Kavitha Mohan IGCSE, IB English Language & Literature Specialist

Australian Journalism graduate from University of Tasmania. Pedagogically gifted, having over 18 years of teaching experience in Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and India, I specialize in everything from supplementing mainstream syllabi to home-schooling to helping undergraduates/graduates with essay research, dissertation editing, and project guidance.

Humanistic approach centering on the natural predilections and innate curiosities of each to ignite learning capacities. I am of the belief that real learning is independent of grades and, in a sense, 'a kindling of a flame' rather than 'filling of a vessel'.

Overall, To provide excellence is part of the endeavour ... however instilling the art and love for language and writing regardless of background is what I strive for ultimately....

Subjects

  • English (Grade 1-Masters/Postgraduate)

  • English Literature (Grade 1-Masters/Postgraduate)

  • English composition (Grade 1-Grade 8)

  • IGCSE English (Grade 9-GCSE)

  • English Writing Skills (Grade 1-GCSE)

  • Literature (Grade 1-Masters/Postgraduate)

  • Written English (Beginner-Expert)

  • ICSE English (Grade 5-Grade 12)

  • MYP English (Grade 5-Grade 10)

  • IB Psychology (Grade 11-Diploma)

  • Language and Literature (Grade 1-Masters/Postgraduate)

  • Written Task English (Grade 11-Diploma)

  • BA Psychology entrance (Diploma-Bachelors/Undergraduate)

  • IGCSE English literature (Grade 9-GCSE)

  • Writing skills and Creative writing (Beginner-Expert)

  • IB Literature (Grade 11-Diploma)

  • IB English Language and Literature (Grade 11-Diploma)

  • IGCSE English Language and Literature (Grade 9-GCSE)

  • IGCSE World Literature (Grade 9-GCSE)

  • Art Therapy (Diploma-Masters/Postgraduate)


Experience

  • Founder and Chief Mentor (Jan, 2014 - Present) at Studiousity, Singapore and India
    Forte in the following areas:
    - 'O' and 'A' Level, IGCSE, IB English Language and Literature, History and other areas of Humanities
    - Ghost-writing and editing
    - Critical reading, literary analytics
    - Undergraduate/Post-graduate thesis and essay guidance
    - Homeschooling and mentoring Private Candidates

    Clientele includes:
    - UWC IGCSE students for English Literature and Humanities
    - SAS Grade 6 and above for English Writing
    - 'O' Level Catholic High students for English Literature and Social Studies
    - CIS Grade 7 and above for English and other subjects
    - ACS (Independent)Students for 'O' Level for English Literature
    - OFS IGCSE and IB Students for English Language, Literature, History and Business
    - Business Conversation for working professionals
    - Tertiary students in the fields of Commerce, IT and Social Studies
    - SJI students for Secondary 1 and 'O' Level English and Humanities subjects
    - Group of 8 Middle school Tanglin Trust School students for Creative writing
    - AIS Elementary Grade students for English Writing
    - St. Margaret's, St. Nicholas', St. Joseph's, St. Theresa's and other CHIJ students for English Language and Literature
    - Novel Ghostwriting - Secondary School Bridging Program at Cheung Cheng High School
    - SCGS 'O' Level History and Literature
    - University Preparation, Essay editing
    - English Language and Literature Coaching Portfolio at Temasek Junior College
    - Research Mentor for Post Grade in Art Therapy
    - 'O' Level preparation for Commonwealth Secondary Scholars
  • English & Humanities Course Coordinator & Editor (Sep, 2012 - Dec, 2013) at JossSticks Tuition, Singapore
    - Construct appropriate frameworks and syllabi for the English Language and Humanities subjects complete with student assignments, teaching manuals, tutorial notes and lectures
    - Effectively execute content knowledge and skills needed by students in Language and Humanities subjects
    - Constantly motivate students and ensuring a interactive classroom, where ideas and thoughts are constantly shared
    - Formulate various mock papers for students practice
    - Maintain effective communication between parents and students in order to ensure most/all desired academic requirements are satisfied
  • Academic Coach (Aug, 2011 - Aug, 2012) at Aspire Hub Learning, Singapore
    - To liaise with parents in relation to child's academic progress
    - To encourage and support students in their academic endeavours
    - To foster self-confidence and esteem
    - To ensure student's grasp the various language skills in order to ace the exams
    - To develop curriculum in line with Ministry of Education's framework
  • Humanities and English Language Teacher (Apr, 2009 - Apr, 2010) at United Culture School/ I-MAX Education Center, Singapore
    - To implement and deliver an appropriately broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum for pupils, incorporating the National Curriculum requirements and in line with the curriculum polices of the school
    - To facilitate, support and monitor the overall progress and development of a designated group of pupils
    - To foster a stimulating and creative learning environment and educational experience which provides students with the opportunity for fulfill their individual potential, and is conducive to the good management of teaching and learning
    - To set high expectations for pupils’ behaviour and maintain a good standard of discipline through well focused teaching, fostering positive relationships and implementing the school’s behaviour policy
    - To assess, record and report on the attendance, progress, development and attainment of assigned pupils and keep such records as are required by the school’s systems
    - Co-operation and liaison with other professionals, including fellow staff and colleagues from external agencies
  • English Language Teacher/ Course Counselor (Mar, 2008 - Mar, 2009) at Top Education, Singapore
    - Conveying information to students in an interesting way and communicating a love and passion for the English language
    - Usage of a wide range of course books, other materials and a variety of audio-visual aids
    - To encourage the students to communicate with each other using the structures and vocabulary they have learnt, and to improve the four basic language skills: listening, speaking, reading and writing
    - Classroom management
    - Planning, preparing and delivering lessons to a range of classes and age groups
    - Preparing and setting tests, examination papers, and exercises
    - Marking and providing appropriate feedback on oral and written work
    - Devising, writing and producing new materials, including audio and visual resources
    - Organizing and getting involved in social and cultural activities such as sports competitions, schools parties, dinners, excursions and pricing events appropriately
    - Participating in marketing events for the school
    - Freelance teaching on a one-to-one basis
    - Running specialist courses for adults or business people
    - Basic administration such as keeping student registers and attendance records for starters and leavers
  • English Lecturer/Counselor (Course & Student) (Jan, 2006 - Sep, 2007) at Erican Language School at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    - Establishing the school program and developing activities and resources to implement and evaluate the program
    - Involving other school staff in making decisions about the school counseling program
    - Providing individual and group counseling services to meet the developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of students
    - Consulting with students, parents, teachers, and other school and community personnel to assist in meeting the needs of students
    - Accurately interpreting test results and other student data
    - Assisting teachers with the educational placement of students by using appropriate educational assessment strategies

Education

  • Bachelor's Degree in Advertising/Media (Aug, 2001 - Aug, 2006) from University of Tasmania, Australia- scored 1st Class

Fee details

    3,500/hour (US$46.95/hour)

    MYP/IGCSE/GCSE/SSC/ICSE/O Level/HSC/IB/A Level - Rs. 3500/hr

    First session is more of a trial run to test chemistry and gauge pedagogical fit. If the client decides to continue, then monthly or entire course of the prep, whichever is convenient, advance of fees would be appreciated in cash, cheque or bank transfer.

    Rescheduling of sessions, as per the client's and mentor’s convenience, is expected. There will be no financial penalties or charges for such rescheduling.

    Once sessions start, as such, no refunds for withdrawal/termination of service by client. For genuine cases of special circumstance, pro-rated refunds will be extended.


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