• 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 Specialist English and Writing Teachers

FAQs for Primary

Agnes Ng

Agnes Ng

Bachelor in Business Management, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

It was during her stint as a relief teacher in primary and secondary schools that Teacher Agnes discovered her passion for teaching. Prior to teaching at Work Edge, she had worked as a private home tutor for primary and secondary school students. As an avid reader, Teacher Agnes hopes to share the joy in reading to expand one’s vocabulary and to appreciate the intricate beauty of the English language.

Through her interactive lessons, Teacher Agnes aspires to cultivate a genuine interest in the English language among students. She believes that every child has a vivid imagination and can learn to tell a compelling story via the right techniques in creative writing. With patient guidance and a systematic approach, every child can be nurtured to be an inquisitive and independent thinker to realise their untapped potential.

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 has taught a range of learners, from primary school students to adult learners. She has also amassed 5 years of teaching experience in secondary schools.

This is Teacher Amanda’s second year teaching in Write Edge.

Teacher Amanda believes that English can be fun for everyone. She looks forward to sharing her love of languages with her students while also equipping them with the necessary skills to uncover and appreciate the writer’s craft, and to find the right words in their writing.

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.

Andy Low Heng Leon

Andy Low Heng Leon

LLM (Merit) International Business Law, Anglia Ruskin University

Teacher Andy believes that language proficiency is uniquely both a gift and a labour of love. By equipping his students with the right techniques, he endeavours to prepare students to be highly-skilled examinations-takers. Andy possesses 17 years of teaching English and creative writing at all levels, primary, secondary and junior college.

From time to time, Andy is also engaged in one-to-one tutoring for aspiring lawyers on the Law National Admissions Test (LNAT) takers, preparing these students for British law school admissions.

Teacher Andy employs an arsenal of different strategies to engage his students and to bring out the best in each of them beyond English Language and Creative Writing. He hopes to bring enriching discussions into the classroom to stimulate not just awareness and creativity, but also confidence in public speaking in his students.

Bavani Anbarasan

Bavani Anbarasan

Diploma in Early Childhood Education, Asian International College

Having worked in the education industry for more than a decade, Teacher Bavani is highly inspired about teaching and nurturing students. She has taught students ranging from preschool to higher primary levels and has a keen interest in developing and nourishing them. On top of being highly passionate about the English Language, Teacher Bavani regards that every child has the potential to excel in reading and writing with proper guidance from educators like herself.

Teacher Bavani believes in the concept of scaffolding as it is an effective tool to facilitate the learning of the English language, particularly reading and writing concepts. She is a firm believer of the quote that says “no significant learning can occur without a significant relationship”. This advocacy has helped her nurture many students and she hopes to continue to do so.

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.

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. With a firm belief that education will change the world, she left the corporate world to become a teacher and has not looked back since.

She has taught primary and secondary school students for more than 3 years and has also conducted a workshop with SPH for more than 40 students over two sessions.

Her teaching philosophy is to break down complex ideas into simple steps so that excellence is within reach of every student. Ultimately, she hopes to impart to her charges not just writing skills but love for the English language as well.

Choy Chee Yew

Choy Chee Yew

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.

Not only is he an aspiring playwright – he is also a part of Playwrights’ Commune, where he has been a part of a Writers Group facilitated by local playwright Joel Tan.

Ultimately, he aspires to instil a greater love for English language through his passion in both teaching, and theatre. He hopes that his students can discover their own voices as writers and to enjoy the process of creative writing and storytelling.

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!

Cherie Lee

Cherie Lee

Bachelor of Accountancy, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Cherie enjoys interacting with children and guiding them to enhance their creative fluency. With prior experience in private tutoring, Teacher Cherie treats her students with patience and adapts her teaching style to suit the needs of every child. She believes every child is unique and special in their own way and strives to create a fun and safe environment for learning and development.

Teacher Cherie has a keen interest in teaching the English language and creative writing as she believes it provides opportunities for self-discovery and helps to build confidence with effective communication.

She hopes to inspire children to develop an interest in creative writing and the wide range of fundamental skill sets that the subject provides.

Cheryl Tan

Cheryl Tan

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.

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 an MOE primary school, she was involved in programmes centred on literacy and literature. 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.

Christle Chng

Christle Chng

B.Soc.Sci (Hons) Sociology, National University of Singapore

Teacher Christle holds great belief in empowering children to discover their voice and create meaning in a world filled with complexities.

Not only does she have editorial experience in writing compelling and argumentative pieces on current affairs for students across all ages; Teacher Christle is also an educational content creator. She strongly encourages children to think critically and expand their creativity through Creative Writing.

In the words of Nelson Mandela, “Children are our greatest treasure. They are our future.” Teacher Christle believes that the time to treasure them is now, by providing them the necessary guidance and skills to find their place in the world.

Clara Lai

Clara Lai

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

From a young age, Teacher Clara has had a penchant for the written word. 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 aims to inspire her students and make learning enjoyable.

During her tertiary education, Teacher Clara was awarded the Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship for her outstanding academic results and contributions to the community. Thereafter, she honed her writing skills when she worked as a journalist, then as a research writer for television programmes.

Teacher Clara has been with Write Edge for over 2 years. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in English while continuing to teach here.

