know how i could contact these teachers directly? Also, what is the going rate for teachers with some experience?
i’m at an intermediate/advanced level (my last book was the Independent Reader) and know exactly what I want from a tutor, so i don’t need someone with that much experience. i just need someone to explain unfamiliar vocabulary and to correct my sentences and essays. I would be interested in 2-5 hours of tutoring a week.
please help with any tips or information.