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Private Tutor in Salisbury

5 stars

Usually responds within 12 hours

Female Member since Oct 2016 Last Updated Feb 2023 Last Login May 2024

My Summary

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Primary up to 11 years
Secondary 12+
Mandarin Tutor
Special Needs Tutor
11 Plus
Virtual Tutor
Home School Helper
I'm Covid-19 Vaccinated

About Me

About Me

Tutoring Experience

I have successfully taught students at all levels from a complete beginner to intermediate level and advanced speaking and business level Mandarin. My teaching is mainly 1 on a 1 basis, and the class content is tailored to each student’s needs. I can also teach groups of students if required.

I have been teaching Chinese and Business Chinese to different nationalities in London and throughout the UK.
I’m specialized in Business Chinese, Chinese music and Chinese for kids as well as all aspects of language skills including listening, speaking, reading and writing. With My tuition, children and adults’ interest and desire of Chinese study is stimulated greatly, and my students have made significant improvement on their Chinese language learning.

• My student achieves A* for GCSE in 2016.
• University student achieved 2.1 Second-class honours, upper division (2:1) with Proficiency in Mandarin Chinese

2021 CRB checked.

My students range from an 18 month old child to 65 year old businessman. They hold different occupations: artists, an opera singer, a CEO of an IT firm, a Director, a Doctor, and a HR etc.

My Experience

Tutoring Approach

As a Chinese language teacher I believe I am not just teaching a language, but also introducing Chinese culture to students. My teaching is never only based on textbooks. I like to integrate topics from world news and TV, and mixed with Chinese films and music.

I have lived in London since 2011 and I constantly travel between the UK and China. I have no trouble in communicating Chinese meanings of words and explaining complicated language structures to my students. In my teaching experience over seven years, I have found that most UK students feel Chinese pronunciation the most difficult and the grammar can be confusing. Therefore in my teaching I make special efforts on explaining the varied language senses/logics between English and Chinese. I often draw examples from both languages and compare them.

My Qualifications


Bachelor of Literature School of Management of JiaoTong University
TEFL (Teaching English as Foreign Language Certificate) Course Certificate
Harvard Managed Mentor
Pediatric First Aid Level 2 Certificate

My Availability

Offering lessons in new term in Jan 2021 Monday and Friday will be ideal if you would like me to travel to teach at your place.

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Last Updated: 06/02/2023

My Fees

  • Tutoring from £30.00 per hour


Primary - £50.00 p.h.
Secondary - £50.00 p.h.
G.C.S.E. - £50.00 p.h.
A-Level - £50.00 p.h.
University - £50.00 p.h.
Casual Learner - £50.00 p.h
Skype Teaching - £25.00 p.h -£35 p.h

Interpreter/Translation work £40-£120 p.h hr or more depending on the work. From Mandarin (Simplified and Traditional) to English.

My Documents

  • image/svg+xml UK Driving Licence (added 24/06/2023)
  • Training Certificate: Harvard Business School ManageMentor (added 15/06/2021)
  • First Aid Certificate: Pediatric First Aid Certificate (added 15/06/2021)
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Below are the latest reviews for Cissy. Please note that reviews represent the subjective opinions of other Childcare.co.uk users and not of Childcare.co.uk. Parents must carry out their own checks and references on childcare providers to ensure that they are completely happy before enaging in the use of their services.

I was a bit skeptical in how soon my kids would be able to say basic words in Mandarin.

Cissy made it super fun for them with her teaching method and props and kept them engaged. Few days later I heard my daughter singing a song in Mandarin!

I just couldn't believe doing lessons remotely could be so much fun for the little ones.

She consistently makes extra effort to provide a great learning experience for the kids.

The learn, they do revision, they play quick games - it just works!

Amazing job Cissy, thank you!

  • 5 stars Overall
  • 5 stars Setting
  • 5 stars Cleanliness
  • 5 stars Food
  • 5 stars Communication

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