Saturday, May 18, 2019

One of my first students - Yoshini Thiagarajan

Here is an email from one of my first students. She is now in her first year in University Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) doing Bachelor in Mathematical Science.

Life is all about learning. Learning shapes our character and teaches us the basic principles of life. As almost every 5 year old child, I went to a pre-school called Tzu Yu Kindergarten. I do not remember much, but my mother had told me about how I did not gain much in pre-school. Even pronouncing the simplest words felt like weathering the storm.

Saturday, January 26, 2019

My first student for 2019 (Part 4) - PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT REPORT

Date of Assessment : 08.01.2019
Chronological age : 9 years 7 months
Emmanuel was referred by Dr. Fauziah (Gleneagle Hospital) due to his learning difficulties and to ascertain his cognitive functioning and whether he is dyslexic.
He is able to read one-syllable simple English words and a few of two-syllable Malay words. He is also slow in writing and when asked to copy, he made mistakes easily. However, he is good at memorizing. With regard to his academic activities, Emmanuel is easily bored, but he can spend many hours playing the computer games.

Friday, January 25, 2019

My first student for 2019 (Part 3)

Here is the 'letter' from the father of my first student for 2019 given to me on my request. I have decided to ask for such a letter when a parent comes to see me and then ask for another letter at the end of the tuition.
To: Mr.Luqman Michel,
My son, Emmanuel Chin, is pre-diagnosed with dyslexia. I have met Dr. Fauziah from Gleneagles and she asked me to consult Dr. Atiqah to do an IQ test before Dr.Fauziah can certify him as dyslexic.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

My first student for 2019 (Part 2)

Here is a transcript of the hand written letter from the father of my first student for 2019.

5th Jan 2019
History of Emmanuel Adrian Chin Xiaw Chien
Born: 13.6.2019
Kindergarten: Tadika Bersatu Luyang, Age 4 to 6 years old (3 years)
Primary           : SJK (C) St. James, Likas. Age 7 to now (Primary 4)

My first student for 2019

On 4th January the father of a primary 4 kid came to my house on the introduction of someone who has heard of my tuition.

I spoke with the father for about 15 minutes and then spoke with his son who spoke good English. Then I asked him to recite the alphabets from the letter A to Z which he did easily.

I then asked him for the sounds of the alphabets b, c, f, m, n, and l. All in, I spoke with the kid for no more than 3 minutes.

Saturday, December 8, 2018

Allison - one of my four students for the year 2018

Allison was a bubbly girl who came for my one on one tuition early this year after her mother happened to read the testimonial by Ebbie Hassan on Facebook.

My first lesson with her was on 31.7.2018. She could hardly read a sentence in English and she was unable to spell even one of the Dolch words like; with, here, but, like, there etc.

Saturday, September 22, 2018

My first student

Here is a YouTube video I took of Mr.Ho Toh Chee who is the father of my first student. Some of the professors on LinkedIn had asked for 'Scientific Evidence' and 'DATA' on what I have written on LinkedIn and on my blog. As an alternative, I have recently started doing YouTube videos of parents of students I have taught.