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Hourly Rate
Primary £20.00
Secondary £20.00
GCSE £25.00
A-Level £25.00
University £25.00
Casual Learner £25.00

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Personal Description:

- Native Mandarin and Taiwanese speaker, Excellent communication skills
- Experienced Mandarin Tutor (Pre-School/ KS2/ KS3/ KS4/ KS5/ HE/ adults/ retired/ business Chinese/ tourism Chinese, including those with SEN and from diverse cultural background)
- Freelance translator (translate subtitles for television programmes and turn medical research interview audio files, in Mandarin, into English transcripts)
- Freelance interpreter (legal/Immigration)
- Experienced in tailor-making one-to-one tutoring lessons
- Knowledge of traditional Chinese/Taiwanese culture, politics, society and current pop culture. Also able to combine the above with Mandarin learning/teaching
- Patient, reliable and honest
- successfully completed the 'Teaching Chinese as a Second Language' training (2006) and have been taking continuing professional development (CPD) sessions (CPD details available upon request). Past CPDs were provided by a number of recognised institutions, including the University of Leeds, LLAS (Centre for Languages Linguistics & Area Studies, **Web Address Removed**) , OCAC (Overseas Chinese Affairs Council, **Web Address Removed**, a Taiwanese government agency) and Hanban (**Web Address Removed**, a Chinese government agency dedicated itself to learning and teaching Mandarin).

Tutoring Experience:

- Mandarin Teacher at University of Leeds (Sep 2008- May 2011), a private school in north Wales (Y7 and Y9, complete beginner group/individual and GCSE preparation, 2012) and a grammar school in NW England (2015 onwards, Y7- Y13, including GCSE/A Level preparation)
- Author/proof-reader of online Mandarin course contents (targeting KS2, KS3, GCSE learners); Online Mandarin Tutor (KS2 learners and GCSE candidates. One of my pupils was accepted by a Chinese undergraduate course as her first choice for Sep 2014 entry, because of my lessons); eLearning Specialist advising the management team regarding VLE/LMS and providing training on online teaching for fellow teachers (all above under this bullet point: between Jun 2012- Jun 2014, employed by a private company in north Wales)
- one-to-one Tutor of Mandarin, face-to-face and online (via Mikogo or Skype)
- University Lecturer in Audience Development in Taiwan
-University Lecturer in Arts Management in Taiwan
-University Lecturer in English in Taiwan
-Substitute teacher (primary school level) in Taiwan
-Tutor of English (adult/primary/secondary level, face-to-face, individual and groups) in Taiwan

Tutoring Approach:

- Use real-Life scenario for examples and conversation practice
- Integrate Culture into language acquisition
-I offer Business/Leisure/Travel/Conversation Mandarin Lessons
-I can teach both Pin-Yin and Phonics; Simplified and Traditional Mandarin
-Lessons are tailor-made to suit beginners and advanced Mandarin speaker
-You can choose to get trained in Listening, Speaking, Writing and Reading skills, or a combination of these four
-I can use either only English, Mandarin, or English+Mandarin during class
- Devise different learning methods/activities/content for each individual learner to suit their own abilities and learning targets/motives.
- Encourage students to participate in their own learning process actively by creating an interactive and friendly learning environment.

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


  • University of Leeds (2015) - MPhil Museum Studies (using online museum resources in classrooms) (Other) (✔ On File)
  • University of Liverpool (2005) - MA Egyptology (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • University of Leicester (2003) - MA Museum Studies (income generation for small local museums) (Masters) (✔ On File)
  • Chung Yuan Christian University, Taiwan (2001) - BBA Accounting (Bachelors) (✔ On File)

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