Melbourne, Australia, 3166
Joined on October, 2013
Weekends at any time
Up to 15 minutes away for a flat fee
EducationBachelor of Fine Art at RMIT - 2011
Diploma of Mandarin at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine - 2013
ExperienceWant to improve your Chinese and make learning the language more fun!? If so read on....
I have a long history of working in various teaching roles and pride myself on being able to effectively communicate and work with the student and enliven their chosen subject to make the learning experience how it should be - fun! But firstly a bit of background information on myself: -
I worked part-time as a spoken English language tutor for a year in 2012 and also worked part-time as a primary school music teacher from 2011 to 2012. In 2014 I worked as a Chinese language tutor for a number of students for half a year, but unfortunately had to give up a lot of my old students to travel to China for further study. I am also an artist, and so love to think about problems creatively and laterally and enjoy coming up with creative ways to improve the students learning.
I am next to fluent in Chinese after studying it part-time in university for three years and then having recently returned from a year’s scholarship studying Chinese in Nanjing. After living in China for a year I also have an intimate understanding of Chinese culture and society, which I would also be happy to share with you if you are interested.
Most of all though, through various methods I want to make learning Chinese interesting and fun for you! So that it no longer feels like a boring chore and becomes an exciting task that creates avenues for you to engage with a both ancient and very currently relevant country and culture.
Although I am not a native speaker of Chinese, I actually feel that as a non-native speaker I will be better poised to teach you than perhaps a Chinese person would be. This is because I understand how you think as a native English speaker, and know intimately all those things in the Chinese language that your English thinking brain is going to find strange, counter intuitive or back the front. Having gone from a beginner to an advanced speaker in the last four years, I can also help guide you in your studies and give you some key tips on areas to focus on that will make your Chinese improve more rapidly. And if you are interested I can also share with you some fun slang used by young people in China today - which if you ever get the chance to use with someone will make them think you are a Chinese master!
At the moment I am currently studying a masters of secondary Education at Melbourne University which is quite time demanding, so unfortunately I will not have time to travel to you, but my house in Chadstone has a nice room for studying and is close to many forms of public transport.
Looking forward to hearing from you soon!
HobbiesCollecting records, playing music, making art, cooking spicy food and studying tai qi.
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