Clarence Lim

Clarence Lim

Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (Distinction) in Political Science

Through volunteering as a tutor at a family service centre, Teacher Clarence discovered the joy of teaching and nurturing students.

Since then, he has also helmed a youth mentorship programme in university, and taught English to a wide range of students from primary school to adult learners. He has currently amassed over 4 years of tutoring experience.

Teacher Clarence strongly believes that mastery of English will help each child to experience the richness of the world around them, and that it will empower them to courageously pursue their goals and dreams. He aims to create a positive and engaging learning environment for his students, where they can continually grow and improve, and flourish into competent, empathetic writers and communicators.

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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Dana Liew

Dana Liew

B.A English Literature and Creative Writing, University of East Anglia

A staunch believer in children’s creativity, Teacher Dana was inspired by her Primary School English teacher to pursue creative writing. A cheerful teacher, she seeks to inspire younger students to write well – the same way her teacher helped her.

With prior experience in teaching younger learners in other centres, Teacher Dana understands the role of fun, humour and patience in keeping students engaged. She believes that it is the teacher’s responsibility to adapt to each student’s learning style while creating a learning environment that is conducive for all.

She aims to inspire students to develop their own life-long interest in the language through helping them to understand that creative writing goes beyond getting straight As in English (although important too!)

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 and support. 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 minds and connect the storyline seamlessly.

Having taught English to both primary and secondary school students for over 3 years, Teacher Daniel has also helped three special needs students flourish under his tutelage. He is diligent and meticulous with both teaching and marking, and strives to impart what he knows to the best of his ability, helping students to reach their full potential.

Desirae Goh

Desirae Goh 

Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology, Master of Teaching (Early Childhood), The University of Western Australia

Teacher Desirae began her career as a preschool educator and has worked in childcares, kindergartens and enrichment centres for over 2 years now.

Apart from her passion for working with young children, she enjoys creating stories through Adobe Illustrator – a tool she picked up during her tertiary education. She published her first children’s book I Am Not Like The Other Clouds in 2020, and has not stopped writing, illustrating, and publishing ever since, the creative writing aspect of it she hopes to carry across to her students.

Teacher Desirae believes that any student can accomplish whatever they put their mind to, and that the only failure is the failure to try.

Darlene Desiree Jayatilleke

Darlene Desiree Jayatilleke

Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education – Teaching, Seed Institute

Teacher Darlene has been constantly motivated since the beginning of her career by her great passion for nurturing budding learners. With over 7 years of experience, her strong love for children has inspired her to dedicate her entire career to the growth of young minds and hearts.

Having pursued her education in a similar vein, Teacher Darlene, an advocate for proper speech and writing, has successfully prepared hundreds of young children for the next step of their school lives. She believes in showing care and concern for all her students and leading by example to help them achieve their goals.

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 Pawazi

Dian Pawazi

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 4 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 teacher, who has taught in a local secondary school. She also has experiences assisting students with dyslexia overcome their learning hurdles as they integrate into the local school system.

In addition to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education, Teacher Diana 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.

Dedicated, as well as passionate, 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 10 years, Teacher Eileen has amassed experience in teaching students aged 5 to 12 from different backgrounds.

Teacher Eileen has a keen interest in teaching the English language and she hopes to create a fun and safe environment that motivates students of different abilities to learn.

Patient, encouraging and engaging, she believes that providing children with opportunities to establish positive learning dispositions will go a long way.

Elmira Yue

Elmira Yue

School of Humanities, University of Brighton

Cambridge CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching, University of Cambridge

Teacher Elmira developed a love of reading from young, making her appreciate how words can be used to paint and flesh out the world around a story. She hopes to encourage this love and expertise of the language through various teaching methods to help each student reach their potential.

Having taught a variety of learners, ranging from volunteering with younger children to non-native adult learners, for over 2 years, Teacher Elmira knows the importance of having a welcoming and supportive environment for students to nurture their growth.

Believing that there is always room for improvement, regardless of age and skill, she aims to accommodate different learning styles in a classroom, pushing the students beyond their limits through a rewarding experience.

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.

Elysia Ng

Elysia Ng

B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, National University of Singapore

With an educational background rooted in English and Psychology, Teacher Elysia is able to create a tailored classroom experience for her students based on their individual personalities and learning styles. After graduating from National University of Singapore in 2017, she decided to follow her passion and went on to teach full-time at various English Enrichment Centres and Writing Centres in Singapore. Since her first foray into the education industry in 2014, Teacher Elysia has amassed extensive experience teaching English to students ranging from primary to secondary levels.

It is her unwavering belief that every classroom experience holds the potential to both nurture and challenge a child. As such, Teacher Elysia’s classes are fun, dynamic, and never a bore! As an educator, she strives to make every class an enriching one for her students and feels most fulfilled when her students leave class learning how to study hard, and study smart.

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

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. At Write Edge, by customising lessons to their learning needs, she hopes to develop their mastery of the English Language, their inner confidence and independence.

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 learners, she adapts her lessons to provide learning opportunities for diverse learners.

For recreation, she engages in hobbies ranging from sports to the arts, as she believes that such experiences stimulates psychomotor learning and supports socio-emotional development. Every moment is a learning opportunity, and Teacher Esther hopes that every child will discover the joy of learning.

