Tavi M.

DPhil Oriental Studies - Pembroke College

13 completed lessons

About me

Dynamic, experienced Oxford-based tutor reading for DPhil Oriental Studies at Pembroke College, researching early (-500AD) Chinese literature.


2014–: Mandarin Tutor, EnjoyEducation and Tavistock Tutors, London I offer flexible and targeted support for ambitious students with hectic schedules. I have coached four GCSE students towards an A*/A grade in their exam. I delivered the full AQA GCSE syllabus for a client whose school did not offer Chinese. I tailored a bespoke syllabus in Chinese for business for an adult complete beginner. I adapted resources for a student enrolled in the US Advanced Placement programme.


2018: Classical Chinese Literature Tutor, Stanford at Oxford Programme I designed and delivered a full-time tutorial course for a visiting Stanford undergraduate, who evaluated my overall performance at “5” out of 4 marks in official feedback.


2016-2018: Modern and Classical Chinese Tutor, University, Queens, and Pembroke Colleges, Oxford I prepared and delivered Modern and Classical Chinese tutorials for undergraduate students.


2017: English Teacher, Zhuoyue English College, Yangshuo, China I prepared and delivered two weeks of dynamic, drama-based lessons for 7–9-year-olds.


2016: Classical Chinese Teacher, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford I prepared and taught core-syllabus Classical Chinese language to 15+ undergraduates. My students nominated me for a Student Union Outstanding Teaching Staff award.


2016: East Asia Lecture Survey Lecturer, Oriental Institute, University of Oxford I prepared and delivered three lectures on thought and literature in early China.


2012: Volunteer Interpreter and Mentor, Bread of Life Bakery, Langfang, China I supported the staff’s English learning as well as their personal and professional development.


2012: Private English Tutor, Beijing, China I developed a bespoke program of engaging, multimedia-based learning for a 9-year-old.


2012: English Teacher, private agency, Beijing, China I developed and delivered multimedia lessons for a mixed-ability adult evening class.

About my sessions

My lessons will be structured by allowing lots of time for the student to ask questions to help the learning process. I will also end every lesson with a useful task/question for the student to answer to help consolidate their understanding prior to the next lesson. I hope progress will become apparent, but I think regular mini tests are also important to ensure understanding and help show areas that can be improved upon. Allowing the student to go over material in their own time after the lesson I believe is key for them to develop a solid understanding of the subject.

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Maths A-level (A2)A*
Further MathematicsA-level (A2)A
ChemistryA-level (A2)A
TSA Uni admission test PASS
PhysicsA-level (A2)A*

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