• Our Team

With decades of combined teaching, curriculum and education management experience, we’ve got a well-seasoned team at the helm. We work very hard to help our students have the best experience at Write Edge and take great pride in what we do.

Our Teachers

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Adilia Wong

Adilia Wong
B.A. (Hons), Sociology, Nanyang Technological University

A love for the art of language and writing is what drives Teacher Adilia to unearth greater beauty and meaning in the world around her. As a teacher, she seeks to spark a hunger in them for learning and creative expression. She believes that each student has the potential to excel in using their words to create worlds of their own.

Outside of the classroom, Teacher Adilia has worked closely with young people for the past 6 years. She has experience crafting and conducting study lessons each week for youths between the ages of eleven and twenty. It has kept her on her toes, and taught her to be open-minded, open-hearted and versatile in her teaching style, Most importantly, Teacher Adilia has since developed an insatiable passion to help her students craft their own stories, both in life and in letter.

Alexis Ong

Alexis Ong
Bachelor of Commerce, Monash University Australia

Having taught a range of learners from Preschool to Secondary School, Teacher Alexis has had experience facilitating visual and creative learning via innovative techniques to inculcate good reading habits. She strives to inspire students to develop confidence to succeed and encourage creative expression through their work.

She is an avid believer that developing a curiosity for learning is key to help students achieve their full potential. As such, she hopes to be an inspiring and empowering force in her students’ lives. She is committed to creating a classroom atmosphere that is stimulating, encouraging and nurturing environment where students are not afraid to ask questions. Armed with an aptitude to be flexible, she ensures that every child’s learning style and abilities are addressed.

Amanda Ng

Amanda Ng

Post-graduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education
B.A. (Hons) in English Language, National University of Singapore

Teacher Amanda believes that English can be fun for everyone and looks forward to share her love of languages with her students while also equipping them with the necessary skills to uncover and appreciate the writer’s craft and find the right words in their writing. She has taught a range of learners from Primary School students to Secondary School students and adult learners, with 5 years of Secondary School teaching experience.

Amelia Choo

Amelia Choo
B.A. (Hons) English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

As an avid believer that every child is a writer-in-the-making, Teacher Amelia sees it as her personal mission to make them fall as deeply in love with English as she did. With years of experience as a private tutor under her belt and a great, natural love for the language, Teacher Amelia seeks to make her lessons fun and enriching. In addition, she also trusts that having an interest in the subject is the first step to achieving academic success.

Andie Boh

Andie Boh
M.Sc. Psychology, B.Sc. (Summa cum Laude) Psychology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

With a passion for mentoring, educating and empowering others in taking charge of their lifelong learning journey, Teacher Andie started giving private tuition in junior college and went on to volunteer as an assistant teacher in a middle school in the United States during her university years. Back in Singapore, she continued to mentor, empower and share knowledge with others as a psychologist. Working with individuals from all walks and stages of life has strengthened her conviction in the importance of creativity and communication as critical skills to succeed in life.

As a mother of three, she bonds with her children and guides their bilingual language development through exploring various creative media and literary works in both English and Chinese. She strongly believes that bilingualism raises one’s proficiency in both languages and that creative inspiration can be learned anywhere – from good literary works to song lyrics to campaign slogans to commercial jingles.

Ang Pin Xuan

Ang Pin Xuan
Bachelor of Arts (Hons.), Creative Writing and English Literature, University of Warwick, UK

Having translated games and creative media for much of his working life, Teacher Pin Yuan finds great joy in choosing the right way to put thoughts into words.

With six years of experience as a private tutor in both Singapore and the United Kingdom, he aims to continue inspiring every student with the same sense of wonder that he had felt as a young reader and writer.

A firm believer in the power of the written word as means of introspection and critical thought, Teacher Pin Yuan hopes to help his students grow more confident with expressing themselves in the English language.

Ang Wei Jia Isabella

Ang Wei Jia Isabella

B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Isabella strives to help students understand how lessons in the classroom resonate with their lives beyond the classroom. She has done this by leaving enough space for students to contribute to their learning process through input and clarifying opinions. She wholeheartedly believes that a teacher’s role is to assist students in finding the necessary tools they need to discover their place in the world.

Prior to teaching at Write Edge, she has taught in a MOE school as an English and English Literature teacher. She has worked as a curriculum writer and teacher in a tuition centre, where she was put to the task of making sure the learning materials were cohesive and closely aligned to the latest MOE syllabus. With her dual role at the centre, she was able to concurrently assess how well students responded to the materials in class. In a smaller class setting, Isabella is able to guide students to have an avidity for the subject and to connect their English language learning to authentic experiences.

Annabelle Ng

Annabelle Ng
BA (Hons) in English, Nanyang Technological University

As a dance educator with six years of teaching experience and an English Literature graduate, she is proficient in working with young learners from the age of 3 up to students in Secondary School. Being a dance instructor has shaped her patience and versatility when teaching children of varying age groups and abilities, and she transmutes those experiences into teaching English at Write Edge.

Being an ardent reader, Teacher Annabelle is deeply passionate about the English Language and a writer’s ability to construct infinite worlds with mere words on paper.

Through her patient and meticulous guidance, Teacher Annabelle hopes to encourage her students’ passion for creative writing and hone their skills in the English language to develop masterful and effective communicators.

Benedict Kwok

Benedict Kwok
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Having fallen in love with how English Literature has the power to create whole worlds in unique and innovative ways, Teacher Benedict seeks to share his passion for the beauty and grace of good writing with his students, just as it was shared with him by his own teachers.

Bringing experience from an editorial background, Teacher Benedict firmly believes that every child is brimming with talent in their own unique way – waiting to be discovered with the right guidance. Through his friendly disposition and commitment to his students, Teacher Benedict endeavours to encourage his students to discover the beauty of the English language within themselves.

Boana Tan (Paulna)

Boana Tan (Paulna)
Graduate Diploma in Expressive Arts Therapy (GDXAT) and BSc in Business Studies (2nd Lower Hons)

Teacher Paulna has more than 10 years of teaching experience under her belt, including being a Flexi Adjunct Teacher at Fernvale Primary School. Under her guidance and patience, she believe that every child has their own unique potential to strive. Her personal mantra is that learning is a life-long journey.

Cassandra Phoon

Cassandra Phoon
B.A. Communications, University at Buffalo; Graduated Magna Cum Laude with a GPA of 3.713

Teacher Cassandra is no stranger to the noble duty of shaping young minds. She has been teaching for the past 2 years and is passionate about teaching and hopes to impart to her charges not just writing skills but love for the English language and for poetry!

Education will change the world and starting from young is key.
That’s why I teach – to help students be the best that they can be.
Every learner is unique with their own stories to tell.
I’ll teach them how to turn a phrase, to punctuate and spell.
English is so much more than just a subject taken in school.
It’s a medium of expression and an important communication tool.
And when my students finally say, “I love English; it’s so much fun!”
I’ll know that I succeeded – my work here is done.

Charlie Wong

Charlie Wong
Diploma in Education, Diploma in Physical Education (NIE)
Certificate in Active Communicative Teaching (British Council)

Having taught for 26 years within the service of MOE, Teacher Charlie believes the twin pillars of success in learning are interest and confidence. (in that order) He inculcates interest through the use of interesting materials and methodologies to make learning vivid, and confidence through making learning progressive. His approach combines structured concepts with fun and energising stories to scaffold retention. Teacher Charlie’s personal motto is that “Teaching must come from the heart”.

