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MY LIFE WORK 

My dream is to see education reform in Singapore, where every child, parent and educator have full rights and access to great education.

Great education is centred around people care. It is grounds up, where learning and teaching is customised to the individual who is an involved collaborator of that process. The process of great education is slow, careful, useful, beautiful. Like a skilled craftsman at work, great education brings forth wisdom, the highest form of lifelong learning. It leaves no person behind. It is ever mindful of a journey that takes patience, courage and love to develop.

I am a homeschooling mum to 3 children, speaker, writer, community leader and songwriter. I teach and mentor homeschooling parents and children from 5 to adults. My desire is to see individuals grow in their potential and in the direction of their giftings. My approaches include building a community of homeschoolers who take the vision of great education seriously, and creating content – books, events, songs, writings – that reflect my passion.

Email me at contact@dawnfung.sg.


CONSULTATION

SERVICES

I offer advice on these issues: Self-directed learning, creating your own personalised education program, unschooling, community building, homeschooling in Singapore.

I am not interested in PSLE, or mainstream school traditions. I will not take your case if you are looking to balance the MOE syllabus. I use MOE syllabus for my kids but I do not spend a lot of time or thought into it, because I find it inadequate and unsatisfying for a child’s holistic growth. My desire is to work with any parent, child or educator interested in deep, apprenticed based teaching and learning. (I recommend homeschooling consultants whom I personally know, who can advise you on prescribed curriculum approaches.)

Come to me if you are interested in thinking outside the mainstream practices for education. For locals, homeschooling is currently the only alternative form of education available. For expats, there are various approaches set up by companies as schools in Singapore – those who choose homeschooling likely want the benefits of what homeschooling offer, or are limited by resources. I will help you think through the finer points of how you want to approach learning (whether for one person, your child, or your family, or you yourself as a parent-educator).

WHAT TO EXPECT

During our consultation session, I will advise you in an orderly manner. We will start with the big picture in mind, and trace through history, politics, and any connections that will help you make sense of what you want to know. I will give you practical strategies for your situation.

If I sense a need to work with you more closely after the consultation – whether for the sake of your children, or to help you grow – I will propose an idea, event or work within my existing homeschooling activities.

People who value my advice, and have worked with me have grown in confidence in their homeschooling journey. Many have become leaders in the homeschooling community in Singapore.

I don’t give my time to just anyone. I choose who I want to teach, mentor and advise. I will not waste your time when I advise you on your situation. I will make sure you get results, and a clear plan of action. What I cannot resolve are marital conflicts and underlying psychological related disorders. I am not a counselor nor a doctor. My consultation work is solely in education with regards to homeschooling. (See my portfolio below)

CONSULTATION FEES

Online : SGD $120/hour.
Fridays or Saturdays between 11am-2pm.

In person : SGD $150/hour.
Due to circuit breaker, we would meet face to face when suitable.

For consultation, email me at contact@dawnfung.sg with a clear explanation of who you are, what you are looking for, and how you want me to help.


PORTFOLIO

SPEAKING
2021 – Quality Learning Conference, Taiwan (June 18-20)
2021 – Homeschool Convention, Singapore (April 9)
2020 – Homeschooling Conference (July 13-19)
2020 – CONNECT Homeschooling and Intentional Parenting Summit (July 3-5)
2020 – Homeschool Global Summit (June 29- July 8)
2019 – Philippine Homeschool Convention
2019 – Homeschool Global Summit
2017 – Homeschool Convention, Singapore

MENTORING
2021 – Homeschool Alumni Start Up Team (mentor to the team)
2020 – The Socially Awkward Podcast (mentor to the founder)
2018 – present – Little U (Founder)
2013 – present – HomeschoolSingapore.sg (Founder)

ORGANISING
2022 – Homeschool Convention Asia Edition (upcoming)
2020 – Homeschool E-Convention, Singapore (with Mark Lim)
2019 – Homeschool Convention, Singapore
2018 – Homeschool Convention, Singapore
2017 – Homeschool Convention, Singapore

TEACHING
2019 – present – History Roundtable (teens)
2019 – 2020 – English (primary)
2018 – present – Little U (families)
2013 – present – co-ops (preschool-primary)

WRITING
2021 – Homeschooling in Singapore (upcoming book, title tbc)
2020 – Parenting The Heart (creation, direction, editing)
2019 – Irrevocable Gifts (published by The Group)

INTERVIEWS
2021, Jan 11 – With Nicole, Noreen, Nicole, Zul, Pris, Jaylee for their Year 2 Mass Communication, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
2020, Oct 20 – With Jenni Ho-Huan for The Cathedral Podcast
2020, Sep 9 – With Aaron Ng for Focus on the Family’s ParentED Podcast
2020, Jul 2 – With Jenni Ho-Huan for the Cathedral Podcast (written version)
2020, Apr 23 – With Amelia Teng for The Straits Times (full transcript)
2020, Mar 29 – With Venessa Lee for The Straits Times (full transcript)
2019, Oct 21 – With Samantha Ramos-Zaragoza for Metro.Style (full transcript)
2019, Oct 4 – “Step Inside a Homeschool Home“ by The Homeschool Gazette
2018, Sep 26 – With Claudia Jardin for BBC Brasil (full transcript)
2016, Oct 30 – “When School is Right At Home” by Venessa Lee for ST Life
2014, Sep 7 – “Zoo lessons for kids taught at home” by Amelia Teng for ST

MUSIC/SONGWRITING
2020/1 – Blood & Iron
2013 – Family Song (Chinese)
2013 – The Last Morning (re-release on cassette)
2013 – In the Evening Sun
2009 – The Last Morning

Featured in
2016, Jul 3 – Creative Christians “Arts and Faith: Dawn Fung
2016, Jun 10 – Ziknation “Dawn Fung – Strange Fire // Live Session Voyage
2016, Jan 1 – Mackerel “Dawn Fung: Simple Beginnings


My photo on this page was taken by Wesley Loh of Memphis West Pictures. You may access my photos and credits on the Gallery page.