Mai

Mai

Wantage Tutor

I am a talented and inspiring Chinese (Mandarin) language teacher. I have been enjoying teaching in the UK for over two years and I have gained excellent testimonials.

I understand the priorities and challenges that my students face in learning a foreign language which is very different to their mother tongues. My specialisation in the teaching of Mandarin is designing structured and logical material and various activities in order to make learning enjoyable and achievable. Each of my courses is tailored to needs of the students, beginning with developing their Individual Learning Plan and defining their Personal Learning Style. I also encourage my students to provide feedback and assessment of each lesson so that I can monitor my delivery methods as I am always looking for ways to improve and maintain high quality.

As a native mainland Chinese, I am not only a Chinese language expert, but I also have a broad understanding of Chinese culture and philosophy, history, tradition and customs. I have worked as an invited live radio broadcaster in China and I have been invited to present a lecture at the City University of Hong Kong. I have published 4 books in China – including “Practical English for western restaurants and bars’. I am currently preparing material with the goal of writing Mandarin Learning books. This will be based on my course materials and handouts which I have developed to cover young learners, adults and professionals.

I have extensive working experience with Chinese government, industry associations, media, foreign embassies and chambers in China, Hong Kong, Macau, Singapore and Indonesia, therefore I can integrate business and ICT into my teaching.

I have good communication, organisation, planning and management skills and I have a sense of humour.

My rate is based on 1 to 1 tuition. For group, it is differ to group.

Thank you.

Tutoring Experience

June 2011 to present

Owner Modern Oriental Language, Academic and Enterprise Services (MOLAES)
Happy clients including BP Technology Centre, Logicalis, The European School at Culham...

February 2010 to present
Contract tutor for Professional Language Solutions
St. George International Foreign Languages
Simons & Simons Languages
Directors Languages, Buckinghamshire

February 2011 to August 2011
Temporary Part-time Mandarin Teacher St. Bartholomew’s School, Newbury

September 2009 to present
Permanent Part time Language Tutor Oxfordshire Adult Learning, Oxfordshire

      My specialisation is designing structured and logical material and wide ranges of 
      activities to making learning enjoyable and achievable.

         Each of my courses is tailored to needs of the students, beginning with developing their Individual 
         Learning Plan and defining their Personal Learning Style. I also encourage my students to provide 
         feedback and assessment of each lesson so that I can monitor my teaching style as I am always 
         keen to remain the highest quality. 

         My goal is always to deliver teaching in a style which engages my students and makes learning 
         interesting and fun.

Tutoring Approach

I can use various approach to deliver courses in terms to meet different learning styles and needs such as:
Posters, Flash cards
Audio-visual
Individual Learning Plan
various activities
Assessment
Handouts
E-learning

LanguagesChinese
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Oxford Brookes University2011PGCEPostgraduate Certificate in Education
City & Guilds2009ProfessionalPTLLS 7303 Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector
UMT2002MastersMSc General Management
Hubei Teachers' University 1995BachelorsEnglish Teaching Diploma

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Subjects taught
Mandarin
Secondary£50
GCSE£50
A-Level£50
University£50
Casual Learner£60