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.

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.

Isabella Ang

Isabella Ang

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 it. She does this by leaving enough space for students’ own contribution of content in the learning process and by giving their opinions due attention.

Having taught English and English Literature to primary and secondary students in MOE for over 8 years, she finds her experience as a schoolteacher fulfilling but prefers teaching in smaller class settings so she can devote more attention to each individual student. Aside from teaching, she works as a curriculum writer for the Primary English Enrichment Programme at Write Edge.

She hopes to guide students to have an avidity for the subject and connect their English language learning to authentic experiences.

Janani Nair

Janani Nair

Bachelor of Law, The University of Reading

Teacher Janani has about 4 years of experience in giving private tuition to children aged between 7-12. She has also conducted enrichment classes under SINDA for N1-K2 level students, focusing on their reading, writing and basic mathematics skills. Her years of experience with children of such a wide age spectrum has enabled her to understand their different learning capabilities and difficulties. In turn, this helps her conduct her lessons in ways that not only will capture their attention, but ensure the children are able to benefit from them.

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.

Jerusha Joy

Jerusha Joy

Diploma with Merit in Early Childhood Care and Education, NIEC (Ngee Ann Polytechnic)

Being a preschool teacher and tutor to Primary School students, Teacher Joy is skilled in bridging the learning gap between Preschool and Primary School, and how to ease children into the different expectations of education.

To her, children are creative individuals who view the world in their own way and believes that in order for children to believe in themselves, they need to be respected as unique and competent individuals. For this reason, she tailors her lessons based on the needs of children and aspires to help students achieve their goals. As an educator, she believes that teaching does not only involve imparting education but it also includes nurturing students.

Teacher Joy’s love for the English language began from a young age. With a flair for writing, Ms Joy enjoys writing poems and short stories during her free time. She is an avid reader who enjoys classics.

Joan Chong

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.

Joash Lee

Joash Lee

BA (Hons) in Philosophy, National University of Singapore

As an aspiring educator, Teacher Joash has 3 years of experience teaching English-based subjects to a wide diversity of students, from Kindergarten all the way to Junior College.

He is an ardent lover of the English language. During his academic journey, he has topped his Secondary 4 cohort in English Literature, and in Junior College for the subjects of Literature in English and Knowledge and Inquiry. Teacher Joash also previously received the Siow Miow Yew Humanities Award (English Literature).

Teacher Joash is a firm believer in the adage: “If you can’t explain it to a six year old, you don’t understand it yourself”. He also believes that every child has a Promethean flame that is latent with passion and possibility, and he strives to stoke that flame into an independent blaze.

Jorryn Lee

Jorryn Lee

B.A (Hons) Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University

With an honours degree in Communication Studies from NTU, Teacher Jorryn fell in love with the beauty of writing ever since she picked up her first novel. This love for writing has evolved into her passion for English Literature and poetry. As a student, she sustained perfect grades in both English and Literature for her O and A levels. Also having written commerical articles in the beauty industry, Teacher Jorryn understands the importance of a strong writing to communicate with clarity and ease in the outside world.

Teacher Jorryn believes that every student can hone the power of storytelling, and pass on her love for the English language to her students, just as how her teachers had done the same.

Karel Tan

Karel Tan

BA (Hons), English, Nanyang Technological University

As an English tutor who specialised in Creative Writing for the past 3 years, Teacher Karel believes that education is not limited to attaining knowledge, but also creating experiences that nurture students’ character and resilience. She is always hunting for patterns in students’ learning and behaviour that will inform her teaching methods in her classes.

Having completed her minor in Creative Writing with her degree in English Literature, she is a firm believer in writing as mirrors where people can imagine themselves in the stories and relate personally to the characters.

To that extent, she aims to lead students to write authentic stories, encouraging creativity and empathetic descriptions in their writing.

Lea Voo

Lea Voo

Bachelor in Business, Melbourne University

Teacher Lea enjoys engaging students and encouraging them to question and think creatively, and imaginatively. She has had over 11 years of experience under her belt, having taught in even non-profit organisations.

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.

An avid lover of children and teaching, Teacher Lea believes that every individual is different, and is capable of excelling. Most of all, she hopes children will always enjoy as they learn and carry the knowledge gained throughout 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 extend beyond the classroom, enhancing their engagement and broadening their knowledge of social and moral issues.

With over three years of teaching experience and having been a public speaking trainer previously, Teacher Lucinda fervently believes that the enthusiasm imparted in lessons drives 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.

Madiya Bte Abdul Majid

Madiya Bte Abdul Majid

LCCI, Diploma in Marketing

Apart from contract teaching in primary schools, Teacher Madiya was also a tutor under MENDAKI TUITION SCHEME, a free tuition programme for the less privileged students. Not only was this a way for her to give back to the community but also her sincere dedication paid off when she was awarded a commendable “Best Tutor Award” by MENDAKI.

She believes that all children are unique and deserve an educational environment that is stimulating and positive – where they can grow physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially. It is her desire to create this type of atmosphere where students can meet their full potential. Armed with a mission to awaken their joy in learning the English language, she hopes her students will be able to achieve good articulation in speech and expressive creativity in writing.

