Erudite Stories promotes the art of storytelling, spreading stories that will educate and make us wiser. The stories will evoke feelings, memories or images in our minds. The stories will excite our curiosity about our surroundings and people.
Swee Yean is a qualified English as well as Speech & Drama teacher. She was formerly a secondary school teacher who taught students ranging from those with low self-esteem and poor learning abilities to gifted and motivated high achievers. She is committed to drawing out the best in them through cooperative learning tools and multiple-intelligences strategies.
She has taught pre-schoolers, students in the primary, secondary and junior colleges and adults of all ages. She has performed commissioned works for the Singapore Land Authority, the Urban Redevelopment Authority, Malay Heritage Centre and more. She has also provided customised workshops for organizations such as the Ministry of Education, Singapore Discovery Centre, National Library Board, pre-schools, government schools and churches.
Being fluent in the Mandarin, Swee Yean has taught storytelling skills to pre-school Mandarin teachers and performed in neighbouring countries like Malaysia and Taiwan. Recently, she worked with senior citizens in a Silver Arts Project commissioned by the National Arts Council to preserve the oral heritage of the Chinese community.
She enjoys telling bilingual(English and Chinese) stories to inspire and to heal and creates a warm and comfortable atmosphere with her audience. Through songs and audience interaction, her stories will teach in non-didactic ways stirring up the moral imagination and creating gentle positive change.
Performances and workshops are 'tailor-made' according to the needs of clients. Since 1998, Swee Yean has been teaching to a variety of age groups and specialty groups on public speaking skills and storytelling techniques.