I am a native Mandarin speaker/a qualified teacher and have been teaching Chinese for 15 years both in China and the UK.
- Which subject(s) do you teach?
I teach simplified Chinese Mandarin and GCSE maths
- Tell me about your qualifications.
2010- 2015: PhD Education Research, School of Education, the University of Leicester, UK
2012 – 2013:Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Certificate, Beijing Language and Culture University, China
2008 - 2009: MA International Education, School of Education, the University of Leicester, UK
2007 - 2008: Pre-Master -Human Resource Management, Brittin College, Cambridge, UK
2003 - 2006: First Degree - Business Studies, Hubei University, China
1995 - 1998: Teacher Qualification, Wuhan Normal College, Hubei Province, China
- How much do you charge?
£25 per hour
£40 per lesson/2 hours (a minimum booking of 12hours/6 lessons)
£5 per lesson extra fees for travelling to students' place (10 miles)
Discounts available for group lessons ( more than 2 students); termly/yearly learning students etc.
- Where do you teach?
I currently teach at my studio, Students Union (on Main campus of University of Leicester), and online learning (Skype).
- When are you available?
Wednesdays 12:00 -19:00
Thursdays 15:00 -19:00
Fridays 12:00 -19:00
Saturdays 16:00 -19:00
(Happy to discuss other time slot during school holidays for students)
- Which ages and levels do you teach?
5 year old - Adult learners
A1 (Beginners) - Advanced level
Chinese GCSE (all levels)
Cambridge Pre-U A-level
HSK Exams-Hanyu Shuiping Kaoshi ( all levels)
IB Ab-initio (all levels)
Business Chinese Mandarin
Travelling Chinese Mandarin
Mandarin Teacher Training
- Describe your arrangements for online tutoring.
- Do you have a personal message for students?
I design each course to only focused on what you want to achieve. You will benefit from your own tailor-made course. I look forward to being with you on the exciting journey that is simplified Chinese language learning! With a bit of help your Chinese skills will improve in no time. Please do not hesitate to get in touch and ask for a free 2018-2019 Learning Chinese brochure.
- What kind of experience do you have?
2017- Present: Mandarin Teacher, Oakham school, Rutland, Leicestershire, UK
2014 – Present: Director and Tutor, Mandarin classes Leicester - Dr. Lei Chinese Tutoring
2016 : Mandarin and Maths Teacher, Chinese School, Judgemeadow Community College, Leicester, UK
2015: Chinese Mandarin Tutor, Chris Polatch Languages Steady Course Ltd, London, UK
2014: English - Chinese Mandarin translator, School of Psychology, University of Leicester
2013: Chinese Mandarin Interview interpreter, Career Development Service, University of Leicester
2013: Part-time Market Researcher, Montgomery Fox Limited, Leicestershire
2011: Psychological Consultant, Living Knowledge Communities, Hong Kong
2010: Associate Tutor, Save the Children Hong Kong, Sichuan province, China
2004 - 2006: Teaching Fellow, Department of Business, Hubei University, China,
1999 - 2002: Chinese Literature Teacher, Wuhan Secondary School, China
- Do you have an up-to-date DBS (Disclosure & Barring Service, formerly CRB) Certificate?
Yes, I have an up-to-date DBS certificate
- Where and with whom did you train?
I have been professionally trained as a Chinese Mandarin teacher in the Beijing Language and Cultural University.
- Do you belong to any professional organisations?
Member of the China Studies Research Alliance (ChiSRA) research committee, University of Leicester, UK
Organiser of the Chinese Educational Research Association (CERA) research committee, University of London, UK.
- Tell me about some of your current students.
My current students including GCSE Chinese, IB ab-initio Mandarin, A - Level, Cambridge Pre-U Chinese, HSK, Academic language skills and Chinese culture learning. Some of my students after a short period of time under my tuition, they achieved top grades in their exams.
I also teach online lessons and Sunday school 5+ year old students currently.
• PhD in Education, University of Leicester,UK
• Teaching Chinese as a Second Language Certificate (TCSOL), Beijing Language and Culture University, China
• Updated DBS Certiicate
• Member of ORCID and Society for Education and Training
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