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

Our Teachers

Adilia Wong

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

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

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

Aileen Ng

Aileen Ng
Early Childhood Studies (Director’s Honor List Award 2011 & 2012), Temasek Polytechnic

Aileen specialises in Early Childhood Education and has over 7 years of teaching experience in the Early Childhood industry. In both 2011 and 2012, she received the Director’s Honor List Awards for her stellar academic performance in Early Childhood studies at Temasek Polytechnic. She graduated 3rd place in her cohort in 2013 and was awarded a Bronze medal.

She is skilled at designing educational materials for young children and creates a fun-filled, encouraging learning environment – one that promotes interest in learning as well as cultivates positive learning attitudes.

Aileen is highly motivated in empowering children to become independent and resilient learners. She also believes that every child’s creativity can be unleashed in a safe and open environment. In a classroom, every child can be the best that they want to be.

Benedict Lee

Benedict Lee
B.A. (Hons) Public Policy and Global Affairs, Nanyang Technological University

With patience and constant encouragement, Teacher Benedict nudges his students to breathe life into their imaginary worlds by expressing themselves with the right words and find their enthusiasm for creative writing.

He has had prior experience teaching at Write Edge and has brought this passion to Cambodia in 2012, where taught English as a volunteer. Believing that every student has the ability to write creatively, he hopes to create a nurturing environment that would encourage students to break out of their shells and be confident writers.

Brandon Goh

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

A teacher once struck a chord in Brandon’s heart that continues to resound today. With her eloquent, riveting tongue, every lesson was transformed into an adventure. She is a teacher par excellence who makes everyone desire to learn. That sparked Teacher Brandon’s love for teaching.

Teacher Brandon topped the cohort in English during secondary school, scored the dean’s list in university and graduated with a first-class honours degree in English literature. He has had 3 years of teaching experience with mainstream, foundational and special needs students.

He spares no effort to help students wield words confidently and perhaps even formidably. Therefore, from grammatical basics to the firmament of creative writing, it is Brandon’s aspiration to be as the morning sun to the blossoming lotus — to help each student be his or her best.

Cassandra Phoon

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

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

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

Charis

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

Teacher Charis believes that patience, constructive feedback and affirmation goes a long way in building one’s confidence. She pays careful attention to her students’ learning needs and aims to foster an environment where they will thrive.

Well-versed in English and Creative Writing, with extensive experience in creating pedagogical content, an enduring love for teaching has followed Teacher Charis throughout the past 3 years in the field.

Christina Chiang

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

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

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

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

Colleen Khoo

Colleen Khoo
Diploma in TESOL, British Education Centre; Diploma in Chinese Studies, Ngee Ann Polytechnic

As an educator, Teacher Colleen seeks to create a safe and fun environment of exploration through language learning and to help students be more confident in expressing themselves through writing.

Trained in both English and Chinese Linguistics, she is able to help students be foundationally grounded in the language as well as explore more complex language structures.

Teacher Colleen strongly believes that language bridges cultural gaps, and through learning language, she seeks to understand and explore a culture that is not her own. She has had prior experience in private language school abroad, as student care teacher as well as in translation and transcription.

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!

Dawn Seow

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

Writing is very much a part of Teacher’s Dawn 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.

Eileen Chin

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

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

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

Elizabeth Siobhan Loke Hui Zhen

Elizabeth Siobhan Loke Hui Zhen
International Baccalaureate Diploma, St. Joseph’s Institution

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.

Eri Kawamoto

Eri Kawamoto
B.A. Arts, Psychology, University of Buffalo

Interacting with children and helping them is Teacher Eri’s passion and interest. Teacher Eri believes that every student deserves attention and guidance catered to their individual needs, and seeks to achieve a balance where students feel welcomed to class each week yet continue to be challenged for self-improvement. With endless patience and encouragement, Teacher Eri strives to prove to her students that everyone has the ability to shine. She has had 2 years of teaching experience.

