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Professional Online Chinese Tutors

All of our high quality online chinese tutors are interviewed and background-checked before tutoring on Spires.

professional online Chinese tutor  Dr.  Zhuo
PhD in Translation Studies, Salford University

2023 students in (I)GCSE, Alevel , Pre-u got results as 9A*, A , D3; BA Translation Studies: 73% (top 1 of the class); B1 English Test (73%); IELTS : 6.5 & 7.5;BA Film Studies: Distinction; PhD Media Studies: Distinction

10 years experience of Chinese teaching in
(my this year's students are in GCSE, IGCSE0509; 0523, Alevel and Pre-u all got their expected results as A*, A and D3 and successfully got the offers from the first choice universities. (The Year of 2023)

Experienced teaching in GCSE, IGCSE(0509,0523,0547),
A level(Edexcel, AQA, 9517 esp. Literature in paper4), Pre-u,
IB (A&B), and

For university students:
2 years teaching experience in Salford university
Experienced Teaching in
Chinese Literature;
Translation Studies;
Film Studies

For Adults learners:

Business Chinese,
Casual Chinese and culture.

23 years of TCFL and TEFL teaching experience in university;
Holding the national certificate of Standard Mandarin Speaking (A*)(issued by China Education Bureau), Native speaker of Mandarin. Over 8 years' supervising experience in MA & PhD Translation Studies, Education Studies.

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740 hours taught
professional online Chinese tutor Katarina
Master of Philosophy, Chinese Literature & Translation History, The University of Hong Kong

Chinese language and literature are my passions.

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110 hours taught
professional online Chinese tutor Jiaomei
Applied English for teaching, Loudi Vocational and Technical College (China)

Native Mandarin Speaker & Experienced Mandarin Tutor

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professional online Chinese tutor Nonie
MSc Public Health, Glasgow Caledonian University

Very experienced in teaching Mandarin Chinese (both traditional and simplified) online and in person. Also teach Japanese and ESL. Engaged activities include songs, videos and games for all aspects of skill practice.

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professional online Chinese tutor Yeung
Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) Science: Chemistry & Master of Arts in Education, University College London (UCL)

I am a dedicated science teacher with 5 years of secondary school teaching experience in London. I am passionate about teaching and education. I am currently studying for a PhD, and have a MA from UCL and a BSc from University of St Andrews.

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336 hours taught
professional online Chinese tutor Victoria
Moleuclar and Cellular Medicine, University of Oxford

Friendly and committed science PhD student aiming to boost your confidence and knowledge to help you realise your potential!

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professional online Chinese tutor Chenxi
Chinese Teaching Continuing Professional Development, London's Global University

Experienced Chinese/Mandarin teacher.

I have innovated useful Chinese courses to help you get started easily. And my course is practical and combines the real life of Chinese people.

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professional online Chinese tutor Grace
Master, Tianjin University China

I am a Chinese teacher who live in Europe. I am experienced for Chinese teaching. Follow me, it is so easy to learn Chinese!

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professional online Chinese tutor Jijing
BA, JITONG University

I have successfully taught students of all levels from complete beginner to immediate 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 students needs. I can also teach groups of students if required.

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Recent Chinese Tutor Class Reviews

Dr. Zhuo - Jaspal- Chinese - A Level
10th April 2024
Josie is an amazing tutor. She has really helped me with a level exam strategies, especially in improving my listening and translation skills and has also given me really valuable feedback for my IRP. Her teaching has made a big difference to my chinese a level studies.
Dr. Zhuo - wen- Chinese - A Level
25th October 2023
good ,非常好的友善老師!
Dr. Zhuo - wen- Chinese - A Level
22nd October 2023
Dr. Zhuo - Lisa- Chinese - A Level
11th October 2023
amazing class
Dr. Zhuo - wen- Chinese - A Level
6th October 2023
Many thanks to Dr. Zhuo for his targeted exam preparation
Dr. Zhuo - Lisa- Chinese - A Level
4th October 2023
Dr. Zhuo - Don- Chinese - IGCSE
3rd October 2023
My brother and I learned Chinese with Ms.Jin for over 3 years. We do IGCSE 0523 and IB Chinese A and B. She has been very helpful towards our studies and significantly improved our understanding of the subject.
Dr. Zhuo - wen- Chinese - A Level
1st October 2023
Very good tutor, serious/detailed, enthusiastic teacher!
Dr. Zhuo - wen- Chinese - A Level
29th September 2023
The teacher's explanations are very detailed, and her literary skills are also very profound. I have benefited a lot
Dr. Zhuo - Lisa- Chinese - A Level
20th September 2023
very helpful

Pricing Per Hour

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Primary & Secondary

From $30/hr.

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Undergraduate, Postgraduate & Admissions

From $40/hr.

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Chartered Qualifications

From $50/hr.

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Student’s (and parent’s) most Frequently Asked Questions

Why study Chinese?

