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Jonathan
« I am one of Joe’s student who did ABRSM grade 5 Theory and then Grade 6 under his insightful mentoring. I passed both grades with distinctions! I have felt blessed to have Joe as my teacher! He’s patient, creative, and genuinely a responsible and kind individual. It’s hard to find a good teacher who understands you well. I strongly recommend Joe to you. He won’t let you down! »
£50/h
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Lessons offered by Joe
  • Individual
The lessons will be held
  • at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mandarin
  • Oral comprehension - Chinese
  • Accent reduction-Chinese
  • Written comprehension - Chinese
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • Primary
  • GCSE
  • Secondary
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education

Teacher of Mandarin (GCSE and A level) Chinese (PhD in International Political Economy at King's College London)

Methodology

Hi, everyone 大家好 Dajia hao!

My Chinese name is LIN, Yue Zhou (林岳洲), but you can call me Joe. I have been living in London for 20 years! I have 10 years of teaching experience in spoken and written Mandarin Chinese. I taught GCSE and A level Chinese at London Mandarin School (LMS), the best Chinese school in the UK. All pupils I taught gained A+ in GCSE and A in A level exam. As an individual with a cosmopolitan identity, I am enthusiastic and take to heart cultural diversity. I have a wide range of hobbies including chess, badminton, music, visual arts, and films.

The teaching pedagogy is essential, but there is no 'one size fits all' strategy! Every student is unique. I always take into account of temperament, age, time, and ability. I believe in self-learning and self-consciousness. The teacher must think in the student's shoes; the student should try to be a teacher! I do not spoon-feed students but work closely with them.

Churchill said that 'attitude is the little thing that makes a big difference.' We must be patient, diligent, and perseverant! I will nudge children gently when needed!

Learning Mandarin Chinese is demanding! I suggest learning the 'pinyin' first! Some may say that Chinese characters look like aliens to westerners, but we want to make friends with those aliens to give peace a chance!

So, I welcome you all to walk the journey with me!

Experience

I am currently a Teaching Associate in International Relations (IR) at King's College London (KCL). I was an Associate Lecturer at Goldsmiths, University of London (UoL). At 28, I was awarded a PhD in IPE at KCL. I have engaged actively in university teaching and research but offered private one to one session in Mandarin Chinese to children and young adults. Adults are also welcomed!

As a native Chinese, I came to Britain when I was 9 and did my GCSE Chinese in year 8 and gained A+ in all categories of the classic version: Reading 48/50; Listening 50/50 and Writing 54/55. I then did AS level Chinese in year 10 and A level Chinese in year 11. I gained A in both. I can speak Cantonese, read traditional Chinese, and write simplified Chinese.

At 16, I became a member of the National Academy for Gifted & Talented Youth. At 17, I was a recipient of the Jack Petchey Achievement Award and the MBF Young Talent Award.

At 18, I was awarded a Founder's Scholarship to read BSc Economics at Royal Holloway, UoL and also a volunteer (interpreter) at the 2008 Beijing Olympic Games. At 20, I represented the UK to speak at the Shanghai Expo Outstanding Chinese Youth Forum as a Keynote speaker and as one of the presenters in the Economics division.

I am also an Academic advisor exclusively for Chinese students at Goldsmiths. The administrative part of the commitment is the coordination with the UK Chinese Embassy and Confucius Institutes in London.

Rates

Rate for a 1-hour lesson. : £50/h

Details

Note: I DO NOT offer the first lesson for free! Sorry.

Mandarin Chinese
For Fun: £50
For GCSE: £55
For A level: £60


Lessons offered by Joe
Individual
The lessons will be held
at your home
Taught subjects
  • Mandarin
  • Oral comprehension - Chinese
  • Accent reduction-Chinese
  • Written comprehension - Chinese
Levels
  • Beginner
  • Intermediate
  • Advanced
  • Professional
  • Kids
  • Primary
  • GCSE
  • Secondary
  • AS Level
  • A Level
  • Adult education

Joe's CV

**Education

2014-2018 PhD International Political Economy, King’s College London
PhD thesis entitled - Gramsci in China post-1978: The Chinese intellectuals’ role in the process of China’s socio-economic and political transformation (Pass with no correction or Distinction)

2012-2013 MA International Political Economy, King’s College London
MA dissertation entitled - Exploitation and alienation in Multinational Enterprises: Four reflexive case studies in Fuzhou, China (Pass with Distinction and an exemplar of excellent practice)

2009-2012 BSc (Hons) Economics, Royal Holloway, University of London
BSc dissertation entitled - The Labour Market and the Business Cycle: Cyclicality in Job Finding, Separation and the Matching Function (with First Class and an exemplar of excellent practice)

