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Roger N
Tutor in West Hampstead, North West London

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£35.00 / hour

Mandarin Tuition through the medium of Chinese Poetry

I am writing to offer my services as a tutor in Mandarin Chinese. I am an English national who has lived and worked in China, and who speaks Mandarin fluently, so would be able to provide conversation practice to students in the first years of their study. However, my main strength is the introduction of students to the language through the medium of Chinese poetry. To this end I have written a textbook, and would use this as the basis for the course I would teach.

The advantage of this approach is that it is compatible with any other system for learning Chinese that the student is pursuing at the time, and is a useful and enjoyable complement to other more traditional courses. It is also a good introduction to aspects of Chinese culture which can stand the student in good stead when they spend time in the country, interacting with Chinese natives.

The content can be tailored to students of any age; the poems are all simple and well-known, and are used to teach language and culture in Chinese schools to this day. Depending on the level of the student's Chinese, I would conduct the lessons either in Mandarin or English.

I attach a sample of the book that would form the basis of the course. You will see, the aim is for students to learn the poems to the level where they can both recite and write them out from memory, giving them practice in good Mandarin pronunciation, and learning of the Chinese characters.

If there is any interest on your part, I would be very happy to meet in person to explain in more detail the way in which the teaching system works.

Reviews and References

There are 2 reviews or references for Roger.

Written by Michal B

Great Chinese teacher

I highly recommend dr. Roger New as a candidate for Chinese language teacher.
As a scientist I have had the pleasure of working with Roger in R&D Company for the past ten years. During this time he teaches and lead numerous of students and children’s in science field. He is a driven, organized teacher with multi language skills who develops inspiring relationships with his students.

He has a wonderful rapport with people of all ages. His ability to connect with his students and his talent at teaching simple concepts, as well as more advanced topics, are both truly superior. He also has excellent written and verbal communication skills not only in native English but also in Chinese, Russian and Portuguese.

Roger accomplishes all these tasks with great initiative and with a positive attitude. Moreover his passion about China (living in China for a few years) and Chinese language led him to design a special book in Chinese for helping students with learning process.

I recommend Roger to you without reservation. If you have any further questions with regard to his background or qualifications for teaching, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Sincerely,
Michal Bogus
Subject:
Chinese
Outcome:
Roger has always been driven to develop his skills not only as an expert in science, academic teaching but also as a Chinese lector.
Written by Scarlet W

Excellent teacher

Roger New is an excellent Chinese teacher. We are colleagues and friends. I am a Chinese native. We communicate in Chinese most of time after work. Roger speaks very well Mandrin and sometimes I even forget he is not a native speaker. He is also very innovative and passionate about Mandrin teaching. He shared his thoughts and experiences with me about Mandrin teaching and I found it quite interesting and attractive even for a native speaker. It would be your luck if you had him in your team.
Subject:
Chinese
Outcome:
Excellent

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University

Institution
University of Oxford
Degree
BA (Hons)
Grade
2(i)
Institution
Imperial College London
Degree
PhD
Grade
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