Welcome to Mandarin For Today

Mandarin For Today is brought to you by Chinese Tutor/Teacher/Instructor Lynn Li. On this website,  you will learn more about Lynn's teaching philosophy, her qualifications and the lessons she offers. Explore now ...

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Dragon Boat Festival is coming ! 

Falling on the 5th day of the 5th month of Chinese Lunar calendar, dragon boat festival of 2012 falls on June 23. It has been held annually for more than 2,000 years and is notable for its educational influence. The festival commemorates the patriotic poet Qu Yuan (340-278 BC), and also acts as a chance for Chinese people to build their bodies and dispel diseases. Many traditional customs and activities are held on the specified day such as dragon boat racing and eating zongzi. 


Featured Services


  • Conversational Chinese
  • Reading/Writing Chinese
  • Business Chinese
  • Chinese Presentation Preparation
  • Mandarin Pronunciation and Correction
  • English/Chinese Translation

Why choose me?


Good question. There are many Chinese tutors out there, why you should choose me?

  • Mandarin/English teacher in the U.S. for more than 7 years
  • Exctensive experience teaching both Chinese school and private tutoring
  • Familiar with all levels of students with different backgrounds and careers
  • Native mandarin speaker from Beijing, China
  • Excellent educational background (B.S in China & M.S.from U.S.)


Matt BuchwitzLearning Purpose: Self Enhancement / Family Needs, Foster City

... She prepares meticulously for each lesson, using a wide variety of exercises and approaches to stimulate rapid and thorough learning ...

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Chris DeRocheLearning Purpose: Self Enhancement / Business, Burlingame

... Lynn is an enthusiastic and energetic teacher. She makes the lessons enjoyable and useful. She is easy to work with and has very reasonable rate ...

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Robert FioreLearning Purpose: Self Enhancement / Special Needs, San Mateo

... As a motivating teacher, she has consistently, kindly and firmly encouraged me to use what I learned as well as stretch forward in discovering additional treasures of the Chinese language ...

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Luis DiVitoLearning Purpose: Children Education, Burlingame

... Teacher Li not only makes the tutoring enjoyable, engaging, and non-stressful, she has also helped to maintain our children's enthusiasm for Mandarin, even though studying Mandarin is challenging and time-consuming ... 

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