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.
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.
Ang Wei Jia Isabella
Ang Wei Jia Isabella
B.A. (Hons) in English Literature, Nanyang Technological University
Teacher Isabella strives to help students understand how lessons in the classroom resonate with their lives beyond the classroom. She has done this by leaving enough space for students to contribute to their learning process through input and clarifying opinions. She wholeheartedly believes that a teacher’s role is to assist students in finding the necessary tools they need to discover their place in the world.
Prior to teaching at Write Edge, she has taught in a MOE school as an English and English Literature teacher. She has worked as a curriculum writer and teacher in a tuition centre, where she was put to the task of making sure the learning materials were cohesive and closely aligned to the latest MOE syllabus. With her dual role at the centre, she was able to concurrently assess how well students responded to the materials in class. In a smaller class setting, Isabella is able to guide students to have an avidity for the subject and to connect their English language learning to authentic experiences.
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 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.
Chee Yew Choy
Chee Yew Choy
Singapore Management University: Bachelor of Science (Economics), Arts and Culture Management
With theatre being an integral part of his life, Teacher Chee Yew believes in the power of storytelling in harnessing creative potential, developing a sense of self, and fostering empathy for others. He aspires to instil a greater love for English language through his passion in both teaching, and theatre.
Through his weekly lessons, he hopes to cultivate a love for storytelling in his students, and for them to appreciate its wonders beyond an academic lens. He hopes to help students form greater linkages between storytelling and life itself, so that it becomes an organic and intuitive part of them; allowing them to broaden their perspectives of life beyond the classroom setting.
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 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 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!
B.A (Hons) Psychology, National University of Singapore
Teacher Daniel enjoys teaching creative writing to children and believes that any child can write well, given enough practice. Being an avid reader since young, he is always amazed at how beautiful the english language can be, to both paint vivid pictures in our mind and connect the storyline seamlessly. Teacher Daniel has taught three special needs students whom has flourished under his tutelage.
Dawn Seow 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.
Bachelor of Business Management, Singapore Management University. Diploma in Early Childhood Teaching (Conversion)
Teacher Dian believes that every child has a potential waiting to be unleashed. With 3 years of teaching experience, she hopes to guide young children in realising their abilities as well as igniting their passion for learning.
She believes that the best writers are great readers. Her love for reading was nurtured from a young age. From Enid Blyton to Haruki Murakami, Teacher Dian fills her spare time dwelling on many different writing masterpieces.
As an educator, she sees how being an effective storyteller could nurture the mind and shape the world. Hence, she strives to impart valuable skills and knowledge to her students through storytelling.
Postgraduate Certificate in SEN/ALN, University of South Wales
Teacher Diana is an NIE-trained, former MOE school teacher, teaching in a local secondary school. She also has experience helping students with dyslexia overcome their learning hurdles and integrating into the local school system. In addition to a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education and a Bachelor of Social Sciences from the National University of Singapore, she has a Graduate Diploma in Communication Disorders from the University of Sydney, and a Postgraduate Certificate in SEN/ALN from the University of South Wales.
Teacher Diana brings with her a wide spectrum of experience from several teaching and therapy settings, including a university-based treatment and research clinic. She believes that a successful learning environment is conducive to varied learning styles. She is keen to tap on students’ individual strengths to help them expand their range of skills.
Eileen Chin 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.
Bachelor of Business – Marketing, Central Queensland University
Having taught in international schools for the past three years, Teacher Elaine believes that it is a fulfilling challenge to be able to stimulate the young minds of the next generation, so that they will be motivated to become lifelong learners. To her, there is nothing quite like seeing the spark of understanding on a child’s face.
Teacher Elaine enjoys interacting with students, and she loves exploring how she can make her lessons “digestible” to young learners. Throughout her three years as an English teacher in an international school, Teacher Elaine has taught over 100 students. She also possesses experience in classroom management of 10 to 35 students.
B.A. Arts, Economics, National University of Singapore
With hopes to encourage each and every one of her students to reach their highest potential, Teacher Elisya is an avid believer that every child has not only a strong creative voice, but also an innate joy for learning.
With experiences working and volunteering with children under her belt, she holds strongly to the fact that a teacher’s job goes beyond the classroom – making her a patient, also an empathetic teacher who strives to assist her students in the best way possible.
Elizabeth Siobhan Loke
Elizabeth Siobhan Loke 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 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 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 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.
Gomathi d/o Ravindran
Gomathi d/o Ravindran
Bachelor of Laws – University of Tasmania
Teacher Gomathi’s passion for the language was cultivated from an early age through her involvement with the performing arts and language courses. Her written and oratorical skills were further honed in law school, which culminated in her winning the Senior Moot Competition organised by the law faculty in 2018.
She strives to ensure that every student realises their potential, and seeks to empower students to be effective and eloquent communicators. To her, language is more than merely an academic subject – it is an art form.
