I’m a highly imaginative and skilful native-Chinese speaking tutor with excellent teaching abilities demonstrated by 10 years of language teaching experience as a university English teacher in China and freelance Chinese instructor in the UK.
As a passionate and diligent Chinese language tutor, I love my job to bits and am 100% dedicated to assisting tutees in achieving their goals with great satisfaction and enjoyment.
I enjoy helping the learners across all age ranges escalate their confidence and appetite for Chinese language and focusing on strategic and innovative teaching in order for the learners to reach the fullest potential and hit their targets in the QUICKEST possible time!
Here are some Specialized Courses I have designed -
BEGINNER’S MASTERY COURSE (20 hours):
Guarantee excellent mastery of Chinese pronunciation system, coupled with tricky tones; 300-400 highly frequently used words and 10 basic daily conversational scenarios.
GCSE ELEVATION COURSE (within the shortest or required time):
Support learners to elevate their scores from Fail/C to A/A*.
A LEVEL EXCELLENCE COURSE (within the shortest or required time):
Support learners to achieve A/ A* to pave their way for further university degree learning.
BUSINESS SPEEDY COURSE (20 hours):
Guarantee primary and efficient communication with Chinese business partners to build a strong working relationship and reflect an impressive corporate image.
MEGA-SPEEDY COURSE (2 hours per session; not suitable for kids):
Support learners to grasp 40-50 Chinese words within 2 hours (perfect for exam takers with the limited timescale; I have developed this unique teaching technique to ensure learners can master 40-50 Chinese words/characters at the end of a 2-hour session).
I APPLY TAILOR-MADE TEACHING STRATEGIES TO BOOST LEARNING PRODUCITIVITY -
To optimise the learners’ efficiency and effectiveness to achieve or excel their learning objectives, I apply a tailor-made strategic teaching programme.
This programme is a method of planning and making decisions about how a course is delivered depending on a student's age, personality, background, learning pattern, learning goal, teaching materials, tools and technology facilities.
Once these facts are assessed, I will be able to map out learning content, lesson structures, teaching methodology and assessment methods, etc.
My customised blueprints are not rigid but always handy to make adequate alterations to perfectly accommodate the learner's needs all the time. I frequently seek feedback and comments to ameliorate the programme.
Utilising strategic teaching plans will unambiguously pin down learning aims, stages, execution methods and timescales, etc. so that I will be able to provide all the learners with robust and constructive support in achieving their objectives in the shortest possible time.
I EXECUTE DIFFERENT TEACHING SKILLS AND TECHNIQUES TO MEET INDIVIDUAL NEEDS -
Each learner is individual and receives and processes knowledge in a unique way, so I execute diverse teaching skills and techniques to different individuals.
To demonstrate my theory, I roughly break learners down into kid and adult ones.
Kids have a fairly narrow attention span but are attracted to games, stories, songs and rhymes, so interacting activities equivalent will be brought into class. Then I’ll be able to let words and sentences flow and sink in more easily and naturally and keep the children fully focused and engaged.
Colourful flashcards are fun and useful. After guidance and demonstration, I encourage the young learners to creatively produce their own phrases and simple sentences. The youngsters enjoy it and do great work.
To keep adult learners motivated and inspired, I encourage and assist them to be the person taking charge of class and support them to take on a multitude of thinking and communicative drills after theoretical information and knowledge are instructed and comprehended.
I intentionally guide the students to manipulate the target language in the way daily activities and familiar surroundings are fully employed as resources of language. It stirs inquisitiveness and the learners yearn to build sentences that portray moments of their real life.
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I officially began teaching Chinese in 2010 in the UK, and have supported a large variety of learners in meeting their academic, business, work and personal requirements. Over the years, I have gained oceans of experience and skills in inspiring and encouraging the learners in Chinese and felt profusely proud of those who had achieved top scores in academic exams, dealt confidently with China-based business clients or gained the edge over the rest of the colleagues at work.
With M.A. in English Language from Xi’an University of Foreign Languages, China and B.A. in English Language Education in Shaanxi Teacher’s University, China, I taught English as a second language in a Chinese university and was rewarded as an Excellent Teacher.
