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Brief Introduction

I, myself, Cindy Tan, who is one of the many students that is currently studying in Ngee Ann Polytechnic, School of Humanities. The diploma that I am in now in Child Psychology & Early Education (CPEE) which is a new course offered to mainly students who took their 'O' Levels examinations in the year 2009. Thus, I am one of the students for their pioneer batch. It is also one of the few double diploma courses that is being offered by polytechnics.

Though my previous Co-Curriculum Activity (CCA) in my sceondary school was Chinese Orchestra, I joined the Moppets' Club in my polytechnic which is only open to students from my course, CPEE and also those from the diploma, Early Childhood Education (ECH). In this CCA, we not only learn how to manipulate with the puppets but also changing our voice to suit the different puppets. Moppets' Club members also have the chance to act with the help of the puppets and also act out drama scripts which were to be performed at children homes for the children staying there to learn about certain topics and moral values. This includes 'Emotional Management', 'Choices and Consequences' and many more.

I hope that all that the paths and choices I had chosen and will be choosing will be able to benefit not only children but also people in our society, teenagers, working & non-working adults, elderly and many more. I want to impact them positively in their lives, it may not need to be big and made known to everyone, it can be small things that I do which make their current and future situation to be a better one. I understand that this will mean that I need to put in more effort and gain as many experience as I can in each and every sector concerned. This is where  I can get to learn more about what I can really help and also facts and reality of life. This is why most of the time I feel that reading up books is not enough, because we need to go and feel, touch, sense the experience on ourselves with the different opportunities that are being offered. 

Work experience

Aug 2009Sep 2009

Assistant Teacher - Intern

Mindchamps Childcare - Toa Payoh HDB HUB

This is the first attachment that I had in a childcare center. Despite the tasks and assignments that we need to fulfill during the internship period, I had gained many different experiences at the center. From obeservations to hands-on, everything was fun though some may be a little more challenging. Opportunities were given to me to take care of the children in their daily routines, meals, academic work, safety and hygiene. During their nap time, other than having informational conversations with the teachers and staff, I also helped out in preparing the materials for their lessons and the content for each of the child's portfolio. The experience gained was enriching and useful for my path in the early education for children and my understanding for the demands in this sector had definitely increased.

Education

Skills

Audacity
Any Video Converter
PhotoScape
Windows Microsoft Office Excel
Windows Microsoft Office Powerpoint
Windows Microsoft Office Words
Tux Paint
Adobe Illustrator CS2
Windows Movie Maker
Adobe Flash CS4 Professional
Adobe Photoshop CS4

Cindy's Works

Certifications

Nov 2007Present

Certificate of Excellence

Adam Khoo Learning Technologies Group
Mar 2008Present

The Beattyian of the Term

Beatty Secondary School
Sep 2006Present

Best in Aesthetic

Ngee Ann Polytechnic
Jun 2007Present

Certificate of Appreciation

Asian Civilisations Museum
Jan 2007Present

Certificate of Appreciation

Beatty Secondary School
Jan 2007Present

Certificate of Achievement

Social Service Training Institute - The NCSS Academy
Jun 2009Present

Certificate of Achievement

Social Service Training Institute - The NCSS Academy
Sep 2009Present

Certificate of Participation

Ngee Ann Polytechnic & ROHEI Corporation
Apr 2009Apr 2010

Scholarship Certificate

Ngee Ann Polytechnic