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Newcastle Upon Tyne 
£20/h
1st lesson free!
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Response Time 24h
Lessons offered by Jayamini
  • Individual
  • In group
The lessons will be held
  • at her home
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Oral expression - Chinese
  • Vocabulary - Chinese
  • Oral comprehension - Chinese
  • Written expression - Chinese
Levels
  • All Levels

A qualified and experienced tutor offers Chinese Mandarin lessons for beginners and intermediate levels. One to one, group or online classes are offering for all age groups.

Methodology

I tailor lessons depending on the students' level of understanding. All resources used such as textbooks, reading, writing and listening audio CDs are from Beijing Langage and Cultural University. Step by step A-Z enjoyable lessons provided for day to day Chinese.

Background

I have many years experience of teaching Chinese Mandarin nationally and Internationally. Hold a Diploma in Chinese language and culture from Beijing Language and cultural university and spent 5 years in Beijing studying in Chinese art and culture. Anyone who wish to learn Mandarin are welcome!

Rates

Transportation Fee : £5
Rate for 5 hours of lessons : £85
Rate for 10 hours of lessons : £175

Details

Required 48 hours cancellation notice prior to the lesson if you are unable to attend a planned lesson.

Lessons offered by Jayamini
Individual
In group
The lessons will be held
at her home
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
  • Oral expression - Chinese
  • Vocabulary - Chinese
  • Oral comprehension - Chinese
  • Written expression - Chinese
Levels
  • All Levels

Jayamini's CV

Profile
Experienced Senior Lecturer, Tutor, Researcher with 12 years’ experience gained in Education, Skills training at tertiary level in the fields of Art and Modern Languages. Artist with an International standing with works exhibited in different parts of the globe. Senior level experience in the management and administration of internal and external teams and building relationships locally and nationally. Collaborative educator capable in 3 different languages and interpersonal skills to cultivate and sustain strong relationships within the community.
Areas of expertise
Chinese Art and Calligraphy , Chinese Mandarin , Workshops, Demonstrations, Art installation, Teaching, Class room management, Student motivation, Artistic instruction, Interactive learning, Differenciated instruction, Visual aids, Technology intergration, Administration, Community work.

Education and Training

Master of Art (Fine Art Conservation)
University of Northumbria, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, 2007

Bachelor of Arts (Chinese art & Calligraphy)- 1st class honours
Central Academy of Fine Arts(CAFA), Beijing, China, 1999

Diploma in Chinese Mandarin
Beijing Language and Cultural University, Beijing, China, 1995

PTLLS Certificate in Teaching (Level 4)
Oxford Cambridge and RSA, UK, 2012

4 A levels Grades A-B and 8 GCSE Grades A-B


Artist Collaboration
Proact, Gem art, Intercultural arts, Made in Newcastle, Migrant Artist Project, Room for you, Voluntary arts


Skills and Experience
• Highly capable of working with Chinese Mandarin and English and fluent in mother tongue Sinhalese
• Good communication, demonstration and presentation skills
• Conversant in Microsoft Office, Corel Draw & Photo-shop
• Good analytical skills, effective time management, people & relationship management and organisational skills
• Experience of problem solving and decision making at a high level
• Quick learner, Hardworking and friendly

Career History

• Visual Artist @ GemArts/ Freelance artist - (October 2011 – to date)
Delivering workshops and demonstrations in different forms of multicultural Art. Audiences included primary& secondary children, adults, families, community groups and people with special needs in various venues across
North East.
• Interpreter @ Eclipse translations LTD – (July 2018 – to date)
Face to face and telephone interpreting Sinhalese- English, Chinese Mandarin-English and wise versa in various venues with different clients in the North East.
• Sessional Invigilator @ Newcastle college/ Kenton School – (May – July 2017 to date)
Invigilating for GCSE, AS, Advanced level, further education and administrating national exams.
• Interpreter @ Language Empire - (May 2012 – June 2018)
Face to face and telephone interpreting Sinhalese- English, Chinese Mandarin-English and wise versa in various venues with different clients in the North East.
• Child and adult workforce cover supervisor @ Randstad Education - (October 2013 – October 2014)
Work as free lancer covering primary, secondary schools, invigilating, and support work with
people with special needs.
• Mandarin Tutor (Voluntary) @ Kenton School, Newcastle upon Tyne – (April 2013 –June 2013)
Introduced Chinese Mandarin as a Modern Foreign Language to pupils aged 12-13. Taught basic Mandarin (reading, writing, listening & speaking) to beginners.
• Support worker (Voluntary) – (October 2011 – July 2012)
I rendered my services as a volunteer teaching support worker at the Ravenswood Primary School, helping a primary class teacher.
• Lecturer, Department of Fine Arts, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka - (December 2001 – August 2009)
Taught Art History, Art theory and practice and Art conservation and conducted practical workshops on methods and techniques of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy. Responsible for administrative functions related to the department and thoroughly involved in examination paper setting, syllabus setting, moderating and marking examination papers, invigilating, organizing examinations and time table setting, as well as supervision of dissertations and examinations.
• Assistant Lecturer, Department of Modern Languages, University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka June 2000 – December 2001
Teaching Chinese Mandarin Language, paper setting, marking and examination invigilating

• Illustrator, National Child Protection Authority, Sri Lanka – (August 1999 – June 2000)
Unicef funded awareness campaigns on ‘Child abuse’/ ‘Bullying’/ Children’s rights & responsibilities and Corporal Punishment’/ Skilful Parenting poster campaign illustrator.

Professional Development
Art appreciation, Computer integration, Positive reinforcement, Incorporating visual images, Parent communication, Safeguarding, Health & safety, Differentiation, Equality and Diversity

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