I was employed in international companies during 2012-2015 as translator, China Business Development manager and consultant. I have successfully assisted an industry-leading shipping company in cracking open the China market, set up a Beijing representative office, creatively promoted and monitored the company’s brand in China, negotiated contract deals with Chinese companies and instructed company staff in Chinese business culture and etiquette.
Based in Southampton, I am interested in writing, travelling, interior design, cooking and learning to play the piano.
I hold the following qualification & certificates -
• Master’s Degree in English Language
• Bachelor’s Degree in English Language Education
• University Degree in Sales and Marketing
• Certificate of Mandarin Chinese Proficiency
• Certificate of Language Teaching Qualification for Higher Education
• Certificate of English Language Lecturer
• Certificate of Vocational Foreign Language (Japanese)
My tuition service includes face-to-face and online courses -
• Academic Chinese (GCSE, A Level, University Degree and HSK1-6, etc.)
• Chinese for Kids
• Chinese for Adults/Casual Learners
• Business Chinese
• Travel Chinese
• Survival Chinese
• Chinese business culture and etiquette
If it wasn't for Ning and her constant support and patience, I would have probably given up on learning Chinese at university!
I have gone from not being able to string a Chinese sentence together to achieving a 2:1 on my final exam, all in the space of 6 months.
Ning goes above and beyond to ensure that learning material is tailored to individual needs of the student, ... Her supporting and encouraging nature makes learning much more enjoyable and I highly recommend her to anyone. â€‹
Ning rekindled my love of learning Chinese and she was friendly and really easy to chat to, and I really enjoyed my lessons with her.
She never made me feel stupid if I found something difficult...
She had loads of good ideas to help me learn. She worked really hard to help me do well.
I got an A in my GCSE Chinese after I'd been learning with Ning for only six months; a year later I got 266/300 in HSK3 and 77/100 in HSKK.â€‹
I got an A* on my reading and listening, an A on my writing and a B on my speaking. So overall, I got an A!!! Thank you so much for your time and patience, Ning. I'm over the moon with my results!
I have been studying mandarin with Ning for the past year. I am an advanced mandarin speaker having studied since 2007 - both in China and in the UK.
I rate Ning's teaching extremely highly and would be delighted to recommend her to other fellow students... I've had approximately 10 mandarin tutors since I started learning mandarin and I rank Ning as one of the very best. If you're looking to learn about the Chinese language and culture, then you couldn't go far wrong.
Holding the attention of my eight-year-old son for any length of time is a feat of Herculean proportion.
How Ning manages to keep him focused for an hour is astonishing and highlights her remarkable gift for teaching.
The lessons strike the perfect balance between being factual and fun, meaning my son happily sits down for his weekly session. I would highly recommend Ning.
Ning is an exceptional tutor, I have made more progress in a few months than I had in years before she took me under her tutorage.
She is methodical, yet flexible in her approach providing me with exactly what I need. There is always additional effort prior and after the lesson to produce specific materials and focus on areas of weakness which results in tangible, and speedy improvement which excels any expectations I had going in. ...I am finding my lessons an absolute delight!
From a parent's point of view, our son looks forward to his lessons with Ning and is totally engaged during them.
Ning has given him the confidence to communicate with Chinese speakers, when the opportunity arises.
We are so proud of him, due to the fact that in a short period of time, Joe has been able to hold brief conversations in Chinese.
I think Chen Ning provides excellent Mandarin tutoring for three reasons:
Firstly, her lessons provide high teaching in all areas of Chinese: writing, reading, speaking and listening.
Secondly, lessons are well prepared and grammar is clearly explained.
I would strongly recommend Chen Ning as a Mandarin tutor. She is kind, patient and excellent at teaching the subject. She is also very passionate about the Chinese language and makes you feel the same.
We feel lucky to have found Ning through a tutorial website.
First, we had a trial lesson and our daughters instantly liked her style.
She engages with them in a way that makes them feel she genuinely cares and adjusts her pace according to their needs.
Ning is supportive, knows her subject very well and also explains to us, the parents, what needs to be done to support our daughters in their Mandarin learning... We would certainly recommend her to other students.
We have had Ning come to our home and tutor our son for three weeks now.
We have only praise for Ning who is very polite and turns up on time for all sessions. Our son really gets along well with her and he is learning at an appropriate speed. We hope that Ning will continue to tutor him for as long as possible as she is a real gem.
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