Hi, My name is Clover Tao, you can call me Clover or Tao laoshi. I am a native Chinese speaker. I have been teaching Chinese to second language speakers for eight years. I have taught in China and overseas. I worked as a Chinese assistant in Australia for one year. My students come across different levels and around the world. I have a master degree in applied linguistics which focus on language teaching. I am good at communicative language teaching and conversational class. You will be the center of our class and I am your facilitator, so you can decide the pace and content that you need. I am a fun-loving and easy-going person as well as an excellent storyteller. If you decide to learn Chinese with me, I believe you will learn more than this language!
I am form northern China, so my pronunciation and accent are pretty good. I am a literature lover. In my spare time, I like cycling, playing badminton and reading novels, especially like culture and history. What about you? Could you tell me your story in Chinese!
If you are looking for a Chinese tutor, please feel free to send me a message or book a lesson. I look forward to seeing you soon!
If you wanna know more about China's culture, please follow me on Wechat public account: 爱说中文LoveChinese
Communicative language teaching
Task-based language teaching
Storytelling (Teaching culture, history, mythology, and literature in an understandable way).
Work with teachers in the preparation and presentation of the school’s language program, including: - Development and preparation of lessons, work sheets and audio visual materials. - Verification of spoken and written language. - Participation in student’s group work, language activities and other aspects of school life.
2016 - 2017
Online Chinese tutor - Australia
Held weekly lessons for Americans of grammar and vocabulary related to the Chinese language and culture.
2015 - 2016
English teaching supervision
Ningbo Sail Cambridge Training School - Ningbo, China
- Supervised and assessed teaching activities. - Assisted teachers in improving students’ achievement. - Provided parents and children with the best instructions regarding entering international high school.
2013 - 2014
English and Chinese tutor
Tianyi Tutoring Center - Jinan, China
- Organized training courses with friends. - Provided tutoring from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. for elementary and secondary students without good family tutors. - Held one-to-one weekly lessons for year 3 to year 9.
2014 - 2014
Ministry of Education of the PRC - Jinan, China
2014 - 2014
N2 Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency
Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchange Services - Japan