My teaching methodology is geared towards each student and focuses on 'survival Mandarin', i.e. the most effective phrases you will need depending on your situation. It also includes instruction on Chinese customs and cultural practices you may encounter. All of these will vary hugely depending on whether you are visiting China as a tourist looking to travel or a businessperson looking to make connections, for example. My goal is to create a relaxed, comfortable environment where we can work on phrasing, accent and simple dialogue to prepare you for whatever you need.
I am a graduate of University College Cork's Chinese Studies degree programme, as part of which I studied Chinese history, philosophy, politics and language. I studied for a year in Shanghai University and I've also lived in the city of Hangzhou for several years while studying Chinese medicine.
Owner, Chinese Medicine Clinic, 2017 - present
Content Creator, ‘Anthoneedles’ on YouTube
Research, scripting, presenting, audio / visual / music composition and recording, editing and promotion of the ‘Anthoneedles’ YouTube channel which explains Chinese Medicine concepts to non-practitioners.
Cruise Ship Chinese Medical Practitioner, ‘Steiner Transocean’ 2013-2016
Provided acupuncture and herbal medicine services aboard cruise ships. Gave seminars about the history and mechanisms of Chinese Medicine, had to swiftly and clearly communicate aspects of Chinese culture to varied audiences.
University of Westminster 2017 - 2019
Master of Science ( With Distinction) in Chinese Herbal Medicine
Zhejiang Chinese Medical University, Hangzhou, China: Advanced Certificate in Acupuncture and Tuina, 2011 - 2012
University College Cork: BA-Mus with Chinese Studies (2H1) -studied Chinese language, history, politics, philosophy
Shanghai University: 2008 - 2009
-as part of UCC undergraduate degree
-subjects included written and spoken Chinese, tai chi, as well as organising and participating in various cultural exhibitions and events.
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