Class of 2019, Singapore
Pursuing a postgraduate diploma in education at the National Institute of Education
Hazirah Helmy is pursuing her postgraduate diploma in education at the National Institute of Education (NIE) before becoming a teacher. She thinks that her experience at Yale-NUS has enriched her as a student and as a future teacher.
Hazirah also served as a Residential College Advisor, a role in the residential community where appointed senior students provide care and guidance to a group of assigned first-year students. In this role, she has learnt to develop her mentorship and facilitation skills, which she hopes will help in building good relationships with her mentors, colleagues and students. She feels the experience has also trained her to be flexible in responding to different situations in her future role as a teacher.
“I think I’ve grown a lot over the past few years and my outlook on education and how lessons should be conducted has broadened considerably, so I hope I will have more to contribute. I also think Yale-NUS has given me some really valuable experiences and perspectives that I hope I can share with my students.”