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.
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.
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 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.
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 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.
Jameson Chia LLB (Hons) Law, London School of Economics and Political Science
Writing and teaching have always been the personal passions of Teacher Jameson, who is a firm believer in the power of the written word and its ability to fill readers with wonder. As an educator, Teacher Jameson’s animated and joyful teaching creates a welcoming environment for every student; with encouragement as a centrepiece of his classroom. No student’s potential will go unrealised with Teacher Jameson, and he aspires to instil a love for expressing oneself through his lessons.
Teacher Jameson’s 5 years of volunteer and professional teaching experience have left him well-acquainted with the in and outs of teaching. Teacher Jameson seeks to inculcate in every student the confidence and flair to create powerful writing pieces of their own, in hopes his nurturing approach leaves every student poised to excel both in school and in the wider world.
Kevin Ravendran B.A. (Hons) Psychology, Nanyang Technological University Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media, Singapore Polytechnic
Teacher Kevin is a firm believer that every child has the potential to excel. Since young, he has always enjoyed writing, so much so that he even pursued and completed a Diploma in Creative Writing for TV & New Media in Singapore Polytechnic. Clinching the Edusave Award of Academic Achievement for finishing in the top 25% of his cohort, Kevin completed modules related to journalism, scriptwriting and video production. Additionally, he has had experience working as a journalist with media conglomerate Singapore Press Holdings that saw his articles being published on mainstream news sites such as Stomp and AsiaOne.
He aims to bring out the best in every child by taking a patient yet enthusiastic approach to teaching, which he hopes will resonate well with the students and motivate them to learn. With his journalism background, Teacher Kevin is well-equipped to spot and correct any grammatical mistakes. He hopes to impart the valuable skill of writing coherently and logically with good vocabulary so that students can excel in their exams and beyond.
Lea Voo Bachelor of Commerce, University of Melbourne Certificate in TESOL
Teacher Lea is an avid believer that by helping students to harness their potential and overcome challenges, students will able to become stronger and equipped as they enter the next phases of their lives – be it personal, or in academics.
With a vast experience working with children both in and out of Singapore, Teacher Lea aims to bring fun to each lesson and instil authentic understanding of techniques and concepts in students. She is certain that by doing so, students will be able to excel regardless of which stage of their lives.
Li Ning London Teacher Training College Diploma in Teaching English as Second Language (TESOL)
As an admirer of the beauty English language holds, Teacher Li Ning believes that creative writing gives students’ thoughts and imaginations a greater beauty of voice. She aspires greatly to inspire her students with the beauty of English language through creative writing, and everyday involvements.
Passionate in exploring the linguistic and non-linguistic aspects of English teaching and learning, Teacher Li Ning has undergone training under London Teacher Training college and establishes clear learning objectives in her class while adapting every one of her lessons’ delivery to accommodate the different needs of her students’ learning.
With over five years of experience teaching in universities in China, international school, tuition centre and private tuition, Teacher Li Ning is a patient and meticulous teacher. She excels in identifying the strengths and weaknesses of students, thus allowing her to provide constructive feedbacks and personalised solutions to every student. She also believes dearly that every student learns according to their ability, and is able to unleash the best of their writing potential.
Loh See Lee Shirley
Loh See Lee Shirley Early Childhood Studies, National Institute of Early Childhood Development
In this ever-changing world, Teacher Shirley believes that it is vital to keep an open mind, and to cultivate both divergent and convergent thinking through fresh perspectives. Similarly, fostering creative thinking skills in children allows them to explore the world with flexibility and originality, while incorporating their formidable skills of innate curiosity and raw capacity to learn.
Most importantly, Teacher Shirley believes that children learn best through authentic interactions with respect and positive reinforcements given in a congruent learning environment. Following three years of teaching in local preschools, Teacher Shirley aims to continue instilling the love of learning in the Write Edge students through meaningful connections.
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 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.
Nam Pei Ning
Nam Pei Ning B.A. (Hons), English Literature, Nanyang Technological University
Teacher Pei Ning is an ardent believer that language holds the power to shape people, perspectives and culture in order to form a more inclusive world. As such, she hopes to create an encouraging, engaging environment that motivates students to appreciate the beauty of language and the craft of storytelling.
Through cultivating a keen interest in language, Teacher Pei Ning hopes that her students can develop creativity and critical thinking skills that are indispensable to their learning. To quote Jean-Jacques Rousseau: “The real world has its limits; the imaginary world is infinite.” Inspired by this dictum, Teacher Pei Ning hopes that the practice of writing creatively and imaginatively can push students to unlock their highest potential.
Besides teaching creative writing at primary school level, Pei Ning is also experienced in teaching English Language Arts to secondary school students.
