I am a dedicated and experienced Mandarin Chinese teacher and I can teach both traditional and simplified characters. Teaching is my passion! I consider myself to be very organised, conscientious and attentive to details, esp. in correcting students’ mistakes in assignments and exams.
I was born and brought up in Taiwan, then came to the UK for Higher Education. I have the right to work in the UK now.
At this moment I teach at Cambridge Centre for Sixth-form Studies and ARM also work as a freelance Mandarin Chinese teacher/tutor. I have been a private tutor for students and teaching staff at Cambridge Uni. since 2014. I taught Mandarin for Babel Language & Cultural training in Cambridge in Feb.- May 2015. From Sept. 2013 to July 2014 I taught Mandarin at the Stephen Perse Foundation (Pre-prep, Junior & Senior Schools), Cambridge. I was an assistant examiner for the Cambridge Assessment International Education from June 2014 to July 2017. Moreover, I have worked as a private Chinese tutor (including on-line via Skype) intermittently since 2005.
Before settling down in the UK at the end of 2011, I taught Chinese at the University of Iceland and at Icelandic senior high schools (15-20 yrs old). In addition, I have also taught a short Mandarin course for adopted Chinese children (5-8 yrs old) and their parents at the Uni. of Iceland. The students I have taught have been aged 2 to 70. I was also in charge of the Mandarin Placement Tests (4 levels in total) for all the Icelandic senior high schools from 2009 to 2012.
I have taught Chinese as a Foreign Language to ab initio learners many times in Iceland and Cambridge, either at schools, institutions or as a private tutor. I have always worked in the Education sector and I have been a teacher since I was 20. First, I taught English in Taiwan, then Chinese language, Western Art History and Chinese Art & Symbolism in Iceland. Now in England, I am teaching Chinese again.
I always adjust my teaching methods to suit individual needs. I use internet, mobile phone and story books for teaching apart from textbooks.
|Languages||Chinese, English (British)|
|Availability||Weekdays (all times)|
|References Available||On File|
|SOAS, Uni. of London||2013||Professional||PG Diploma in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages|
|NKNU, Taiwan||2012||Professional||Teacher Training Programme in Chinese as a Second/Foreign Language|
|Uni. of East Anglia, England||1998||Masters||MA in European Art|
|Uni. of St Andrews, Scotland||1993||Masters||MA Honours in Art History|