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About Me

Notice: Dear students, Verbling was acquired by another company, and it won't support tutors in China after 3rd Feb., so please don't pick a time after that!

Hello你好!My name is Clover Tao, you can call me Clover or Tao laoshi. I am a native and professional Chinese teacher with more than eight years of teaching experience and a Teacher's Qualification Certificate of PRC. I have a master degree in applied linguistics which focus on language teaching and have taught in China and overseas. I once worked as a Chinese teaching assistant in a high school in Australia for one year. My students have different levels and come from all over the world. In my spare time, I like travelling, cycling, reading, especially culture and history. I am from northern China, so my pronunciation and accent are pretty good. If you are looking for a Chinese tutor, please feel free to send me a message or book a lesson! Looking forward to seeing you soon!
Please note that I am currently not accepting total beginners and students below 12 years old.

My Lessons & Teaching Style

💖Customized Chinese Course (Tell me what you would like to learn and your specific goal. Conversation practice, grammar, pronunciation reduction, travel Chinese, buzzword etc. You are also welcome to bring your own materials.)
💙Conversation Practice/New Target Spoken Chinese (In this conversational class, we will cover different kinds of topics. It can be a topic, describing a picture or something that you are interested in. You will get your pronunciation and grammatical mistakes corrected. Also your vocabulary will be expanded, and you will know how to express yourself in a native way.)
🧡HSK标准汉语教程/Test Preparation ( Grammar, sentence patterns, pronunciation reduction, test papers, etc. All materials provided will be sent to you.)
💛Advanced Chinese Lessons (Chinese beyond communication! Chinese literature, idioms, mythologies and poetry. If you wanna know more about China's history, culture and the way of thinking, this is a perfect option for you!)
💓 Easy Steps to Chinese for Teenagers 轻松学中文 (This course is for teenagers who want to improve their Chinese. Come and Join Clover's Chinese class!)

When you book your lesson, please let me know your level of Chinese and what you would like to learn. Thank you! Sincere student only!

❗⚠️CANCELLATION POLICIES: For some reasons, you miss the lesson without advanced notice or didn’t show up until the end of the class, the lesson will be considered taken, and no make-up lesson will be offered.

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2018 - 2020
Master Degree
The University of Queensland - Australia
Applied Linguistics
2008 - 2012
Bachelor Degree
Shandong University - Jinan, China
Chinese Language and Literature

briefcaseWork Experience

2017 - 2018
Mandarin teacher
Somerville House - Australia
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
Mandarin teacher
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
N2 Certificate of Japanese Language Proficiency
Japan Foundation and Japan Educational Exchange Services - Japan
2014 - 2014
Teachers' Qualification
Ministry of Education of the PRC - Jinan, China
2012 - 2012
Mandarin Level II Grade A
Jinan Language Testing Center - Jinan, China
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2 years ago
How do Chinese greet to each other?
中国人是怎么见面打招呼的 当中国人第一次见到一个人的时候通常会说:“你好,我叫。。, 请多关照。” 当中国人早上起来碰到每天见面的人,比如同学或者同事,通常会说“早” 或者 “早安”。 如果你和那个人关系特别好,你通常还会问他“吃早饭了吗”。...