Alastair

Alastair

Cheltenham Tutor

I grew up in Japan, and have worked there for 1 year, and 2 years in Taiwan, so I have a good command of Japanese and Mandarin. I have the advantage of having mastered them as a foreign language for myself, so I know from experience what problems people have, and how to overcome them.

I enjoy spending time with people, teaching, and passing on whatever knowledge I have, helping them improve their potential.

Tutoring Experience

3 years teaching teaching Japanese and Chinese to students at a public school and one-to-one, from 5 years old to adult and business people, up to GCSE, AS, and A2. I have also taught some lessons for the Japan Foundation in London.
Other teaching experience.
1 year teaching in a Senior High School in Japan
2 years teaching in a Language school in Taiwan.
2 months teaching in Brighton.
2 years teaching one to one English.
Over 10 years as a language learner, so I have been in your shoes, and can share the innovative techniques and memorization methods I’ve used.

Tutoring Approach

I will help you with your reading, writing, speaking, and listening, and have tricks to help you remember the written scripts.
With years of experience teaching foreign languages, I tailor your lessons to your needs, learning style, interests, and goals. I use varied resources, activities and role-plays allowing maximum participation, and an enjoyable, and effective learning environment.

Please contact me for more information, or more testimonies.

LanguagesEnglish (British), Chinese, Japanese
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (evenings)
References Available On File

Qualifications

The University of Edinburgh2003BachelorsChemistry
John Hampden Grammar School1999SchoolA level Chemistry, Physics, Maths
Imperial College2009ProfessionalTESOL
The Japan Foundation2014OtherJapanese Language Proficiency Test

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Subjects taught
Mandarin
Primary£22.50
Secondary£22.50
GCSE£22.50
Casual Learner£22.50
English (Foreign Language)
Primary£22.50
Secondary£22.50
GCSE£22.50
A-Level£22.50
Casual Learner£22.50
Japanese
Primary£22.50
Secondary£22.50
GCSE£22.50
Casual Learner£22.50