Chee Yew Choy

Chee Yew Choy

Singapore Management University: Bachelor of Science (Economics), Arts and Culture Management

With theatre being an integral part of his life, Teacher Chee Yew believes in the power of storytelling in harnessing creative potential, developing a sense of self, and fostering empathy for others. He aspires to instil a greater love for English language through his passion in both teaching, and theatre.

Through his weekly lessons, he hopes to cultivate a love for storytelling in his students, and for them to appreciate its wonders beyond an academic lens. He hopes to help students form greater linkages between storytelling and life itself, so that it becomes an organic and intuitive part of them; allowing them to broaden their perspectives of life beyond the classroom setting.

Chelsie Lim

Chelsie Lim
L.L.B. (Hons), (First Class), Law, University of Bristol

Teacher Chelsie aims to dispel the common misconception that success in English boils down to students’ innate abilities. Many teachers dole out vague, albeit well-intentioned advice to students to “just read more books” – but not Teacher Chelsie! Instead, she views English as a technique-driven subject. Her goal is to equip her students with a systematic set of skills they need to excel in English. In this way, she hopes to motivate struggling students by showing them that they are definitely capable of improvement.

Apart from tackling exams, Teacher Chelsie also hopes to cultivate a genuine interest in creative writing and the English language in her students. As an avid reader and theatre buff herself, Teacher Chelsie wishes to share her enthusiasm for good stories with her students. Tapping on her prior experience teaching with collaborative learning techniques, Teacher Chelsie conducts her classes in an interactive, engaging and fun manner. Most importantly, she hopes that her students will go home after each class equipped with essential exam skills, a greater appreciation for the English language, as well as eager anticipation for their next lesson!

Chew Min Xuan

Chew Min Xuan
Bachelor of Art (Hons) Criminology and Security, Singapore Institute of Technology – University of Liverpool

Teacher Min Xuan has taken on different roles in the education and training sector which includes outdoor adventure, leadership, early childhood and tuition. His most recent stint was inculcating positive emotional coping skills and mental wellness to teenagers as a volunteer.

Having worked with children and youths from various walks of life in both academic and non-academic settings, Teacher Min Xuan posits that every student has the potential to excel and become the best of themselves. Taking a genuine and nurturing approach, he firmly believes in the importance of providing a safe and non-judgemental learning space for his students to innovate and express themselves creatively through the English language.

Learning is a life-long journey. Teacher Min Xuan hopes to inculcate this value in his students. Using his wealth of experience, he will spare no effort in empowering his students to develop a flair for the language.

Christina Chiang

Christina Chiang
B.Sc.(Hons III), Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

For Teacher Christina, it all began when she started a personal diary. Despite initial fumbles, she found herself more and more in love with writing and how she could express herself simply yet powerfully through words.

Having taught for six years in a Ministry of Education (MOE) primary school, she was involved in programmes centred on literacy and literature, including taking up the role of a School Dyslexia Remediation (SDR) Coach. She particularly enjoys teaching writing to her students as they often provide fresh perspectives drawn from their different experiences.

Dynamic and approachable, she believes that experimentation is key to creativity. She is a firm believer of Dweck’s growth mindset theory and that with the right guidance and mindset, each child can improve and excel.

Damini

Damini
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Sociology specialization in Healthcare, SIM-GE (UB)

Teacher Damini has always enjoyed reading and writing materials on topics pertaining to social issues. This passion has led to a distinction grade for every essay and a natural flair for writing.

She believes that each and every child has their own unique skill sets and are intelligent individuals in their own creative ways.
Her aim is to establish not just a strong command of English but for her students to cultivate the love for the language as well. She firmly believes that when you do something you love, success will not seem impossible!

Having worked with students from different backgrounds, Teacher Damini seeks to understand and is able to cater to the children’s needs by adopting a more personal approach and focusing her strengths to achieve the intended results!
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Daniel Chan

Daniel Chan
Diploma in English Language, University of London

Having helmed creative writing workshops, classes, and projects over the past 5 years in enrichment centres and other theatre companies, Teacher Daniel is no stranger to the power of creative writing.

He strives to equip every child with an understanding of the language that allows them to transcend rote application of skills and put their own personal stamp during their writing endeavours. Teacher Daniel makes the classroom come alive by being interactive and dynamic!

Daniel Lew

Daniel Lew

B.A (Hons) Psychology, National University of Singapore

Teacher Daniel enjoys teaching creative writing to children and believes that any child can write well, given enough practice. Being an avid reader since young, he is always amazed at how beautiful the english language can be, to both paint vivid pictures in our mind and connect the storyline seamlessly. Teacher Daniel has taught three special needs students whom has flourished under his tutelage.

Dawn Seow

Dawn Seow
B.A. Psychology / Communication Studies, Monash University

Writing is very much a part of Teacher Dawn’s life. Having been a writer for the past ten years, she hopes to spark the same passion in her students. She believes that every child is naturally creative, and that with the right guidance, they are capable in telling an engaging story.

With over a decade’s worth experiences working with both students of young age and adults, Teacher Dawn sets high standards in her classes, pushing her students beyond their limits. Teacher Dawn hopes to inspire students to become great story-tellers through their time here at Write Edge.

Dian Atiqa

Dian Atiqa

Bachelor of Business Management, Singapore Management University.
Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching (Conversion)

Teacher Dian believes that every child has a potential waiting to be unleashed. With 3 years of teaching experience, she hopes to guide young children in realising their abilities as well as igniting their passion for learning.

She believes that the best writers are great readers. Her love for reading was nurtured from a young age. From Enid Blyton to Haruki Murakami, Teacher Dian fills her spare time dwelling on many different writing masterpieces.

As an educator, she sees how being an effective storyteller could nurture the mind and shape the world. Hence, she strives to impart valuable skills and knowledge to her students through storytelling.

Diana Thomas

Diana Thomas

Postgraduate Certificate in SEN/ALN, University of South Wales

Teacher Diana is an NIE-trained, former MOE school teacher, teaching in a local secondary school. She also has experience helping students with dyslexia overcome their learning hurdles and integrating into the local school system. In addition to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore, she has a Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders from the University of Sydney, and a Postgraduate Certificate in SEN/ALN from the University of South Wales.

Teacher Diana brings with her a wide spectrum of experience from several teaching and therapy settings, including a university-based treatment and research clinic. She believes that a successful learning environment is conducive to varied learning styles. She is keen to tap on students’ individual strengths to help them expand their range of skills.

Eileen Chin

Eileen Chin
B.A. Business Management, University of London

Over the past 6 years, Teacher Eileen has amassed experience in teaching students aged 5 to 12 from different backgrounds.

She has a keen interest in teaching the English langauge and believes that providing children with opportunities to establish positive learning dispositions will go a long way. Besides teaching, she supports the adminstrative arm of Write Edge.

Elmira Yue

Elmira Yue
School of Humanities, University of Brighton
CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching, University of Cambridge

Armed with a CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching from the University of Cambridge, Teacher Elmira had been teaching both local students and non-native adult learners for 1.5 years before joining Write Edge. Teacher Elmira knows that it is important for students to have a welcoming and supportive environment to nurture their growth. She aims to accommodate the different learning styles in a classroom, pushing the students beyond their limits while making it a rewarding experience. With a love for the English language, she appreciates how words can be used to not just tell a story, but also flesh out the world around it. She hopes to encourage this love and expertise of the language through various teaching methods to cater to each student and help them reach their potential.

