Tim Parks

Freelance Chinese Translator & Event Planner

Location:San Jose, California, United States
2 Skills
Timothy Parks

Bilingual Teacher, Tutor or Related Work
Seeking challenging position as a teacher, tutor, or translator in English, ESL, and/or spoken Mandarin Chinese. Other related responsibilities and linguistic work is also of interest to me. Have broad knowledge of Chinese language and culture after having lived and worked in mainland China and Hong Kong for 11 years. Work very well with both adults and children.

• Mandarin Chinese (fluent conversationally; read and write intermediate)
• Spanish (beginning conversational)
• Training, Teaching, Translating, Customer Service, Event Planning, Networking, Sales
• Creative, Strategic, Initiator, Ideation, Organized, Time management
• Graphics programs, PowerPoint, MS Word, Excel, MS Outlook


Teacher Aug 2011 to present
Yang Fan Chinese Academy - Pleasanton CA
• Teach Chinese to class of 13 students, ages 5 to 8
• Assist other teachers as needed
• Drive school vehicles to pick up students from public schools

Teacher, Trainer, Translator Sept 1997 to Jan 2010 (still involved in this in some capacity)
Youth with a Mission – China, Hong Kong and the United States
• Taught English for 2 years at Yunnan University of Finance and Economics
• Staffed 3 international training programs with 11 students each, which included touring stints in mainland China
• Planned, managed, and implemented over 20 international cultural exchange programs, acting as contact person for visiting groups from all over the world and arranging all aspects of their schedules. This required lots of translating and included culture and language orientations
• Pioneered and initiated several ongoing projects (all using Mandarin):
Medical/humanitarian outreaches to 6 leprosy affected villages in Yunnan province
A project to help a private-run school of orphans and poor children in Kunming
Several business start-ups for local entrepreneurs in Kunming (restaurant & hotel)

Freelance Tutor for both Chinese and English present
• Utilizing knowledge of language and culture to privately tutor adult students 6 hours a week

Recruiting Coordinator / Assistant Recruiter Feb 2010 to July 2011
BulletHire.com – San Ramon CA
Inside Sales, Recruiting, Research
• Occasional opportunities to use Chinese language when contacting clients and job candidates

Sales Representative Jan 2010 to June 2011
Rosetta Stone Retail Kiosk –Pleasanton CA
• Often used Chinese when marketing and selling English language software to Chinese clients


Chinese – Mandarin studies Did not seek a degree, but formally studied 3 semesters
Yunnan Nationalities University and Kunming University of Science & Technology

Bachelor of Arts Degree Art with a concentration in Multimedia, GPA 3.6
Cal State East Bay – Hayward, California