Staff Directory

MELCHER TAN

  • Senior Educational Therapist
  • RETA Member
  • Parkway Parade Learning Centre

Melcher is a Senior Educational Therapist for the Main Literacy Programme and is involved in the design of the curriculum. He joined DAS in 2015.  He graduated with an honour’s degree in the English Language from the National University of Singapore and is keenly interested in the power of language, and its development in young learners.

As Ludwig Wittgenstein said, a person’s understanding of the world is limited by their understanding of language. Language is a repository of the mind. The only way to understand the world better is to first understand one’s language, and then move on to other languages.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor of Arts in English Language (National University of Singapore, Singapore)
  • Postgraduate Certificate in SEN / ALN (University of South Wales, UK)
  • Certificate in Supporting SpLD Learners in English Exam Skills
  • Professional Certificate Course in Exam Skills

PUBLICATIONS

https://www.DAS.org.sg/news-events/blogs/262-main-literacy-programme/1101-cooking-up-a-piece-of-writing.html

https://www.DAS.org.sg/news-events/blogs/262-main-literacy-programme/1033-mlp-online-learning-reflections.html

The limits of my language are the limits of my world.

Ludwig Wittgenstein