Information About Silvia - Gateshead tutor
I hold a degree in Chinese literature. My oral and written skills in Mandarin led me to work as a journalist for an Electronics magazine. My fluency in English has enabled me to teach the language for more than seven years.
I have been teaching Mandarin at a local primary school for the last year and a half. I have also been giving private tutoring to an adult for the last year, in this time they have made excellent progress. I am a certified teacher of Chinese as a second language by The World Chinese Language Association.
I also taught English as a second language to 6~15 year-old pupils for seven years. My knowledge and skill of both English and Mandarin has helped me to develop a very effective teaching style.
Listening and speaking are two main parts for beginners. I will teach you Mandarin phonics and the four tones in order to pronounce accurately.
However, if you want to learn Chinese symbols, it definitely would be great to know the evolution of Chinese characters and eventually know the difference between traditional and simplified Chinese characters.
I will introduce festivals and you can know more about Chinese culture. And of course, I will provide suitable methods for each unique learners.
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Availability: Weekends / Weekdays (all times)
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- The World Chinese Language Association (2010) - TCFL (Other) (✘ Not On File)
- University (2004) - Chinese literature (Bachelors) (✘ Not On File)