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Saurabh
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Saurabh
« Perfect! Hilary is a fantastic tutor! Clearly has a lot of tutoring experience and able to deal with clients of different ages and abilities. A very systematic approach to her teaching, plans lessons in advance and makes the lessons informative but fun. Would highly recommend her as a tutor to anyone learning English and Cantonese/Mandarin! »
£16/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Hilary
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Oral expression - Chinese
  • Vocabulary - Chinese
  • Accent reduction-Chinese
  • Cantonese
Levels
  • All Levels

Native bilingual (Mandarin and Cantonese) offering personalised Chinese classes in St Andrews

Methodology

I find it extremely important to personalise my teaching method. Having taught students ranging from toddlers to adults, I know that different students need different levels of motivation and way of engagement. For young children, I recommend learning through games and stories; for mature students, I recommend a more conversational based approach.

Background

I grew up speaking Mandarin at home, since my mother is from Beijing. But Cantonese is the native language of Hong Kong where I come from.
I have six years of tutoring experience in language subjects, ranging from toddlers to adults for professional purposes, and children with special needs.
I am currently learning Spanish myself, so I understand the difficulties of acquiring a foreign language!

Rates

Transportation Fee : £10
Rate for online lessons : £16/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £80
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £160

Details

Rates are negotiable! Vary according to the amount of preparation required and travel distance. For students with higher level, material needed is usually simpler.

Lessons offered by Hilary
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Oral expression - Chinese
  • Vocabulary - Chinese
  • Accent reduction-Chinese
  • Cantonese
Levels
  • All Levels

Hilary's CV

Obtaining degree: Master of Arts (Honours) Philosophy and Psychology at University of St Andrews
6 years of private tutoring experience, ranging from toddlers to adults for professional purposes, and children with special needs
Engagement and interest is emphasised for younger students, and conversational ability focused on for mature students.

2 reviews on Hilary
  • 5/5

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Saurabh

Perfect! Hilary is a fantastic tutor! Clearly has a lot of tutoring experience and able to deal with clients of different ages and abilities. A very systematic approach to her teaching, plans lessons in advance and makes the lessons informative but fun. Would highly recommend her as a tutor to anyone learning English and Cantonese/Mandarin!

Hilary's response

Saurabh is very sweet to have looked for a tutor for his grandmother, who is an intelligent lady quite undefeated by age Very glad to be teaching Mrs Lau!

Angus

Perfect! Hilary is great, highly recommended. Very friendly, explained everything in detail and got a good amount covered in our first lesson.

Hilary's response

Though we haven't had a formal lesson yet, speaking over the phone, Angus is a student with great potential. He is interested, patient with himself and devoted. Looking forward to our first meeting!

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