To her, teaching is a process of learning from your students, colleagues, parents, and the community. As the Proverb goes: LEARN AND YOU WILL TEACH. TEACH AND YOU WILL LEARN.

Marcus Tan

Marcus Tan

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

With 6 years of teaching experience under his belt, Teacher Marcus believes in crafting lessons that harmonise each student’s unique academic skill set with the synergy of a group class.

Over the course of his teaching career, Teacher Marcus has taught a wide gamut of students who hail from diverse learning backgrounds across different age groups. In his classes, Teacher Marcus emphasises swift recall of language concepts using mnemonic devices. He 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 full potential by capitalising on their strengths, whilst turning areas of weakness into milestones of progress.

Martin Low

Martin Low

Cambridge English Level 5 Certificate In Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA)

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

Teacher Martin is a jovial teacher who makes it a priority to engage students through drama, roleplay and student participation. With 2 years of teaching experience, Teacher Martin is well-versed in imparting the art of storytelling to his students.

He places high importance on providing proper support for his students during their academic journey, understanding that there may be different circumstances that can affect their learning. Using a pedagogy-focused approach, he ensures that effective teaching methods are employed to create a fun, productive and conducive learning environment.

Teacher Martin believes that every student has the potential to appreciate the joy of language learning. A speaker of three languages, he hopes to pass this passion for language learning to his students.

Mary Francesca

Mary Francesca

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons), Political Science, National University of Singapore

Teacher Mary’s passion for synthesizing and analyzing arguments has seen her involved in various school debates and a legal internship as part of the Junior College Law Programme, in addition to her participation in moot court.

Her fervent interest in writing and politics had led her to pursue a degree in Political Science, as she was fascinated by the profound influence of language on politics.

Teacher Mary believes that equipping oneself with an adept understanding of the English language allows one to think critically and broadens one’s perspectives. Thus, she aims to inculcate a sense of enthusiasm in her students for the language, not just for school but in the wider world as well.

Michelle Neo

Michelle Neo

Doctor of Medicine candidate, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Medical School

Bachelor of Pharmacy (Honours), National University of Singapore

With 7 years of educating children and adolescents under her belt, Teacher Michelle believes in enabling students to become effective written communicators by developing their cognitive skills, language ability and imaginative thinking.

Prior to joining Write Edge, she has volunteered her services as a tutor and mentor for underprivileged students for several years. In her time with the organisation, she has mentored various primary school children with special needs. Under her keen tutelage, she has inspired young children and teens to achieve their highest potential in language communication and creative writing. On top of that, Teacher Michelle has also had extensive experience educating secondary, junior college, polytechnic and university students as a private tutor.

Teacher Michelle, too, aspires to instill a sense of confidence in her students through her weekly lessons, equipping them to communicate with clarity and flair.

Mindy Lee

Mindy Lee

B.A. in English Literature from the NUS

PGDE in English Language and Literature from NIE/ NTU

Besides enhancing one’s knowledge and allowing one to escape into different worlds, reading and writing allows the self an avenue for identification, connection and expression. This belief has propelled Teacher Mindy in her academic pursuits, having graduated from NUS with a degree in English Literature, as well as a PDGE in English Language and Literature from NIE.

Mindy has taught the English Language to native and non-native speakers from ages 3-40 for over 10 years, and strives to help her students attain their personal and academic goals in the language.

She believes that mastering the English language gives the individual a powerful voice with which they can shape their lives.

Mohamed Syam Bin Roslan

Mohamed Syam Bin Roslan

B.A. Communication (Journalism), Murdoch University, AU

With over four years of editorial experience as a journalist and writer, Teacher Syam is well-equipped to add value to any piece of written work. In Write Edge, he aims for his students to enjoy writing while learning to write efficiently and effectively!

Teacher Syam believes that writing is an essential lifelong skill. A person with a solid foundation in writing will probably find it easier to tackle any future challenges, be it in the pursuit of academic excellence or a professional career. Hence, Teacher Syam truly believes that it is important for students to start learning creative writing at a young age.

Muhd Hidayatullah

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.

Musa Bin Mohamed Noor

Musa Bin Mohamed Noor

Bachelor of Social Sciences, Political Science, Singapore Management University

Having taught as a volunteer tutor overseas and as a student mentor for younger students for over 2 years, Teacher Musa recognises the need to foster a genuine interest in English to be able to excel through intrinsic motivation.

Besides being a teacher who is outgoing and jovial, he is also passionate about the English Language. Recognising the importance of creating strong associations, he encourages his students to make connections across various topics. Additionally, these shared experiences can create marvels in both their creative writing and daily interactions. With a keen interest for gaining new knowledge, Teacher Musa aims to instil the same love for learning in students in hopes that it can invigorate their lives and academic performance.

Mutiara Binte Mohd Nazri

Mutiara Binte Mohd Nazri

Diploma in Arts and Theatre Management, Republic Polytechnic

“The task of the modern educator is not to cut down jungles but to irrigate deserts.” -C. S. Lewis. That is what Teacher Mutiara strives to do with her students. She believes in nurturing her student’s creativity. She also aims to pave the way for them to excel in writing.

