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     Dear Principal:

     For the past 7 years I have been in front of a classroom in primary schools and kindergartens teaching children from 3 to 12 years old. When teaching the children I use flash cards, animal puppets, animal masks and the usual songs and chants. "AAA say OK", "Teddy Bear Turn Around" "Head, Shoulders Knees and Toes" "1 Finger 1 Finger" "The Wheels On The Bus", to name a few. In the kindergartens I've taught kids from the small class through to the big class. 

     Some kindergartens had me out the front in the mornings, greeting the children and the parents. But I think the best way to show off the foreign teacher was at the kindergartens where I taught the last class of the day. And when the parents came in to pick up their children, they could watch me teaching the last class. A lot of fun and the parents seemed to enjoy watching the class.

     For teaching reading I photocopied onto the A3 size page some Scholastic Phonics Readers books, the beginners books, and in the big class some students could actually read some of the books. I think it was more to do with reading the pictures than actually reading the words. The middle classes were not to happy with the photocopied pages, I think trying to read was a bit too difficult for them. 

     I like a big blackboard or whiteboard in the classrooms, because then I can set up the class in groups and have a little bit of a competition between the groups. In some classes they kids like it, but it doesn't always work out as planned. If I am not using a blackboard I have the kids in the standard half circle with me in the middle. Or if the children are behind desks or little tables, I just leave them as that is what they are used too.

     I taught at South School Company Group from August 2007 to August 2012 They have 8 different kindergartens and three primary schools. At the primary school I teach Grade 1 to Grade 6. We use the standard primary school textbook. At the kindergarten I teach children between 3 and 6 years old. We use the “Hello Teddy” books and some of the Kid Castle Songs.

     My name is Peter Legrove and I was born in New Zealand. I have taught kids and adults in China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Mexico and Indonesia. I don't drink, smoke or take any medication. I'm into moderate fitness, and like to run around Hoan Kiem lake in the morning. In my free time I write books and play around on the internet.

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Work Experience
Sept 2016 -- Now Teaching part time in schools in Hanoi and China

April 2016 --August 2016 English Teacher GLN Hanoi Vietnam ESL Teacher Adults Advanced English
2015 -- March 2016 Online Teacher teaching Chinese children online
2013 -- 2015 Author. Building up my range of teaching books

2007 --  2012 South School Company Group Guangzhou China. Teaching kindergarten kids and primary school students English.
2005 -- 2007 Massey University -- Graduate Diploma in Adult Teaching and Learning
2001 – 2004 BJ&T Property - Property investment

1997 – 2001 Wan Shun Consulting Hong Kong Teaching Adult students and kids.


2005 - 2007      Massey University New Zealand - Graduate Diploma in Teaching and Learning – Major in English as a Second Language.


     skype  peter.legrove


     mobile  01299166935

     address Number 7A Lane 22 Luong Ngoc Quyen Street




 From my school in Guangzhou China


 Hello Peter

How are you? Is everything good?

I am very sorry I am so late to reply you. Recently I am very,very ,very busy so that I have no more time to check my e-mail. So sorry.

I am so glad to receive your letter, but I am so sorry to hear the bad news that you can't come back to GuangZhou.

Maybe it is hard for us to meet you again. I feel a bit sad, because the teachers and the kids asked me about you last week,

include our headmaster--Miss Zhang,the strict and old woman. I am sure everyone in our school likes you so much. For me,

I feel I lose one friend.

At the same time, I feel happy you can stay with your family and do better  business. Because I think you are really a good business man.

I hope you earn morn money,buy more houses and cars. And maybe we will go to your country one day. You can take us go around everywhere

about your country. HaHa! Just a joking

If you have free time, contract please.

Best wishes




From my part time weekend family tutor family

蓝 天 <>

Hi Peper:

    How are you! I tell you ,you don't know you are how important for chinese,the kids miss you ,some parents missed you too. do you remember your record,the parents said when they listened the record ,they missed you.

    the parttime teacher only one is come here to meet. but she is from Filiping,the parents cant recevied .so can you give me the information about ad.thank you very much.









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