One of my biggest frustrations with language learning is tutors who expect their students to make the lesson plans and know how to study a language. Irina asked me my goals but then gave me specific homework assignments and well structured lessons. She's the best Russian teacher I've had so far - I highly recommend her!
Ling is a very nice person. She's willing to review whatever needs to be done and will also help with other areas of the subject that she feels can help the student. I definitely feel more confident in my Mandarin studies because of Ling.
Clarie is a great tutor because she is really kind, and she does not hesitate to help her students. I recommend her as your tutor.