Mandarin Chinese Tutor
Beijing Normal University
Teacher training certificate
Beijing Normal University
BSc Information Technology
I am a Chinese national who tutors Mandarin at GCSE and A level. I was educated at a Beijing University to Masters level and my knowledge of the country, its customs and language is extensive. Having worked internationally in China and the West, I settled in London after a successful career in business. Consequently I thoroughly enjoy sharing my language and Chinese culture with those who want to learn.
For the past 5 years I have been providing private Mandarin tuition at all levels. Subsequently this includes tuition for complete beginners, basic conversation, Chinese for Business, for HSKS exams and those keen on literature and Chinese history.
As a result I tailor my teaching to suit the individual student’s needs and learning styles. When teaching for GCSE and A Level, I design lessons around the key reading, writing, listening and speaking elements of the syllabus. I take into account each student’s strengths, weaknesses and requirements. For some students the focus is strictly on doing what is necessary to pass examinations, particularly where time is tight. However, other students enjoy a more varied approach. I have taught during walks in the park, visits to museums and Chinese cooking as a vehicle for tutoring in a more practical and enjoyable way.
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Last year, we faced a bleak prospect when my daughter finished school with no higher qualifications due to illness. Osborne Cawkwell stepped into the breach magnificently, and provided tutors who both capable and willing to teach Pre-U’s in her chosen subjects: English, Philosophy and Mathematics. Three super-intelligent, highly qualified young people stepped into our lives and completely turned the situation around. She is now happily ensconced in the university of her choice and we undoubtedly owe this to the tutoring and morale boost that she received from Osborne Cawkwell.
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Our experiences with Osborne Cawkwell have been seriously impressive on all levels. The quality and charm of the tutors was the best we could possibly have hoped for. The standard of teaching was matched by the care and understanding, by every single tutor, towards our daughter’s mental illness. Rather than dreading the 2-hour sessions, our daughter positively looked forward to seeing the tutors. The Osborne Cawkwell experience could not have been better. We have already recommended them to many of our friends. They are fantastic!
“Our son has an excellent tutor… and… a mentor and friend.”
We were recommended Osborne Cawkwell for home tuition when our son was unable to attend regular school but needed to study for GCSEs. Although we are still relatively early in the process, the agency has been flexible, thorough and efficient about meeting our needs. Our son has an excellent tutor who is giving him more than mere academic instruction and is gradually becoming a mentor and friend. The principal of the agency is very caring and involved to the extent that she came to a lesson specifically to meet our son, something she certainly didn’t need to do.
“We strongly recommend their services.”
We have been regular users of OC for 6 years for our 4 children and have found that the quality of tutors has been uniformly high. One child needed home education, following illness, and we found in that situation the tutors and the team at OC were both effective and sensitive to a difficult situation. We strongly recommend their services.