Sarah’s teaching journey started in her study room at home when she was an undergrad.
That was 20 years ago. Through the years, her friends have seen how her work is blessed, and many suggested that she set up her own centre. Her reply was always the same “I don’t want to be controlled by money.”
Rather, to enjoy teaching and students enjoying learning is the heart of what she does.
And so, another friend asked, and her reply was the same. Unexpectedly though, this friend had a different response to her standard answer.
“You don’t have to do it for the money…”
He encouraged there can be a greater purpose to step up and step out.
In 2014, she was offered an opportunity to have her own place to teach – a more conducive learning environment for her students, a more comfortable space for her teaching assistants and a bigger space for her ever-expanding library of resources.
This stepping out brought forth more teaching assistants, all of whom are ex-students, affectionately called “armour-bearers”, who are willing to run with her to enrich other students’ learning experiences in any way they can.
THEN CAME ANOTHER FRIEND’S
ENCOURAGEMENT TO BUILD A TEAM OF TUTORS
WHOSE HEARTS TO TEACH BEAT AS HERS DOES
And so she stepped out again.
Now, with her is Teacher Chuan Yi, who is also willing to teach with his heart.