A Day in the Life of
WHAT SHE DOES AS GENERAL PAPER (GP) TEACHER
After a morning swim or run, Shuli spends her time at home marking, writing the JC curriculum, or vetting the secondary school curriculum. She then comes into the office at around 3:00 PM to prepare for her lessons and hang out with her colleagues at the hot desk. They talk, laugh, and play, but also share ideas about how to teach the lessons. She goes into classes from 5:00PM to 9:30PM, and when she’s done, she stuffs her face at the pantry before heading home. On some days, she assists with teacher training and mentors new teachers.
HER WORK EXPERIENCE AT THE LEARNING LAB
Some students may be more challenging to manage. But what Shuli has found is that once you win them over, once they start to like you, they will do anything for you. She loves talking to students, not just about the curriculum, but about their lives, their interests and things that happened to them over the week. These conversations help her understand them on a more personal level and builds strong relationships that lasts beyond their graduation.
COMPANY CULTURE AT THE LEARNING LAB
Shuli never imagined she'd get the chance to travel to USA for work as an educator at an enrichment centre. In addition to training students on the HMC team, she also plans visits to universities such as Stanford, Harvard and MIT. They went on campus tours and got to experience what a lecture in these universities were like. It's greatly inspiring for students who are at the age where they are thinking about their future.
ADVICE FOR JOB APPLICANTS
Don’t show fear when you walk into the classroom. You’re the teacher. Always have a brave front. But more importantly, at the workplace, be brave in asking questions. We’re all teachers, we understand what it’s like to not get stuff. Nobody’s going to fault you for asking questions. Really. People will always have time for you.