Elisya Tung

Elisya Tung

B.A. Arts, Economics, National University of Singapore

With hopes to encourage each and every one of her students to reach their highest potential, Teacher Elisya is an avid believer that every child has not only a strong creative voice, but also an innate joy for learning.

With experiences working and volunteering with children under her belt, she holds strongly to the fact that a teacher’s job goes beyond the classroom – making her a patient, also an empathetic teacher who strives to assist her students in the best way possible.

Elizabeth Siobhan Loke

Elizabeth Siobhan Loke
Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, National University of Singapore

Teacher Elizabeth guides her students to their full potential and empower them to take charge of their learning through joyful yet rigorous lessons. As a teacher, she injects passion into her lessons to drive her students towards understanding complex ideas through the utilisation of the English language. Patience fostered through years of volunteering and interacting with children will be at the forefront of her interactions with her students. In her spare time, she also tutors her relative who is preparing for her ‘O’ level examinations.

As a voracious reader, Teacher Elizabeth discovered the beauty of the English language through the musings of established authors. Her passion for the English Language is evident in her consistent top grades in English and Literature throughout her secondary and Pre-University years. As a teacher, she hopes to inspire the same love for reading in her students.

Esther Chin

Esther Chin
Bachelor of Education (Hons) in Secondary Education and English Language Teaching, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

Since 2000, Teacher Esther has taught learners of different age groups and of culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds. Additionally, she has taught in secondary schools, and she also has five years of experience in tutoring primary school students. Thus, she has no qualms about handling classes of differing sizes and abilities.

Teacher Esther relishes in her teaching career as it is rewarding and fulfilling. Nothing makes her prouder than seeing her students improve and succeed. She makes it a point to help students recognise and leverage their personal strengths to achieve their best potential, and also to help them overcome challenges with effective solutions.

Finally, Teacher Esther believes that teaching creative writing gives her an opportunity to gain insights into her students’ values, beliefs and perspectives, which are valuable in their learning process. In her writing classes, she always aims to provide a clear structure yet with plenty of room for creativity to tap into her students’ greatest potential.

Esther Lim

Esther Lim Ting Fang
M.A. English Language and Linguistics, National University of Singapore; B.A. Education, National Institute of Education

Teacher Esther believes that all children deserve a safe space to learn and play, and understands that every child grows at their own pace. With 6 years of experience teaching in a Ministry of Education (MOE) primary school and conducting school-based reading remediation programme (RRP) for lower progress English Language learners, she adapts her lessons to provide learning opportunities for diverse learners.

For recreation, she actively engages herself in sports, music and arts, as she believes that such experiences develop one’s empathy, teamwork and adaptability. She hopes to encourage learners of all ages that it is never too late to improve as long as they persevere in nurturing their skills.

Farah Vierra

Farah Vierra
B.A. English Language and Literature, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teacher Farah holds a deep love and fascination for the English language and its ability to conjure up certain emotions and thoughts within us. She hopes to inculcate her students with this same love for the language, through encouraging them to embrace their own unique style of writing. She believes that with the right guidance, every student can unlock their writing potential and be the best writer they can be.

With over two years of teaching experience, Teacher Farah will spare no effort in helping students wield words effectively and confidently. She also aims to make every lesson an enlightening, enriching, and rewarding experience.

Farshad Ismail

Farshad Ismail
B.A., English Literature, National Technological University

After first experiencing the joy of teaching while on several expedition projects abroad, Teacher Farshad has made it his personal goal to be a bridge to the next generation. A student every day, he is a fond admirer of literature since his primary school days. In his 3 years of teaching experience, Teacher Farshad’s proudest achievement as an educator is graduating the highest number of A/A* among the P6 students in 2018 and 2019 at Write Edge.

An aspiring novelist, Teacher Farshad has a Minor in Creative Writing and aims to instil an unbridled passion for writing in his students. Believing every student is different, he hopes to encourage curiosity and creativity while creating a positive environment for each and every single budding writer to succeed.

Foo Xiang Kai

Foo Xiang Kai
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, National University of Singapore

With his experience teaching with MOE and adult education in English, GP and Literature, Teacher Xiang Kai believes that the key to understanding this increasingly complex world is to first master the fundamentals of storytelling – reading and writing. As such, he hopes to develop in students the ability to read and think critically and more importantly, to write persuasively.

With a warm personality, Teacher Xiang Kai aims to create engaging lessons with his students. His dedication and passion for teaching also pushes him to ensure that his students are striving for excellence in their work performance.

Gomathi d/o Ravindran

Gomathi d/o Ravindran

Bachelor of Laws – University of Tasmania

Teacher Gomathi’s passion for the language was cultivated from an early age through her involvement with the performing arts and language courses. Her written and oratorical skills were further honed in law school, which culminated in her winning the Senior Moot Competition organised by the law faculty in 2018.

She strives to ensure that every student realises their potential, and seeks to empower students to be effective and eloquent communicators. To her, language is more than merely an academic subject – it is an art form.

Hannah Lim

Hannah Lim
Diploma in Creative Writing for TV and New Media at Singapore Polytechnic

Teacher Hannah is a vibrant educator with a strong flair for the English Language. She believes that every student is capable of breathing life into their stories and building inspiration from shared experiences, as well as from the world around them.

With a keen interest in creative writing and journalism, Teacher Hannah aims to equip her students with the skills to survive not only in the examination hall, but also in life.

Hidayat (Muhd Hidayatullah)

Hidayat (Muhd Hidayatullah)
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Hidayat believes that all children are unique and possess something special that they can bring to their own education. He believes that young learners are constantly inquisitive about the everchanging world. As such, he strives to foster an open mind, positive attitudes and enriching learning experiences each day in the classroom.

With a passion for communications and language, he aspires to instil the beauty of the English Language through creative writing. He hopes to transform his students into active and engaged learners who are able to express themselves eloquently while learning to embrace themselves as unique individuals.

Passionate and dedicated to all that he does, he has experience in teaching children with special needs and has also acquired qualification in teaching English for pre-school from the British Council.

Jarrold Lim

Jarrold Lim
B.A. English Language and Literature, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Jarrold is a fervent student of the arts, particularly in English and Literature. With 10 years of experience of being a dance instructor, he believes strongly in holistic development. As an educator, he aims to create a safe and engaging environment for students to practice their craft freely – be it in creative writing or similar pursuits. He hopes to provide unique, multifaceted approaches to language education for students of all levels and proficiencies.

Jenifer Rizpah

Jenifer Rizpah

B.A Psychology, National University of Singapore

For the past four years, Teacher Jenifer has amassed experience in teaching students from all walks of life.

She believes that a teacher’s role is to guide students to excel. She understands that every student has their own learning style and capabilities, and when given the appropriate guidance, each child can reach their fullest potential. She hopes to help children discover their potential and develop their love for writing.

In her free time, Teacher Jenifer loves to read, and is enthralled by how the authors are able to bring readers to another world through their writing. She believes that she will be able to impart this love for reading and writing to her students, so that they can excel not only in their exams, but beyond that, since writing is a life skill.

Jessica Swain

Jessica Swain
L.L.B, Law, National University of Singapore

Raised on a healthy diet of poetry and prose, Teacher Jessica hopes to show her students how creative writing can change the way they experience the world.

She aims to build her students’ self-confidence by making sure they fully understand the techniques taught to them in class, and are able to apply them in the examinations.