Narjes 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 BA (Hons) English and Psychology, Singapore University of Social Sciences
Teacher Natasha first discovered the joys of tutoring when she was a facilitator and tutor at a renown learning centre. As there is no one size fits all approach when it comes to teaching and learning, Teacher Natasha firmly believes that patience, perseverance and an eagerness to learn in a safe environment will help students takeaway knowledge that extends beyond the walls of the classroom.
Fluent in English and possessing a flair for Creative Writing, Teacher Natasha is eager to impart a love of the language which will translate into their writing. She believes that every student can learn to write well, and strives towards inculcating a passion for English through her teaching.
Neo Wen Hui, Tessa
Neo Wen Hui, Tessa B.Soc.Sci (Hons) Geography, National University of Singapore
With English Language being her greatest passion, Teacher Tessa believes that each student is unique. By equipping her students with the right skills and techniques, she aims to prepare students to tackle the examinations confidently and the ability to express themselves through writing.
As an experienced English tutor, Teacher Tessa employs a host of different strategies to bring out the best in each individual. On top of that, she hopes to bring novel and exciting discussions into the classroom to stimulate awareness and creativity in her students.
Teacher Tessa also strives to introduce students to the wonders of English Language beyond the classroom, and inculcate in them the desire to learn while providing each student the support they need to flourish as writers.
Ng Wanyi Amanda
Ng Wanyi Amanda
Post-graduate Diploma in Education, National Institute of Education B.A. (Hons) in English Language, National University of Singapore
Teacher Amanda believes that English can be fun for everyone and looks forward to share her love of languages with her students while also equipping them with the necessary skills to uncover and appreciate the writer’s craft and find the right words in their writing. She has taught a range of learners from Primary School students to Secondary School students and adult learners, with 5 years of Secondary School teaching experience.
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.
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 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 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.
Noreana (Anne) Latiff
Noreana (Anne) Latiff
Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing Management, Murdoch University
With over 10 years of teaching experience in both government and international schools, Teacher Anne holds a passion for teaching and a love of the English language.
Being an enthusiastic, committed educator with an innate ability to understand and motivate children, Teacher Anne enjoys making her lessons fun and engaging. She aims to bring her warm and caring personality to all children, thus enabling them to be successful learners. To her, an ideal classroom atmosphere is stimulating, encouraging, and adaptive to the varied needs of students.
Teacher Anne believes that a good command of English is critical in the making of future leaders. Therefore, her aim is to give every child the confidence to express themselves confidently and creatively, and to instill in her students a sense of pride and achievement in their work.
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.
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 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 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.
Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering & Innovation & Design, National University of Singapore
From the prestigous NUS University Scholars Programme, she was also an A*STAR JC scholar and a scholarship recipient for the prestigious Women Deliver Young Leaders programme. As a testament to her eloquence and effective communication skills, she has represented her school and nation on a national and international scale, through the Singapore Model United Nations, MOE Pre-U seminar, and as host for a dialogue session with nobel laureates, amongst other achievements. She has been recognised with the SINDA Excellence Award and the Gold with Honours award in secondary school too.
These are just a few of the many academic achievements that Teacher Saashtika has attained. Beyond that, she has been actively serving the community as well, through her numerous volunteering efforts and role as a Student Councillor. In fact, she discovered her passion for teaching when she began giving voluntary tuition for underprivileged primary school kids. She hopes to impart her love for the subject to her students, so that they enjoy learning the subject as much as she enjoys teaching it. A nurturing individual who believes that everyone has potential to excel, Teacher Saashtika is committed to helping students under her charge learn, grow and ultimately unleash their full potential.
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.
Bachelor of Arts, National University of Singapore
Having always had a passion for the written word, there is nothing that brings Teacher Sarah Lim more joy than breaking down the basics of good writing and passing on that knowledge to those around her. Sarah’s prolific experience as a freelance copywriter and ballet teacher have equipped her with the perfect combination skill sets for teaching writing to her students. From past experience, she has written articles and advertisements for Citibank, Far East Organisation and Nissan, among other companies. Her keen understanding of the intricacies of language go a long way in better explaining creative writing to every student. Sarah’s biggest desire as a teacher is for students to discover the joy of learning and the excitement of crafting worlds with mere words. Her own passion and enthusiasm for what she teaches creates a lively classroom environment, where students can always feel engaged and excited while honing their writing skills.
Sarah Ng 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.
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.
SUSS – Bachelors of Arts in English Language and English Literature NIE – Diploma in Education (English language and Mathematics) Ngee Ann Polytechnic – Diploma in Early Childhood Education
Teacher Shaevah has been an educator in the teaching fraternity for over 10 years with experience teaching students from 7 years to 13 years of age, having graduated with Honours in the Bachelor of Arts in English Language and English Literature. As an educator in the classroom, she strongly believes in achieving a positive classroom culture by maintaining discipline through effective classroom management skills.
