I have enjoyed every moment! The students have been absolutely amazing and I really enjoyed helping them improve their English. I like to design my own lesson materials, but the hub also has a huge variety of materials available which the tutors are free to use for their lessons.
The programme itself is very well organised and there is both Katie and the local staff who are willing to help you out and support you.
I have loved my work as a mentor so far! I have taught students from 5 years old to 12 years old, which has helped me develop my own teaching skills, and have had so much support whilst doing so. You can commit as much as you want to this job, as there are guidebooks and pre prepared lessons, although once you get more comfortable there are opportunities to create your own content to suit your students.
University of Cambridge
I have the chance to work with brilliant students, learn about their language and culture, as well as improve my teaching skills. No words can describe how enthusiastic, kind and supportive this team has been: they offered teaching materials and pedagogic support, they even helped me set up my WeChat account and figure out my schedule! They are so amazing that they give us, the tutors, the opportunity to learn Chinese and gain a TEFL certificate, which I think is incredible!
A wonderful program and that it has been one of my most enriching experiences. I have experience teaching children ages 3-16, but I still learned many things from teaching online! You are presented with the opportunity to teach children of all ages and at all speaking levels, so you really get the chance to learn different ways to engage with each one.
University of Toronto
It is really rewarding to see students improve their English and show real enthusiasm in lessons. The Chinese language and culture activities available to all language buddies are really interesting and provide a valuable insight into life in China.
Also the new opportunity to gain a TEFL certificate in is an amazing opportunity to enhance your CV!