Patient and approachable in nature, her ultimate goal is to help every student discover their own unique writing style, and she hopes to foster in them the grit and dedication needed to hone their craft.

Teacher Jessica has been teaching at Write Edge for the past 2 years.

Kevin Ravendran

Kevin Ravendran
B.A. (Hons) Psychology, Nanyang Technological University
Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media, Singapore Polytechnic

Teacher Kevin is a firm believer that every child has the potential to excel. Since young, he has always enjoyed writing, so much so that he even pursued and completed a Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media in Singapore Polytechnic. Clinching the Edusave Award of Academic Achievement for finishing in the top 25% of his cohort, Kevin completed modules related to journalism, scriptwriting and video production. Additionally, he has had experience working as a journalist with media conglomerate Singapore Press Holdings that saw his articles being published on mainstream news sites such as Stomp and AsiaOne.

He aims to bring out the best in every child by taking a patient yet enthusiastic approach to teaching, which he hopes will resonate well with the students and motivate them to learn. With his journalism background, Teacher Kevin is well-equipped to spot and correct any grammatical mistakes. He hopes to impart the valuable skill of writing coherently and logically with good vocabulary so that students can excel in their exams and beyond.

Lea Voo

Lea Voo
Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne
Certificate in TESOL

Teacher Lea is an avid believer that by helping students to harness their potential and overcome challenges, students will able to become stronger and equipped as they enter the next phases of their lives – be it personal, or in academics.

With a vast experience working with children both in and out of Singapore, Teacher Lea aims to bring fun to each lesson and instil authentic understanding of techniques and concepts in students. She is certain that by doing so, students will be able to excel regardless of which stage of their lives.

Lucinda Toh

Lucinda Toh
B.A (Hons) English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Lucinda’s fascination for literature and writing was sparked by an immensely passionate teacher and ever since, she has been inspired to model her mode of teaching. She is an avid believer of authentic learning where teachers connect learning to situations that extends beyond the classroom, enhancing their engagement and broaden their knowledge of social and moral issues.

With experiences as a private tutor and a public speaking trainer, Teacher Lucinda fervently believe that the enthusiasm imparted in lessons drive the student’s learning. She finds great joy in witnessing her students grow and develop intellectually, guiding them as they tackle new concepts and ideas, leading them as they become self-sufficient and independent learners.

Marcus Tan

Marcus Tan
B.A., Communications Studies, National University of Singapore

With 5 years of teaching experience under his belt, Teacher Marcus is a firm believer in crafting lessons that harmonise each student’s unique academic skill set with the collaborative synergy of a group class.

Over the course of his teaching career, Teacher Marcus has taught a wide gamut of students who hail from a diversity of learning backgrounds across different age groups. In his English classes, Teacher Marcus emphasises swift recall of language concepts with the use of mnemonic devices.

Teacher Marcus also encourages a wide exposure to texts spanning various themes and genres, in order to develop critical thinking in his students. All in all, he strives to empower each child to realise their fullest potential by capitalising on their individual strengths, whilst turning their areas of weakness into milestones of progress.

Miti Garg

Miti Garg

Master of Science (Management) (By Research), School of Business (NUS)

Miti has over 6 years of teaching experience under her belt at various private institutions such as EtonHouse International. She currently works at PSB Academy as an Associate Lecturer and as a thesis supervisor at SUSS. She also specialises in English as a Second Language and developing creative writing skills. As a teacher, she is engaging, enthusiastic and loves working with children. With Bachelors in Architecture and continued her Masters at NUS in Business Policy, she has worked in research and penned two books on logistics and design. In her spare time she likes to paint, travel and read books.

Nabiha Binte Safudin

Nabiha Binte Safudin

BSocSc. Political Science and Corporate Communication (Magna cum Laude), Singapore Management University

A passionate writer with experience in content creation and multimedia production, Teacher Nabiha believes in the power of empowering young minds through writing. Learning how to write and communicate effectively can be an extremely liberating skill for young students who often feel stuck in their own minds, frustrated that they are unable to express themselves clearly. As an educator, Teacher Nabiha strives to maximise each student’s potential in the English language and to help them experience the joys of writing.

For over 5 years, she spearheaded, implemented several community service projects focused on providing English enrichment programmes for underprivileged students and has years of experience as a volunteer teacher and mentor.

With a strong belief that every child should have access to quality education, she was also part of a mentoring programme aimed at providing holistic support for students taking their GCE ‘O’ Levels. Armed with an enthusiasm for teaching and a professional background in content production, Teacher Nabiha aims to provide students with a meaningful and practical approach towards writing.

Nam Pei NIng

Nam Pei Ning

B.A. (Hons), English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Pei Ning is an ardent believer that language holds the power to shape people, perspectives and culture in order to form a more inclusive world. As such, she hopes to create an encouraging, engaging environment that motivates students to appreciate the beauty of language and the craft of storytelling.

Through cultivating a keen interest in language, Teacher Pei Ning hopes that her students can develop creativity and critical thinking skills that are indispensable to their learning. To quote Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “The real world has its limits; the imaginary world is infinite.” Inspired by this dictum, Teacher Pei Ning hopes that the practice of writing creatively and imaginatively can push students to unlock their highest potential.

Besides teaching creative writing at primary school level, Pei Ning is also experienced in teaching English Language Arts to secondary school students.

Narjes

Narjes
CELTA ffrom University of Cambridge, Bachelor of Social Sciences (Performance Psychology) from Australian College of Applied Psychology

Being a voracious reader since childhood, Teacher Narjes has always been spellbound by how written words, with their deceivingly innocuous appearance, wield such power and evoke such intense emotions. Hence, she has spent 3 years imparting her love of the English language and its nuances to numerous students from various levels – from primary school to working professionals. She has taught over 300 students and she is familiar with the both the local (PSLE, O’Level, IB) and international (IGCSE) curriculum.

While she persistently strives for the academic progress of her students, Teacher Narjes also has lofty aims of inspiring them to be as equally enchanted by the English language as she is.

Natasha Khoo

Natasha Khoo
BA (Hons) English and Psychology, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teacher Natasha first discovered the joys of tutoring when she was a facilitator and tutor at a renown learning centre. As there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to teaching and learning, Teacher Natasha firmly believes that patience, perseverance and an eagerness to learn in a safe environment will help students takeaway knowledge that extends beyond the walls of the classroom.

Fluent in English and possessing a flair for Creative Writing, Teacher Natasha is eager to impart a love of the language which will translate into their writing. She believes that every student can learn to write well, and strives towards inculcating a passion for English through her teaching.

Neo Wen Hui, Tessa

Neo Wen Hui, Tessa
B.Soc.Sci (Hons) Geography, National University of Singapore

With English Language being her greatest passion, Teacher Tessa believes that each student is unique. By equipping her students with the right skills and techniques, she aims to prepare students to tackle the examinations confidently and the ability to express themselves through writing.

As an experienced English tutor, Teacher Tessa employs a host of different strategies to bring out the best in each individual. On top of that, she hopes to bring novel and exciting discussions into the classroom to stimulate awareness and creativity in her students.

Teacher Tessa also strives to introduce students to the wonders of English Language beyond the classroom, and inculcate in them the desire to learn while providing each student the support they need to flourish as writers.

