Singapore - active learning for homeschooling + household help (dog experience a must!)



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    *️️️️1 helper or couple needed from 9 Feb for 2/3 weeks - family life + cricket enthusiast a definite plus!*️️️️️

    After a year in Thailand & a year traveling in Australia / New Zealand, Ben & I are back in Singapore! Seeking help primarily to Homeschool Ben (13), light cleaning & pet care (dogs) - if you are interested you can learn about baking sourdough bread - it's going to be varied!

  • Type of help

    Type of help

    Babysitting / child care
    Cooking / shopping
    Help in the house
    Animal care
    Help with Computers / internet

  • Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    Cultural exchange and learning opportunities

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Homeschooling as an approach to life - if you went to school, you'll be surprised
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️See / get to know Singapore - it's not all office blocks & bankers, plenty else to see if you're interested (Chinatown, Arab Quarter, Little India, Pulau Ubin...)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Try the many cuisines of SE Asia found in Singapore
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Chillax after slumming it across dusty asia :+)

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    Main purpose of the exchange is homeschooling for Ben - I had been doing the teaching myself however as I need to work I am looking for someone with an easy, non-linear, productive way with kids to tutor a 13-yo 5 days a week, 3-ish hours per day. Being slightly dyslexic an active approach has been most successful using games (making up games!), challenges, quizzes, videos. Traditional teaching styles will be a struggle (few/no books, guidelines) - non-teachers have had the most fun!

    Ben is a into hanging out at the skatepark & can pull some major stunt scooter tricks, now also developing a deep interest in the sport of cricket, so if you can bowl & bat, you will have an immediate advantage! Additionally would be good for him to practice meditation, so great if you can get that moving. Being chilled yourself will be a great example on how to meet challenges - a large part of our 'teaching' is a conversation about things no-one tells you at school :+)

    2+ teachers is great but you'll share the time so the spare will be used helping me with:
    1/ some research on environmental issues writing short summaries/reports & possibly blogging,
    2/ food preparation (including sourdough bread if you are interested to learn), housework, pet care as may be necessary.

    Couples welcome but be committed to doing separate tasks clocking up your own time.

    I want you to enjoy your trip & have enough time to really look around the city. Hopefully I can send you on errands that will do that too. On the other hand we are a family & daily tasks cannot always be predicted, but neither are we strict & routine-based. Come with an open mind & an easy-going approach & we will definitely all have fun!

    Please note that I do not cook for you - this will be communal by agreement or you just do for yourself. Kitchen is stocked & we discuss what things you like when you arrive. The arrangement includes VEGETARIAN food, using mainly local ingredients, do not expect a fully western diet - particular preferences may be accommodated as long as no more expensive/hasslesome than normal; expect to pay for your own luxuries (+:

    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Minimum stay of 10 days.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Room has 4 bed spaces & is SHARED.
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Requirement for openness, flexibility & proactivity - happy to help you plan your activities but I won't have time to come with you!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️Practical do-ers preferred!
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️the dogs are young, energetic & will bark loudly when you arrive, so MUST be confident & competent with dogs (see picture)
    *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️When contacting me please advise how you see your potential role in the home, what experience you have with kids Ben's age, dogs & cooking/housework

    - thanks!

  • Languages spoken

    Languages spoken

    English (Italian, German, French - these are rusty but we can communicate!)

  • Accommodation


    3-bed condo. Shared room

  • What else ...

    What else ...

    Singapore is an island state at the bottom of Malaysia, only 50km by 27km. Taxis are as cheap as you'll find anywhere, now also Grab - 100% metered/honest. Busses & underground rail provide great links around the city. With a racially diverse population - Chinese, Malay & Indian, mixing Buddhists, Christians, Muslims, Hindus - everyone speaks english as lingua franca, their own dialect between themselves & have brought their own traditions & cuisines to the island.

    It's a very clean, safe place, very orderly & a complete contrast to the countries around it in SEA - helpers who stayed with us in Thailand were really blown away &, despite it's modernity, loved it just as much!

  • A little more information

    A little more information

    • Internet access

    • Limited internet access

      Limited internet access

    • We have pets

    • We are smokers

  • How many Workawayers can stay?

    How many Workawayers can stay?


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    Hours expected

    4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week (Max. 25 hours/week)

Feeling the freedom, Vietnam 2018
WorkAwayer dinner - the best Northern Chinese food I know on Geylang Road
Amazing local/SEA food at bustling hawker markets nearby
That's Ben jumping his friends at the skatepark!
Sunset over the city, beach & ships at East Coast Park
In Thailand 2015

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