Esther Lim

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

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

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

Farah Vierra

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

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

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

Grace Chiang

Grace Chiang
Masters in Marketing (Honours), University College Dublin; Bachelor of Arts (with Diploma in Education), Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Grace is a former MOE teacher who is NIE-trained to teach English and Chinese at primary and secondary level. Her robust linguistic skills have stood her in good steed to motivate students to excel in and enjoy learning English. As a testament to her successful pedagogy, her students have shown marked improvement and achievements in their various school examinations. Teacher Grace is confident that she can make learning enjoyable, meaningful, and inspirational by weaving in real life examples and concepts in her teaching, while striving to meet the needs of her individual students. A nurturing and caring person by nature, Teacher Grace takes pride in seeing her students succeed in their learning endeavours and beyond.

Hanis Rahmat

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

Teacher Hanis believes that every child is capable of great things. With close to 5 years of teaching experience, Teacher Hanis goes the extra mile to ensure that her students accurately grasp concepts taught in class. She takes pride in her teaching and strives to improve whenever the need arises.

She developed love for English Literature during her pre-University days, and decided to pursue it as a major in University. She has, to date, taught kindergarten, primary, as well and secondary school students!

Hidayat (Muhd Hidayatullah)

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

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

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

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

Jenny Wong

Jenny Wong
B.A. (Hons) in Education, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Jenny possesses a broad range of talents and 27 years of experience as an educator. Having worked with a wide and diverse range of students with learning needs, she has developed a great store of acumen and practical tools. Her ability to help with struggling learners comes with from her wealth of experience as well as a genuine desire to help them overcome their difficulties.

Jenny has also served as a Programme Officer at the Ministry of Education (Headquarters), where she worked with Educational Psychologists, Educational Counsellors and Reading Specialists to oversee the implementation and running of the Helping Underachievers’ Programme (HUP) and the Learning Support Programme (LSP). In addition, she has played the role of a Work Improvement Team (WIT) Leader, MOE Ideas Bank (MIB) Coordinator, REading NEWspaper (RENEW) Coordinator, Learning Support Coordinator (LSC) and School-based Dyslexia Remediation (SDR) Instructor.

The highlight of her career was the sharing of the JEnny Wong’s English Language (JEWEL) Approach during the MOE Excel Fest in 2007. Having completed 30 years of service in the Ministry of Education, Teacher Jenny is currently working part-time as an Educational Therapist, a private tutor and a freelance trainer.

Jessica Lim

Jessica Lim
B.A. Applied Science in Speech Pathology, University of Sydney

Teacher Jessica has a strong knowledge of foundational skills required for early development of the English language in children. She has worked with children of ages 4 to 9 in Australia for over three years.

Her lessons are engaging and adapted to suit each child’s needs. Jessica strives to empower each child to take ownership of his or her own learning. She employs strategies that the child can use for independent learning, encouraging the child to be a confident and self-reliant learner. She is also experienced in working with children with learning difficulties and disorders such as autism and ADHD.

Jessica Swain

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

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

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

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

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

Joyeeta Chowdhury

Joyeeta Chowdhury
B.A., English and B.Ed. Major in Education, University of Calcutta

With over 8 years of teaching experience under her belt, Teacher Joyeeta is a dedicated and nurturing teacher. She is passionate about teaching English and enjoys nothing more than helping young aspiring students achieve their potential.

Teacher Joyeeta recognises that learners come from different backgrounds and learn in different ways. As such, she uses a range of techniques to help her students tap into their own variety of experiences to discover their own style as confident and competent writers.

This is her 3rd year at Write Edge and in her stint here, she has had a proven track record of delivering results and under her tutelage, groomed many budding writers.

Joy Tan

Joy Tan
B.Soc.Sci in Political Science (2nd Upp Hons), National University of Singapore

Having worked with children from disadvantaged backgrounds for the past 5 years, Teacher Joy believes that with a safe environment, affirmation and guidance, every child has the potential to shine. With her greatest passion being working with individuals, Teacher Joy finds great honour in watching their growth and discoveries of own’s capabilities.

Hoping to instil in her students a sense of wonder at the English Language’s ability to communicate the inner worlds of thoughts, emotions and imaginations, Teacher Joy’s approach to life and teaching is both excitable and passionate. Formerly a debater at school, Teacher Joy also believes in equipping students with the tools for critical thinking, and the ability to communicate coherent arguments clearly.

She spends her free time volunteer-teaching English to refugee children in other countries over zoom, widening her exposure to different cultural settings.

