who we are trade school singapore is an alternative learning space that runs on barter. modelled after trade school new york, teachers share their knowledge and skills without taking a fee. instead, students respect the teacher’s time and effort by fulfilling one item on the teacher’s wish list. this creates a collaborative space where students and teachers barter based on a coincidence of wants. we've made a video to make things clearer:
for our inaugural season, trade school singapore happened every day for two weeks from 8 to 21 june 2012. classes were from 7.30-9.30pm on weeknights, 2-4pm and 7-9pm on weekends.
for our second season, classes will be spread out over end october to mid december. they will happen twice a week, every wednesday and thursday in the evenings from 7.30-9.30pm. however, some classes can and will be conducted over the weekend from 1-3pm (in the place of thursday's classes).
our third season takes place from july through november 2017. we will hold at least two classes each month.
how it works
in a nutshell: teacher proposes class, class is approved, teacher draws up wish list, class registration on trade school singapore system opens, students book their seat in a class by agreeing to bring one item in exchange, students attend class, teacher teaches class, students and teacher make friends, everybody goes home happy. email us at email@example.com for a teacher's introductory package!
come make friends with us!