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Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00
Secondary £35.00
GCSE £35.00
A-Level £40.00
University £45.00
Casual Learner £35.00


Hourly Rate
Primary £30.00
Secondary £35.00
GCSE £40.00
A-Level £40.00
University £45.00
Casual Learner £35.00

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Personal Description:

Online Mandarin and Cantonese Tutor

I am an experienced teacher of Mandarin and Cantonese with a PhD in Applied Linguistics (Cross-Cultural Communication) from the University of Essex. I am also a Higher Education Academy (UK) qualified lecturer, with expertise in teaching English to Chinese speakers for Business and academic purposes. I have also and worked as academic interpreter.
I am currently working in collaboration with the University of Lancaster on two research projects in Linguistics.

Tutoring Experience:

During my time at Essex University I designed and ran an introductory level course teaching Chinese languages as part of the Languages for All Programme, as well as lecturing in MA in Translation Studies modules. I also worked as a graduate teaching assistant on the BA TEFL course, designing materials, teaching and exam marking.
I have extensive experience in teaching English and Mandarin for Business, Engineering and Media at the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education where I worked for two years. For 6 years was a successful private tutor of both English and Mandarin in Hong Kong for learners at all levels.

Tutoring Approach:

I design individual lessons to suit the needs and experience of every learner. My lessons are interactive and engaging using a wide range of resources.
Whether you are a beginner in Chinese, a student, or need to enhance your skills for professional purposes, I can help.
I am a highly skilled teacher at all levels as well as native speaker. I can also give you an insight into Chinese culture and society that will help you communicate effectively with Chinese people.
I believe that the foundation of successful teaching and learning is forming good work working relationships in a relaxed environment.
I have a state of the virtual classroom that will enable us to share white boards and video/audio resources as well as being able to see and hear each other.

Native Language: Chinese
Additional Languages: Cantonese, English (British)
Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
References Available: Yes (✔ On File)


  • University of Essex (2017) - PhD in Applied Linguistics (Doctorate) (✔ On File)
  • University of Essex (2015) - Associate Fellowship Higher Education Academy (Professional) (✔ On File)
  • University of Essex (2008) - MA in Applied Linguistics (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Hong Kong Baptist University (2003) - BA i(Hons) in Music (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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