If one doesn’t find Teacher Mutiara cuddled up with cats and a book, she would probably be volunteering at community clubs and libraries as an emcee, reader, and buddy tutor in numerous events and programmes. She has over three years of experience tutoring her relatives and neighbours, polishing up their skills in their last stretch before their finals.

A straight-A student in English throughout her school life and gifted with eloquence, she aims to inspire the love of the English language through expression, imagination and encouragement. As the saying by Jean-Michel Basquiat goes, “Art is how we decorate space, music is how we decorate time”, and Teacher Mutiara would like to add, language is how we decorate minds.

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.

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. Having close to 3 years of experience, her enthusiasm for teaching and her nurturing approach helps her build warm, trusting, and genuine connections with her students, equipping them with knowledge that extends beyond the classroom walls.

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

Teacher Natasha strongly believes that every student can grow into a confident and competent writer.

Ng Yue Ning

Ng Yue Ning

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

Teacher Yue Ning is passionate about the English Language. Having taught English to primary school students for over 6 years and more than a year at Write Edge, Teacher Yue Ning understands the normalcy of making mistakes and strives to create a warm atmosphere for students to express themselves creatively through writing and communication without compromising on the technicalities needed to score well in PSLE and O levels. She also believes that every student has the potential to succeed and encourages curiosity in her lessons.

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.”

Nicolette Ng

Nicolette Ng

M.Ed. English Language, National University 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.

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 tug at the heartstrings of their readers with mere words.

He believes that every child has an infinite amount of potential within them and aspires to help them ignite their appreciation for the language and unleash their penchants for writing. Entering his fourth year with Write Edge, he has had prior experience in teaching at an after-school care for primary school students.

With his cheerful demeanour and dedication, Teacher Nigel endeavours to make his lessons safe havens for his students to express themselves freely through writing. Over time, he strives to cultivate them into confident and discerning masters of the language.

Nivi Prasad

Nivi Prasad

B.A. Psychology, University of Buffalo

Teacher Nivi brings over seven years of teaching experience to the classroom, and is passionate about helping students become confident in English and writing. Her soft, yet strong approaches to teaching have inspired, and cultivated a love for the language in her students.

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, while practising the skills taught effectively.

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

Nanddika Singaravelan

Nanddika Singaravelan

B. Soc. Sci (Hons) in Sociology, National University of Singapore

Teacher Nanddika has always enjoyed writing and reading, but it was through representing her secondary school at public speaking that encouraged her to further explore her passion for the English language and its possibilities.

Since her JC days, Teacher Nanddika has been teaching English privately, helping her students with their writing and walking them through complex comprehension questions. She is confident that over the years, she has gained invaluable experience in teaching and tutoring.

Teacher Nanddika also believes that having a nurturing environment can empower students to reach their full potential. She aims to encourage her students to not only excel in their studies, but to also push the boundaries of their creativity and how they choose to express themselves.

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, Nanyang Technological University 

With an affinity for the English language since young, Teacher Farhana finds joy in creative expressions. Her passion for writing was bolstered when a poem she wrote in Primary 6 was read by then Senior Minister Goh Chok Tong in his speech at Tanjong Katong Secondary School’s 50th Anniversary.

With 4 years of teaching and 2 years of developing the primary creative writing curriculum, Teacher Farhana understands the significance of enriched learning. In 2021, 83.3% of her Primary 6 students achieved A/A* for English.

Striving to encourage young persons to pursue their aspirations, Teacher Farhana makes it a point to create a nurturing environment for students. She believes in personalised teaching, instilling confidence and creating a memorable learning journey with her students.

Nur Qianah Aqilah

Nur Qianah Aqilah

B.A (Hons) in Criminology and Security, University of Liverpool

Teacher Qianah first ventured into teaching by tutoring students in the subjects of English and Mathematics, while waiting for the commencement of University.

Teaching her very first student was such an impactful and rewarding experience that during her summer holidays, she also took up part-time teaching jobs to hone her skills.

Having taught students from different backgrounds and having hosted several school events as an emcee, Teacher Qianah understands that a good command of the English language is of utmost importance. Thus, she aims to help her students achieve a strong foundation in the English language, and she looks forward to doing so at Write Edge.

Nur Shabnam

Nur Shabnam

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

With over seven years of teaching experience under her belt, including as an MOE English relief teacher, Teacher Shabnam finds herself coming back to teaching for the fulfilling experience it provides.

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.

Nur Syafiqah

Nur Syafiqah

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

An avid lover of both the language and children, Teacher Syafiqah has over 5 years of teaching and tutoring experience.

Having taught classes during a stint with MOE, Teacher Syafiqah has gained a great exposure to the various learning needs and is motivated to provide aid and encouragement to all students. On top of that, her role as an Exam Readiness Campaign tutor has allowed her to be in contact with many graduating students; ensuring they are well equipped and supported throughout the year.

Dynamic and passionate, Teacher Syafiqah holds a great belief that all children are special flowers who will bloom in time.

Pang Xue Qiang

Pang Xue Qiang

B.A., Communication Studies with First Class Honours, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Xue Qiang has 3 years of experience teaching English and English Literature at secondary schools, and hopes to inspire his students with a lifelong passion and interest in reading and writing.

