Guofang (Tutor in Twickenham)
Diploma of Chinese language and literature
Ancient Chinese grammar, modern Chinese grammar, ancient Chinese literature, modern Chinese literature, history of western literature , writing skills etc.
01/1995__12/1997 CCP Central Institute of Open Learning Department China
Graduate Certificate of Economy Management
Information about Guofang
I am a professional Chinese Mandarin teacher, offering Mandarin lessons in local areas such as Twickenham, Richmond, Kingston, Surbiton, Egham as well as other regions in London.I have good experiences in teaching children and adults from absolute beginners to advanced levels, whether its one-to-one lessons or group sessions. My students include the BBC staff at the BBC Group and have also primary school children in London since 2010 during the time I have gained a good reputation for 1-2-1 lessons, no matter whether the students are mature or young. I am a supportive and encouraging teacher flexible in the teaching methods and constantly prepared to help students in need for guidance.By the experience I have the ability of using different methods catering for each individual student. From past years, I believed that fun in teaching Mandarin Chinese are â the learnerâs progress, a creative lesson plan and tailor made learning materials. On the other hand, integrating Chinese culture, Chinese history and cultural elements into the course could help hugely for learners to progress effectively and go on to further levels of the Chinese language.In China, I was educated in an university and focused intensively on the subjects of Chinese Language and Literature. In 2010 I took part in a Chinese training course for teachers in a Chinese learning centre located in London. My work as a reporter and a radio presenter benefits me to be a very skillful Chinese speaker, listener and writer.
What students say about me:
"I was very lucky to have found Guofang to learn Mandarin with. Being Chinese myself, and having a basis of the language already from childhood, it was important for me to take lessons from someone who did not simply speak the language, but has studied it properly and is competent to teach it even in China. Guofang has a deep insight into the way the language is structured as well as the culture associated with it, which makes learning much more interesting and intuitive. On top of all that, she is a very diligent teacher and tailors the classes to optimise your learning. Even my family was so surprised by the progress I have made over the year. Recently, my boyfriend, a beginner has also started taking lessons from Guofang, and we both cannot praise her enough in her methods of teaching." Dora ( Imperial College, PHD )
Ms Guofang has been teaching my two daughters for more than a year. We found that Ms Guofang is a very experienced and patient teacher. She helps to enhance the girls ability in all areas e.g. listening, pronunciation, writing, reading and comprehension. My girls are always keen in attending Ms Guofang`s classes, even that there are homework every week. My family are pleased to have Ms Guofang as my daughters Chinese Tutor. Claris ( mum of Feifei and Linlin, Feifei,10, Linlin, 10 ）
It was a real stroke of luck finding Guofang. She is knowledgeable, encouraging and reliable. I would wholeheartedly recommend her to anyone beginning to learn Chinese. Student Chris ( lawyer )
Both of my daughters are really engaged with their mandarin lessons with Guofang. They are happy learning, practicing, playing and writing about Chinese language and culture and they are very exited to show what they know after every lesson. Guofang is a great enthusiastic teacher and I highly recommend her to anyone that wants to learn Chinese. Facundo ( father of Sol 8 y/o and Mia 6 y/o )
Guofang has been teaching our boys, aged 8 and 10, for two years now. She has shown herself to be a competent teacher, finding connection with the children easily and conducting her lessons in such a manner as to keep the boys continually interested.
Guofang has always readily understood and shared our ideas as well as desired objectives and again and again we saw targets successfully achieved.
Our boys ability to speak Chinese has improved considerably. They had been both prepared by Guofang for, and then both successfully passed, the International Standardised Tests for Chinese (YCT Youth Chinese Test).
We are very thankful to Guofang for her sterling efforts and dedication and would not hesitate to recommend her. Elena ( mum of two boys, aged at 8 and 10 )
I couldnt rate Guofang highly enough, coming from another tutor when I moved to the UK, she was very quick to identify my existing strengths and weaknesses and to adapt her teaching to my current level. My progress has been quick and consistent ever since. Student Adam (General Manager)
I have been learning Mandarin Chinese with Guofang for just under a year, and during that time I have learnt a huge amount, and also really enjoyed my studies. The materials Guofang uses are informative, follow a logical format and are useful in a practical context I visited China earlier in the year and was able to make use of what I had learnt. Guofang is extremely good at explaining things in a way I understand, uses a number of different methods to ensure I make progress in reading, writing, listening and speaking, and also puts this in context in terms of Chinese history and culture. She is extremely professional, as well as easy to get on with, and I would strongly recommend her as a tutor. Thank you Guofang! Student Cathy (University Business Manager)
Guofang has been a great tutor for me teaching a good balance of spoken and written Chinese and adding cultural information which help put the lessons into context. Student Louise (Accountant)
Guofang is clearly a highly qualified teacher, very effective with techniques that really work. She keeps the pace up, but is also calm and patient. Highly recommended. Student Joanne ( Marketing Director )
Availability: week days, evenings, weekends.
Willing to travel: 30 miles
Experience: Full time Mandarin teaching ( self employed )
01/01/2015__present Chinese teacher
Teaching all age groups from beginners to advanced level
BBC Media Centre, London
03/10/2014__20/12/2014 Chinese Teacher
Teaching BBC staff
School name: Hua Hsia Chinese School London
22/09/2011__now Chinese teacher
Teaching adults class
School Name: Fern Hill Primary School
Kingston Upon Thams, 16/09__Now Chinese tutor
Teaching kids from year4 to year 6
School Name: The Meridian Chinese Studies Centre, central London 05/2010__Now Chinese tutor
Teaching adults with varied levels
School name: Hounslow Chinese School (HCS) West London 02__04/2011 class teacher
Teaching 10 students in the class , group age from 11 yrs to 55 yrs
Private tutoring: Teaching kids from 7 year old with frequent lessons in the evening.
Feedback For Guofang (5)
My son enjoys his Chinese lessons. Guofang is very patient and encouraging, he likes her teaching method. We are glad that we found a good teacher for him.
In a short time, Guofang has improved my daughter`s speaking and listening skills as well as her self-confidence. The one-to-one tuition with Guofang has helped tremendously.
Guofang seems to be an excellent tutor - my son is a total beginner but he says the lessons are well structured and easy to understand and she gives excellent help and support, and he feels he is making good progress. Guofang is quick to respond to messages, arranging lesson times was easy, and she was very accommodating when we needed to change at short notice. I would definitely recommend her as a tutor
I couldn`t praise highly enough.
My Chinese level moved on significantly in the 12 months we worked together, in particular my spoken Chinese.