I wanted to become a doctor but my late dad wanted me to be a teacher. He said I would go to “Heaven” because I educate thousands of people – young and old, rich and poor, male and female, fortunate and less fortunate. I met my boy friend then, (now - husband), when I was in Upper 6 (May 13) he too wanted me to become a teacher. A teacher (GURU – in Sanskrit) he said “brings people from darkness to light”. Here I am, teaching toddlers as a part-time English kindergarten 1969), I had taught in 3 vernacular primary schools (Tamil -1970), Punjabi (1972), and Chinese (1980). Lastly in Technical schools (1995-2005).
No regrets! I could speak and read Tamil and Punjabi, and very little Mandarin: ‘Wa Ai Nee’. However, my cup of tea is teaching the TESL programme in UNISEL. I fully use my teaching experience and knowledge to the TESL students so that they too can be effective, innovative and creative teachers. I was awarded Guru Cemerlang on four occasions: from the KPM and schools. I was also awarded Guru Cemerlang Kehadiran by one of my principals. Last but not least, a big thank you to UNISEL for awarding me a 50% discount to do the ED.D programme… and here I am… BERKHIDMAT UNTUK UNISEL & NEGARA.
- Doctor of Education (Ed.D) UNISEL
- Master in ESL (Linguistics) Univ. Malaya
- A (Hons) TESOL (Univ. of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK)
- Diploma TESOL (Sheffield Hallam Univ. UK)
- Diploma TESOL (Trinity College London & RELC Singapore)
- Specialist Certificate TESL (Maktab Perguruan Persekutuan Pulau Pinang, Malaysia).
- Basic Teaching Certificate in Bilingual Education (Maktab Perguruan Kota Bharu, Kelantan)