Private Language Tutoring for Adults

Types of private lessons include but are not limited to: General Chinese, Business Chinese, Conversational Chinese, Chinese Writing, Media Text Reading, Chinese for Travelers, and Test Prep such as HSK. Up-to-date textbooks and learning materials will guarantee that your lessons are well structured and result-focused.

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Private lessons are booked in blocks of a minimum of 10 hours to begin with. Price varies according to the number of students in each group. Complimentary extra hours will be automatically added to your package if more than 20 hours is purchased at one time. A paid trial lesson is also available upon request.

For more information about the Private Tutoring Program for adults, please contact Fei Xue, at

Private Language Tutoring for Children

Private tutoring through China Institute offers a flexible and personalized alternative to group classes! Give your child the opportunity to learn Chinese one-on-one, at your preferred time, and according to your child’s individual needs. Our experienced teachers will design a custom-made syllabus addressing your child’s specific learning style and objectives. With a user-friendly online platform, our program provides students with an engaging and effective language learning experience. We also offer personally tailored Mandarin Chinese SAT II & AP Test Prep lessons from exceptional instructors in one-on-one or small group settings!

In response to COVID-19, China Institute now offers digital learning options for children and teens via ZOOM. Lessons and 1-on-1 options include 1-hour sessions on: Chinese language, AP Chinese, and SAT II.

Half-hour tutoring now available for toddlers (with a minimal package of 5 hours)

New Language Students: If you are uncertain of your child’s Chinese level, we would be happy to schedule a free assessment to determine the best tutor and how to develop the best custom curriculum.

Please contact our program director Yonglian Xiao at or call (212) 744-8181, ext. 110 to schedule your child’s assessment today or learn more about signing up for tutoring packages for children.

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Please note that we have a 24 hours cancellation policy for all private tutoring sessions (online and in-person). Should you need to reschedule or cancel a tutoring lesson, we ask that you inform us at least 24 hours in advance, so our teachers can allocate their time accordingly. Failure to comply with our policy will result in a cancellation fee of $20-$45, depending on the length of the session.

In response to COVID-19, the School of Chinese Studies has moved to Zoom for tutoring sessions for both adults and children.

China Institute’s Private Tutoring Program was established to meet students’ specific language needs. Every age-appropriate lesson is customized to fulfill individual language goals. Our instructors are all native speakers with excellent credentials and many years of tutoring experience. When you study with China Institute, you also benefit from access to our many virtual programs, art exhibitions, and other diverse, online resources.

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