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 I tailor my sessions according to my students' individual interests and needs. My class materials are culturally-rich, as they are sourced from both classic and contemporary media and literature, inspired from the various disciplines I studied in. I aim to deliver relevant and empowering learning results, focusing on critical thinking, creativity, and self-development.
For Exam Preparation:
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!
Since 2017, I have tutored over 500 hours and I specialise in tutoring languages and in helping UK students with GCSE and A Levels exam preparations for French, Chinese, Geography and History. My language clients are based in London, Paris and Hong Kong; ranging from Beginners (A1) to Advanced (C2) levels; as young as 6 to adult learners. In 2019, I also tutored at a private tutorial centre in Hong Kong which offers tuition services for current and prospective pupils in the UK.
Home Tuition: travel time compensated according to my hourly rate.
Rates according to levels:
£55/hr - Beginners - Intermediate A1-B1/GCSE Level or below
£65/hr - Intermediate - Advanced B2-C2/ A Level or above
Late cancellation policy: please notify me at least 24 hours in advance to reschedule or cancel a class.
Multilingual with creative teaching methodologies thanks to 9 years of higher education and cross-cultural experience in Asia, Europe and North America. Detail-oriented with huge interests in languages, arts and culture.
Tutoring expertise (over 1,000 hours) since 2017:
• Chinese – Beginner to Intermediate Levels, GCSE, A Levels, HSK Exam Preparation
• French – Beginner to Advanced Levels, GCSE and A Levels Preparation
• English – Beginner to Advanced Levels, IELTS and TOEFL Exam Preparation
• Geography – GCSE and A Levels Preparation
• History – GCSE and A Levels Preparation
SOAS, University of London – London, UK (Jan – Apr 2020)
• PGD in Asian Art (Chinese Art Module) - Merit
Sotheby’s Institute of Art – New York, USA (Sep 2017 – Mar 2019)
• MA in Art Business (GPA: 3.6)
King’s College London – London, UK (Sep 2013 – Jul 2017)
• BA in French & Management with a year abroad (2.1 with Distinction in Oral French)
Université de Genève - Geneva, Switzerland (Sep – Dec 2015)
ESSEC Business School - Cergy, France (Feb – Jun 2016)
Victoria is an excellent tutor. She has helped to my daughter to boost speaking and writing skills in mandarin. At the end of this academic year, she got a 9 ( A*)
Victoria’s timetable is very flexible letting you pick the time that fits you the best. Lesson times can vary from 15 minutes and onwards (to practise speaking multiple times a week), which my daughter find very practical.
I totally recommend her for any level.
J'ai eu la chance de prendre des cours de conversation en anglais avec Victoria il y a quelques années. Très sérieuse et très sympa, elle m'a bien fait progresser, sur le vocabulaire et l'accent, et mon anglais est bien plus fluide maintenant. Le tout dans la bonne humeur !
Victoria is a wonderful, compassionate teacher who identifies brilliantly with children and has fun, innovative means of making Manderin accessible to them. I thoroughly recommend Victoria.
I had a very basic understanding of Mandarin (HSK1) but wanted to get fluent before a business trip to Beijing/Chongqing. Victoria in less than 6 months took my skills to another level and even showed me the subtleties between traditional/simplified business Chinese (Handy if you go to Hong Kong). She really helped me with my oral and understanding of the four tones/intonation nuances. Highly recommend if you want someone fun and effective!
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