Friday, January 24, 2020

Testimony of a teacher.

Here is a testimony from a teacher who confesses openly that she and her mother had been teaching the kids in pre-school the wrong sounds of the letters.

She had come to me to help her daughter to read.

I explained to her what was wrong and asked her to guide her daughter using my book 'Shut Down Kids'.

A few months later I checked with her and was plesantly surprised that her daughter had caught up with her reading.

Testimonial from the mother of a student whom I taught in 2017

This is a testimonial of the mother of Xaviera whom I taught in 2017.

Testimony from the father of my first student

Here is a YouTube testimonial that was given off the cuff by the father of my first student.

It was this student that got me all curious as to how come a smart student was unable to read in English.

He had gone to kindergarten for a year and then to primary one for another year and was unable to read in English.

He then was admitted into primary one instead of primary two into SRS Datuk Simon Fung.

He is not in his third year in a university in Adelaide doing an Accountancy Degree course.

Here is the testimony from his father.

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)