Information About Joseph - Chester teacher
I am a native English speaker. I started studying Mandarin 7 years ago. I completed 2 years of a Chinese Studies course at Sheffield University of which the 2nd year was at Nanjing University, China. I decided to stay in Nanjing as I felt that my Mandarin was best improved within a Chinese environment. After living in Nanjing for the past 5 years I have gained a high level in Conversational Mandarin. I am passionatate about what I do, I'm engaging and I'm effective in helping people achieve their full potential.
During my time in China I had 4 years experience in teaching English at various levels, from complete beginner to expert level. I have worked full time as a teacher in World English School (Nanjing), a Corporate Trainer for Enjoy International and as a private tutor. Although my formal teaching experience is in English, being able to transition seemlessly from English to Mandarin proved invaluable when explaining grammar points, vocabulary and cultural differences.
For many people it's frustrating when you feel that things aren't moving fast enough or that it's too fast to take everything in.
Not all students are the same. Some have a gift for languages and grasp things quickly, others need more time. I always try my best to understand this and help students' build confidence by understanding their level, how long it takes for them to digest and absorb everything and adjusting difficulty and pace accordingly. I also believe learning is easier when it's fun.
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- HSK (汉语水平考试 - Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi - Chinese Proficiency Test) Listening Level 6, Grammar Level 7, Reading Level 5