Ng Yue Ning

Ng Yue Ning
B.A. (Hons), English Language, National University of Singapore

Teacher Yue Ning is passionate about the English Language. As a teacher, she hopes to impart the same joy of learning she has to her students. Her favourite quote is: “there’s no such thing as a bad question.”

Having taught English to primary school students previously, Teacher Yue Ning strives to create a warm atmosphere for students to express themselves creatively through writing and communication. She believes that every student has the potential to succeed and encourages curiosity in her lessons.

Nicholas Ooi

Nicholas Ooi

B.A (Hons) Education, Nanyang Technological University

As a former NIE-trained educator in the teaching of English Language and Art, Teacher Nicholas believes that silence may not always be golden. With resolute inquisition, he embraces diverse viewpoints, thus creating an animated learning platform for an exchange of singularly intriguing ideas among learners.

As anticipated, writing can be a daunting process for some. By adopting ‘teacher modelling’ and ‘freewriting technique’ in the initial phase of writing development, Teacher Nicholas is confident that learners’ anxiety can be considerably alleviated. Possessing over a decade of teaching experience, he can resonate with every learning individual’s concern in the mastery of English Language. Most significantly, placing faith in every child’s learning ability is the key to unleash his or her fullest potential within.

Nigel Lim

Nigel Lim
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Nigel has always marvelled at the power of the English Language and how authors always manage to tug at the heartstrings of their readers with mere words on a page.

He believes that every child has an infinite amount of potential within them and aspires to help them unleash and ignite their penchants for writing. This is Teacher Nigel’s 2nd year with Write Edge and he has had prior experience in teaching at an after-school care for primary school students.

With his cheerful demeanour and dedication, Teacher Nigel aims to make his lessons safe havens for his students to express themselves freely through writing and to transform them into competent writers over time.

Nicole Hofbauer

Nicole Hofbauer

Diploma in Applied Drama and Psychology, Singapore Polytechnic

As an English and Drama Educator since 2013, Teacher Nicole believes that language is power. Through her knowledge of theatre and applied learning in private institutions and renowned schools such as SJI (Senior), she strives to inspire all her students to passionately pursue knowledge and creativity. She believes all students have the potential to be effective communicators whether through their everyday interactions or their writing, they just need the right tools.

With motivation and empathy at the core of her teaching practice, Nicole aims to facilitate students’ learning and growth towards becoming active and confident agents of their own learning.

Nivi Prasad

Nivi Prasad
B.A. Psychology, University of Buffalo

Teacher Nivi brings seven years of teaching experience to the classroom, and is passionate about helping students become confident in English and writing.

An avid writer herself with published written work, she takes great interest in imparting this skill to her students by helping them set attainable learning goals.

Every confident young writer who emerges from her classroom spurs her to help more students conquer their fears of English and writing!

Nur Azimah

Nur Azimah

Diploma in Fine Arts, Lasalle College of the Arts

Teacher Azimah is a nurturing tutor, who strives to bring out her students’ confidence in English. She was a student care teacher and tutor for many years, coaching primary and secondary school students in various subjects including English. She hopes to inculcate the love for the English language in her students, with the main takeaway from her classes being the students’ profound appreciation and acknowledgment of the power of words.

Teacher Azimah believes in lifelong learning and the need to make that journey as fun as possible. With consistently good scores in English and Literature from her primary school days up to junior college, she understands the importance of mastering the English language and hope to instill that in her students. Tapping into her background education in the Arts and her love for linguistics, she strives to make her classes as enlightening and vibrant as possible so that her students will see the beauty of the English language.

Nur Farhana

Nur Farhana

B.A. (Hons), Sociology, Minor in Creative Writing, National Technological University 

As someone who encourages young persons to pursue their dreams and ideas, Teacher Farhana aims to take a nurturing position when it comes to creative expression. Her previous experiences as a language tutor, relief educator and research assistant has helped her to be adaptable in navigating the different learning styles and to tailor to each child’s learning needs.

Having taken a minor in Creative Writing and major in Sociology from Nanyang Technological University provided exposure to a wide range of reading materials and writing styles. She aims to get her students to develop confidence and self-love in their writing capacities. She hopes to make writing a safe and happy space for them to be themselves.

Priscilla Samson

Priscilla Samson

B.A. English Language and Literature, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teacher Priscilla has been teaching both local and foreign students for the past 9 years and is passionate about teaching English and Literature. She strives to teach her students to be articulate communicators of their thoughts, opinions and experiences, to not only improve grades but to hone critical life skills. She also prides herself in being an empathetic and patient educator.

Ryan Cheong

Ryan Cheong
BSc. Business Administration, University at Buffalo

Teacher Ryan has been an avid reader and lover of books since his childhood. Teacher Ryan also has extensive experience with children, having worked with teenagers in a youth group for five years and serving consistently at Sunday School in church for the past 14 years. Teacher Ryan hopes that the students that he teaches will be encouraged to continue to learn and perfect their mastery of English, and be confident in the employment of the language for the rest of their lives.

Saashtika Mohan

Saashtika Mohan

Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering & Innovation & Design, National University of Singapore

From the prestigous NUS University Scholars Programme, she was also an A*STAR JC scholar and a scholarship recipient for the prestigious Women Deliver Young Leaders programme. As a testament to her eloquence and effective communication skills, she has represented her school and nation on a national and international scale, through the Singapore Model United Nations, MOE Pre-U seminar, and as host for a dialogue session with nobel laureates, amongst other achievements. She has been recognised with the SINDA Excellence Award and the Gold with Honours award in secondary school too.

These are just a few of the many academic achievements that Teacher Saashtika has attained. Beyond that, she has been actively serving the community as well, through her numerous volunteering efforts and role as a Student Councillor. In fact, she discovered her passion for teaching when she began giving voluntary tuition for underprivileged primary school kids. She hopes to impart her love for the subject to her students, so that they enjoy learning the subject as much as she enjoys teaching it. A nurturing individual who believes that everyone has potential to excel, Teacher Saashtika is committed to helping students under her charge learn, grow and ultimately unleash their full potential.

Sally Tang

Sally Tang
L.L.B, Law, National University of Singapore

Teacher Sally believes not just in teaching students the language but to think beyond the examinations. She passionately subscribes to the view that language is a tool that can shape one’s understanding, values, experiences and worldview.

Having been in the education for the past 9 years, both in the Ministry of Education (MOE) schools and as a private tutor, teacher Sally challenges her students to ponder, to ask and to question assumptions. She firmly believes that language must be practical and beyond the classroom; that words have nuances and meaning and must be responsibly wielded. She hopes to mould and stretch students’ mental and emotional development and part of that involves cultivating a love of language and learning that goes beyond sitting through the examinations.

Sangeetha Nadarajan

Sangeetha Nadarajan

Bachelor of Laws, The University of Queensland
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) English Literature, University of London

Teacher Sangeetha finds writing therapeutic. Her love for writing drew her to her first career as a writer for a magazine. Tutoring since her university days, she understands the problems children tend to face with the English Language. Teacher Sangeetha recognises that each child is different and the approach to teaching the language can differ from one child to the next.

According to C.S. Lewis., “You can make anything by writing”. As a deep believer of this quote, Teacher Sangeetha opines that a whole new world can be created through writing by anyone if they are given the right tools and she hopes to nurture the exploration of these tools with her students.

