University of Waikato
First class (2002)
Information about Li
I am very passionate about languages and cultures. I am fluent in both Mandarin and English and have been teaching Mandarin for the last 9 years. My other big passions are travelling and learning all sorts of things new. I am looking forward to sharing my love of the Chinese language with you.
Availability: Morning, afternoon and evenings.
Willing to travel: 3 miles
Experience: I cover all four elements of language teaching syllabus, including listening, speaking, reading and writing. I have tutored students for the past 9 years, ranging from complete beginners, to GCSE students, A level students, HSK students and business professionals.
I am very keen to help students discover their own ways of learning and develop their own techniques. I believe in consistency when it comes to learning a language. A little bit everyday is proven effective in the long term for language learning.
Feedback For Li (8)
Li is patient, funny, understanding and really makes you enjoy learning Mandarin, which in my book, as a fellow language teacher, is the clearest sign of a truly wonderful teacher. 10/10 would recommend. If you`re looking for a Mandarin tutor, look no further
Li is an excellent tutor who helped our daughter with her Mandarin lessons at school. She was a source of inspiration, and enthusiasm for the language and provided solid strategies with character and vocabulary learning,
Tutors Response :
Thank you so much for the lovely feedback, Catrin. Hope Cecilia is doing well with her Mandarin.
I highly recommend Lili as a Chinese tutor. I have studying under her guidance for 4 months and during this time my Chinese ability has improved noticeably. I started learning at an HSK4 level and now I feel confident starting to read newspaper articles written in Chinese. She explains the meaning of new Chinese words and characters clearly and provides clear context about how they should be used in sentences. In addition, she asks effective questions that have allowed me to further practice using Chinese in dialogue and to expand the universe of Chinese that I can employ in everyday speech to express meaning. Furthermore, she has been very accommodating in scheduling lesson and with moving lessons to more convenient times. Overall, I have had a great experience.
Li is an excellent teacher. She took time to find out what I wanted to learn as a priority and what my current level of proficiency was. Her teaching method is very effective and I really enjoy her lessons. With Covid, we have to meet for lessons online, but she is very well organised and our lessons are very productive and fun. I recommend Li without hesitation.
Li has been both extremely helpful and professional in guiding me towards my exams. She can accomodate to any aspect of Mandarin learning and tailors lessons to suit your personal needs. In addition, Li offers great lessons for an excellent price. I would highly recommend contacting Li if youre looking for a Mandarin tutor.
Great teacher - very patient and encouraging. She made an effort to understand my way of learning and adapt to that. Shes also been really great at accommodating last minute changes to my schedule. Highly highly recommend, Li Laoshi
Li is a great tutor and has really helped me improve my Mandarin level over the last months. I would highly recommend Li to anyone interested in learning or improving their Mandarin.
Li is a fantastic teacher! She is great fun and has amazing patience.