Time really flies fast. It has been more than 10 years since I have dealt with this 9-beaded abacus. Honestly speaking, the initial thought of me taking up 3G Abacus is a very pure and simple one – to build up the number-sense of my own children in a fun and easy way.  When I first got to know about 3G Abacus, I was very excited as it seemed to have solved all my problems. I love the idea of the 9-beaded abacus teaching as it literally is what-you-see-is-what-you-get. It does not cause confusion and contradiction to what the children have learnt in school.

The idea of teaching has never come to my mind until Mdm Chee encouraged me to try teaching. I thought, “Well, no harm trying right?” So, that’s the start of my teaching career.

Teaching is very addictive. The more you teach, the more you would want to teach. I love the smiles on the children’s face when they are able to complete the questions within the given time. I love the smiling faces of the children when they come out from the examination hall, showing that they are confident to pass the grading exam. I love the satisfying looks of the children when they are able to get a prize from the competition. And, I love the confident looks of the children when they come back and tell me how well they have scored for their Mathematics exam in school. All these have motivated me greatly to move on from time to time.

When it comes to learning, parents play a very important role too. I’m very lucky to have very supportive parents who will help me to time their kids when they are doing their homework at home and to make sure that the kids finish up their homework in time. These have helped to expedite the process for the students to know the importance of timing and hence developing better time management skill in them.

All these years of teaching have taught me a very important thing – The more you love your students, the more the students will love you.