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Jacqueline Yeo Taylor Former Hwa Chong Junior College and ACS (Independent) English Teacher

Orchard Road, Central

MasterNie-Trained
SecondaryJunior College
English LanguageEnglish LiteratureGeneral PaperTheory of Knowledge

Education

1995 - 1996 Postgraduate Diploma in Education at National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore

Specialising in teaching English Language and Literature for Secondary and Pos-Secondary education.

1991 - 1994 Master of Arts - in English Literature at National University of Singapore, Singapore

My thesis was on Shakespeare’s plays – ‘Metadrama in Shakespeare’s Classical Plays.’

1990 - 1991 Bachelor of Arts (Honours) - Second Class Upper Division - in English Literature at National University of Singapore, Singapore
1987 - 1990 Bachelor of Arts at National University of Singapore, Singapore

Majored in English Literature and Psychology
Minored in English Applied Discourse and Sociology

1984 - 1985 GCE 'A' Level at Hwa Chong Junior College, Singapore

A level subjects were:
English Literature, History Economics
AO level subjects were:
GP and Chinese as 2nd Language

1974 - 1983 GCE 'O' Level at Paya Lebar Methodist Girls' School, Singapore

Distinctions in English Language and Literature.

Tutoring Experience

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.