A Father sees his girl fumble.. and designs a solution
A Father of three girls and a teacher, Joseph Tan is passionate about making learning fun. He spends his time developing interactive learning methods/tools that promote essential academic and thinking skills, all while students are enjoying themselves!
Having attended many performances with young kids, he was saddened by how only 1 or 2 kids were in the limelight while the other students play peripheral roles.
To make matters worse, some kids froze when they made mistakes and were even laughed at by the audience. Incidentally, this happened to one of his daughters whose confidence was shattered after the incident.
Joseph spent much time and effort restoring her confidence. As a first step, he directed a voice over project with the help of language teachers before eventually restoring her confidence to perform again. The process took years.
This program was developed through his experiences coaching his own girls, and has been refined continuously over 3 years. The focus is not on producing individual 'top performers' but to instill confidence in children in their own abilities, and importantly, to take mistakes in their stride and learn from them so that future attempts become more refined.
Joseph roped in a trainer who is NIE trained and has experience in theater production to develop the curriculum for this program.
Voice Over Project Outcome
Amber's Voice : Rosalind Ong
Sofia's Voice: Claire Tan (Joseph's daughter)
Clip taken from Youtube
Joseph's youngest daughter on Hiccups and Sneeze, a Beach House Production
Our Speech and Drama Course for K1 and K2 Kids aims to:
A key emphasis of this course is for students to see lapses in their performances as opportunities to learn and fine tune their future attempts, as opposed to getting demoralized and losing self-confidence.
At the end of the course, students will act a script and have it captured on video! The video will be distributed to all students. (See sample below. The course will be conducted in English.)
Come to our FREE, no-obligation preview to understand how our program works and to interact with the instructors.
Where and When
Please register your interest. Our co coordinators will contact you with the details once registration is closed. Venue depends on the total number of registrants
Why trust us?
Mentorship is a brand under Melchiz Pte Ltd (established 2004).
Specializing in making learning fun, Melchiz has conducted training in over 50 schools in areas such as Financial Literacy, Entrepreneurship and Language Development. Melchiz partnered with agencies such as SPF and NEA to organize game design workshops for students, to impart important messages via designing of games. Melchiz also conducted workshops for NIE trainees
Melchiz was the creator of the POA (Accounts) Olympia which involved over 20 schools.
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