Sarah Lim

Sarah Lim

Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore

Having always had a passion for the written word, there is nothing that brings Teacher Sarah Lim more joy than breaking down the basics of good writing and passing on that knowledge to those around her. Sarah’s prolific experience as a freelance copywriter and ballet teacher have equipped her with the perfect combination skill sets for teaching writing to her students. From past experience, she has written articles and advertisements for Citibank, Far East Organisation and Nissan, among other companies. Her keen understanding of the intricacies of language go a long way in better explaining creative writing to every student. Sarah’s biggest desire as a teacher is for students to discover the joy of learning and the excitement of crafting worlds with mere words. Her own passion and enthusiasm for what she teaches creates a lively classroom environment, where students can always feel engaged and excited while honing their writing skills.

Sarah Ng

Sarah Ng
Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting), University of Queensland

An avid reader constantly inspired and enthralled by the magic of words, Teacher Sarah hopes to spark interest and joy in the learning of the English language. She aims to create a learning environment where students can learn freely and be inspired to continually grow and improve.

With a nurturing and patient disposition, Teacher Sarah hopes to provide support to every student, exercising care and flexibility towards different learning abilities. Believing that every student has the potential to succeed, she strives to build their confidence in their writing.

Sarah Seng

Sarah Seng

BSocSci (Hons) Sociology, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Sarah envisions a warm and encouraging environment where her students look forward to classes and find joy in learning the English language!

She believes strongly in pouring into the younger generations to tap on their hidden potential to be a force for good in society.

Her experiences in teaching English to marginalised groups such as foreign migrant workers have made her realise how fortunate she is to be born in Singapore and been given so many opportunities to grow. In the same way, Teacher Sarah hopes that her students will treat education as a privilege instead of taking it for granted, and give back to the community in their own compassionate ways.

Sean Tay

Sean Tay
B.A. (Hons) English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

With a passion for reading and writing, Teacher Sean hopes to impart that same knowledge and interest to his students.

Believing that every student has an inherent ability to write waiting to be unleashed and developed, he strives to unlock the hidden potential within his students to allow them to excel.

He seeks to establish a nurturing environment with his cheerful and approachable disposition. Over the past 1.5 years at Write Edge, he has helped his students express their thoughts and creativity bravely.

Through patience and constant encouragement, Teacher Sean aims for his students to find joy in the process of writing a cohesive and logical piece of work.

Shabnam

Shabnam

B.Sc. Chemistry & Biological Chemistry from Nanyang Technological University, and B.A Business Management from Edinburgh Napier University

With over six years of teaching experience under her belt including being an MOE English relief teacher, Teacher Shabnam finds herself coming back to teaching for the fulfilling experience it gives. As a teacher, she hopes to impart her love for reading and English Language to her students. On top of that, she strives to equip students with the essential skills needed to express their ideas coherently, and with eloquence.

Teacher Shabnam also aspires to bring joy in learning by creating a positive learning environment and instilling a lasting sense of curiosity, and creativity in each student.

Shaevah Shankari

Shaevah Shankari 

SUSS – Bachelors of Arts in English Language and English Literature
NIE – Diploma in Education (English language and Mathematics)
Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Diploma in Early Childhood Education

Teacher Shaevah has been an educator in the teaching fraternity for over 10 years with experience teaching students from 7 years to 13 years of age, having graduated with Honours in the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and English Literature. As an educator in the classroom, she strongly believes in achieving a positive classroom culture by maintaining discipline through effective classroom management skills.

In her own personal development, Teacher Shaevah strives to actively engage herself in lesson design circles with colleagues and fellow teachers around Singapore. During her teaching experience, she was awarded the Principal’s Innovative Teacher Award in 2017 and 2018 for her innovative teaching practices and the Principal’s Caring Teacher Award for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019 for inspiring primary school pupils positively.

“Plant your faith in an individual as you would with a mustard seed. A faith as small as one can move mountains,” – Teacher Shaevah

Shafika Ghani

Shafika Ghani
B.A. (Hons), English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Shafika lives for the written word. She also loves children for their naturally imaginative minds. She has had over 7 years teaching English and Writing to primary and secondary students both in private institutions and at a public Ministry of Education (MOE) school.

She is also an aspiring writer who has published numerous fiction stories. In 2015, she was mentored by local writer, Alfian Sa’at under Singapore’s National Arts Council which led to a reading of her original work at the Singapore Writer’s Festival stage.

She believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and every individual is different. Most of all, she hopes children will always think of writing as painting but, using words!

Shanna Ng

Shanna Ng

Bachelor of Communication Studies, Honours, Nanyang Technological University

When Teacher Shanna was younger, her parents never failed to take her on weekly library visits. Since then, she has been drawn into the magic of words – of how they are able to universally connect with readers, and to make one feel understood.

With her previous experience in teaching, Teacher Shanna hopes to be able to inspire students to see the beauty in words, and to help them find confidence in communicating their thoughts or emotions, as well as to enable these young minds to find their own voices and tell their own stories.

Shawn Tay

Shawn Tay
Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.), Political Science, National University of Singapore
Graduate Diploma in TESOL, British Education Centre

Trained by the London Teacher’s Training College (LTTC) and in linguistic courses with the Trinity Western University, Teacher Shawn is well-versed in English Language.

Having been a tutor volunteer for under-privileged youths for eight years, Teacher Shawn believes in helping students become independent thinkers and clear communicators.

With her experiences as a research analyst in the Singapore civil service prior to joining Write Edge, Teacher Shawn also holds closely to the importance of clear communication and involving both clarity in thought and writing.

Shilpa Balachander

Shilpa Balachander
CELTA, Cambridge University
M.Sc., Food Service Management and Dietetics, Avinashilingam University

Teacher Shilpa is an enthusiastic and committed teacher. She believes that at the end of each lesson, all students should walk out having learnt something valuable. The thought that all children are born with a creative mind, is deeply ingrained in Teacher Shilpa’s mind. She believes that it is her duty to make children realise their creativity and use it to their full potential.

As someone who has always been fascinated with the English Language, Teacher Shilpa is an avid reader and encourages all her students to read. Reading opens doors to new imaginations and while reading, learning is inevitable. Teacher Shilpa’s teaching methods are very needs-focused, as each child is unique and different.

Teacher Shilpa is an experienced educator, who has guided Upper Primary students, mainly focusing on the writing skills which are needed for composition and situational writing. She also spends her free time volunteering to teach students of various backgrounds and learning capabilities.

Having been a nutritionist, Teacher Shilpa also believes that children can soar to great heights when adequately-fed.

Siti Safiyah Bte Ridzwan

Siti Safiyah Bte Ridzwan

B.SocSci (Hons) Political Science, Minor in Global & Language Studies, National University of Singapore

As an ardent and diverse reader, Teacher Safiyah hopes to impart her love and passion for reading and writing with the younger generation. She greatly relishes in the emotive power that words carry, and the vivid pictures they paint.

Teacher Safiyah also strongly believes that every child has the potential to cultivate and nurture the ability to be a flourishing writer. She has a soft spot for children and loves working with their curious young minds. She recognises that every child is unique, and that each will traverse a different path towards honing their abilities.

Together with a year of teaching experience and tutoring, Teacher Safiyah aims to strive for excellence and aspires for each child to leave the classroom more adept, inspired and motivated through patience and inculcating confidence.

Tan You Ting Cheryl

Tan You Ting Cheryl

BSc (Real Estate) (Hons), National University of Singapore

Teacher Cheryl is a caring teacher who believes cultivating a child’s interest in English language is the ultimate goal of education. With experience before as a student care teacher, she has taught many children with different proficiencies in the English language. Being an avid reader since young and due to her passion for the language, she has an excellent command of the English language.