An avid reader and a published writer, Teacher Xue Qiang believes that the best learning takes place in an environment that is fun, respectful and collaborative. That’s why he ensures that students are engaged and excited about learning through empowering their interests and strengths.

In the classroom, Teacher Xue Qiang always seeks to cultivate a growth mindset in his students, so that they become independent learners who know how to seek the right solutions beyond the classroom, and understand that every obstacle can be overcome with effort and the right strategy.

Paris Maitreya Lim

Paris Maitreya Lim

Post-graduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education

B.A. of Arts, National University of Singapore

A former MOE Teacher for over ten years, Teacher Paris’ teaching motto is: Every child deserves equal attention and empathy to reach their full potential.

As a freelance writer, Teacher Paris has written lifestyle articles for Expat Living Magazine, Asian Financial Business Journal, Wealth magazine, and other publications. He is passionate about the local arts scene, is an artist, and used to perform in theatre. Creativity, for Paris, is an exceptional tool for teaching, hence he often uses visual art and imagination to engage his students and spark their enthusiasm.

“Writing is truly a creative art – putting word to a blank piece of paper and ending up with a full-fledged story rife with character and plot.” – William Shatner

Philip Teo

Philip Teo

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

Teacher Philip started teaching in MOE before venturing into teaching English and the humanities at various tuition centres and private schools. Covering a wide range of students, he is well versed with various curriculum like IB, IGCSE, AEIS and even those for International schools. Having taught in classes as big as 40 or as small as two, he has dealt with students of different temperaments, motivations and personalities.

As an educator, Teacher Philip delivers his academic lessons passionately but simultaneously with the hope that he can instil life lessons from his experience that will benefit students as they mature.

He firmly believes that education is not only about grades, but the sum total of living and experiencing life, love and relationships.

Rachel Chiang

Rachel Chiang

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

Minor in English Literature

Teacher Rachel’s keen interest in Sociology and English Literature was built on the fact that they offer an interesting and different perspective to life, which shapes individuals to become more conscious member of society.

Besides hoping to impart her love for these subjects to these students, Teacher Rachel enjoys teaching and building a rapport with them as she witnesses their learning progress.

An avid believer that every student has the potential to succeed, Teacher Rachel is passionate in helping her students to achieve their fullest potential.

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

Teacher Saastika has been with Write Edge since 2020. Hailing from a prestigious NUS University Scholars Programme, she was also an A*STAR JC scholar and a scholarship recipient for the prestigious Women Deliver Young Leaders programme. She has represented her school and nation via the Singapore Model United Nations, MOE Pre-U seminar, and as host for a dialogue session with nobel laureates, amongst other achievements. These are just a few of the many academic achievements that Teacher Saashtika has attained.

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 the language but where possible, posing questions to students to encourage them to think beyond the classroom and have opinions about what is happening around them. She passionately subscribes to the view that language is a tool that can shape one’s understanding, values, experiences and worldview.

Having taught for 11 years, both as a secondary school teacher in a public school and as a private tutor, Teacher Sally is well-versed in examination requirements and the corresponding techniques students can adopt to cope with the papers. She believes in equipping students with both language and technical skills so that they can confidently handle the O-level examinations.

Sangeetha Asokan

Sangeetha Asokan

BA, English Language and Literature, Minor in Film Studies, SUSS

Excelling in English and Literature during her school days and having been a tutor and outdoor educator, her teaching experiences have greatly shaped her perspectives on education in Singapore. She is a firm believer that learning is not linear and there can never be a “one-size-fits-all” approach to education as every student is distinct and unique. With innovative and engaging activities at her disposal, Teacher Sangeetha strives to bring out the best in every learner while boosting their creativity and confidence. Being an educator is not just a job to her, but a calling. She aims to ignite the passion for learning in as many young minds as she can.

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 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.

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

B.A. (Hons), Communication Studies, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Shanna enthusiastically strives to show how learning English can be relevant to developing ourselves holistically – whether it is through positioning ourselves in a world of current affairs, or through finding meaning in words.

In her lessons, she strives to nurture confidence among her students so they feel equipped to communicate effectively.

This is Teacher Shanna’s third year of teaching English and Writing. She firmly believes that education should be a safe space where students feel encouraged to be inquisitive and curious. Learning doesn’t have to be intimidating or a bore – there is always fun and meaning in it!

Sharma Shriya Rajesh

Sharma Shriya Rajesh

Bachelor of Social Science (Hons), Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore

Teacher Shriya has experience tutoring PSLE students in English and emphasises on the importance of clear, crisp writing. Since young, she has had a strong passion for the English Language. This fuelled her passion to excel in the subject in school and understand the intricacies behind its various learning sections (Comprehension, editing, composition writing). Her interest in writing was piqued her interest in journalism and led her to take a degree in communications to marry her traditional understanding of the language with the modern media landscape in NUS. Teacher Shriya hopes to impart this enthusiasm for the language to her students.

Shawn Tay

Shawn Tay

Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons.), Political Science, National University of Singapore

Diploma in TESOL, British Education Centre

Teacher Shawn has been a volunteer tutor for under-privileged youths for ten years. She obtained her TESOL diploma through the London Teacher’s Training College, and also took linguistics courses in Trinity Western University.

