Teaching has been a passion of mine since I was young. I was trained to teach music and special educational needs in the USA, then I received my Masters Degree in psychology and later gained my teaching qualification in the UK. In my teaching career, I have taught many subjects for example piano, voice coaching, English, Chinese and Maths to people from the age of 4 to 70, both in private and in group settings. My teaching practice is greatly inspired by Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences. I believe that we should provide a broader and personalised education to all learners, which will support them to optimise learning through individual strengths/areas of intelligences.
Growing up with a sister who has moderate/severe learning difficulties helps me to connect with people with learning difficulties and to understand them better and easier. Working with people with learning difficulties is challenging, but it is also pleasurable at the same time. In my class, my staff and I are extremely busy everyday to cater for all our students’ personal needs and their learning programmes. It is quite exhausting. However, all of us also enjoy to interact and laugh with our students. The joy of their teasing and the excitement for their progression can always take away our physical tiredness immediately.
I joined St. Ann’s in 2012. Since then, I have seen a magnificent change and improvement in teaching practices and curriculum transformation, which lead to students succeeding their targets and making significant progress steadily. I am honoured to join the Governing Body so I can contribute a little more for the school, in addition to my role as a teacher and a member of the extended leadership team. With our committed leadership team, dedicated Governing Body, talented staff team, and enthusiastic students, I believe there is a brighter future for St. Ann’s.