“Children must be taught how to think and not what to think.” For Teacher Cheryl, she believes that children should be taught skills and not just knowledge. She also likes to maintain a strong bond with her students, taking a keen interest in their different learning styles, believing that every child is unique and has great untapped potential to hone their writing skills. Watching her students improve over time has motivated Teacher Cheryl to pursue a teaching career with Write Edge.

Tharshini

Tharshini

Bachelor of Science (Project and Facilities Management) with Honours

Teacher Tharshini is a firm believer in lifelong learning. As such, she constantly equips herself with the skills required to better teach her students. Teacher Tharshini has taken courses in critical thinking and writing, and as a literature and theatre student over the course of her secondary and junior college education, she has also gained a deeper appreciation for the English language and for the art of communicating.

For over 8 years, Teacher Tharshini has tutored over 100 students, and she has also taken on various roles such as tutor and curriculum designer. She constantly tailors her teaching and curriculum according to her students’ learning abilities, and aims to inspire them to learn through close mentorship.

Teacher Tharshini is excited to join the Write Edge team, to continue imparting her knowledge and love for writing with her students.

Vidya Thyagarajan

Vidya Thyagarajan
B.Sc., Chemistry; Cambridge International Diploma in Teaching and Training

Respect for children, flexibility, forward-thinking and above all else, passion. These traits sum up the personality of Teacher Vidya.

She strongly believes that every child is a bundle of talent that is simply waiting to be unravelled. She values the engagement and interaction of all learners in the classroom in order to create an energetic and dynamic learning environment.

As a result of 8 years of teaching experience, she has gained valuable insight into the different learning styles of students. She takes pride in each of her learners and constantly strives to encourage curiosity, cultivate creativity and boost self-esteem.

Yee Suk Yi

Yee Suk Yi

PGCert, Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham; B.A. (Hons), Graphic Design, LASELLE College of the Arts

Teacher Suk Yi believes that all children can be inspired to write creatively given the right learning environment.

Over the past 2 years at Write Edge, she as heavily involved in crafting our in-house curriculum and has taught a diverse range of students across different ages. It is her strong belief that with patience and encouragement, all children can reach their fullest potential.

Teacher Suk Yi is also an avid reader and counts Jane Austen and Harper Lee as some of her favourite authors. In her free time, she loves to travel and pens her experiences down in her travel and food blog.

Zann Boo

Zann Boo

M.A. (Distinction) Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, University of Nottingham, England

With over a decade worth’s of teaching experience, Teacher Zann is an avid believer that given the right learning environment, students will be able to express their thoughts coherently through the written word.

Having been an Allied Educator for MOE and also a creative writing teacher, Teacher Zann seeks to equip her students with the necessary writing skills by way of constructive feedback and encouragements while elevating them to greater heights.

Zafirah Jeffrey

Zafirah Jeffrey

B.A. (Hons), English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Zafirah believes that teaching is about helping each child realise their own unique strengths, and building their self-confidence therefrom. Her work is all about putting words to imagination, and helping her students craft stories by stringing together and articulating these ideas coherently. She believes that with patience and encouragement, every child can excel.

Having taught in both professional and volunteer settings since 2012, Teacher Zafirah’s wide-ranging experience includes University guest lectures, private tutoring, as well as special needs education.

Zhang Zizhong

Zhang Zizhong

B.A. (Hons), Law, University of Oxford

With two years of tutoring experience for O and A levels as well as through participations in various English related competitions, Teacher Zizhong is a firm believer in the immense impact of the language in both shaping individual lives and the world through better, more empathetic communication. He has a standing track record, spanning over 3 years, that his students have shown progress under his tutelage.

Teacher Development and Training

FAQs for Primary

Nicolette Ng
M.Ed. English Language, National Institute of Education; B.A. (Hons.) English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

A dedicated, goal-driven and resourceful educator, Nicolette has over 8 years of experience in teaching English and Writing. She is adept at creating a safe and positive classroom learning environment and having clear, written-out learning goals for each student.

She began her career in education as a creative writing specialist teacher. Since then, she has developed the primary creative writing curriculum and designed countless teacher training and development workshops for Write Edge.

She believes that “in learning you will teach, and in teaching you will learn,” and that the journey in teaching and learning is one of great joy and fulfillment.

Joan Chong
B.A. in Psychology; BSc. Business Administration, University of Buffalo

With 12 years of tutoring experience under her belt, Teacher Joan believes in encouraging her students to be self-directed learners, to question and think critically about what they read and write. This was first proven in 2009 when a student was rapidly improving in school, moving from Normal Academic to Express Stream.

From her many years of tutelage, she is familiar with primary, secondary, AEIS, O levels and iGCSE examination standards. Her 2nd year at Write Edge, Teacher Joan endeavours to equip her students with essential skills and sound values to prepare them for life’s challenges where they will be inspired to find the joy in overcoming obstacles through fun, relevant and interesting lessons.

In her spare time, she helms a growing lifestyle group of over 2500 members, speaks at and facilitates various adult literacy workshops and talks.

Michelle Tan
B.B.A. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Teacher Michelle believes that every child can learn and wants to learn. Given the right environment and resources, every child’s potential can be unleashed to reach its fullest potential.

With an encouraging disposition and over 4 years of teaching experience under her belt at both enrichment centres and in tutoring, Teacher Michelle has a knack for making difficult concepts easy to understand and apply. Patient and nurturing in nature, she makes the lessons fun and enjoyable to facilitate effective learning.

Farah Vierra
B.A. English Language and Literature, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teacher Farah holds a deep love and fascination for the English language and its ability to conjure up certain emotions and thoughts within us. She hopes to inculcate her students with this same love for the language, through encouraging them to embrace their own unique style of writing. She believes that with the right guidance, every student can unlock their writing potential and be the best writer they can be.

With over two years of teaching experience, Teacher Farah will spare no effort in helping students wield words effectively and confidently. She also aims to make every lesson an enlightening, enriching, and rewarding experience.

Farshad Ismail
B.A. English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

After first experiencing the joy of teaching while on several expedition projects abroad, Teacher Farshad has made it his personal goal to be a bridge to the next generation. A student every day, he is a fond admirer of literature since his primary school days. In his 3 years of teaching experience, Teacher Farshad’s proudest achievement as an educator is graduating the highest number of A/A* among the P6 students in 2018 and 2019 at Write Edge.

An aspiring novelist, Teacher Farshad has a Minor in Creative Writing and aims to instil an unbridled passion for writing in his students. Believing every student is different, he hopes to encourage curiosity and creativity while creating a positive environment for each and every single budding writer to succeed.

Lai Si Ying Clara
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

From a young age, Teacher Clara has had a penchant for reading fiction. This translated into her love for writing, and the English language. She believes that every student has the potential to express himself or herself in the English language proficiently.

With dedication and a cheerful disposition, she hopes to equip her students with writing skills while making learning enjoyable.

Teacher Clara honed her writing skills when she worked as a journalist and then as a research writer for television programmes after her tertiary studies. She was awarded the Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship in July 2010 for her outstanding academic results and contributions to the community.

Nur Syafiqah
Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering) with Honours (Merit), Nanyang Technological University

Dynamic and passionate, Teacher Syafiqah was given the opportunity to helm P6 English classes during her stint with MOE. She holds a great belief that all children are special flowers who will bloom in time. Teacher Syafiqah was also an exam readiness campaign tutor under Mendaki Sense.

