Sisi Yi (易思斯) is an experienced Mandarin & Zhuang Chinese teacher & tutor. After working as a primary school teacher in rural China for several years I moved to the UK, bringing my passion for teaching Chinese to people of all ages with me. Since then I’ve been teaching Mandarin in London to children & adults, at nurseries, schools, and the workplace. // I offer one to one and group tutoring in both Mandarin Chinese and Zhuang Chinese. I love teaching Mandarin, and am fortunate to be one of the only teachers in the UK fluent in Zhuang. I also offer introductory sessions to Chinese calligraphy, and include traditional Chinese culture in my lessons. // Please get in touch for more info.
How would you describe your teaching style?
I take a highly personalised approach to all of my teaching and tutoring, coming up with bespoke lesson plans and suggesting resources that best help my students achieve their learning goals. This is much more effective that taking a one size fits all approach, as by focusing on what students want to get out of the lessons, we end up more motivated and learning more, faster. This can include introductory Chinese calligraphy lessons and also weaving Chinese culture into my lesson plans.
What qualifications do you have?
I graduated from Guangxi Normal University with both a degree in Mandarin Language & Literature and a Chinese Teaching Certificate, which is required to teach at Primary School in China.
Tell us about your experience...
My first experience teaching Mandarin as a second language was at the Chinese Language Institute in Guilin, China. While there I helped students of all ages with their Mandarin studies, both helping them with their homework, and assisting them in exploring the city to get a deep genuine exposure to Chinese culture. After graduating I spent several years teaching literacy in a primary school in rural China. The students there spoke Zhuang Chinese as their first language, so for many of them Mandarin was like a second language, especially at such a young age. I then moved to London in the UK, and since then have been teaching ever more diverse students. This has included one on one tutoring of children, group lessons in nurseries and primary schools, and teaching adults in the workplace. Everyday brings a new challenge, and I love watching my students Chinese skills improve.
What locations do you tutor in?
I teach over much of London in person, and am happy to come to you, or for you to come to me, and am fully insured for both. I also offer online teaching, or a combination of online and face to face. I am also DBS cleared, and have plenty of experience teaching children.
What is your personal message to students?
I am an experienced Mandarin & Zhuang Chinese teacher & tutor. After working as a primary school teacher in rural China for several years I moved to the UK, bringing my passion for teaching Chinese to people of all ages with me. Since then I’ve been teaching Mandarin in London to children & adults, at nurseries, schools, and the workplace.
|CRB/Disclosure Certificate:||Enhanced DBS|
|Travelling tutor:||Anywhere within 1 hour by public transport|
|Online tutor:||I tutor via Google Meet, or other alternatives|