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Price Guide
Primary $30.00
Secondary $30.00
NCEA Level 1 $30.00
NCEA Levels 2-3 $30.00
University $30.00
Adult/Casual $30.00

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Personal Description:

I came to New Zealand to study in 2017. I love meeting new people and enjoy my life in this country. Apart from teaching Chinese, I also enjoy exploring the nature, photography, cooking and salsa.

Tutoring Experience:

My first teaching was being a teaching assistant at University of Hull when I was studying my first Master Degree in Teaching English in UK. I provided support and guidance to the international students who were studying their English language class. After my graduation, I moved back to China and worked as English teacher. I taught mostly English to students of different age groups and helped them develop their English communication skills.

Tutoring Approach:

My aim as a tutor is to create in my students a deep understanding and confidence in answering exam questions and being able to tackle new and unfamiliar problems. My philosophy is based on the idea that learning happens in an environment of mutual respect in which the student is encouraged to think and make new connections for themselves. My experience has been that one-to-one personal tuition has a unique value to students because of the ability to resolve the students’ personal barriers to learning in a way that lays the foundations for a deep and lasting understanding of the subject.

My approach varies depending on the student’s needs and learning style. However my teaching philosophy is based on encouraging students to think for themselves, using real-world examples wherever possible. I start from topics the students are comfortable with and move gradually towards more complex areas as their confidence builds. I use questions and examples to check understanding continually. I don’t lecture to students or ask them to memorise things. Nor do I do the students’ homework for them!

I usually focus on exam-style or past paper questions in order to check, practice and perfect the student’s understanding and technique. I also give a lot of emphasis to some of the less obvious but vital skills such as essay structure and technique, logical thought, and the effective use of numbers and graphs.

I believe passionately in the huge value of tutoring to students and take great satisfaction in seeing my students achieve their full potential.

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Native Language: Chinese
Additional Languages: English
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • Victoria University of Wellington (2018) - MA in Professional Accounting (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
  • University of Hull (2014) - MA in TESOL (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Beijing Normal University Zhuhai Campus (2013) - BA in English (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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