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Throughout her stint as an educator, she has been recognised for her contributions to educating the leaders of tomorrow with awards including the Caring Teacher Award for three consecutive years, and the Outstanding Teacher Award. She was also a nominee for the President’s Award for Teachers.

 

Carean is also a qualified Speech and Drama specialist and has led several performances and literary projects. In addition, she was a Learning Design Consultant who played an active role in developing the Science and English language learnware for primary and secondary schools.

 

Carean graduated from a renowned university in the United Kingdom with a Master degree in Creative Writing. Outside of her time at Writers Studio, she writes professional for travel publications, hotels and resorts. She also volunteers to teach writing at TTKGS events with her teachers, volunteers actively at MINDS and has partnered with National Book Council, OBW Singapore, BABES and many other charity organisations. She is setting up a social initiative for the blind and terminally ill.

Our Dedicated Teachers

Carean teaches with a a group of dedicated teachers who share her philosophy in Education. These teachers are specially selected and trained with her to ensure homogeneity in delivering lessons that are effective and sincere. Each teacher applies a unique set of teaching style, and this spectrum of educators allows our students to select a teacher who can best bring out their potential to master the language.

Teacher Carean

Founder | Educational Consultant Writing & Oracy Specialist | Literature Teacher

Teacher Karen

Senior Teacher | Creative Writing Specialist PSLE | Lower Secondary

Teacher Diana

Senior Teacher of Language Arts IP | IB | Writing & Literature Specialist

Teacher Francis

Senior Teacher | Curriculum Developer PSLE | O-Levels | Oracy & Reading Specialist

Teacher Edmund

Teacher Upper Pri | PSLE | O-Level | IP Curriculum Developer | Poetry & Writing Specialist

Teacher Joseph

Teacher Upper Pri | PSLE | O-Level Oracy & Public Speaking Specialist

Teacher Peter

Teacher | Curriculum Developer PSLE | Lower Secondary Teacher

Teacher Maszlan

Teacher | Lower – Middle Pri Oracy & Public Speaking Teacher

Teacher Junaith

Teacher | Lower – Middle Pri

Teacher Serena

Teacher | Kindergarten – Lower Pri Creative Writing & Public Speaking Teacher

Teacher Claire

Teacher | Kindergarten to Upper Pri Creative Writing & Public Speaking Teacher

Teacher Stephanie

Teacher | Creative Writing | Lower Pri

 

A Word from the Founder, Teacher Carean

 

Before you can pen a great piece of creative writing, you have to master the mechanics: from the fundamentals of grammar and style, to how to create a compelling story arc. Before you can relay your setting to the reader, you have to imagine where and when your character is in the story. That requires teaching. Mentoring, on the other hand, focuses more on applying knowledge in practice. Not just how to do something, but why it’s useful. We know our kids live in the digital era. They are now more informed, more discerning. It is no longer about rote learning. There is plenty of work to be done : explaining the rationale of techniques, teaching the student how to make informed choices and also stimulating creativity. Creativity and stronger language proficiencies are now needed in the PSLE, the O-levels, the IP and the IB. Even kindergarten kids are engaged in critical thinking as they read. Literal questions are now increasingly replaced by inferential ones.

 

It is important for me to work with a a group of dedicated teachers who share my philosophy in Education. Writers Studio’s teaching team undergo an apprenticeship programme. For those who meet requirements, they have been teaching in the centre for years. All teachers have to be qualified with a degree in English Language and/ or Literature. They need to yield strong records in achieving results and/ or significant progress with their students. It is also true that our long term clients appreciate our high standards and it attests to the fact that we only want the best for our students. Our students are tenacious, ambitious and independent thinkers and I am proud of them.