I am native Chinese and have been living in UK for more than 20 years. I studied my BSc. Degree in China and MSc. Degree in UK. I am fluent in Mandarin and can also speak some conversational Cantonese. I have very good bilingual skills and can read and write Chinese and English well.
I am qualified Teaching Assistant with over 14 years’ experience in supporting teaching and learning in a primary school, after working in two UK universities for several years, and I have been an EAL (English as an Additional Language) tutor in a secondary school. Therefore I am very familiar with the education system in UK and I communicate and work very well with children of all ages and abilities, as well as young people and adults. I have had several CPD training, such as Safeguarding for children and Special Educational Needs. I am DBS checked.
I have been giving Mandarin lessons to adult learners who are taking teaching jobs in China, and I have also been teaching some children Chinese language over the years. I have experience in tutoring learners for their preparation of GCSE Mandarin Exam and HSK Test. I have been an examiner for Speaking Test of GCSE Mandarin Exam.
I am friendly, responsible, well organized and very patient. I would like to use my bilingual skills and knowledge to teach Chinese language and culture, it would be very rewarding!
I can provide one-to-one tutoring to anyone who would like to
• Learn a new language – Chinese (Mandarin), either beginner level or intermediate level,
• brush up on basic vocabulary for a holiday experience or working in China,
• or prepare their GCSE Mandarin exams or HSK tests.
I will tailor my teaching methods to meet each learner’s needs and aims, which can be systematic learning Chinese language and culture in long term (including reading and writing), intensive/short-term refresh your knowledge in Chinese and improve your speaking and listening, or just learning some basic conversations (choosing your own topics if you like) and being knowledgeable about China.
I will usually use text books and online resources for you to learn and practice. I can also provide online teaching if you prefer. I am quite flexible in teaching time and will be able to manage the time suitable for you.
I hope you will enjoy learning Chinese with me and gain some new skills and confidence.