Information About Mai - Wantage tutor - (3 reviews)
This is how 2 referees rated Mai:
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.
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.
I can use various approach to deliver courses in terms to meet different learning styles and needs such as:
Posters, Flash cards
Individual Learning Plan
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)
- Oxford Brookes University (2011) - Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) (✘ Not On File)
- City & Guilds (2009) - PTLLS 7303 Preparing to Teach in Lifelong Learning Sector (Professional) (✘ Not On File)
- UMT (2002) - MSc General Management (Masters) (✘ Not On File)
- Hubei Teachers' University (1995) - English Teaching Diploma (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)
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I was very pleased with our first lesson and found your approach interesting and constructive. Rather than just have me repeat words you helped explain some of the culture and history which was very useful.
I am now in Thailand and go to China next week where I hope to practise some of the words you taught me.
See you on my return,
Thank you for your feedback. I am really pleased that you enjoyed our first lesson and you were doing very well.
I am looking forward to seeing you again soon.