China is a prominent economic superpower, making it crucial to learn Chinese. The country’s economy is the second largest in the world after the US and continues to grow at 8-10% per year. Learning Chinese with a Mandarin tutor is essential to communicate with the country’s 1.4 billion inhabitants. More than 90% of China, or about 790 million people, speak Mandarin. This means that learning Chinese with a tutor will open doors for you to the world’s most populous nation and the most lucrative market.

In our increasingly globalized society, learning new languages has never been more critical. Among these, Chinese has emerged as one of the most sought-after languages, and the demand for effective lessons has been on the rise. The role of the teacher in this dynamic environment is paramount, guiding the trajectory of a student’s journey in understanding a language as complex as Chinese.

Learning Chinese is one of the most challenging languages to learn and translate, making the knowledge of the Chinese language so valuable. Moreover, learning Chinese can be a rewarding experience for travellers who want to connect with the roots of a completely different culture steeped in ancient tradition but at the forefront of the global economy. If you believe that Chinese can aid you in a professional setting, this is your sign to get in touch with Spires.

How expert Chinese tutoring can help you

There is an increasing need for senior and management staff who speak Chinese, and it is unlikely to slow. If you work in a larger corporate organisation, you could become a very valuable employee if you are fluent in both Chinese and English. Learning Chinese with a tutor will enable you to communicate and do business with literally billions of people you may not be able to otherwise. Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your objectives. Online classes with a Mandarin Chinese tutor will focus on your areas of weakness and on developing the confidence you need to achieve your goals in a community setting. Lessons will also push students in areas that they are already comfortable in, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.

Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point and then develop a personalised syllabus to work towards your objectives. Online classes will focus on your areas of weakness and on developing the confidence you need to achieve your goals. Lessons will also push students in areas that they are already comfortable in, encouraging constant improvement and developing positive learning habits.

In the structured curriculum of Chinese language acquisition, the emphasis on lessons cannot be overstated. Initial lessons set the foundation, introducing learners to the fundamental tones and characters essential for basic communication. As students progress, subsequent lessons evolve in complexity, delving into the nuances of grammar and sentence construction.

Why Choose Spires’ Tutoring?

Spires’ Tutoring is a great choice because we hire only the best teachers. Our tutors are professional educators with experience at schools and universities. It is vital to recognize the inherent challenges English speakers face while diving into this linguistic endeavour. English and Chinese are distinct, not only in script and sound but also in the cultural nuances they convey. Consequently, teaching methods tailored specifically for English speakers can be instrumental in ensuring success. In fact, a significant part of any teacher’s strategy should revolve around integrating English as a foundational tool in the early lessons.

It’s imperative to recognize that while some lessons are dedicated to cultural contexts and idiomatic expressions intrinsic to the Chinese language, others focus on the precise techniques of writing and pronunciation. Periodic revisits to earlier lessons are encouraged, as this practice reinforces foundational concepts and reveals interconnections previously undetected. As students approach higher proficiency levels, advanced lessons challenge them to articulate intricate ideas and engage in fluent conversations. We have many satisfied students who have given high ratings to our tutors. You can know to trust our reputation.

Our tutors set their rates through an auction system, which means our prices are competitive. Our online classroom is stable and interactive, with features like an interactive whiteboard. Students can also access recorded classes at any time. Our tutors use webcam video chat to teach.

Spires takes care of all the matching, scheduling, payments, and administration, so you can focus solely on learning.

How does Spires’ online tutoring work?

Using Spires’ online tutoring is really easy. Here are the four steps:

  1. Use the Find A Tutor feature to create a post specifying your needs and requirements. You can choose the subject, level, price, and expertise you prefer.
  2. Find your perfect tutor from our wide variety of skilled professors and educators. You can view their profiles, including reviews, star ratings, hours taught, and price per hour.
  3. Have face-to-face classes online. You can schedule classes at your convenience without the need for travel.
  4. Replay the classes at your own pace for any missed information. Learning is made easy!

Lessons with Spires serve as the scaffolding for achieving comprehensive proficiency in the Mandarin Chinese language, catering to both linguistic skills and cultural understanding.

Which of Your Online Chinese Tutors Will Be Available for Me?

You have a wide choice of tutors for online Mandarin Chinese tuition. You can browse our member tutor profiles, read reviews, check their qualifications, backgrounds, hourly rates, and other subjects they teach. You can even see if they have many repeat students. Remember that it is not about who teaches Mandarin the most; it is about finding the best learning experience.

Once you find your favourites, you can communicate with them through a direct message and schedule classes or courses with them. You can even try a single lesson with no commitment.

It doesn’t matter if the tutor is not near you. With Spires, everything is done online. You can choose your ideal mentor, whether it’s a Mandarin tutor or Chinese teacher, and schedule video lessons at a time that suits you. It doesn’t matter how far away they are!

How many online tutors are available to give online tutoring?

The cost of online Mandarin tuition varies depending on several factors. Prices for our Chinese teachers range from £15 to £50 per hour. The price depends on the tutor’s qualifications, experience, and the level of study you require. Remember, the most expensive tutor is not always the best one for you. Choose one that fits your learning style, budget, and requirements.

