• Welcome to Jill's Mandarin

    My passion is to make learning Mandarin fun and easy
    • Private Children's Tutorials
    • Before & After School Classes
    • Bilingual Early Learning Play Groups
    • Saturday Mandarin Club
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  • About Me

    I am a passionate language instructor and have been working with children for over 20 years. I know how to help children learn a foreign language quickly using play-based methods. Every one of my lessons is individualised and fun. I started tutoring children in Mandarin when I moved to Sydney in 2012 to study early childhood education.
    I also work for LCF Fun Language Club as a Mandarin Teacher at St. Bernard’s Catholic Primary School and Botany Public School (and previously Shore Preparatory College). I teach classes of up to 10 students of varying ages and Mandarin levels.
    For 14 years I taught English at HESS Language School in Taiwan. HESS trained me to be a professional, creative and strategic language teacher. My work at HESS made me highly skilled at class programming, education material design and classroom management.
    My early childhood education experience has allowed me to study how children learn, early language acquisition and their social and emotional development. I believe children need sensory stimulation to help them learn new things. Mandarin can be a difficult language for the young to begin learning.  I find a verbal and non-verbal model of speech and cultural experiences can help them through the process. This leads them from receptive to expressive language acquisition onto future syntactical language learners in the future.
  • My Experience

    • LCF Language Club

      I teach before school Mandarin lessons at private and public primary schools. Classes are up to 10 students with a mix of ages and Mandarin skills.

    • Private Mandarin Tutorials

      I have extensive experience teaching Mandarin privately. Private lessons allow me to customise the lesson to perfectly suit the students language level, learning style and aptitude.

    • HESS Language Centre

      In Taiwan I taught English language at a major language center before moving to Australia. This gave me extensive language teaching skills and tools which I use in my Mandarin lessons.

    • Early Childhood Educator

      I am a qualified Early Childhood educator (certificate III). This has given me a great insight into how children learn and grow.

  • Book a Lesson

    Give your child a language advantage

    My Mandarin tutorial prices are (1 hour lesson):

    • Online tutorial: $40 (using Skype of FaceTime chat)
    • Tutorial at my place: $50 (lessons are held in a dedicated workspace/office at my place in Zetland)
    • Tutorial at your place: $70 (I travel to you, the rate is for inner Sydney suburbs)

    Additional students cost $20 per lesson.

    To book a lesson please use the booking form, email or call.

    Payment is to be made with cash at the lesson or you can use your credit card by booking below.