others' procrastination to YOUR advantage
The 3 most frequent reasons people
give me as to why they don't learn Mandarin are as follows:
have enough time to attend classes.
I feel embarrassed
to attend group classes.
I can't find a decent
Whilst these are valid
reasons, I don't think they are the full story.
You see, once I really
get talking to people two other very important factors come
to light. One is fear and the other is lack
of self-discipline. Both are perfectly natural and
nothing to be ashamed of.
I appreciate that learning
a language as an adult is not always easy and fear of failure,
especially in front of a group can be paralysing - remember,
I had to learn English as a second language so I've been through
Likewise, for busy people,
time is always a scarce resource and language lessons often
get pushed down the priority list.
Mandarin Chinese with me is different
When you engage me as
your private 1-2-1 Mandarin tutor all of these problems simply
to attend classes after work - I visit you at a time
which is convenient for you.
No embarrassing group
classes - I provide 1-2-1 tuition at your own pace.
Failure is not an option.
I'm an expert teacher
- Your money back if you don't agree.
I appreciate that having
to travel to lessons is inconvenient and eats into your busy
working day, that's why...
take the hassle out of learning Mandarin by coming to
I do not
charge for travelling time and understand that your
time is valuable. If I'm late, your lesson is free.
do the travelling so that you don't have to!
As I tutor you in the
privacy of your own home or office, you do not have to worry
about looking bad in front of other people.
essential 'C' word
By booking a series
of lessons with me you'll be making a *commitment* to yourself
to stick at it. I will encourage and inspire you to reach
If you want to get fit
at the gym, the surest way is to hire a personal trainer -
think of me as your personal language trainer; I'll make sure
you achieve your goals.
my private 1-2-1 tuition course
My teaching system is
based upon the very popular teaching text, "Learn
Chinese The Fast And Fun Way" published by Barron.
receive your own personal copy of this book - worth £11.99
- FREE with your first lesson.
get a FREE copy of this 183 page, full-colour text book
- A real book, NOT just an ebook.
Chinese The Fast And Fun Way" is excellent.
I chose it as the framework for
my lessons after carefully evaluating many alternatives
because it is clear and refreshingly accessible
Together we'll cover all 30 sections
of the book - and much more besides.
It's a fact, some people take
longer than others to learn a new language. With me,
you set the pace so you'll never be left behind or held
as I receive payment for your first lesson, I contact
you to arrange a time and place which is convenient
for us to meet.
I bring you your FREE
copy of "Learn Chinese The Fast And Fun Way"
and give you your first lesson.
You decide whether
or not you'd like to book further lessons - simple!
Lessons last approximately
1 hour. I travel to you, all I ask is that you are accessible
by the London Underground/Bus network.
Ideally, we'll use one
of your company's conference rooms or an empty office but
we can work at your desk if that is OK by you - and your colleagues!
At the appointed time,
I bring you your FREE copy of "Learn Chinese
The Fast And Fun Way".
During your first lesson
we'll discuss what you'd like to achieve and any special requirements
you may have.
As I will be teaching
you individually, I can tailor lessons to cover areas which
you are particularly interested in.
After spending our first
hour together, you can decide whether or not you'd like to
book me for further sessions. The choice is entirely yours.
I am not a salesperson
and will not put you under any pressure. "Learn Chinese
The Fast And Fun Way" is yours to keep whatever you decide.
Mandarin with Athena has been a fun and insightful
experience, and I am really looking forward
to continuing my studies with her.
I would say to anyone thinking about learning
Mandarin don’t just think about it… do it!
Ousby - Camberwell Senior Broadcast Engineer,
During subsequent lessons
we'll cover each section of "Learn Chinese The Fast And
Fun Way" which include:
Arriving in China
to know people
business in China
Remember, as I am teaching
you personally on a one to one basis, I can customise the
material covered to your specific needs meaning you learn
exactly what is right for you.
than just lessons
know that learning a language can sometimes feel like
a lonely experience and it's frustrating not being able
to ask questions between lessons.
That's why I offer
students who book a series of lessons with me FREE
and UNLIMITED email and telephone support.
If, at any time, you feel
you need help between sessions just drop me an email or pick
up the phone. This service alone can save you hours of frustration
and drastically accelerate your learning experience.
China opens up to the rest of the world, it
has never been more important to learn and understand
the Chinese language and culture.
Dynasty’s personalised learning programme
has enabled me to gain further insight into
the language, giving me the confidence to speak
Mandarin whenever I travel to China.
- East London
has taken a very difficult language to learn
and cut it into bite size lessons that you can
actually understand, and you see yourself progressing.
I can write paragraphs after only 12 lessons
with her! She is able to meet me anytime anywhere
which makes things flexible and easier. A language
like Mandarin needs to be learned on a one to
one basis and I think lessons with Athena are
worth everyone penny! It's a true pleasure!
Curran - Pan-European Equity Sales, Citi
began my chinese lessons just over three months
ago. I have been impressed with the speed I
have advanced with my study.
have made a good start to speaking, reading
answers to my questions show the depth of your
understanding of comparative grammar and syntax.
My memory for vocabulary lets me down, but I
hope with practice that I will become more fluent.
I would not hesitate to recommend you to a serious
student of the chinese language.
- Sir Robert McAlpine Ltd
work in structured finance, and travel regularly
to Asia - which is when I fell in love with
of my Mandarin has been self-study over the
last couple of years.
so, what I enjoy about my lessons with Athena
is that she connects with me at my level, correcting
and guiding me, so that I don't feel like "just
And if she didn't come to my offices, chances
are that I would use the "I'm too busy excuse"
- so it's all worked out really well.
- central London
have been studying with Athena since February.
I am learning how to speak and also how to read
and write the simplified characters.
am very happy with the progress I have been
able to make in all aspects of the language
in that time.
Much Does It Cost?
By now I am sure you're
asking yourself how much expert personal tuition like this
As I am sure you'll appreciate,
on-site specialist 1-2-1 tuition usually commands a significant
premium. In fact, many private teachers charge over £90
per hour for similar services.
Indeed, in the past,
I've sold my time for more than this but for a limited time
I am offering lessons at just 50% of this price - £45
per hour IF YOU ORDER BEFORE 1st January 2017
(Subject to availability).
I'm doing this to encourage
a select few students to book up early so that I can plan
my diary in advance.
My time is limited so
once another 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,
(last updated 03/12/16), students have enrolled I will increase my price to £90
The price of your first
and subsequent lessons are shown below:
1 hour lesson costs just £45 and
includes your FREE copy of "Learn Chinese The Fast
And Fun Way" worth £11.95
are charged on a sliding scale depending on how many
£641.50 (5% discount)
30 Lessons: £1,215.00 (10% discount)
£1,912.50 (15% discount)
Money Back Guarantee
one last thing to remove any hesitation you might have
about booking your private Mandarin Chinese lessons with
I am so
confident that you'll be delighted with my performance
as a teacher that I am backing my lessons with a
100% MONEY BACK GUARANTEE.
No small print, no weasel words. Please
read the next paragraph carefully because it's important.
having completed a course of lessons,
you decide that you didn't get sufficient value
from them I will refund your money in full."
the price rise & receive your free text book by ordering
your first lesson today for just £45.
Simply click the 'Buy Now 'button below
Remember, these heavily discounted prices are only available
until 1st January 2017
or until 3 (last updated
03/12/16) more students have enrolled (whichever is the sooner) so please order
today to avoid disappointment.
If you don't have a place for us to meet in, don't worry.
I have premises which we can use. Please call me for details.