Kelly Ong

Kelly Ong
B.A. Economics and Politics, University of London

With an immense passion for the English language, Teacher Kelly is committed and patient to helping each student find their unique voices through the stories they pen down. She aims to establish a learning environment where students can share their ideas openly while falling in love with writing and the English language.

Being a Grade 8 Trinity Guildhall Communications certificate holder and having taught children public speaking, she is well-equipped with the relevant skills — from crafting an engaging story to connecting with students and helming a class.

Teacher Kelly has also undergone formal training in film and scriptwriting, allowing her to be creative with her story-writing techniques. She has written multiple film scripts and find her experiences handy throughout the past 2 years of her teaching.

Lee Ming Xuan

Lee Ming Xuan
BA (Hons) Sociology, Nanyang Technological University

Knowing the power that lies in storytelling, Teacher Ming Xuan strives for his students to utilise creative writing to achieve more than just academic excellence, but also to encourage the exploration of ideas in relation to the world today. He aims to do so by creating a conducive and safe learning environment that allows students to fulfil their creative potential and express themselves freely through writing. Ultimately, he hopes that his students will take pride in their work and enjoy the process of brainstorming and composing.

Teacher Ming Xuan has experience teaching and also serves as a tutor-mentor at a drop-in centre for underprivileged children and youths during his free time. Watching the growth and development in his mentees has inspired him to pursue teaching in the Write Edge.

Lena Loke

Lena Loke
Bachelor of Communications with Political Science, Singapore University of Social Sciences

Teacher Lena has been with Write Edge since 2016. To date, she has taught over 50 students across various levels. Gentle yet firm, she seeks to impart her love for writing onto her students, for she believes that it is an essential life skill. Beyond the four walls of Write Edge, Teacher Lena does news and current affairs and has worked for media companies such as CNBC Asia and CNA.

Michelle Tan Chin Hui

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

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

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

Monica Wang

Monica Wang
CELTA, University of Cambridge;
M.A. Educational Psychology, Nanyang University of Singapore;
Dip. in Education, English Language, National Institute of Education;
B.A. English Language, History, Sociology, National University of Singapore

Teacher Monica is a trained MOE teacher who has taught over two decades in secondary schools with varying academic abilities. She had taught in premier schools as well as private schools with special needs. She has also designed lessons to suit a wide range of learners. She listens with her heart and empathises with students’ difficulties. She believes each child should be understood first and be empowered with better social understandings.

Ms Wang’s chief strength lies in her versatility: she can connect with young children at 7 years old to teenage learners at 17. Many have enjoyed her lively teaching style and Ms Wang enjoys drawing the shy child out.

Ms Wang has worked with established enrichment companies like Literacy Plus and Voiceworks. Her forte lies in reading skills, creative writing, public speaking, speech and drama. She is currently teaching English Language to upper primary pupils: working towards PSLE; as well as the upper secondary students sitting for GCE O levels. Ms Wang specialises in teaching writing for different genres and reading comprehension skills.

Being passionate about cultivating a love for language arts, Ms Wang enjoys stretching young minds to enable students to find their voices in writing and speaking.

Teacher Monica’s philosophy: A teacher is like a careful gardener: she spots potentials and then create opportunities for a growth mindset to thrive.

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.

Narjes

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

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

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

Natasha Khoo

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

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

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

Ng Yue Ning

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

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

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

Nicholas Chang

Nicholas Chang
B.A. (Hons) Psychology, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Nicholas is an avid subscriber to the notion that with proper effort and patience, every student can and will achieve their goals.

In the context of English writing, Teacher Nicholas strives to enable each student in fulfilling their potential, and mastering the techniques of writing.

With a sharp focus on student engagement as well, Teacher Nicholas aims to encourage his students to share ideas and clarify doubts as often as possible.

Nigel Lim

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

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

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

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

Nivi Prasad

Nivi Prasad
B.A. Psychology, University of Buffalo

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

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

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

Noraine Kuswadi

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

Teacher Noraine is a firm believer in the way creative writing can help one build confidence in areas such as communication and life skills. Being an avid reader and imaginative writer, she feels optimistic about the future of the written word and how the younger generation can carry their unique ideas forward critically and coherently.

