Providing focussed support for Pre U Mandarin Chinese students

Pre U Mandarin Chinese Tutor

Learning a language can be a highly rewarding experience, albeit a challenging one. A Pre U Mandarin Chinese tutor will make that process easier by providing one-to-one support in areas students are having difficulty with.

A tutor will work to bridge the gap between GCSE and Pre U, in relation to listening, reading and writing skills required at this level. A strong emphasis is also placed on speaking skills, in particular pronunciation, an area where students can often come unstuck.

Pre U Mandarin Chinese tuition provides focused one-to-one support that can be difficult to achieve in a classroom setting. Having an extra pair of eyes and ears, specifically when it comes to languages, can be of huge benefit.

Tuition will nurture enthusiasm for the language and develop student’s interest in Chinese culture, making learning fun and enjoyable.

Pre U Tuition

Cambridge Pre-University qualification (Pre-U) is an alternative to A Levels being offered by a growing number of schools.

It was developed in 2008 by Cambridge Assessment International Education as an intensive programme of study designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills required for university.

Like A Levels, Pre-Us are taken by students between the ages of 16 and 18. Students have around 25 subjects to choose from, and of these, they can select 3 or 4 to focus on.

Exams are sat at the end of the second year (Year 13) of study.


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.

Out of London

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.

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