Teacher Diaries

Teacher Diaries

Our Teacher Diaries are a collection of tips and insights provided by our knowledgeable tutors.

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Li – Teaching Philosophy

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Li – Teaching Philosophy

I aim to foster a learning environment that encourages students to be good inquirers. Challenging students to ask questions and to engage with the world, I hope to transmit the habit of constant exploration. This process provides practice of language in context that is meaningful to them. Students’ well-being is always of utmost importance to me and the interactions they have with their peers and… Read More

TEACHER DIARIES: MS. WANG – TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

TEACHER DIARIES: MS. WANG – TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

There are three levels in Chinese learning. The first one is practicality. Language is a kind of tool for our human to communicate and transmit our experience and knowledge. To help students use language to obtain new knowledge, express feelings and ideas freely and accurately, I hope I can teach them vocabulary, grammar and skills in comprehension and writing, through the combination of life-situation and… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Dorothy – Teaching Philosophy

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Dorothy – Teaching Philosophy

I believe that the quickest and easiest way for students to master the English language is to be genuinely interested in it. Therefore, I hope to foster a passion for the English language in each student. By making classes more fun by incorporating games and mixing up ways of teaching, I hope that students will enjoy learning in an English environment and be determined to do well. Every child… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Ivy – Teaching Philosophy

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Ivy – Teaching Philosophy

Language is organic and requires an environment where the importance of exchange is positively reinforced. It is continually changing and an attitude that is open to change with a critical mind is fundamental. Students are not completely a blank canvas. They each carry with them the building blocks and a foundation, which are brimming with potential. In order for students to grow into confident learners,… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Angel – Teaching Philosophy

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Angel – Teaching Philosophy

As an avid reader, I believe that the best way to learn English is through books. I always encourage my students to fall in love with the language by reading extensively. At the same time, I see grammar accuracy and examination techniques as highly critical to academic success. Therefore, I often combine grammar practice and creative writing in my classes to create an all-rounded learning… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Esme – Discovery

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Esme – Discovery

Do you have any areas of knowledge like Maths and Science, or hobbies like swimming and playing musical instruments, that you know very well or even excel in? Are they more related to your school work and jobs than to your daily life or the world in general? When we are reading non-academic books or articles in lessons, it is not uncommon to hear some… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Grace – Discovery

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Grace – Discovery

Summer is a time for everyone to discover to new hobbies, new interests, and new places to visit. With more time on their hands after their exams are over, children can explore new countries and try new things with their parents and their friends. Many of my students have told me about their travelling experiences, going to wonderful places like Japan, Singapore, London, Australia etc. Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Claudia – Teaching Philosophy

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Claudia – Teaching Philosophy

As a second language learner myself, I believe a comfortable learning environment and suitable encouragement to students are essential to language acquisition. It is important to enhance the confidence of students in speaking and writing English. I encourage my students to express their own ideas in the classroom, no matter how and whether it is verbal or literal or even visual. I am a firm… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Katie – Discovery

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Katie – Discovery

Humans have made all types of discoveries, from continents to electricity. We are on a continuous journey of discovery, which is what makes our lifelong learning journey so exciting. When we are young, we discover how to walk and how to talk; how to feed ourselves, and how to read and write. As we grow, so does our knowledge with the range of discoveries that… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Allison – Teaching Philosophy

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Allison – Teaching Philosophy

I believe classroom learning should be more than just a teacher giving instructions and students receiving. To me, having FUN while learning is one of the most important classroom elements. Games could not only ignite students’ active participation in class, but also increase their interest in the language. That is why I always try to incorporate games into my classes, for example, pinky toe, four… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Alison – Creativity

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Alison – Creativity

I have recently had some students being very obsessed with shaping slime. Not knowing the difference between playdough and slime, I searched online and found out hundreds of videos online hyping up this slime craze. So, what exactly is slime? It can be defined as ‘a gloopy variation of playdough, sticky and stretchy’. Homemade slime can come in many different colours and effects depending on… Read More

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Jaye – Creativity

Teacher Diaries: Ms. Jaye – Creativity

Recently I have read a post on students’ creative answers to teachers’ questions. They are really brilliant and I have quoted some of them as below. Enjoy! History: What ended in 1896? Expected answer: First Italo-Ethiopian War Student’s answer: 1895 Science: What is the strongest force on earth? Expected answer: Nuclear force Student’s answer: Love Science: The first cells on earth were… Read More