Prior to teaching at Write Edge, Teacher Shawn has spent almost six years as a research analyst in the Singapore civil service.

Having experienced the importance of clear communication, both in thought and writing, Teacher Shawn believes in helping students become independent thinkers and clear communicators.

Shen Jia

Shen Jia

Bachelor of Accounting (Hons), Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Shen Jia is often nicknamed the “Energizer Bunny” for her boisterous personality and boundless energy levels. With her around, lessons seem to become livelier, and laughter can often be heard.

With 2 years of tutoring experience under her belt, Teacher Shen Jia’s passion for teaching is driven by the strong belief that every child has the potential to excel – a potential that is just waiting to be unlocked.

Teacher Shen Jia also hopes to imbue positive learning attitudes in all her students, and encourage them to embrace this motto – “A challenge is always welcome!”

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 to 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 their 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 two years 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.

Stanley Ang

Stanley Ang 

B.A (education), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Stanley’s passion is to pick on the interest of students in language learning while having a general sense of curiosity; towards the world and its current affairs.

Throughout his 16 years of experience as a teacher, he has taught all levels from PSLE and even ‘O’ Levels to adults – in MOE, international schools and even leading tuition centres. Not only is Teacher Stanley NIE trained, he has also attained his CELTA qualification in Thailand. Whilst there, he taught at a centre for refugees and it really opened his eyes to the power of English Language. Having good English skills is akin to a lifesaver as it helps them gain employment and resident statuses in their intended countries of residence.

Teacher Stanley has gained many pleased and grateful students, whose grades he had helped to improve significantly. Above all, he believes that every child has the potential to excel and he hopes to inspire them to be passionate about language learning and to do their best.

Sze Ann

Sze Ann

B. Soc.Sci (Hons) Political Science, National University of Singapore

As a political science major from NUS, Teacher Sze Ann was a MOE teaching intern from January to March 2020. It brings her great joy to watch students grow not only academically, but in wisdom to overcome challenges and form friendships with their peers. By equipping students with the right skills and techniques, she hopes to make learning meaningful and enjoyable for each student.

Over the past two years, she has done volunteer tutoring and equipped herself with additional ways to make lessons enjoyable. Teacher Sze Ann aims to ensure that each student leaves each class with greater awareness and creativity.

She also wishes to introduce students to the beauty of the English Language so that each student can look beyond the classroom and find greater depth in their writing journey.

Tessa Neo

Tessa Neo

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.

Thilagavathi Sigamani

Thilagavathi Sigamani

Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics), National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University of Singapore

Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary), NIE, NTU Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore

For the past twenty years, Teacher Thilaga has taught the English Language at secondary schools. Till today, she remains continuously enriched by her students, her colleagues, and the teaching profession in general.

Teacher Thilaga truly believes that her role as a teacher is to facilitate learning and to light the spark of curiosity in each individual child. She aims to integrate expectations through high-leverage lesson planning and through building relationships.

Her guiding principle in teaching is: If this is what is best for the students, she will find a way to dream it, plan it, and most importantly… DO it!.

Tiara Hamarian

Tiara Hamarian

B.A. (Hons with Highest Distinction) in English, Nanyang Technological University

– Recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal Award

– Recipient of the Koh Tai Ann Gold Medal Award

Teacher Tiara graduated top of her cohort with a BA (Hons with Highest Distinction) in English from NTU in 2018. She was also a recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal award and the Koh Tai Ann Gold Medal award that year.

She has garnered 2 years of teaching experience in an International School and a Special Needs School where she has taught a diverse range of students with unique strengths and interests. Prior to teaching, Teacher Tiara spent a few years in the media industry, namely in the news (print and broadcast) and creative production.

Teacher Tiara’s interests include Children’s Literature and Poetry. Her goal is to inspire students to find and hone their creative voices, and to colour the world with their original stories!

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.

Wesley Au

Wesley Au

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

Teacher Wesley believes that teachers have to ensure that a classroom serves as a catalyst to bridge the gap between inherent capability and academic performance, and recognises that young learners are constantly inquisitive about the ever changing world.

With a passion for communications and language, he aspires to instil the beauty of the English Language through creative writing. A seasoned instructor to secondary students from varied backgrounds, he strives to ensure that students reach their potential by providing the commitment and discipline needed to both excel academically and express themselves thoroughly.

Having taught with MOE for a year, his dedication has spurred him to acquire additional qualifications in teaching English for younger learners from the British Council.

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 mastery of the English language is not just about how it is taught, but how it is used. With over 5 years of experience teaching primary and secondary students, she customises her teaching approach to galvanise each student’s interest in words.

Her proficiency with the O Level syllabus is attributed to 3 years of leading and developing the Secondary O Level English curriculum for Write Edge. She has also taught Secondary 4 students for over 4 years, and over 8 in 10 graduating students have improved by at least 2 grades.

Teacher Suk Yi is dedicated to creating a nurturing environment where students feel accomplished in learning English through continuous improvement.

Yi Wei Leong

Yi Wei Leong

B.A., English Literature, Nanyang Technological University

The joy she felt engaging her first student in a debate for an argumentative essay cemented in Teacher Yi Wei the belief that English is more than just a school subject.

For over three years since, Teacher Yi Wei has resolved to help students master the English language, not just to improve their grades, but also to enable them to think critically and communicate with others with clarity.

