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Patrick O

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Subjects I teach

English as a Foreign Language (adult, all levels)
English skills (teenage and above, all levels)
English Language (GCSE, AS, A Level, Undergraduate Level)
English Literature (GCSE, AS, A Level, Undergraduate Level)
French (Beginner – GCSE level)
Mandarin Chinese (beginner level)
Chinese studies (GCSE, AS, A Level, Undergraduate Level, MA Level)
Tennis (teenage and adult, intermediate to advanced)

My Experience

CELTA qualified English teacher with experience teaching students of many different nationalities in London and in Ningbo, China.

I am a professional level tennis player who has competed all over the world and has played in the Commonwealth Games.

High Performance Tennis coach with more than ten years of experience coaching students of all ages including adult professional players in England, the Netherlands, Guernsey, France and China.

My Qualifications

BA in English Studies, First Class (University of Nottingham)

MA in Contemporary Chinese Studies, Merit (University of Nottingham Ningbo)

RPT National Professional Level Tennis Coach

My Approach to Private Tuition

Everything I have learned as a student and teacher, and as a professional tennis player and a coach, has led me to approach tuition with a focus on the individual preferences of each student in order to help them learn in a way which they will find enjoyable, effective and rewarding.

Fun fact

I once played tennis against Rafael Nadal for three and a half hours on Christmas Eve.