Our Curriculum Specialists

ENGLISH/ LITERATURE/ GENERAL PAPER

Ms Natasha
(Secondary English)

  • Ex-MOE (English) Teacher with more than 7 years of experience
  • Bachelor of Arts, NUS
  • Work Experience in Special Education
  • More than 10 years of teaching experience

Ms Natasha has a proven track record in improving students’ grades. She ensures students retain and apply knowledge by relating ideas to their personal experiences and opinions, and by breaking down complex concepts into structured concrete steps. Her interest lies in making learning bother relevant and enjoyable. Her current pursuits include the applications of technology and game design in classroom learning.

Ms Lyn
(Upper Primary and Secondary English)

  • Bachelor of Business (Hons), NTU
  • Bachelor of Business (Hons), NTU• More than 9 years of teaching experience

Ms Lyn’s lessons are very flexible and interactive, allowing her students to focus on the areas that require improvement. Having accumulated teaching experience, she shares useful tips and notes to better her students’ understanding in class. Giving feedback for student’s writing assignments has enabled her students to review and improve their writing techniques. Her lessons are interesting, coupled with critical response practices which provides students with a safe place to develop creative thinking skills.

Mr Dominic
(Primary English)

  • Degree in Banking & Finance, SIM-UOL
  • Diploma in Early Childhood and Care, Ngee Ann Polytechnic
  • 5 years of teaching experience

Mr Dominic is a very patient teacher who believes that English is an immersive language that is best learnt and appreciated through conversations and love for books. With 5 Years of experience teaching children between the ages of 6-8 year old, Mr Dominic hopes that children not only learn a language but also have a disposition to want improve on the language themselves. Mr Dominic is committed to help students build their confidence in the English Language so that children will be confident in expressing themselves.

Ms Vic
(Primary English)

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences(Hons), NUS
  • More than 5 years of teaching experience

Ms Vic is a very patient teacher who is dedicated to help students reach their highest potential. Armed with experiences in conducting enrichment programmes in schools, she uses creative methodology to encourage learning. She is committed to help students build their confidence in the English Language by focusing on the foundation of Grammar and developing their Vocabulary.

MATHEMATICS

Ms Phoebe
(Secondary, IP/B Mathematics)

  • Bachelor Degree in Science(Applied Mathematics), NUS
  • Certified People’s Association(PA) Trainer for Secondary School Mathematics Programme
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education(PGDE), NIE
  • Ex-MOE Teacher
  • MOE Scholarship Holder
  • More than 10 years of teaching experience

As the principal of Brain Matter, Ms Phoebe firmly believes in creating an environment of teaching that encourages independent learning. Applying deliberate questioning techniques in her teaching, she helps her students derive answers without spoon-feeding them. Every student is gifted with different strengths and she seeks to help her students be the best they can be.

Mr Calvin
(Primary Mathematics)

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, University of NSW
  • Work Experience in Monetary Authority of Singapore(MAS)
  • More than 10 years of teaching experience

An innovative and passionate educator, Mr Calvin is a veteran teacher in Brain Matter. He seeks to inculcate a keen sense of learning in students by teaching from real life examples. Imbuing the values of discipline, focus and understanding in the concepts are his strength. His teaching method has consistently helped many students make tremendous improvements.

Ms Chai
(Secondary Mathematics)

  • Bachelor of Science, National University of Singapore
  • Diploma in Education, Institute of Education
  • Diploma in Departmental Management, National Institute of Education
  • More than 33 years of teaching experience in MOE schools

In her 33 years with MOE, Miss Chai has taught Mathematics and Additional Mathematics to students with a wide range of ability. She believes that all students can develop a love for the subject given the right motivation. Many of her students have grown to appreciate the subject and did very well in their examinations. She ensures that students received all the necessary help to progress to their next stage of studies, and is sensitive to students’ needs.

