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professional online Mandarin tutor  Dr.  Zhuo
PhD in Translation Studies Salford University
23 years of TCFL and TEFL teaching experience in university; over 10 years of teaching all level Chinese in the UK (GCSE;IGCSE (0509&0547);A-Level, Pre-U, IB,HSK, Chinese literature and Classical texts);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 Stud... see more
583 hours taught
professional online Mandarin 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.
professional online Mandarin 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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Recent Mandarin Tutor Class Reviews From Our Students

Student Professional Tutor Date Subject Rating Comment
Chenxi 18 Mar 2023 Mandarin
The lesson with Chenxi was extremely fun and interesting, definitely recommend and will keep practicing Chinese with her!

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Online Mandarin Tutoring FAQs

Why study mandarin?

mandarin has been called the most useful language to learn on earth. Learning mandarin should be on everyone's list for a number of good reasons. Principally, it is the most spoken language in the world, after English. Mandarin is a popular second language, and the ability to speak it is highly valued. The other benefits of mandarin have mainly to do with business opportunities. Because of the trade relations between China and many other countries, there are many employment opportunities for people who can speak mandarin.

What university degrees is mandarin useful for?

The ability to speak, write and understand mandarin can be useful to you if you are pursuing university degrees in business, commerce, politics and international relations. Since China is a huge market for these fields, there are many jobs for people with mandarin skills.

If you are not interested in the above courses and want to learn more about this beautiful language, the best course for you is Chinese Studies. In this programme you will learn about the history of China, its languages and its cultures.

What careers can studying mandarin lead to?

There is a direct correlation between your language skills and your employment opportunities. The more languages you are good at, the better your chances are when looking for a job. In addition, no other country is doing better than China when it comes to employment opportunities and economic growth. This means that those who speak mandarin will have an advantage when it comes to jobs for many years to come. Aside from that, China is also experiencing rapid economic growth, which means that there are many new business opportunities as the country's economy expands and opens up to the global market.

How does mandarin help with Chinese Studies?

Chinese studies or sinology is the academic study of China and its people, language, and culture. The history of the Chinese language goes back thousands of years. Therefore, learning mandarin can be very helpful for anyone interested in Chinese Studies as it allows you to read primary literature sources such as ancient Chinese texts that are not available in English. This will give you a significant advantage over other students who have enrolled in courses in Chinese without being able to read and understand mandarin. 

How expert online mandarin tutoring can help you

Teachers will take the time to assess your starting point 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.

Choosing Spires’ Chinese tutors is the first step you can take to securing a great grade on your board exams. Most of our tutors are either native speakers themselves or experts in Chinese language with degrees well and above the regular HSK exams. These tutors customize every lesson to your grade. So it doesn’t matter if you’re an adult learner wanting to learn advanced Chinese or a child starting out with your first online mandarin lessons. These tutors will help you learn the essential skills you need to become fluent enough to hold a conversation with a native speaker or pass any Chinese exam that you want to pass. 

The perk of having a private tutor is that all the lessons focus on your specific learning skills. These tutors take into account your learning capacity, and how much prior knowledge you have yourself.  

Why choose a Spires’ Chinese language tutor?

We only hire 4% of the teachers that apply to Spires and they are all professional and experienced school and university level educators. Many have qualifications from top universities and institutions in the UK, USA, and around the world. All have a Ph.D., MSc, Ma, BSc, or Ba in their chosen field.

We have a lot of repeat students and you can check out the high star ratings our clients leave. 

Because tutors set their rates via an auction system, our prices are more competitive than many other companies. Our online classroom is stable and fun to learn through. It has an interactive whiteboard and students can access recordings of classes at any time. They use webcam video chat when being taught.

Spires deals with all of the matching, scheduling, payments, and administration, we take all of the hassles out of organising support and allow students to focus purely on learning.

How does Spires’ online tutoring work?

You can find a professional tutor in four easy steps:

1. Use the Find A Tutor feature to create a post outlining your needs and requirements. You can choose from subject, level, price, and expertise.

2. Find your perfect tutor from our wide variety of skilled professors and educators. After you filter your search results using the Find A Tutor feature you can choose to ‘view profile’ of the best choices for your needs. 

You can then see reviews and star ratings, including total hours taught for Spires and the price per hr.

3. Have your face-to-face class. This can be done whenever and wherever you are, it’s all online- neither you nor the tutor travels!

4. Replay the classes afterward for any missed information at your own pace and convenience. 

Private help is that easy!

Does it matter if I have mandarin tutors near me?

No, it doesn’t! It’s all done online whenever and wherever you are. All you have to do is pick your ideal mentor and speak to them to arrange the best time for you to have video lessons.It doesn’t matter at all if they are miles and miles (or kilometre and kilometre) away from you!

Save yourself the trouble of having to go through teacher after teacher to find the perfect match for you. Instead, go through the full profiles of the tutors that seem a good fit for you. Leave them a message to chat or book a free video chat with them. And the best part is that you don’t have to leave the comfort of your home to do that. You can do it all in in an instant since all you need is a working internet connection and a webcam. So you could be sitting in London or Birmingham taking classes while your teacher could be on the other side of the world! 

Who will my tutor be?

This is all up to you. You have a huge choice. You can look through our member tutor profiles, check student reviews and bids, their qualifications and backgrounds, hourly rates, hours taught, other subject they teach - and even check out if they have many repeat students. 

Then, communicate with your favourites to see if they are right for your needs and learning style. You can have a free video call by webcam, usually over zoom. Then you pick the person you’d like to help with your studies and schedule your first webcam lesson!

How many tutors are available to give private lessons?

We currently have many mandarin tutors with academic and professional experience specialising in a wide range of topics from GCSEs to postgraduate support, and everything in between.

