Kayla Destefano : Chinese Mandarin
Kayla Destefano
Chinese Mandarin
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  Hello, my name is Kayla Destefano and I'm 27 years old and currently living in the United Kingdom. I am a native English speaker and teach Chinese Mandarin, English. I have been an online Chinese Mandarin teacher with Verbalplanet since June 2019. I can speak the following languages fluently: English, Chinese Mandarin. I am currently offering a discounted initial trial lesson at 50% off my normal lesson price for new students. 
About me - English

Hello! My name is Kayla. I am a 25-year-old American student living in London! I'm currently writing my dissertation for my M.A. Chinese Studies degree at SOAS University of London here in the UK. I completed my undergraduate degree at Pennsylvania State University. Afterwards, I moved to Beijing, China to teach ESL and I loved it! I spent 2 years teaching and learning there. I have 4+ years of teaching both ESL and Mandarin online and in-person. My hobbies are watching films, traveling, and ballroom dancing!

Qualifications & Experience


Private Online Tutoring, 2015 - present

Muffy's International Kindergarten (Kindergarten Teacher), 2017-2018

English First (English Teacher), 2016-2017


University College London: Postgraduate Certificate of Education with QTS, application accepted for 2019 school year

SOAS University of London: M.A. Chinese Studies, 2018-2019

Pennsylvania State University: B.A. Mandarin Chinese, B.A. Asian Studies 2012-2016


Foundation TEFL (120 Hours), 2016

Cambridge TKT

Cambridge TKT: Young Learners


Teaching Approach

In my lessons, I incorporate a lot of TPR, gestures, props, flashcards, rewards, encouragement, and positive reinforcement with corrections where necessary.

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About me - Chinese Mandarin

我名叫Kayla,说美式英语,目前住在英国伦敦。我拥有汉语文学硕士学位,达到了汉语水平考试(HSK)5级水平。我是一位经验丰富的英语教师,5年来一直从事英语教学工作。我曾在北京生活,并在英孚教育(EF)工作。我还在一所全英文浸入式幼儿园 — 博识梦飞(Muffy)国际幼儿园工作过,负责一个17名4-5岁儿童组成的班级。我目前正在英国攻读合格教师资格(QTS)的研究生教学证书(PGCE)。我也持有“作为外语的英语教学”(TEFL)证书。我对英语作为第二语言教学工作热情满满。期待着与您的合作!

Qualifications & Experience


私人在线英语非母语(ESL)辅导课程: 2015 到 现在




SOAS University of London: 硕士 中国研究,现代中国文学, 2018-2019

宾夕法尼亚州立大学:学士 汉语,学士 亚洲研究, 2012-2016

华东师范大学, 汉语 2016

作为外语的英语教学证书 (120个小时)

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