Continuing her journey as an educator at Write Edge, Teacher Yi Wei seeks to equip her students with the right techniques to approach and utilise the language with ease. With encouraging guidance, every one of them can realise their full potential to become discerning, articulate, and learned individuals in society.

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.

Teacher Development and Training

FAQs for Primary

Cassandra Phoon
B.A. Communications, University at Buffalo

Teacher Cassandra is no stranger to the noble duty of shaping young minds. With a firm belief that education will change the world, she left the corporate world to become a teacher and has not looked back since.

She has taught primary and secondary school students for more than 3 years and has also conducted a workshop with SPH for more than 40 students over two sessions.

Her teaching philosophy is to break down complex ideas into simple steps so that excellence is within reach of every student. Ultimately, she hopes to impart to her charges not just writing skills but love for the English language as well.

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

From a young age, Teacher Clara has had a penchant for the written word. 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 aims to inspire her students and make learning enjoyable.

During her tertiary education, Teacher Clara was awarded the Tan Sri (Dr) Tan Chin Tuan Scholarship for her outstanding academic results and contributions to the community. Thereafter, she honed her writing skills when she worked as a journalist, then as a research writer for television programmes.

Teacher Clara has been with Write Edge for over 2 years. She plans to pursue a Master’s degree in English while continuing to teach here.

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.

Elmira Yue Binte Istiandra
Cambridge CELTA Certificate in English Language Teaching, University of Cambridge

Teacher Elmira developed a love of reading from young, making her appreciate how words can be used to paint and flesh out the world around a story. She hopes to encourage this love and expertise of the language through various teaching methods to help each student reach their potential.

Having taught a variety of learners, ranging from volunteering with younger children to non-native adult learners, for over 2 years, Teacher Elmira knows the importance of having a welcoming and supportive environment for students to nurture their growth.

Believing that there is always room for improvement, regardless of age and skill, she aims to accommodate different learning styles in a classroom, pushing the students beyond their limits through a rewarding experience.

Elysia Ng
B.Soc.Sc. (Hons) Psychology, National University of Singapore

With an educational background rooted in English and Psychology, Teacher Elysia is able to create a tailored classroom experience for her students based on their individual personalities and learning styles. After graduating from National University of Singapore in 2017, she decided to follow her passion and went on to teach full-time at various English Enrichment Centres and Writing Centres in Singapore. Since her first foray into the education industry in 2014, Teacher Elysia has amassed extensive experience teaching English to students ranging from primary to secondary levels.

It is her unwavering belief that every classroom experience holds the potential to both nurture and challenge a child. As such, Teacher Elysia’s classes are fun, dynamic, and never a bore! As an educator, she strives to make every class an enriching one for her students and feels most fulfilled when her students leave class learning how to study hard, and study smart.

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.

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.

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 tug at the heartstrings of their readers with mere words.

He believes that every child has an infinite amount of potential within them and aspires to help them ignite their appreciation for the language and unleash their penchants for writing. Entering his fourth year with Write Edge, he has had prior experience in teaching at an after-school care for primary school students.

With his cheerful demeanour and dedication, Teacher Nigel endeavours to make his lessons safe havens for his students to express themselves freely through writing. Over time, he strives to cultivate them into confident and discerning masters of the language.

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.

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.

Tiara Hamarian
B.A. (Hons with Highest Distinction) in English, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Tiara graduated top of her cohort with a BA (Hons with Highest Distinction) in English from NTU in 2018. She was also a recipient of the Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal award and the Koh Tai Ann Gold Medal award that year.

She has garnered 2 years of teaching experience in an International School and a Special Needs School where she has taught a diverse range of students with unique strengths and interests. Prior to teaching, Teacher Tiara spent a few years in the media industry, namely in the news (print and broadcast) and creative production.

Teacher Tiara’s interests include Children’s Literature and Poetry. Her goal is to inspire students to find and hone their creative voices, and to colour the world with their original stories!

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.

Curriculum Specialists

FAQs for Primary

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.

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.

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.

Isabella Ang
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.

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.

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.

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!

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.

Student Enrolment and Customer Service

FAQs for Primary

Aina Diyanah
Centre Manager (Westgate Branch)

Belle Cheong
Customer Service and Student Enrolment Manager

Chong Huiqin
Centre Manager (Yishun Branch)

Darius Phoon
Senior Centre Manager (Tampines Branch)

Erica Katigbak
Senior Centre Manager (Brighton Crescent Branch)

Eugene Ang
Senior Centre Manager (Bukit Timah Branch)

Joe Poh
Senior Centre Manager (Anchorvale Crescent Branch)

Nurul Farhana Bte Johari
Centre Manager (Anchorvale Crescent Branch)

Reenugah d/o Manickkam
Centre Manager and Enrolment Executive (Yishun Branch)

Shini (Durgashni) 
Senior Centre Manager (Lorong Ah Soo Branch)

Theodora Poh
Centre Manager (Virtual Branch)

Tok Meiji
Centre Manager (Brighton Crescent Branch)

Human Resource, IT and Operations

FAQs for Primary

Adeline Chin
Annabella Tan
Human Resource

Adriel Toh
IT Executive

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