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Rachel
« Perfect! Neil is brilliant! He is very reassuring in a tricky topic. My daughters confidence has already grown and she is enjoying speaking Mandarin as much as writing the characters now. »
£20/h
1st lesson free!
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Lessons offered by Neil
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Qualified Mandarin Chinese secondary school teacher (with QTS/PGCE) offering tutoring online.

Methodology

I am a qualified UK secondary school teacher (QTS, PGCE), and have taught Mandarin Chinese full-time in both the state and private sectors in the UK, at two schools leading the country in their Mandarin provision. I have passed the highest level exams in Mandarin Chinese (HSK level 6, and Advanced Speaking HSKK), and have lived in China for six years. I have just completed a Master's degree in the field of applied linguistics.

My approach to tutoring is based on my own experience and academic research in the field of second language learning.

- I aim to foster and maintain motivation, through relating all topics directly to my students' everyday lives, experiences and opinions; and through providing instruction which is tailored to students' requirements.

- I aim to make my students feel comfortable through helping them to feel relaxed and providing as much linguistic support as is needed.

- I aim to increase my students' linguistic knowledge through using resources which are at a level just slightly beyond the student's current level, so that they are comfortable, but challenged.

- I am to promote skills development through developing comprehension skills (reading and listening), but also productive skills (speaking and writing).

Experience

2017 - 2020: LSI Portsmouth TEFL Teacher for Exams Preparation
- Teaching adult students English to help them to pass IELTS, CPE and OET examinations.

2015 - 2016: Whitgift School Mandarin Teacher.
- Taught Mandarin and French to secondary school students aged 11 to 15 at one of the top schools in the UK.
- Offered a permanent contract at the school.

2014 - 2015: Bohunt School Trainee Mandarin Teacher (School Direct Salaried).
- Learned from Outstanding teacher at 2014 TES School Awards Overall
School of the Year.
- Taught Mandarin and French to secondary school students aged 11 to 13.

2010 - 2014: Guilin University of Electronic Technology (Guilin, China). TEFL English Teacher.
- Taught English to Undergraduate students majoring in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.
- Prepared students for the IELTS examination.

2008 - 2010: Caterpillar Inc (UK). Purchasing Specialist (Graduate Trainee)

2007 - 2008: New Dynamic Institute (Chengdu, China). TEFL English teacher.
- Taught small groups of professionals in middle and senior management, both conversational and Business English, in an English training school.

2005 - 2007: Thames School of Languages (Huizhou, China). TEFL English Teacher.
- Taught primary and secondary school students aged 4 to 18 in an English training school.

Rates

Rate for online lessons : £20/h
Lessons offered by Neil
Individual
The lessons will be held
Taught subjects
  • Chinese
  • Mandarin
Levels
  • Primary
  • Secondary
  • GCSE
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education
  • Undergraduate
  • A1
  • A2
  • B1
  • B2
  • C1
  • C2
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids

Neil's CV

My Education:

2016-2017: University of Southampton
- MA English Language Teaching.
- Specialism in motivation in online learning.
- Distinction level pass anticipated. To receive certificate in November 2017.

2014-2015: CfBT; University of Hull
- QTS (Qualified Teacher Status), with PGCE (Postgraduate Certificate of Education).

2002 - 2005: University of Durham
- First class honours degree: Politics BA.



1992 - 2002: Portsmouth Grammar School
- A levels: French A, Spanish A, Politics A, History A,
- GCSEs: 6 A*s. 3 As.

Other qualifications:

2014: HSK 6 (Chinese Proficiency Test)
HSKK (Advanced Speaking Test)

My Teaching Experience:

August 2017 - present: italki Online Teacher.
- Teaching secondary school students and adults a variety of courses.
- 5 star rating.

2015 - 2016: Whitgift School Mandarin Teacher.
- Taught Mandarin and French to secondary school students aged 11 to 15 at one of the top schools in the UK.
- Offered a permanent contract at the school.

2014 - 2015: Bohunt School Trainee Mandarin Teacher (School Direct Salaried).
- Learned from Outstanding teacher at 2014 TES School Awards Overall
School of the Year.
- Taught Mandarin and French to secondary school students aged 11 to 13.

2010 - 2014: Guilin University of Electronic Technology (Guilin, China). TEFL English Teacher.
- Taught English to Undergraduate students majoring in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.
- Prepared students for the IELTS examination.

2008 - 2010: Caterpillar Inc (UK). Purchasing Specialist (Graduate Trainee)

2007 - 2008: New Dynamic Institute (Chengdu, China). TEFL English teacher.
- Taught small groups of professionals in middle and senior management, both conversational and Business English, in an English training school.

2005 - 2007: Thames School of Languages (Huizhou, China). TEFL English Teacher.
- Taught primary and secondary school students aged 4 to 18 in an English training school.

Reviews on Neil
  • 5/5

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R
Rachel

Perfect! Neil is brilliant! He is very reassuring in a tricky topic. My daughters confidence has already grown and she is enjoying speaking Mandarin as much as writing the characters now.

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