Wenda L - tutor  

Wenda L
Tutor in Manor House, North London

£18.00 per hour

5.0
(3 reviews)
(3 reviews)
25+ Tutorfair hoursDBSDegree

About Wenda

Enjoy Learning & Enjoy Teaching (Mandarin tutor)

I'm learning about education, languages, and linguistics. I've been as a tutor for more than 7 years. I enjoy teaching and sharing my experience with both kids and adult learners.

People who know me think I'm a positive and responsible person. I'm enthusiastic about teaching, communicating with people (and pets), and learning languages.

### I only do online lessons at the moment.
You can decide any time between 8 : 00 - 19 : 00 every day.


*How do I help students learn Mandarin?
• When teaching pronunciation I help starters know the tongue positions to pronounce properly. Listening and practising distinguishing tones are very important since Chinese is a tonal language.

• I create commonly used sentence patterns instead of complicated grammar terms to help them be able to make sentences and get used to what people usually talk/speak.

• I design diverse lessons for students with various levels and purposes such as daily conversation, talking about different topics, and preparing for exams.

• For learners who want to improve their conversational skill:
Students are the main role which means they speak and share their opinions and meanwhile I correct mistakes or suggest natural usage.

• No books, just bring a notepad. It'd also be good if you have other materials and wish to use them.


* Teaching Experience: (In the UK and Taiwan)
• Completed a training programme in 'Teaching Chinese as a Second Language' and got the certificate

• Tutor / Private instructor to help toddlers / pupils / adults learn Mandarin at nurseries / primary schools / companies... in London (DBS checked)
2016 - Now

• Tutor / Private instructor to help foreigners learn Mandarin in Taiwan
2009 - 2015

• ESL (Teaching English as a Second Language) teacher
2011 - 2015
(Mainly taught 6 - 15 year old learners English at language schools.)

• Tutor / Private instructor to help pupils learn English
2010 - 2015


*Abilities:
• I like to teach children and use easy ways like story telling and drawing to build their creativity and make them interested and thus understand easily.

• I developed easy phonics system to help children pronounce words.

• When teaching Mandarin pronunciation and help learners know the tongue positions and then pronounce words properly.

• I use more sentence patterns instead of complicated grammar terms when teaching English and Mandarin.

• I use both traditional and simplified Mandarin characters. Pinyin for starters.

• Both Mandarin and Taiwanese are my mother tongues. I like to share different Mandarin accents and interesting Taiwanese phrases.
Hourly rate: £18.00
Type of tutoring: Online
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Reviews and References

5.0
(3 reviews)
(3 reviews)

Well organised and funny, contact her if you want to make the most of your time!

Written by Jonas G
I met Wenda in Australia, I was really lucky of learning some Mandarin basics with a so well organised, professional and funny teacher!

She has a solid background and experience, so do not hesitate to contact her if you want to make the most of your time, she will take it seriously and you will enjoy the lessons. She is also a kids' favourite!
Subject:
Mandarin
Outcome:
I was taught some common expressions and reading basics that proved to be very useful in Taiwan! I would have kept her as a tutor if possible.

Great tutor and allows you to feel confident

Written by Jonathan S
I got some helpful advice in terms of improving my spoken fluency and listening.

She has a genuine passion for tutoring which allows sessions to flow way. She is punctual and reliable. Also she has extended communication beyond the session by inviting me to send her sentences in Chinese so that she can correct them.
Subject:
Mandarin (Intermediate)
Outcome:
my fluency is improving.

Very helpful and encouraging teacher

Written by Emily A
My daughter found her first lesson very helpful. Wenda arrived early and quickly had my daughter speaking Mandarin, encouraging her not to be worried about making mistakes and so improving her confidence.
Subject:
Mandarin (GCSE)
Outcome:
We will arrange more lessons

Education and Qualifications

University

Chung Hsing University
Bachelor of Arts In Foreign Languages and Literatures

School

Other Qualifications

Completed a training programme in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language and got the certificate

Subjects

  • Chinese
    Advanced, Beginner, GCSE, Intermediate
  • Mandarin
    Advanced, Beginner, Common Entrance, GCSE, Intermediate

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Tutors’ calendars change often. We recommend that you contact Wenda if you don’t see the right slot.

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