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Doreen Chan (25049)

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  • Last updated on 02 Apr 20
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Tuition Areas [...]
North, North West, Ang Mo Kio, Bishan, Bukit Batok, Bukit Panjang, Choa Chu Kang, Jurong East, Jurong West, Lim Chu Kang, Sembawang, Woodlands, Yishun, Admiralty, Khatib, Kranji, Marsiling, Yew Tee, Yio Chu Kang
Tuition Background - Primary
(ex) MOE certified Teacher
Tuition/Teaching Experience
I am an NIE trained tutor with > 5 yrs of experience, teaching 1-1 and small group students. I am patient and fun-loving, passionate in curriculum planning and teaching pre- to primary school children
Education [...]
  • Uni of Essex, UK (1999-2000) Verified
    • Foundation of Linguistics - 2.1
    • Methodology of Teaching E - 1
    • Description of English fo - 1
    • Applied Linguistics - 1
    • Language Disorders - 1
    • Second Language Learning - 1
    • Quantitative Research Met - 1
    • Computers in Language Lea - 1
    • English for Specific Purp - 1
    • Language Testing - 2.1
  • NTU NIE - Diploma In Education (1994-1996) Verified
    • Curriculum and Pedagogica - B
    • Problem Solving & Assessm - B
    • Enrichment & Mathematical - B
    • Primary Science Curriculu - B
    • Resource Management & Eva - B
    • Reflections on Pri Scienc - A
    • Introduction to Instructi - B
    • Developmental and Institu - B
    • Assessment in Primary Tea - B
    • Developing Young Writers - B
Tutoring Subjects
  • Primary level - English Mathematics Science 
Commitment / Other Details
Full-time tutor, available Mon-Fri 9am-2p.m.; Tues/ Wed: 2-6p.m.
Group tuition sessions: 3-4.30p.m.
Primary 3 Math Monday, Science Thurs, English Fri
Primary 1 English & Math 4.30-6p.m
Rapport Building
Apart from teaching my students well, I show concern and interest in their lives by discussing on matters beyond the books.
With the students, I talk about their interests and aspirations; likes and dislikes; current trends and topics; fun and challenges they meet in school or at home, matters that motivate or discourage them, encourage them to communicate the difficulties they encounter with their learning, etc.
With younger learners, I reward them with little gifts of encouragement, celebrate their birthdays taking them out (with their parents' consent).

With their parents, if they 'allow', I politely ask about their day and communicate as appropriate on challenges they may have with their children or even at work and offer advice and my perspective, hoping they can help. I often provide them feedback on their child's progress and how they can support them in their learning and development.
Keeping Up with Curriculum
I take reference from MOE websites on changes and updates.
I 'study' assessment books and refer to students' textbooks and school written work.
I attend parents' workshops and google and read online.
As a Good Tutor
A good tutor ...
1. understands the learner
What motivates them, what are their strengths (how they learn); what are their learning difficulties.
2. is able to identify learners' area of weaknesses in their subject matter
- to enable effective teaching
3. can effectively teach which makes learners understand
3. is patient and fun
4. establishes good rapport with students
5. is concerned with their progress and lives

My strength in teaching and tutoring...
During my teaching in MOE schools, I was given level head positions and have learned diagnostic skills to effectively teach my weaker students in Math and English.
As a tutor, I believe in effective teaching, adopting diagnostic skills to identify students' weaknesses and coaching them with self-designed materials to allow better improvement.
In my years of teaching and tutoring, I was able to assist failing and weak students to a 70 marks score range.
Accept Below Average Rate?
Handle Special Needs Children?
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