Information About Fengyu - Southampton teacher - (21 reviews)
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Fengyu offers a discount of 50% on their first / introductory lesson!
Thanks for viewing my profile. I'm Linda, a native speaker of Mandarin Chinese. I have language and teaching qualifications from China and the UK; and have more than 14 years experience of language teaching in both countries. I can provide patient tuition for learners of all age groups, from complete beginners, to experienced Mandarin speakers.
I love teaching, and use a range of learning materials, and approaches. I should be able to develop solutions to problems and find the way that works best for you.
I have provided tuition in Mandarin Chinese to many native English speakers since I moved to the UK in 2014. My learners have been mostly adults and from various backgrounds, but also children and teenagers. They have included those learning for professional or academic reasons, and those simply interested in Chinese language and culture. Many have been having regular weekly or twice-weekly lessons with me for a long period of time.
I have gained experience of the British educational system and teaching methods through acting as a volunteer teaching assistant in a college with modern language expertise. I have also studied for an Education and Training Award in UK. Insights gained from this inform the approaches to teaching that I adopt.
In China, I worked at two language training schools in Harbin over a three-year period, and then I moved to Beijing. Here I taught children and teenagers for a year, and then for the next five years worked in a company that provided language training and IESOL tests to adults. I am now able to draw from my teaching experience in both countries when providing tuition in Mandarin.
I tailor my teaching to satisfy the individual needs of learners. This involves taking account of their reasons for learning Mandarin and their aspirations, and the learning styles that work best for them. Rather than stick rigidly to a standard course, I will vary the approaches to maintain interest and help with the learning process. Techniques can include question and answer sessions, use of flashcards, role-play, games, presentations, audio-visual materials and handouts.
If you are interested in learning Chinese, please contact me at **E-mail Address Removed**. Sk:
Q. How long do lessons last?
A. Each lesson lasts for one hour, for one and a half hours, or for two hours. For children under 10 years old, each lesson will last 45 minutes. For children under 6 years old, each lesson will last 30 minutes, the price is £15 per lesson.
Q. Where do you teach?
A. I teach on line via *S*k*y*e.
Q. How do I pay the tuition?
A. Please pay by cash/bank transfer in advance. There may be a small discount if you pay for several lessons at once (more than five hours).
Q. Do I have to pay if I cancel a booked lesson?
A. Please make sure to cancel any lesson at least ONE day before in the future, and no charge for such cancellations. However, you will be charged half the price of a lesson if you cancel less than one day. You will be charged full price for a lesson if you just forgot and missed the lesson.
Q. Do you cater for advanced students?
A. Yes. If you speak Mandarin already and would like to brush up your skills, or gain a more advanced understanding, then I can design a course appropriate for you.
Q. Is it possible to book sessions outside of office hours?
A. Yes. Please contact me to arrange a mutually convenient time.
Q. Do you provide group-training sessions?
A. Yes. Please call for details.
Q. Do you teach online?
A. Yes. I also teach via S*k*y*p*, QQ, WeChat.
Q. Do you provide telephone based training?
A. Yes. Please contact for details.
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Additional Languages: English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- City and Guilds (2017) - Award in Education and Training (Professional) (✔ On File)
- Heilongjiang Normal University [Teachers] (2007) - Associate Bachelors in English Literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
- Heilongjiang University (2002) - Chinese literature (Bachelors) (✔ On File)
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I am glad that you liked the approach to teaching, and especially because you yourself have an academic background. All the best for the future!
You are an excellent learner indeed. You learned quickly and worked hard. I was impressed at how many words you were able to recall and use after just a little practice. I am sure that you will become a fluent mandarin speaker sooner or later!
I don't have a wealth of tutor experience to draw from… but LInda provides written/ pdf material, along with audio material (so homework!), and is very accomodating with time… so much better than i knew to expect.
I have no regrets about choosing Linda as a tutor.
I am certain my positive review wont be the only one!