2008-2009 BMus (Hons) Classical Piano Guildhall School of Music and Drama
Course and skills completed:
Piano principal study (solo recital & piano concerto), Speed learning, aural, Musicianship (Kodaly), Improvisation, Conducting, and Alexander technique
Higher Education performance diploma awarded: July 2009

2006-2008 Sixth Form College, Wilson Grammar School, 2008
A level grades (pre-2010): Chinese (A), Economics (A), Mathematics (A), and Music (A); Dip ABRSM in piano performance awarded: December 2006


**Employment

2019-present: Teaching Associate in International Relations (IR),
King’s College London
Course modules:
4AAOB104 Introduction to International Economics
5AAOB204 International Political Economy
5AAOB206 Foreign Policy Analysis
5SSPP201 Political Economy: Approaches, Concepts & Issues

2016-present: Academic Advisor, Goldsmiths, University of London
Meetings with student ambassadors
Tutorials with international students from China
Bilingual language support in essays and dissertations.
Liaison with the Chinese Embassy and Confucius Institutes in London

2014-present Freelance Teacher of Piano ABRSM Grades 1-8 (aged 6-16), and (GCSE and A level) Mandarin Chinese

2018-2018 Associate Lecturer in IPE, King’s College London
MA module co-lectured:
7AAOM034 The International Political Economy of Production

2017-2018 Guest lecturer in Education,
Fujian Normal University (FNU), China
BA and MA course modules co-lectured: Multiculturalism in Education

2017-2018 Teaching Assistant in IPE at King’s College London
Course modules delivered:
4AAOB104 Introduction to International Economics
5AAOB204 International Political Economy

2016-2016 Associate Lecturer in IPE at King’s College London
MA module co-lectured (module): Critical Political Economy

2015-2017 Associate Lecturer (researcher) in Education at Goldsmiths,
MA course modules co-delivered: Research methods, Biculturalism and Bilingualism in Education, Teaching languages in Multilingual Contexts, Race and Culture in Education

2014-2014 Guest English Teacher in FNU College of Foreign Languages,

2013-2017 Teacher of GCSE/A level Chinese in London Mandarin School

2013-2014 Intern at Grant Thornton UK LLP (London Euston Office)


**Activities & Awards

• 2018 Nominee for KCL Teacher Excellence Award
• 2013 Awarded “Exemplar of Excellent Practice” for
MA Dissertation in IPE, KCL
• 2012 Awarded “Exemplar of Excellent Practice” for BSc Dissertation in
Economics, Royal Holloway, UoL
• 2010-2012 Awarded Royal Holloway Founder’s Scholarship
• 2010 Awarded LRSM in piano performance
• 2010 The UK Paper Presenter in Shanghai Expo Outstanding Youth Forum
• 2008 The UK Volunteer at 2008 Beijing Olympic Games
• 2008 The SE London regional Finalist in Students Investor Challenge
• 2008 Performance Young Celebrities Concert at Banstead Arts Festival
• 2008 Prize winner at Croydon Music Festival:
‘Distinction’ certificate and 1st place in the class of the Romantic Period
‘Distinction’ certificate and 1st place in the class of Classical Period
• 2008 Wilson’s School: The Sixth Form Ensemble Award
• 2007 Wilson’s School: Piano Class Young Musician of the Year
• 2007 Prize winner at North London Festival:
‘Distinction’ certificate and 2nd place in the class of Own Choice
• 2007 2nd prize winner at CYM Louis Watt Competition
• 2007 Recipient of MBF Young Talent Awards
• 2007 Recipient of Jacket Petchey Achievement Award
• 2006 Awarded Dip ABRSM in piano performance
• 2006 Awarded membership of National Academy for
Gifted & Talented Youth
• 2006 Received Dunraven School Townsend Award

2 reviews on Joe
  • 5/5

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2 recommendations

J
Jonathan

I am one of Joe’s student who did ABRSM grade 5 Theory and then Grade 6 under his insightful mentoring. I passed both grades with distinctions! I have felt blessed to have Joe as my teacher! He’s patient, creative, and genuinely a responsible and kind individual. It’s hard to find a good teacher who understands you well. I strongly recommend Joe to you. He won’t let you down!

Y
Yangguang

Joe has developed from his teaching experiences a great and creative pedagogy in teaching both Piano and Mandarin Chinese, which is reflected in his students’ great motivation, high school performance and long term learning commitment. He is punctual, well prepared for each lesson with clear targets, instructions, and differentiations. He is patient, encouraging and responsive to individual needs and identifying strategies for their needs. In addition, Joe is friendly, easy going, but highly responsible and trustworthy. I therefore strongly recommend him to the job and believe you are very lucky if given availability to have him help you achieve what you want to.

Prof & Dr Yangguang Chen
Goldsmiths, University of London

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