How W@W Teachers Inspire Secondary School Students
Secondary school is an extremely daunting time for many Singaporean students. Students need to deal with an increased workload of about 8 or 9 subjects (many of which contain unfamiliar, difficult content) and social pressures become more of a concern, with many students thinking about how they will fit in with their peers.
At W@W, our teachers care about students both inside and outside the classroom. Teachers take every opportunity to provide students with advice which is valuable not only for excelling at their English exams, but in navigating the many challenges of life.
At W@W, teachers will follow up with students closely about their exams and assignments at school. In fact, students are encouraged to speak up and ask for guidance and help if they do not understand the question of a Weighted Assessment or sample exam paper. Their W@W teachers will then prompt them in the right direction and give them tips on how to craft a good answer, using the lessons and materials they have already learned at W@W.
Following up closely with students is not only important for their academic progress, but also for their morale. Feeling like they are cared for and that they have someone to turn to is important for secondary school students, as they may feel isolated and lonelier as they enter into a phase where they do not want to be seen as a child but are still not old enough to make decisions on their own, without input from parents or important adult figures in their lives.
Teachers at W@W are trained to guide students when making important life decisions, such as which Junior College to go to. At times, students faced with many choices have difficulty weighing these choices and will welcome input from other adults who have gone through similar experiences. By sharing similar experiences with their students, students will feel as though they are not alone in making these difficult decisions and that they have someone to turn to. This will help students feel less overwhelmed and stressed when making choices.
Although W@W’s curriculum may bear little to no relation to giving general life advice to students, we feel that it is important for students to have a trusted adult figure to ask for advice, so that they feel that they receive guidance both in matters of the curriculum and other things they need to deal with in life. As such, all our teachers undergo training about how to coach students on making good decisions about their future.
Perhaps the greatest motivation for secondary school students lies in feeling ready for their upcoming exams. Students with impending exams such as O or A Levels tend to feel stress and pressure from their peers, teachers at school, and parents to do well, as these exams are important for their future. As such, many of them feel stressed and overwhelmed.
By preparing students to tackle their English for O Level or A Level General Paper, students can ease themselves of the stresses and burdens of undertaking major exams, feeling more relaxed as they have freed up more time to prepare for other subjects which they find more difficult. Students will then feel less stressed and will be less likely to buckle under pressure.
Being a teenager is difficult. There is so much pressure to behave like an adult when the school system and your parents still see you as a juvenile. Furthermore, as a teenager, students will make decisions which are significant to their future, such as about which subject combination to undertake at Junior College, or what to do in future.
At W@W, we hope that our teachers are not only able to impart valuable knowledge to students for them to pass their exams with flying colours, but also guide them through a trying time where they are undergoing changes at school, biologically, and figuring out their place in this big, uncertain world around them.
Being a Senior Teacher at W@W is no walk in the park. However, W@W has a homely, family environment which immediately can be felt the moment you walk through the door. The students at W@W are extremely eager to learn, and lessons are always a barrel of laughs as students creatively come up with plot ideas and reenact scenes from the stories taught.
Teaching is a meaningful career as you will get to impact students’ lives both inside and outside the classroom in a positive way. Students come into W@W and leave feeling inspired and motivated to face the school week. As a teacher, you will experience the joys of helping your students learn not only about how to write essays and pass their exams, but also to be curious about how to observe and navigate the world around them.
At WR!TERS@WORK, we are committed to providing the smoothest learning experience for your primary or secondary school child sitting for their English exam. With our carefully curated methods of teaching your child how to write, your child will be able to craft well-written essays in any genre with good grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure.
English tuition and writing courses are instrumental for students not only in school, but to prepare them for their future undertakings as good writing is a universal necessity. Enjoy a smoother learning process with WR!TERS@WORK as we reinforce your child’s language skills and provide them with a strong foundation for academic success. For more exam tips, parents and students can explore our website and watch our YouTube videos.
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1. What Does a Writing Teacher Do?
At W@W, a writing teacher will teach students how to approach an essay using a Plot Curve. The teacher will guide students’ essay writing skills to find a plot that makes sense, craft characters with good motivations and believable actions, and wrap up the essay satisfyingly.
2. Can You Make a Career Out of Creative Writing?
Being a creative writer can yield a career of writing for advertising purposes or teaching writing to students. Writing is a highly important skill which is essential in employment, and being able to craft a piece of work using logic and eloquence can be trained from young.
3. What Makes a Good Writing Teacher?
A good writing teacher will be sensitive to their students’ needs as they will be able to tell how a student learns things best. Furthermore, a good writing teacher will correct students’ basic English language skills such as grammar, vocabulary, and sentence structure.
4. Why Should I Be a Writing Tutor?
Being a writing tutor is valuable as you get to impart valuable skills of your own to your students. Furthermore, teaching writing provides another perspective and you may learn new things while teaching your students, such as about how your students learn a particular subject.
5. When is the Best Time to Teach a Child to Write?
Children start reading and being able to spell before they enter primary school. By Primary 2, children will be able to craft a narrative or a short piece of writing. Writing skills can be developed in early primary school and honed further when a child approaches Primary.
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