Jenny Chang-Robertson Teacher of Mandarin
I arrived at Merchiston in August 2016 after teaching Mandarin and Business Studies in Glasgow state schools for eight years. Before I joined the teaching profession, I had a fulfilling business career after graduating with an MA in International Marketing Management. My passion for teaching finally brought me into this exciting industry and I have never looked back.
I have thoroughly enjoyed my time here at Merchiston as a Mandarin Teacher. Apart from our amazing school grounds, what makes the school truly special is our close community. Boys and staff have a very positive relationship, which forms a family-like atmosphere.
Because of my passion for assessment methodology and teaching pedagogy, I also work with Scottish Qualification Authority, Pearson and University of Edinburgh as the Principle Assessor for Higher, Depute Principal Verifier for Chinese language, an Expert Examiner for A Level Chinese and an Associated Tutor for PGDE Secondary Education programme. I hope my experience and knowledge bring a positive learning experience to my pupils.
I love spending time with my family, reading, cooking, walking and doing craft projects.
I am inspired to see growing interest in learning Mandarin: a quarter of our boys are currently learning Mandarin at the school.
I am inspired to see the amusement on pupils’ faces when I explain the meaning of a Chinese Character.
The most inspiring moment in my teaching life: one former pupil told me that I am the reason he himself became a teacher.
Many of my Merchiston school leavers decide to pursue degrees in Chinese language. I do find being able to share my passion with my pupils very inspiring.
Every pupil I teach gives me fond memories and inspiring moments. All these pupils are my greatest achievement.