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Xiaoyu

Helping students to enjoy and excel in Mandarin learning is what I am aiming for. I am a qualified Mandarin secondary school teacher in the UK. I have held Bachelor of Education(Honour degree) plus PGCE in secondary Mandarin teaching.

My pedagogical approach is based on the science of memory and how students learn. For example: the use of scaffolding planning and questioning skills which aim for differentiation have been adapted into my teaching over time. In teaching Mandarin, I believe that building up confidence, creating a good learning habit and encouraging discoveries of learning is of crucial for a second language teaching and learning.
Therefore, helping students gain confidence and promote clarity, accuracy and proficiency in speaking, listening, reading and writing Mandarin become important in teaching practice. I am keen to work with my students to help and stretch them meet their language targets in a time frame.

While my wide range of interests, including literature, music and traveling enriches my life, my real passion lies in education, I am well prepared to devote myself to education career.

Tutoring Experience

I have been teaching Mandarin from KS2 to the sixth form for more than fifteen years. I am specialised in helping students to prepare for Mandarin GCSE, IGCSE, A level and HSK exams. I am a well resourced teacher with good teaching strategies and flexibility.
I am able to teach Beginners of Mandarin
GCSE/IGCSE Mandarin
A level Mandarin
HSK exams

Tutoring Approach

The lessons are tailored for your needs. The four skills of listening, speaking, reading and writing will be covered in each lesson. Weekly homework and weekly spelling tests are included in teaching and learning. You will have a chance to practise Mandarin with me, you will see the progress of learning Mandarin in a timed framework.

LanguagesChinese
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
References Available On File

Qualifications

Waikato University of NZ2000BachelorsBachelor of Education in NZ
Waikato University of NZ2000BachelorsDiploma of Teaching

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