I am a qualified (QTS) primary teacher with Trinity CertTESOL (TEFL) and first class honours degree in Chinese Studies, specialising in translation, from the School of Oriental and African Studies (University of London). I obtained QTS through the Schools Direct Training Programme with the Institute of Education.
I have tutored Mandarin in the UK and taught English as a foreign language in China and Taiwan. I have studied Chinese language in depth at Beijing Normal University and National Taiwan University, as well as SOAS.
I have experience teaching in UK primary schools both in the inner city and suburban areas, specialising in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS).
My personal interests are music, in particular singing and guitar. I am able to teach swimming and am qualified with the ASA. I swim in my free time to keep fit.