Specialising in teaching English Language and Literature for Secondary and Pos-Secondary education.
My thesis was on Shakespeare’s plays – ‘Metadrama in Shakespeare’s Classical Plays.’
Majored in English Literature and Psychology
Minored in English Applied Discourse and Sociology
A level subjects were:
English Literature, History Economics
AO level subjects were:
GP and Chinese as 2nd Language
Distinctions in English Language and Literature.
I taught A level and IBDP English courses in the two of the highest-achieving schools in Singapore. I was a General Paper (English Language) and A level English Literature Lecturer and Education Consultant in Hwa Chong Institution (Junior College) for 10 years before moving on to teach in Anglo-Chinese School (Independent). At Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), I was a teacher of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP), teaching Language A: literature and Language A: language and literature. I was also a teacher and examiner of Theory of Knowledge and supervised the Extended Essay for English. Although predominantly a Pre-University teacher, I also taught Secondary students in the lower years in Anglo-Chinese School (Independent), preparing them to take up the IBDP.
I am now a UK Exam Board Examiner and a Dyslexia Specialist Teacher and Assessor.
I have been tutoring since I was a student in university. All my students improve by several grades within months. Because I am an experienced school and college teacher, I know the syllabus, what examiners are looking for and where to find resources as well as to create resources of my own. My last student whom I tutored from August to November last year for O level English Literature improved from C5 to a B3. If she had had a couple of months more of tutoring, she would have got an A1. My students in the UK went from B grade to A grade and A* grade in less than a year. One of them whom I tutored in his Secondary school leaving exam returned to me after his A levels to get tutoring for the writing section of his medical entrance exam into university and I helped him enter medical school here in the UK.
I focus on helping students develop independent study skills and provide exam paper practice with worked examples of answers, so students have a clear idea of what is required of them. I design intervention lessons to meet individual needs and find ways of consolidating knowledge through lots of practice in a variety of ways so as to sustain interest. I am good in explaining concepts and instilling confidence in my students. I always go the extra mile for my students because their achievement is a rewarding and fulfilling experience for me. I believe every student can learn and I never give up on them even if they give up on themselves. I show them the self I see in them.