What qualifications do tutors need?

All of our tutors must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and have Chinese language tutoring experience. Most have higher degrees on top of that, in specialised areas such as Master’s degrees or PhDs. All of our tutors are DBS checked or have had equivalent background checks.

What is the role of an online mandarin tutor?

It is their 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, analyse and use the content of the lessons to apply at a later date, whether it is at your chosen university, your career or in your day-to-day life.

How much does a private mandarin tutor 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.

How much is a mandarin tutor per hour in London?

The average tutor price per hr is £40/$53/€45 per hour depending on a teachers’ 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.

What happens when I send a message?

Once you’ve used the Find A Tutor feature to find your perfect Chinese language tutor, you can contact them with any questions you might an even meet in advance. A tutor should respond to you within 24 hrs with an answer and the hours 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 meet and if you are satisfied you can go ahead and schedule your first lesson!

Can I get mandarin tutoring at GCSE level? 

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.

Can I book an online mandarin tutor for GCSE Chinese classes?

Yes, you can! We have a selection of professional tutors offering mandarin tuition online with primary and secondary school experience. All you need to do is login and send a message, and arrange your first video call. These professionals are registered teachers with years of experience in GCSE level mandarin.  If they fit all your specifications and needs, go ahead and book your first lesson. 

Do your tutors use mandarin GCSE past papers?

Yes, they do! All our tutors prepare a bespoke syllabus tailored to the needs of the student. Using published past papers will allow you to perfect your exam technique and ensure that you give yourself a better chance of performing well when taking the exam.

Do your mandarin tutors use GCSE coursebooks?

Yes, they do! Our teachers can help you with any published coursebook your school is using. They will also provide you with any extra materials you may need to focus on in your weaker areas.

Do your Chinese language tutors prepare for paper 1?

Yes, they do! After you find your perfect tutor you can meet with them before scheduling a lesson. This is your opportunity to outline exactly what you need, whether it is exam preparation or studying from published past exam papers. Your GCSE tutor will then tailor the lessons to your specific needs and wishes.

Do your mandarin tutors prepare for paper 2?

Yes, they do! After you find your perfect language tutor you can communicate with them before scheduling a lesson. This is your opportunity to outline exactly what you need, whether it is exam preparation for GCSE mandarin paper 1 and/or 2. Your tutor will then tailor the lessons to your specific needs and wishes.

Do your private tutors offer A-level mandarin tutoring for non-native speakers to learn online?

Yes, they do! We have a wide selection of tutors with A-level experience with a background in AQA, CCEA, OCR, Edexcel, and other awarding bodies. Just use the filter to look for A-Level tutors and feel free to message the ones you like to ask if they provide the help that you need before scheduling a lesson.

Do your online mandarin tutors use A-level past papers?

Yes, they do! Your teacher will then tailor a syllabus based on your specific needs and provide any extra material, such as published past papers.

Can I book an A-level mandarin tutor online for Chinese classes?

Yes, you can! We have a selection of professional tutors with A-level teaching experience as well as other further education courses such as BTECs and HNDs. All you need to do is pick your Chinese language tutor, send them a message and arrange your first zoom meeting. If they fit all your specifications and needs, go ahead and book your first lesson.

Do you offer help in mandarin language exams?  

Yes, we do! Our tutors help students in all kinds of Chinese exams. Ranging from HSK 1 to HSK 6 and professional exams for work.  Each year hundreds of students in the UK, who want to study or work in China undertake mandarin tuition with Spires before sitting for Chinese language exams. These private tutors are either native speakers or registered professionals who have degrees in HSK exams themselves.  

Can I arrange online mandarin tuition for revision help?

Yes, you can! Our database of mandarin teachers offers a wide range of specialisations and expertise. Just use the filter to search for tutors for your level and browse through available candidates. You can read their description and reviews as well as communicate with them about your needs before you schedule a lesson.

Do you offer mandarin teachers offer admissions help?

Yes, we do! Our database of mandarin teachers offers a wide range of tutors offering admissions help at various levels such as UCAS, Oxbridge Entrance, and even IELTS and TOEFL preparation for non-native speakers.

Can I get mandarin dissertation help at the university level?

Yes, you can! We have a selection of University level tutors who can provide assignment help as well as admissions help and exam preparation. Just communicate with your tutor before telling them your specific needs.

Do you offer varsity tutors in mandarin?

Yes, we do! With Spires, you can find experienced teachers familiar with the US University system in a whole range of subjects. The same goes for the US high-school system as well as the Australian, South African, Canadian, and New Zealand University and school systems.

Do you offer online mandarin tutoring lessons for adults?

Yes, we do! Our database of mandarin experts offers a wide range of specialisations and expertise. Just use the Find A Tutor feature to search for tutors for your level and browse through available candidates.

You can choose from a wide range of specialisations whether you are preparing for a university entrance exam, looking to advance your career or just to brush up on your analytical and writing skills. We are confident you will be able to find what you are looking for from over a hundred professional academics in our network.

Is 'Mandarin tutor wanted' a suitable title for my advert?

Although this is maybe not the worst bad opening line, we strongly recommend that you give it some more thought. What do you need? What are you trying to achieve? Think about what level you are and what you need to improve on, whether you need help with GCSE level guidance, or help with a University admissions letter, put it in your advert.

For example, a great opening for many of our clients could be: ‘Mandarin support required to help with Oxbridge Admissions Test’. The more details, the better the match!

How can I help my child learn mandarin?

The first step to learning is to pick up a book! A tutor can provide the right guidance, material, and support to learn more efficiently and effectively with clear goals, objectives, and noticeable results. Finding the perfect tutor with Spires is the right step in ensuring your child engages with mandarin!

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