We currently have over 7 Chinese tutors available for online Chinese tutoring. They have academic and professional experience in a wide range of topics, from GCSEs to postgraduate support and more. Varsity tutors are also a valid option. You can make your selection from them.

What is the role of a Mandarin tutor?

It is the tutor’s responsibility to guide you to understand the subject you have chosen. Using their expertise in the chosen topic and their teaching experience, they will help you to understand, analyze, and use the content of the Chinese classes to apply at a later date, whether it is at your chosen university, your career, or in your day-to-day life.

A structured lesson plan serves as a milestone in a learner’s journey. Each lesson must make upon the previous one, introducing new concepts while reinforcing earlier learnings. It’s in these lessons that the magic truly happens. As the teacher imparts knowledge, intertwining teaching methodologies that resonate with English speakers, a transformation begins. With every subsequent lesson, the learner moves from mere recognition of Chinese characters to understanding, and eventually, to fluency.

How much do online Chinese Teachers cost per hour?

Tuition is priced according to level:

1. School level: For Primary school, Secondary and Higher Education prices start at €25/hr

2. University level: For Undergraduate and Postgraduate tuition, prices start at €35/hr

3. Professional level: For Chartered Qualifications and Admissions Test tutoring, prices start at €45/hr.

The average price per hour ranges based on the tutors’ experience, expertise, and student’s level. You can make your decision based on these rates.

How much is online Chinese tutoring per hour in London?

The average Chinese tutor price per hour is going on £40/$53/€45 depending on a teacher’s experience and students’ level of study. This is higher than other areas in the UK due to the increased living costs that come with London life. Each tutoring service charges differently.

What happens when I send a message to a teacher?

Once you’ve used the Find A Tutor feature to find your best online Chinese tutor, you can contact them with any questions. You can even meet in advance. A tutor should respond to you within 24 hours with an answer and the hour they are available. If your selected teacher isn’t able to fit you into their schedule, we will recommend others that fit your specifications. After a tutor replies, you can then schedule a free webcam meeting, and if you are satisfied, you can go ahead and schedule your first online video lesson, and learn on the go!

Can I get a Chinese Teacher for GCSE?

Yes, you can! We have a selection of professionals with GCSE tutoring experience with a background in AQA, CCEA, OCR, Edexcel, and other awarding bodies. At Spires, we ensure you learn from the best.

Can I book a Mandarin tutor?

Yes, you can! We have professional tutors with A-level teaching experience, as well as expertise in further education courses like BTECs and HNDs. Simply choose your preferred educator, send them a message, and arrange your first Zoom meeting. If they meet your specifications and needs, go ahead and book your first online lesson.

The teacher, regardless of how many lessons they conduct or the methods they employ, must recognize the unique learning curve of each student. This sensitivity ensures that teaching is not just about transferring knowledge, but about igniting passion, understanding individual challenges, and fostering a genuine love for the language. The end goal is always to help the student learn.

Can I arrange a Chinese Teacher to help with revision?

Yes, you can! Our database of Chinese teachers offers a wide range of specializations and expertise. Use the filter to search for Chinese tutors at your level, browse through available candidates, read their descriptions and reviews, and communicate with them about your needs, how you learn best, before scheduling a lesson. 

We have professional tutors with A-level teaching experience, as well as expertise in further education courses like BTECs and HNDs. Simply choose your preferred educator, send them a message, and arrange your first Zoom meeting. If they meet your specifications and needs, go ahead and book your first online lesson.

Do you offer Chinese admissions tutoring?

Yes, we do! Our database of Chinese teachers includes tutors who specialize in admissions help at various levels such as UCAS, Oxbridge Entrance, and even IELTS and TOEFL preparation for non-native speakers.

Do you offer Chinese tuition for international students?

Yes, we do! With Spires, you can find experienced tutors who are familiar with various educational systems like the US, Australia, South Africa, Canada, and New Zealand. They can help you in a wide range of subjects. The teaching approach has to be dynamic. As the world evolves, so do teaching strategies. It’s not enough to stick to traditional methods, especially when teaching a language as ancient and yet as alive as Chinese. The incorporation of modern tools, interactive sessions, and feedback loops in teaching ensures that learning remains relevant and engaging.

Do you offer online Chinese tutoring for adult learners?

Yes, we do! Our database includes Chinese experts with specialized knowledge. Use the Find A Tutor feature to search for Mandarin tutors suitable for your level and browse through available candidates.

You can choose from a variety of specializations, whether you are preparing for a university entrance exam, advancing your career, or improving your analytical and writing skills. We have over a hundred professional academics in our network to meet your specific needs.

Through well-structured lessons, innovative teaching methods, and an understanding of the nuances between English and Chinese, teachers are at the forefront of bridging cultures. Their role, far beyond just imparting knowledge, is to create connections, foster understanding, and enable true global communication.

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