In her own personal development, Teacher Shaevah strives to actively engage herself in lesson design circles with colleagues and fellow teachers around Singapore. During her teaching experience, she was awarded the Principal’s Innovative Teacher Award in 2017 and 2018 for her innovative teaching practices and the Principal’s Caring Teacher Award for three consecutive years from 2017 to 2019 for inspiring primary school pupils positively.
“Plant your faith in an individual as you would with a mustard seed. A faith as small as one can move mountains,” – Teacher Shaevah
Shafika Ghani 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!
Bachelor of Communication Studies, Honours, Nanyang Technological University
When Teacher Shanna was younger, her parents never failed to take her on weekly library visits. Since then, she has been drawn into the magic of words – of how they are able to universally connect with readers, and to make one feel understood.
With her previous experience in teaching, Teacher Shanna hopes to be able to inspire students to see the beauty in words, and to help them find confidence in communicating their thoughts or emotions, as well as to enable these young minds to find their own voices and tell their own stories.
Shawn Tay 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 CELTA, Cambridge University M.Sc., Food Service Management and Dietetics, Avinashilingam University
Teacher Shilpa is an enthusiastic and committed teacher. She believes that at the end of each lesson, all students should walk out having learnt something valuable. The thought that all children are born with a creative mind, is deeply ingrained in Teacher Shilpa’s mind. She believes that it is her duty to make children realise their creativity and use it to their full potential.
As someone who has always been fascinated with the English Language, Teacher Shilpa is an avid reader and encourages all her students to read. Reading opens doors to new imaginations and while reading, learning is inevitable. Teacher Shilpa’s teaching methods are very needs-focused, as each child is unique and different.
Teacher Shilpa is an experienced educator, who has guided Upper Primary students, mainly focusing on the writing skills which are needed for composition and situational writing. She also spends her free time volunteering to teach students of various backgrounds and learning capabilities.
Having been a nutritionist, Teacher Shilpa also believes that children can soar to great heights when adequately-fed.
Siti Safiyah Bte Ridzwan
Siti Safiyah Bte Ridzwan
B.SocSci (Hons) Political Science, Minor in Global & Language Studies, National University of Singapore
As an ardent and diverse reader, Teacher Safiyah hopes to impart her love and passion for reading and writing with the younger generation. She greatly relishes in the emotive power that words carry, and the vivid pictures they paint.
Teacher Safiyah also strongly believes that every child has the potential to cultivate and nurture the ability to be a flourishing writer. She has a soft spot for children and loves working with their curious young minds. She recognises that every child is unique, and that each will traverse a different path towards honing their abilities.
Together with a year of teaching experience and tutoring, Teacher Safiyah aims to strive for excellence and aspires for each child to leave the classroom more adept, inspired and motivated through patience and inculcating confidence.
CELTA, University of Cambridge Bachelors in Professional Communications, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology
As an individual passionate about education and a growth in mindset, Teacher Stesha believes that investing in our youths is synonymous with investing in our future as they are the catalyst for change. She places a huge emphasis on getting to know her students to ensure assessment, pedagogy and curriculum are student-centred so that learning is always relevant to the lives of her students.
Having taught in countries such as England and Bangkok, Teacher Stesha specialises in teaching English to foreign speakers from all walks of life from elementary level and above to C-suite executives. These experiences have significantly enriched her teaching experience and equipped her with the knowledge to effectively engage students of varying backgrounds and learning aptitude.
Teacher Stesha also aspires to impart her passion for the English language by igniting curious minds to develop a lifelong love for discovery beyond the walls of the classroom through their everyday lifestyle habits.
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).
Tan You Ting Cheryl
Tan You Ting Cheryl
BSc (Real Estate) (Hons), National University of Singapore
Teacher Cheryl is a caring teacher who believes cultivating a child’s interest in English language is the ultimate goal of education. With experience before as a student care teacher, she has taught many children with different proficiencies in the English language. Being an avid reader since young and due to her passion for the language, she has an excellent command of the English language.
“Children must be taught how to think and not what to think.” For Teacher Cheryl, she believes that children should be taught skills and not just knowledge. She also likes to maintain a strong bond with her students, taking a keen interest in their different learning styles, believing that every child is unique and has great untapped potential to hone their writing skills. Watching her students improve over time has motivated Teacher Cheryl to pursue a teaching career with Write Edge.
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 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.
M.A. (Distinction) Applied Linguistics and English Language Teaching, University of Nottingham, England
With over a decade worth’s of teaching experience, Teacher Zann is an avid believer that given the right learning environment, students will be able to express their thoughts coherently through the written word.
Having been an Allied Educator for MOE and also a creative writing teacher, Teacher Zann seeks to equip her students with the necessary writing skills by way of constructive feedback and encouragements while elevating them to greater heights.
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.
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.
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.
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