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Private French and Mandarin Tuition in Notting Hill

Hello! I am originally from Hong Kong and I tutor languages (French, English, Chinese). I have a huge passion for the arts and my hobbies and education have always revolved around this area, with an interest in the business world too. I studied in the UK, France, Switzerland, and the United States for my higher education and I started tutoring after my bachelor's degree. I love helping my students progress and achieve their learning objectives– aiding the academic, intellectual and personal growths of my students are highlights of my tutoring experience, not to mention my own growth as a tutor thanks to them.

My Education Background:
I did my A Levels in French, History, Geography and Maths at Canford School in Dorset and I graduated from King's College London with a BA in French and Management in 2017. During my year abroad at King's, I completed a six-month study exchange at ESSEC Paris, studying French and Business, and another six months at Université de Genève reading French Literature and Philosophy. Languages aside, I also completed an MA in Art Business at Sotheby's Institute of Art in 2019, where I also studied Contemporary Art in New York for a semester exchange. I have recently completed my PGD Certificate in Chinese Art at SOAS in London.

When not tutoring or involved with the art world, I also teach yoga and I like to take the time to enjoy music, cinema and literature.

Tutoring Experience

I am a CELTA-certified teacher with 4 years of teaching experience. Since 2017, I have tutored over 120 students and I specialise in languages and in helping UK students with GCSE and A Levels exam preparations for French, Chinese and History. My clients are based in London, Paris, Hong Kong and Shanghai; ranging from as young as 6 to adult learners. In 2019, I also tutored at a private tutorial centre in Hong Kong for current and prospective pupils in the UK.

Subjects I have been tutoring:
• French - Beginner to Advanced Levels, GCSE and A Levels Preparation
• Chinese - Beginner to Intermediate Levels, HSK Exam Preparation
• English - Beginner to Advanced Levels, IELTS and TOEFL Exam Preparation
• History - GCSE and A Levels Preparation

Tutoring Approach

General Tutoring Approach:
Language classes are generally structured around speaking, listening and reading with writing tasks set as homework. None of my students share the same learning programme - everyone has a different learning style, so every lesson is bespoke. I use various academic resources and learning materials readily available in the market in my classes, as well as my own original materials sourced from classic and contemporary literature and media. I aim to deliver relevant and empowering learning results, focusing on critical thinking, creativity, and self-development.

For Exams:
Note-making, past papers revision as well as quizzes are the main focuses for my exam preparation sessions. Having experienced both Asian and Western education systems and studied for their exams, I am honoured to share comprehensive and effective studying techniques.

For Leisure or Business:
Classes are theme-based and split between oral, reading and listening comprehension, whilst working on grammar and pronunciation throughout. I started my journey with French when I was 10 and with Russian four years ago, allowing me to be in my students' shoes as a fellow learner too!

I am more than happy to discuss what works best for you and your learning needs. Please do get in touch if you have any questions.

Free Consultation and Assessment/ 50% off first hour:
I offer a free 30 minute consultation and assessment for us to get to know each other better, and for me to assess your level before we move on for class together. Potential students can choose to meet me for the 30-minute consultation and assessment only, or have a full hour paying only for 30 minutes of class.

Payment information:
Tuition rates displayed are for online classes only, travel time and fare will be charged for in-person tuition at your preferred location.
Late Cancellation Policy: please notify me at least a day in advance to reschedule or cancel, otherwise confirmed lesson will be charged.

*I hold an Enhanced DBS Certificate.

LanguagesEnglish (British), French, Chinese, Russian
AvailabilityWeekends, Weekdays (all times)
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Qualifications

School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London2020PGCEChinese Art
King's College London2017BachelorsFrench and Management
Sotheby's Institute of Art2019MastersArt Business

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