Anson started tutoring back in his army days. Back then, he would spend weekends helping out at a tuition centre, conducting small classes for young learners. What was initially thought as a part-time “job” spun itself into a passion, as he grew to love teaching.
After serving the nation, he earned a Bachelor of Communication in a local university and worked as a writer for Magazines Integrated, the publishing force behind Epicure and Pets magazine. His other stints included writing for SAFRA’s online portal in2it.sg as well as copywriting in a local branding and advertising agency.
Currently, Anson writes on an occasional basis and is a freelance writer at Alvinology, a prominent local lifestyle blog. He covers a wide range of topics including food, entertainment, fitness and travel. His articles can be found at http://alvinology.com/author/anson-ong/.
Having studied English Literature, Chinese and Chinese Literature at ‘A’ levels, he has grown fond of the languages and is immensely grateful to be brought up in a bilingual learning environment in school. There is a Chinese saying that goes, “饮水思源”. Translated loosely, it means to “not forget the origin of the water you are drinking from”. With that, he would attribute his grasp of both languages to our pioneer leaders’ vision of a bilingual education policy.
Aside from giving 1 to 1 tuition, he conducts group lessons as well as teach part-time in an international school, gaining well-rounded experience in teaching English as a Second Language, Humanities and Higher Chinese.
“I always believe in bridging gaps with my students, no matter how wide is the age gap (my youngest student being 5 years old). To me, being a tutor is not about being an authoritative figure with a stern demeanour. Rather, it is about the ability to connect at the levels of each individual student. Many of my students see me more than a tutor, or a mentor, but rather as an elder brother or a friend. Through this, I feel that it is more effective when it comes to imparting knowledge and techniques.”
You can contact Anson at firstname.lastname@example.org or his mobile number at 97887232 should you have any enquiries related to his teaching.