I have 12 years of teaching experience (with Approx. 9 years classroom teaching experience and 3 years online teaching experience), and with a TCSOL (Ministry of Education issued) and a PSC certificate (putonghua shuiping ceshi). I am good at providing lessons with diverse activities and am often described as patient, knowledgeable, well-prepared and organized by students. My specialty includes teaching conversation, grammar, designing classroom activities and customizing learning materials for students.
Current Mandarin teacher at a Saturday Chinese school for toddlers and children in London as well as at an online Chinese school for adult and young adult learners during the week days (Please request for more details).
Total Experience: 12 years of teaching experience
Approx. 3 years of teaching young adult and adult learners with diverse activities
Approx. 9 years of teaching children with various games, rhymes and songs in class (age 1 to 14)
(Please request for more details)
Testimonials from current adult students
I've been having lessons with Sasha twice a week for over a year now. She has a terrific teaching style and takes the time to prepare interesting lessons that enhance and build on the set lessons. We always have a laugh in our lessons. She is also very patient which is so important when you are a student learning a new language.
Sophie C., Museum Curator
Sasha is a great choice if you want someone more than a conversation partner who is familiar with the ******** lessons. With her background in linguistics and pedagogy, she knows how to structure her lessons to help you improve your understanding and fluency. Having studied foreign language pedagogy and taught university level Japanese, I have very high expectations about my language learning experiences. I have not been disappointed with Sasha.
May H..., International School Teacher
Sasha structured the class to help reinforce the new vocabulary and grammar found in the lesson. Time well spent.
Robert M., Teacher
Sasha Hsu is an excellent teacher -- patient, knowledgeable and always well-prepared. I particularly like the way the lessons are organized and the interactive way she presents the material using insightful questions as a means of generating discussion. Sasha also uses the whiteboard effectively to present new vocabulary and structures as well as to help me along when my listening comprehension isn't quite up to par. Moreover, I especially appreciate the lesson summaries I receive after each session they are always comprehensive and informative. Finally, I would like to observe that Sasha has a very pleasant personality and is easy to work with. Since she has been my Chinese teacher, I believe I've made great progress. I look forward to continued study with her in the future.
Michael W., University Professor
|Languages||Chinese, English (British), Japanese, Cantonese|
|References Available||On File|
|University of London, Institute of Education||2014||Masters||Education(Psychology)|
|Ministry of Education, R.O.C||2017||Professional||Proficiency in Teaching Chinese as a second/ foreign language|
|Educational Testing Service||2017||Professional||TOEIC Gold Certificate 920|