Speech Festival Testimonials/Experience
About my experience with the Speech Festival
I have a passion for helping students with the Speech Festival and have been providing training for over 15 years experience with a very strong track record.
I hold a linguistics degree with a strong knowledge of poetry.
I see myself as a facilitator, guiding students and developing the talent and nurturing confidence and the skills children already have.
Link to view 2015 rehearsal photo album
- all proceeds went to VCSL Charity.
Watch a short video (English and Chinese) from a student I've coached from Early Primary right through to university and who achieved 5** in the DSE for English speaking.
Below are some of the e-mails and WhatsApps I have received from parents I have removed their names for privacy reasons.
I do not take credit for the success of these students - I merely do my best to nurture the students' own talent. I thank these parents for their kind comments, though.
Feedback from 2015 materials (via e-mail)
This student only had a few days to prepare and has won numerous prizes.
Testimonial from parent:
我誠意推薦一位資深的英語老師──Mrs. Wendy Lau。她從事教育工作已超過二十多年，亦是我兩個女兒的英文輔導老師。
Mrs. Lau是一位外籍的英語老師。憑她的一顆愛心及其循循善誘下，我兩女兒皆獲益良多。無論在寫作的技巧、語文的運用及表達都能充份掌握。Mrs. Lau 更會配合個別同學的水準及需要去制定教材，包括詞彙、文學著作的人物概括等，使同學們都能深入淺出地作分析及理解，在教學的範疇確能做到「有教無類」。
再者，Mrs. Lau在朗誦的演繹尤是出神入化。得到Mrs. Lau的正規指導下，我幼女兒在小學時期每年度的英文朗誦比賽都獲得冠、亞軍的優越成績。Mrs. Lau 不但在音準、聲調上給予學生適當的指引，更講究神韻的表達。她會給學生講解詩中故事的背景，人物的情緒等等，讓他們都能融入角色，朗出韻味。
幸得Mrs. Lau的耐心教導，我兩女兒皆畢生受惠。長女去年已考進香港大學，幼女仍在跟隨Mrs. Lau學習，我衷心感謝她之餘，更期盼其他同學都能分享到這份優秀的師資，誠意推介這位資深老師給各位家長、同學。
"I am soooooo touched by the thoughtfulness and recognition that you bestowed upon Anthony. I have to say your love and dedication for students is unfathomable, and I can see God's grace in how you steer your students through their challenges, pursuits and most importantly, difficult times."
-Edna (Parent of 3 students)
"Education is not about filling a bucket, but lighting a fire!"
- William Yeats