* KS2 English, Maths, French, Mandarin
* KS3 English, Maths, French, Mandarin
* 11+ English and public school entrance exams, including pre-tests
* 11+ Maths and public school entrance exams, including pre-tests
* (I)GCSE English: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC
* (I)GCSE Maths: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC
* (I)GCSE French: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC
* (I)GCSE Mandarin: AQA, CIE, Edexcel
* A-Level French: AQA, CIE, Edexcel, OCR, WJEC
* A-Level Mandarin: AQA, CIE, Edexcel
* Cambridge Pre-U Mandarin
* IB Mandarin: B (SL and HL), Ab initio
I have over 7 years’ experience as a private tutor. I have tutored both in-person as well as online and have developed a wealth of resources and techniques to engage students online. I have tutored students of all ages and levels in Maths, English, EFL, French and Mandarin.
My past students hail from all corners of the globe, including but not limited to: the UK, China, India, France, Italy, Switzerland, Russia and the USA.
Tutoring aside, I offer advice and mentorship to Oxbridge applicants. I offer guidance on their personal statements, help students prepare for Oxbridge admissions exams (notably the MLAT and the MMLAA) and conduct mock interviews.
I was born and brought up in London, where I attended both a British and a Chinese school, so I am completely bilingual in Mandarin and English.
I attended Clapton Girls' Academy, where I took A-Levels in French, English Literature, Economics, and Maths. I later became the first student in my school to be admitted to the University of Oxford, where I pursued my passion for languages and literature. I studied for a BA in French & Italian, specialising in post-French Revolution literature, and Italian Renaissance literature.
Throughout my A-Levels and my degree, I tutored in English, Maths, French and Mandarin. Teaching has always brought me immense joy, and I find it to be an incredibly rewarding use of my time. Thus, after graduating, I took up a position as a Professional Tutor with Keystone.
My personal approach is to assist students in reaching solutions independently, rather than spoon-feeding them ideas and answers. Alongside this, I always encourage students to make links between newly learnt ideas and things that they already know; doing so allows for learning that is both long-lasting and transferable.
I appreciate that no two students are the same - I therefore always tailor my lessons to the unique learning style of the student. I find that doing so results in learning that is more effective (as well as more enjoyable!).
Lastly, as a tutor, and as a person, I pride myself on my friendliness, which I believe to be just as important a trait as any. My warm and supportive demeanour means that students always feel completely at ease, which in turn develops a classroom environment that is most conducive to learning.
What I do when I am not tutoring
Outside of tutoring, I love playing football. I have been kicking a ball since I was a toddler, and the highlight of my footballing career was playing midfield for the Oxford Women’s Football Club. When not running around on the pitch, I love running outdoors - the nicer the scenery, the better. I ran my first half-marathon in 2017, and have had the half-marathon itch ever since!
"She was amazing amazing, [my daughter] loved her." (Mother of a GCSE French student)
"[Our daughter] is loving your lessons and you have managed to restore her love of learning Chinese in just 2 lessons!" (Mother of a GCSE Mandarin student)
"Le-My Dang is very kind and professional. We feel very relieved to know that [our son] is having adequate support." (Mother of Year 8 French student)
"Le-My is the best French teacher I've ever had. In a matter of weeks of lessons with her I was able to do what would normally take a couple of years. She's also a really nice person and I'm glad to have met her. Very happy that I had my lessons with her, if I went back in time I'd do them all over again. Thank you again for everything you've done for me!" (A-Level French student & Oxford applicant)
''Le-My is an amazing language tutor. She taught my teenage son through his French GCSE. She boosted his grade by at least 2 levels. She gave him confidence and enthusiasm for the subject. She is totally professional and positive in her attitude. 100% recommend. Any student is lucky to have her!'' (Mother of GCSE French student)
''Le-My has been working with my Y8 son every week for nearly a year now, and we are so happy that we found her - we could not have met anyone more perfect to work with him. He’s at a school where lessons are fast-paced and with high expectations, so we were looking for someone to ensure that he keeps on top of all the vocab and grammar. Le-My is not only brilliantly efficient, calm, organised and precise but also friendly, kind, enthusiastic and cheerful, which my son appreciates - he always looks forward to his lessons with her. From my point of view, I trust totally that between them they are covering everything thoroughly, and so French is one subject where I don’t have to ask him if he’s up to date with homework and revision for tests!'' (Mother of Year 8 French student)