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Teacher English

Sengkang, 540145, Singapore
August 17, 2018

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I am an atypical and highly motivated educator who enjoys challenges and deadlines. Being an ex-journalist, I have excellent communication and editing skills as well as being an accomplished presenter.


-Teaching in Higher Education Certificate(THEC) Programme

@ Temasek Polytechnic Learning Academy (June 2009)

-Post Graduate Diploma in Education(PGDE) @ National Institute Education(NIE) (June 2004)

-Master of Arts in Telecommunications Management, Southern Illinois University (May 1987) GPA:4.00

oMy thesis was "The State of Telecommunication in Singapore, with respect to Radio-Television.(1986)," This was the first thesis written about radio and television in Singapore.

-Bachelor of Science in Journalism, Southern Illinois University (May 1985) GPA:3.65

oRegular Writer with The Southern Illinoisian and The Daily Egyptian newspapers(1982-1985)

oFeature Writer, University Yearbook (1983-1985)


1.The Edge Learning Centre (May 2018- Present)

Part-time tutor – at IB, A and O level for English Language, Literature-in-English and General Paper

2.Temasek Polytechnic (April 2009- April 2016)

Lecturer – Communications & Media Management, School of Business

-Teaching Subjects

oJournalism – Newswriting

oInternet Journalism – tie-ups with The New Paper

oBasic Sub-Editing – tie-ups with the TODAY paper

oBasic Media Research

oBroadcast Journalism – tie-ups with Sentosa Development Corp

oCross Cultural Communication

oCommunication Skills


oChairman of Freshmen Orientation Committee 2014 – organised the 2-day School of Business Orientation programme for over 1,760 freshmen.

oChairman of the annual Partners-in-Education Seminars (2011 – 2013) – responsible for organising the Seminar aimed at over 800 parents of freshmen students This seminar is aimed at helping parents understand poly life and help freshmen cope with Poly life.

-Non-Academic Work

oForum Moderator at TP Dialogues/National Education Forums with respected speakers, including:-

Former Education Minister, Mr Heng Swee Keat

MOE Senior Parliamentary Secretary, Mr Hawazi Daipi

Director, Institute of Policy Studies, Mr Devan Janadas

MD & COO- DBS Singapore, Ms Samantha Mark;

oConducted Teaching English as a Foreign Language under the Ministry of Foreign Affairs – Initiatives for ASEAN Integration (MFA-IAI) – on 1-week overseas assignments to Cambodia, Laos and Myanmar to teach English teachers there how to better improve their teaching techniques, approaches and strategies.

oRegularly contributes articles on Language and Communication for 938live.

Temasek Polytechnic (January 2015- April 2016)

Project Officer – Corporate Communications

–Responsible for organising corporate communications publications and seminars.

3.Ang Mo Kio Secondary School (Jun 2005 – April 2009)

English Language and Literature Teacher

Form Teacher Sec 3 & 4NT (3D)(2007-2009)

Form Teacher Sec 1N & 2N (2A) (2005-2006)


Planned and executed 3 ICT Baseline study lessons in 2007

–Conceptualised and executed an Interdisciplinary Lesson on Sec 1 Maths Statistics – turned an ordinary statistical survey lesson and made it into an adventure or creativity and innovation. The MOE’s Educational Technology Division highlighted it for Best Practices Sharing within the N6 Maths cluster on the Education Ministry website(July 2007).

–This lesson pioneered the use of Discussion Forums in AMKSS (2007).

EL/Literature lesson on Gender Discrimination – involved teaching students Internet research skills, formulation of viewpoints & real-time communication through Discussion Forums.

4.CHIJ St Nicholas Girls’ Secondary School (Jan 2003 – Jun 2005)

English Language and Literature Teacher

Past Work Experience:

5.Tradelinks Inc., Kuala Lumpur (Nov 2001 – Dec 2002)

English Consultant

6.Standard Chartered Bank (May 1999 - Nov 2001)

Communications and Fund Research Manager,

Wealth Management Group

7.Standard Chartered Bank (July 1997 – April 1999)

Senior Research Analyst, Investment Services Group

8.Television Corporation of Singapore (May 1995 – June 1997)

Editor, In Conversation,

9.Television Corporation of Singapore (May 1993 – April 1995)

Business Editor, AM Singapore,

10.Television Corporation of Singapore (June 1992 – April 1993)

Producer/Deputy Editor, Money Mind,

11. Singapore Broadcasting Corporation (Nov 1987 – May 1992)

Business Reporter, TV News,

-covered business and economic stories for radio and television broadcast

-covered the assassination of the Sri Lankan Prime Minister, the late Ranasinghe Premadasa in Colombo for Singapore audiences

-covered business and financial news at SBCTEXT from March to August 1988

-studio director for the 1.30pm News on Sunday

12. Publishing & Associated Services (Nov 1986 – Nov 1987)


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