A 13 Plus Common Entrance Mandarin Chinese tutor works with students to strengthen their knowledge of the syllabus. Tutors ensure students’ skills are not only at the required level to pass the Common Entrance examination, but are also applicable in the real world.
A tutor instils a sense of confidence by creating a productive learning environment. Students target specific problem areas and develop their study skills.
A 13 Plus Common Entrance Mandarin Chinese tutor provides focused one-to-one support. Having additional help, specifically when it comes to languages, is a huge benefit in mastering technique.
13 Plus Common Entrance Mandarin Chinese tuition also nurtures a student’s overall enthusiasm for the subject. Tutors encourage students to take an interest in wider Chinese culture and Chinese speaking countries, making lessons fun and enjoyable.
Students take the 13 Plus Common Entrance examination to gain entry to a public school in Year 9.
There are usually three examination periods per year: November, January and June.
Students sit papers in the compulsory subjects of Maths, English and Science. Students also choose to sit papers on a wide range of topics from German, French, Spanish, Classical Greek, Latin, History, Geography and Religious Studies.
Most of our tutors are based in London and tutor students on an hourly basis, travelling from one family home to another.
The minimum lesson length is an hour and the tutor may request travel expenses depending where you live and where they are travelling from.
Popular lesson slots are after school, between 4.30 p.m. and 7.30 p.m., and at the weekends. If a child is out of school, the lessons can take place during the day.
We can arrange a tutor to travel to your home if you live outside of London.
In order to make this viable for the tutor, the minimum lesson time is 2 hours (but you can book 3 or more hours).
If you live further afield, a day of tuition where 4 hours are broken up by lunch is a very popular option. This arrangement often happens at the weekends and during half-terms and holidays.
We ask that you cover the cost of the tutor’s travel time as well as their travel costs.
If you live abroad, or are embarking on a period of extended travel, you may request a residential tutor to support your children.
This can be for a period of anything from a few weeks to a year – or even longer.
The residential tutor normally works Monday to Friday. Tuition is either worked around school hours or arranged according to the family’s schedule if the child is not attending school.
The curriculum can either mirror what the child would be doing at school or be tailor-made to the student (whether following a traditional curriculum, or allowing greater freedom in what is taught such as project-based learning).
If your location means it is tricky for you to meet a tutor face-to-face, we can arrange tuition online.
Tutors on our books are teaching students all over the world: from France and Italy, to the US and Russia. We are experts at handling lesson arrangements over different time zones.
We are satisfied that even if students can’t meet tutors in person, they can still benefit from the knowledge and energy tutors bring to their online lessons.
Online tuition is conducted via Skype with a selection of other screen and material-sharing software. This ensures that lessons are fully interactive and that students gain the maximum from the sessions.