Homepage
Tutoring Jobs
 
  • (8 reviews)
N
Nicholas
« Perfect! Hilary's lessons are very interesting and well planned. Her content... More »
N
Nicholas
« Perfect! Hilary's lessons are very interesting and well planned. Her content is engaging and helps push you along. I feel like I am getting a really good grounding in foundations of the mandarin. »
£18/h
1st lesson free!
Tutor profile verified
Response Time 7h
Lessons offered by Hilary
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
  • By webcam
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Oral expression - Chinese
  • Vocabulary - Chinese
  • Accent reduction-Chinese
  • Cantonese
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

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.

Experience

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 : £18/h
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £90
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £180

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 her home
at your home
webcam
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Oral expression - Chinese
  • Vocabulary - Chinese
  • Accent reduction-Chinese
  • Cantonese
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • BTEC
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • Masters
  • Diploma
  • Doctorate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

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.

8 reviews on Hilary
  • 5/5

All our ratings are collected by us and are given in confidence, they correspond to a real experience.
N
Nicholas

Perfect! Hilary's lessons are very interesting and well planned. Her content is engaging and helps push you along. I feel like I am getting a really good grounding in foundations of the mandarin.

Hilary's response

Nicholas is a studious learner who is not only unafraid, but motivated by challenges. He learns rapidly especially because he understands and confronts his own weaknesses. It is a pleasure to accompany his journey in conquering Chinese!

J
James

Perfect! Hilary is a brilliant Mandarin teacher! She has a very in-depth knowledge of the subject, and uses her bilingual English/Mandarin to fully explain complex topics. Her lessons are well-prepared and engaging - and I would thoroughly recommend her as a tutor!

Hilary's response

James is a wonderful student who is already quite advanced in Chinese when he reached out. He is talented in languages and undaunted by complexity, which makes him a perfect candidate for Chinese learning. He is a motivated learner and asks precise questions that helps me understand how to best facilitate his learning. I'm delighted to be accompanying James' studies and look forward to our future classes!

S
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!

A
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!

4 recommendations

N
Natalie

Hilary had been my Mandarin/Putonghua and Cantonese teacher for 6 months in 2017 before I left from Hongkong to Beijing. We had classes 3 times a week. Hilary is a very passionate and responsible teacher, and always tailor made my classes based on my level and needs. We are friends now and I recommend her to all level learners.

W
William

Hilary is a very energetic teacher. She taught me not only the language itself but also told me a lot about Chinese culture, introduced many must go places in China and some great Chinese food. I enjoy our classes a lot. Hilary is not only my Chinese teacher but is also my friend.

C
Crystal

Hilary is the best Chinese teacher I have ever met! My friend recommended Hilary to me and I have been her student for more than one year. She impressed me at our first class by her lively teaching. She encouraged me to use my existing knowledge to learn Pinyin quickly and I was able to read a full sentence in a short time. I recommend Hilary to all levels of learners.

B
B

Hilary impresses me as highly professional; she tailors classes to my interests and adjusts the classes' pace according to my progress. She is quick to understand the problems I'm facing and is very good at communicating how to solve them

Similar tutors

chinese lessons closeby? Here's a selection of tutor listings that you can check out.
Superprof can also suggest mandarin lessons to help you.
Learning isn't a problem, oral expression - chinese lessons for all!
Taking vocabulary - chinese lessons has never been easier: you're going to learn new skills.

St Andrews
Bilingual Chinese tutor speaking standard mandarin and fluent English with the highest score (7) in IB Chinese Lit.
£17
闻笛
1st lesson free!

I tutor Chinese depend on each student's individuality and interest. I could help with any content you are learning at...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Newcastle upon Tyne
Native speaker both Mandarin and Cantonese approaching my master degreed in Newcastle
£18
Karissa
1st lesson free!

I will pick a topic you most enjoy and wish you could from my way to learn some you want to know, also, I most welcome you...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Chinese native, fluent English and Portuguese speaker, with over 10 years Chinese teaching experience of different level learners. I have worked with digital marketing in Chinese technology companies
£15
Christiane
  • (5 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I have my teaching resources customized to your need, whether you are beginner or an advanced. For beginners, I will use...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile Responds within an hour
London
Language Specialist with 3 yrs of tutoring experience (Chinese/French/English/Russian) London/Online
£55
Victoria
  • (9 reviews)
1st lesson free!

General: Language classes are structured around speaking, listening and reading with writing tasks set as homework. None of...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Southampton
Pioneering and Unique Methodology Guaranteed to Support You to Master Chinese ASAP!
£25
Ning
  • (10 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I’m a highly imaginative and skilful native-Chinese speaking tutor with excellent teaching abilities demonstrated by 10...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
Physiotherapy student offering comprehensive Mandarin Chinese lessons up to A level degree
£15
Eve
1st lesson free!

My teaching method is solely based upon the student's individual needs and therefore lessons are tailored purely to their...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
London
你好!Chinese teacher with over 5 years of experience teaching students of different ages: Conversation Practice/Preparation for HSK Exams/Grammar and Vocabulary
£20
Pablo
  • (9 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I’m an emphatic communicator with the ability to teach in a simple manner so my students understand the fundamentals, gain...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile Responds within an hour
Kenilworth
Warwick Finance student providing Chinese (Cantonese and Mandarin) Tutoring and oral practices (native speaker)
£14
Tiffany
  • (1 review)
1st lesson free!

My teaching method will be based on the aim and target. Learning it as a second language is definitely not easy, interest...

Lessons by webcam Approved profile
Paris 4e, France
Business School Student, offer Chinese Class with more than 4 years experience
£18
Vicki
  • (19 reviews)

My teaching methods are depended on students needs, I prefer to create some interesting ways to improve students' speaking,...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
Birmingham
A professional teacher/tutor with many years experience gives Chinese Mandarin, Maths and 11+  preparation lessons in Birmingham
£27
Jenny
  • (10 reviews)
1st lesson free!

I am a native Chinese speaking fluent standard Mandarin and English and obtained a PhD degree from University of Birmingham...

Lessons by webcam Face to face lessons Approved profile
at her home at your home By webcam
1 hour £18 £28 £18
5 hours £90 £140 £90
10 hours £180 £280 £180
Book a class