With 2 years of teaching experience under her belt, she strives to optimise her students’ learning journeys through creative ideas and educational games. She is currently teaching both Primary and Secondary classes at Write Edge.

Curriculum Specialists

FAQs for Primary

Farshad Ismail
Curriculum Lead, Primary Creative Writing
B.A., English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

After first experiencing the joy of teaching while on several expedition projects abroad, Teacher Farshad has made it his personal goal to be a bridge to the next generation. A student every day, he is a fond admirer of literature since his primary school days. In his 3 years of teaching experience, Teacher Farshad’s proudest achievement as an educator is graduating the highest number of A/A* among the P6 students in 2018 and 2019 at Write Edge.

An aspiring novelist, Teacher Farshad has a Minor in Creative Writing and aims to instil an unbridled passion for writing in his students. Believing every student is different, he hopes to encourage curiosity and creativity while creating a positive environment for each and every single budding writer to succeed.

Esther Lim
Curriculum Lead, Primary English Enrichment
M.A. English Language and Linguistics, National University of Singapore; B.A. Education, National Institute of Education

Teacher Esther believes that all children deserve a safe space to learn and play, and understands that every child grows at their own pace. With 6 years of experience teaching in a Ministry of Education (MOE) primary school and conducting school-based reading remediation programme (RRP) for lower progress English Language learners, she adapts her lessons to provide learning opportunities for diverse learners.

For recreation, she actively engages herself in sports, music and arts, as she believes that such experiences develop one’s empathy, teamwork and adaptability. She hopes to encourage learners of all ages that it is never too late to improve as long as they persevere in nurturing their skills.

Yee Suk Yi
Senior Curriculum Writer, Secondary
PGCert, Applied Linguistics, University of Birmingham; B.A. (Hons), Graphic Design, LASALLE College of the Arts

Teacher Suk Yi believes that all children can be inspired to write creatively given the right learning environment.

Over the past 2 years at Write Edge, she as heavily involved in crafting our in-house curriculum and has taught a diverse range of students across different ages. It is her strong belief that with patience and encouragement, all children can reach their fullest potential.

Teacher Suk Yi is also an avid reader and counts Jane Austen and Harper Lee as some of her favourite authors. In her free time, she loves to travel and pens her experiences down in her travel and food blog.

Ang Wei Jia Isabella
Curriculum Writer, Primary English Enrichment
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Isabella strives to help students understand how lessons in the classroom resonate with their lives beyond the classroom. She has done this by leaving enough space for students to contribute to their learning process through input and clarifying opinions. She wholeheartedly believes that a teacher’s role is to assist students in finding the necessary tools they need to discover their place in the world.

Prior to teaching at Write Edge, she has taught in a MOE school as an English and English Literature teacher. She has worked as a curriculum writer and teacher in a tuition centre, where she was put to the task of making sure the learning materials were cohesive and closely aligned to the latest MOE syllabus. With her dual role at the centre, she was able to concurrently assess how well students responded to the materials in class. In a smaller class setting, Isabella is able to guide students to have an avidity for the subject and to connect their English language learning to authentic experiences.

Christina Chiang
Curriculum Writer, Primary Creative Writing
B.Sc.(Hons III), Education, National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

For Teacher Christina, it all began when she started a personal diary. Despite initial fumbles, she found herself more and more in love with writing and how she could express herself simply yet powerfully through words.

Having taught for six years in a Ministry of Education (MOE) primary school, she was involved in programmes centred on literacy and literature, including taking up the role of a School Dyslexia Remediation (SDR) Coach. She particularly enjoys teaching writing to her students as they often provide fresh perspectives drawn from their different experiences.

Dynamic and approachable, she believes that experimentation is key to creativity. She is a firm believer of Dweck’s growth mindset theory and that with the right guidance and mindset, each child can improve and excel.

Nabiha Binte Safudin
Curriculum Writer, Primary English Enrichment
BSocSc. Political Science and Corporate Communication (Magna cum Laude), Singapore Management University

A passionate writer with experience in content creation and multimedia production, Teacher Nabiha believes in the power of empowering young minds through writing. Learning how to write and communicate effectively can be an extremely liberating skill for young students who often feel stuck in their own minds, frustrated that they are unable to express themselves clearly. As an educator, Teacher Nabiha strives to maximise each student’s potential in the English language and to help them experience the joys of writing.

For over 5 years, she spearheaded, implemented several community service projects focused on providing English enrichment programmes for underprivileged students and has years of experience as a volunteer teacher and mentor.

With a strong belief that every child should have access to quality education, she was also part of a mentoring programme aimed at providing holistic support for students taking their GCE ‘O’ Levels. Armed with an enthusiasm for teaching and a professional background in content production, Teacher Nabiha aims to provide students with a meaningful and practical approach towards writing.

Nur Farhana
Curriculum Writer, Primary Creative Writing
B.A. (Hons) Sociology, Minor in Creative Writing, Nanyang Technological University

As someone who encourages young persons to pursue their dreams and ideas, Teacher Farhana aims to take a nurturing position when it comes to creative expression. Her previous experiences as a language tutor, relief educator and research assistant has helped her to be adaptable in navigating the different learning styles and to tailor to each child’s learning needs.

Having taken a minor in Creative Writing and major in Sociology from Nanyang Technological University provided exposure to a wide range of reading materials and writing styles. She aims to get her students to develop confidence and self-love in their writing capacities. She hopes to make writing a safe and happy space for them to be themselves.

Shafika Ghani
Curriculum Writer, Primary English Enrichment
B.A. (Hons), English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Shafika lives for the written word. She also loves children for their naturally imaginative minds. She has had over 7 years teaching English and Writing to primary and secondary students both in private institutions and at a public Ministry of Education (MOE) school.

She is also an aspiring writer who has published numerous fiction stories. In 2015, she was mentored by local writer, Alfian Sa’at under Singapore’s National Arts Council which led to a reading of her original work at the Singapore Writer’s Festival stage.

She believes that there is no one-size-fits-all approach and every individual is different. Most of all, she hopes children will always think of writing as painting but, using words!

Ryan Cheong
Curriculum Writer, Primary English Enrichment
BSc. Business Administration, University at Buffalo

Teacher Ryan has been an avid reader and lover of books since his childhood. Teacher Ryan also has extensive experience with children, having worked with teenagers in a youth group for five years and serving consistently at Sunday School in church for the past 14 years. Teacher Ryan hopes that the students that he teaches will be encouraged to continue to learn and perfect their mastery of English, and be confident in the employment of the language for the rest of their lives.

Student Enrolment and Customer Service

FAQs for Primary

Chong Huiqin
Centre Manager (Yishun/Tampines Branch)

Erica Katigbak
Centre Manager (Brighton Crescent Branch)

Nurul Farhana Bte Johari
Centre Manager (Blk 134 Lorong Ah Soo Branch)

Tok Meiji
Centre Manager (Blk 142 Lorong Ah Soo Branch)

Melvina Kaur
Centre Manager (Beauty World Centre Branch)

Shini (Durgashni) 
Centre Manager (Anchorvale Crescent/WELearn Branch)

Belle Cheong
Customer Service and Student Enrolment Manager

Human Resource and Operations

FAQs for Primary

Adeline Chin
Annabella Tan
Human Resource

Chua Huimin
Chong Hui Qin
Operations Strategy, Planning and Facilities Management