Ms Candy Tan, a Math, Music Tutor

Ms. Candy Tan

S$ 50-75/hr
verified tutor

Background

About Me

  • Experienced & Qualified Tutor for Lower Sec Math & Upper Sec A/E Math
  • Experienced & Qualified Piano/Theory Teacher (Beginner to Grade 8)
  • Very patient.
  • Strict with quality of work but not fierce in personality.
  • Know how to vary teaching style according to students' learning profiles - visual, auditory, kinesthetic.
  • Have taught students with special needs as a school teacher.

 

Academic Achievements

  • Master of Science (Mathematics) (2000-2001): Accelerated Masters Programme, Graduate tutor (Conducted tutorials for Undergraduate Year 2 students)
  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Mathematics) (1999-2000): Second Class Upper Division
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) (1996-1999): Pass with Merit, Dean's List (1996/97 Sem 1 & 2, 1997/98 Sem 1, 1998/1999 Sem 1)
  • Public Service Commision Local Merit Scholarship (Teaching)
  • National University of Singapore Research Scholarship

 

Teaching Experiences

  • National Institute of Education (2001 - 2002): Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Specialisation in Teaching at Secondary School Level) with Credit
  • MOE Secondary School Teacher, Full Time Permanent (2002 - 2016)
  • MOE Secondary School Teacher, Flexi Adjunct (2017 – Present)
  • Level Head / Mathematics (2006-10), Covered Head of Department duties in 2006 Semester 1 & 2007 Semester 1
  • Cooperating teacher to NIE trainees
  • Subjects/Levels taught: A Math (Sec 3-5, Exp/NA), E Math (Sec 3-5, Exp/NA), Math (Sec 1-2, Exp/NA), General Music (Sec 1-2, Exp/NA/NT)
  • Taught Sec 3 & graduating classes every year, very experienced in teaching upper sec A Math & E Math

 

Tutoring Experiences

  • Part-time tuition teacher since 1996 (undergraduate)
  • Full-time tutor since May 2016

 

A few achievements for 2016 ......

  • Sec 2 girl (Anglican High School): F9 for Mid Year to C5 for End of Year
  • Sec 2 girl (Anglican High School): F9 for Mid Year to C6 for End of Year
  • Sec 1 NA boy (Bedok South Sec): Top class for End of Year, recommended to do Express Math for Sec 2
  • Sec 1 Exp boy (Victoria School): E8 for Mid Year to B4 for End of Year
  • Sec 1 IP girl (Dunman High): Fail for Mid Year to C for End of Year
  • Sec 3 Exp girl (Katong Convent): E Math - A2 for Mid Year to A1 for End of Year; A Math - B4 for Mid Year to A2 for End of Year
  • Sec 3 Exp girl (Ngee Ann Sec): E Math - F9 for Mid Year to C5 for End of Year; A Math - 10% for Mid Year to 30% for End of Year
  • Sec 3 IP girl (Raffles Girls' School): Borderline fail for Mid Year to Pass for End of Year
  • Sec 4 Exp girl (Katong Convent): A Math O Level results pending
  • Sec 4 Exp girl (Serangoon Gardens Sec): A Math O Level results pending
  • Sec 4 Exp girl (Catholic High School): E Math; A Math O Level results pending
  • Sec 4 Exp girl (St Anthony Canossian Convent): E Math O Level results pending

 

Music Related Teaching Experiences & Achievements

  • ABRSM Grade 8 Pianoforte (Teacher’s Grade)
  • ABRSM Grade 8 Theory of Music (Teacher’s Grade)
  • Yamaha Electone Grade 5 (Teacher’s Grade)
  • Yamaha Fundamentals Grade 5 (Teacher’s Grade)
  • Yamaha Music School Electone Scholarship 1987-1993: to perform & compete on a regular basis
  • Singapore Electone Festival 1990: 3rd (Junior Section)
  • Yamaha Electone Festival 1990: 2nd (Intermediate Section)
  • Yamaha Electone Festival 1992: Zone Finals Winner (Intermediate Section)
  • Yamaha Electone Festival 1993: Zone Finals Winner (Senior Section)
  • Yamaha Electone Festival 1996: 1st (Senior Section)
  • Part-time piano teacher at Cristofori Music School (1994-1995 while in JC, 2010-2013)
  • Relief piano teacher at Cristofori Music School & Emmanuel Music School (1996-2000 while in university)
  • Part-time piano teacher at Lowrey Music School (2010-Present)
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Education

  • school

    NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION

    2001-2002

  • school

    NATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF SINGAPORE

    1997-1999

  • school

    TEMASEK JUNIOR COLLEGE

    1993-1994

  • school

    DUNMAN HIGH SCHOOL

    1990-1993

  • ABRSM

    1984-1997

  • Yamaha Music School

    1983-1996

Experience

  • school

    Dunman Secondary School

    Teacher, 14 years

    2002-2016

Availability

  • Mon
    9:00am to 10:00pm
  • Tue
    9:00am to 10:00pm
  • Wed
    9:00am to 10:00pm
  • Thu
    9:00am to 10:00pm
  • Sun
    9:00am to 5:00pm

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