She has had prior experience tutoring primary and secondary school students as well as adults. She recognises that creating a welcoming and enriching environment helps students learn more effectively.

With an approachable and enthusiastic tone, Teacher Noraine aims for every child to feel empowered every time they express themselves creatively and be proud of every piece of work.

Pandora Tan

Pandora Tan
B.A. (Hons) Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, Yale-NUS College

As a voracious reader, Teacher Pandora hopes to instil the love for the English language in her students by empowering them to express themselves and convey their thoughts through creative writing. She builds her students’ confidence in their writing abilities by ensuring that they understand and can apply skills learnt in their examinations.

She kickstarted her teaching career by teaching music to young children ranging from 5 to 12 years old, preparing them for examinations, such as the Trinity College London exams, by improving on their technical abilities. She also conducts introductory piano lessons to teach basic skills and music theory to beginners. She was then inspired to venture into English tutoring. She has also tutored her peers for English Literature and General Paper in Junior College and achieved a distinction in both subjects under her tutelage.

Peggie Kuan Wei Qi

Peggie Kuan Wei Qi
B.A. (Hons) Language studies with English and French, The Open University

Albert Einstein once said, “Education is not the learning of facts but the training of the mind to think.” Teacher Peggie is guided by this quote, and the belief that every child has the potential to become the best version of themselves.

Being an avid poetry writer herself, she hopes to help children explore the world of English and fully express themselves through the English language.

Teacher Peggie’s previous teaching experience at student care centres and other enrichment centres has made her fall in love with teaching, and she aims to continue living this passion in Write Edge.

Rohini Sekar

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

Teacher Rohini is an avid reader of non fiction and likes to educate herself on political matters of the world. She has experience coaching and accompanying primary school students from lower socio-economic backgrounds, helping them with homework and teaching them good moral values.

She also has experience in creating the right academic content for students, from grammar exercises to STREAM worksheets, and she has come up with original content for primary school students.

Her passion for reading a vast variety of genres is what instilled the interest in Teacher Rohini to explore the world of writing. As a teacher, she strives to help her students discover the multiple possibilities of writing and motivate them to pen down what they think boldly without being being afraid. Every student has a strong voice which has the ability shine brightly and confidently. all it takes is just a small little nudge to get them going in the direction of their aspirations.

Ryan Cheong

Ryan Cheong
BSc. Business Administration, University at Buffalo

Ryan has been an avid reader and lover of books since his childhood. 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. 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.

Santhya Eva

Santhya Eva
B.A. Communication and Class Valedictorian (University at Buffalo, The State University of New York, 2006-2009), Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (London Teacher Training College, 2010 – 2011)

Teacher Eva is a passionate teacher who strongly believes in every single student under her care. With the right guidance and techniques, every child can be a good writer and can excel at language.

Teacher Eva is a constant advocate of the precious nature of time, and she ensures that no time is wasted with her. She goes above and beyond for her students and the can be felt by them, both in and out of her classroom. A firm, yet kind teacher, Teacher Eva always delivers her promise of ensuring the best for her students.

She has worked at several international and local schools, and has over 14 years of English teaching experience.

Sally Tang

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

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

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

Sean Tay

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

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

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

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

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

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!

Shawn Tay

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

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

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

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

Shilpa Balachander

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

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

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

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

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

S Shalini Sivakrishnan

S Shalini Sivakrishnan
B.A. (Hons), Public Policy and Global Affairs, Nanyang Technological University

Teacher Shalini has over five years of teaching experience, both in Singapore and overseas. Locally, Teacher Shalini has worked as a Creative Writing Trainer for Upper Primary students, and she has also worked with the Metropolitan YMCA to help at-risk Primary 6 students in English and Mathematics. Teacher Shalini has also served as a Volunteer English Teacher in a girl’s orphanage for over a month in Sri Lanka, where she has worked with children aged four to 10. She has also assisted in the development of learning centres in Malaysia for Rohingya and Chin refugees aged between 4 and 14.

Working with students from varied backgrounds has enabled Teacher Shalini to maintain an upbeat and driven personality that aims to engage and motivate her students. She believes that every student can certainly be pushed to think and write better, not only to achieve a better academic grade, but also to be able to express oneself more eloquently in life.

