I just found this testimonial (written in 2008). I shall dedicate this post to one of the few secondary teachers that has impacted my life in so many ways and will continue to do so for many years to come.
Mr. Eddie Tan. The name still resounds in my head. Even though five long years have passed me by, I will never forget his unique and colourful ways of teaching, coaching and guiding that motivated me and my classmates to improve and grasp the science foundation and concepts. He also never failed to inspire us to be the best we could be. Also, the way he disciplines always targeted the students’ behavior, not the students themselves.
Apart from being curriculum-orientated, his heart overflows with love, care and concern for his students’ welfare and moral development. Even in external competitions not related to studies, he goes all out to assist the students. Being always ready to be involved in the students’ lives, he earned my full respect.
Currently, I am honoured to have many opportunities to work for and alongside him in Temasek Secondary School. He still surprises me with his passion for and enjoyment in imparting young talents with not just paper knowledge, but his life’s virtues as well.