Syafiqah

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

Teacher Syafiqah holds a great belief that all children are special and unique flowers who will bloom in time. A passionate teacher, she strives to optimise her students’ learning journeys through delightful, educational experiences as she bring creative ideas to engage students within the classroom with fun and lively activities. With 2 years of private tutoring under her belt as well as an internship with MOE, Teacher Syafiqah was also an exam readiness campaign tutor under Mendaki Sense. She is well versed in the Primary syllabus, including foundation levels as well as Secondary (NT, N Level and O levels).

Tabitha Sharon

Tabitha Sharon
B.A. Arts, Communications and New Media, National University of Singapore

Teacher Tabby is an aspiring writer and a devourer of books. She loves the beautiful and creative power of words and wishes to inspire her students to be bold and expressive in their story telling.

As an enthusiastic and bubbly individual, Teacher Tabby enjoys nothing more than seeing her students fall in love with the English language and the written word like she did. She has 4 years of teaching experience in English and Writing and believes that in every child lies a curious mind, which sets the stage for great ideas and stories to be crafted.

When she is not teaching, Teacher Tabby can be found with a book in hand, accompanied by a cup of tea.

Tara Mama

Tara Mama
B.A., English Literature, Literature National University of Singapore

With a deep respect for words and the power they hold, Teacher Tara places great importance on bringing forth that same respect in younger generations.

Her vision is to equip her students with the skills to unapologetically express themselves, as well as their ideas. She hopes to make every learning experience constructive and fruitful, so that her students will gradually be able to bring their understanding of the language to greater heights.

As an avid reader, Teacher Tara hopes to be able to inspire her students to read widely so as to let them understand that with words, the sky does not even begin to count as a limitation!

This is her 3rd year teaching with Write Edge. Prior to this, she has had experience teaching and volunteering with young children, using her natural flair for the english language and her passion to extend a helping hand.

Victor Chan

Victor Chan
Graduate Diploma in TESOL, British Education Centre, B.Accountancy, NUS

Teacher Victor was trained by London Teachers Training College (LTTC) which adopts an engaging approach with students towards learning in both writing and speech. Prior to joining Write-Edge, Teacher Victor was a private tutor. Teacher Victor also takes a special interest in the different learning styles of his students. He observes and identifies the learning styles of his students and coaches them by applying the appropriate teaching style. This will ensure that his students will learn and absorb new knowledge effectively.

Teacher Victor has been an avid reader since young and still do so presently. He packs a wide treasure box collection of different writing styles from great authors who wrote for children to adults. It is with his wide exposure to reading from storybooks to novels and current affairs that he was able to score a Distinction for his General Paper at ‘A’ Levels.

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.

Teacher Development and Training

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

After first experiencing the joy of teaching while on several expedition projects abroad, Teacher Farshad has made it his personal goal to be a bridge to the next generation. A student every day, he is a fond admirer of literature since his primary school days. In his 3 years of teaching experience, Teacher Farshad’s proudest achievement as an educator is graduating the highest number of A/A* among the P6 students in 2018 and 2019 at Write Edge. An aspiring novelist, Teacher Farshad has a Minor in Creative Writing and aims to instil an unbridled passion for writing in his students. Believing every student is different, he hopes to encourage curiosity and creativity while creating a positive environment for each and every single budding writer to succeed.

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

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

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

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

Curriculum Specialists

Yee Suk Yi
Curriculum Lead, 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.

Nur Farhana
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.

Student Enrolment and Customer Service

Belle Cheong
Branch Manager

Chong Huiqin
Centre Manager (Beauty World Branch)

Customer Service and Student Enrolment Lead

Eileen Chin
Centre Manager (Tampines Central Branch)

Erica Katigbak
Centre Manager (Blk 134 Lorong Ah Soo Branch)

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

Eryanah Abdullah
Centre Manager (Brighton Crescent Branch)

Lim Yi Xuan
Customer Service Associate (Brighton Crescent Branch)

Carissa Chin
Customer Service Associate (Blk 142 Lorong Ah Soo Branch)

Management

Adeline Chin
Human Resource

Chua Huimin
Operations Strategy & Planning