Miss Chai was the Head of Department for Mathematics in a school for 7 years before she took on the same job role in an International School overseas for 3 years. Interacting with students and sharing her passion for solving mathematics problems remained her priority even when she had to take on more administrative roles.

Mr Bernard
(Primary/ Secondary Mathematics)

  • Bachelor of Engineering(Mechanical Engineering), NTU
  • More than 8 years of teaching experience

Mr Bernard believes that self-learning, through asking questions and discussion among students in a group setting, will help students to develop problem solving skills  Explanation of concepts is done using simply analogy and real life examples to aid understanding. To build confidence in solving problems, students will attempt simple questions first and as they get more familiar in applying what they have learnt, they can attempt more challenging questions in a safe and encouraging environment.

Mr Kelvin Goh
(Secondary Mathematics)

  • Bachelor Degree in Mathematical Sciences, NTU
  • 9 years of teaching experience

Mr Kelvin believes that self-learning, through asking questions and discussion among students in a group setting, will help students to develop problem solving skills  Explanation of concepts is done using simply analogy and real life examples to aid understanding. To build confidence in solving problems, students will attempt simple questions first and as they get more familiar in applying what they have learnt, they can attempt more challenging questions in a safe and encouraging environment.

SCIENCE

Mr Calvin
(Primary Science/ Secondary Science/ Chemistry/ Biology)

  • Bachelor Degree in Engineering, University of NSW
  • Work Experience in Monetary Authority of Singapore(MAS)
  • More than 10 years of teaching experience

An innovative and passionate educator, Mr Calvin is a veteran teacher in Brain Matter. He seeks to inculcate a keen sense of learning in students by teaching from real life examples. Imbuing the values of discipline, focus and understanding in the concepts are his strength. His teaching method has consistently helped many students make tremendous improvements.

Mr Kok
(Secondary Science/ Chemistry/ Physics)

  • Bachelor in Science(Statistic), NUS
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, NIE
  • Masters in Education, NIE
  • More than 30 years of teaching experience in school
  • Ex-HOD in school

Mr Kok is a veteran educator in the industry. But more than his unbeatable length of experience, he has a great heart to work with students who are struggling with their Sciences. His teaching experiences have given him opportunities to work with low ability students and this defined his teaching style. His strength lies in being able to explain science concepts simply and teach them in an understandable way for students.

Mr Bernard
(Secondary Physics)

  • Bachelor of Engineering(Mechanical Engineering), NTU
  • More than 8 years of teaching experience

Mr Bernard believes that self-learning, through asking questions and discussion among students in a group setting, will help students to develop problem solving skills  Explanation of concepts is done using simply analogy and real life examples to aid understanding. To build confidence in solving problems, students will attempt simple questions first and as they get more familiar in applying what they have learnt, they can attempt more challenging questions in a safe and encouraging environment.

Mr Ray
(Secondary Biology, Chemistry)

  • B.Sc (Hons) from NUS in Chemistry
  • More than 8 years of teaching experience
  • Specializes in Upper Secondary (IP & O Levels), IBDP & A Level Chemistry

A chemist by training and graduated with B.Sc (Hons) from NUS in Chemistry, Mr Ray has always aimed to bring across complex chemistry complex by using simplified analogies and breaking them down into an easily understood manner. He also believes that lessons are most effective when taught through an interactive way via dialogues and Q&A between teacher and students.

He is also good at relating chemistry concepts to other disciplines such as Math, Biology and Physics to allow students to related better between different disciplines within the field of science.

Mr Adrian
(Secondary Science/ Physics/ Chemistry/ Biology)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering (Communication), NTU
  • Minor Degree in Business Administration.
  • More than 14 years of teaching experience

Mr Adrian Ong is passionate about technologies and teaching hence he is a Science brainiac. He strongly believes that every student is gifted and can be success after figuring their own learning methodology. He is very experienced tutor, able to understand student’s struggle and guide them on simplifying learning and grabbing important concepts, most importantly skills on how to answer exam questions. His approach is towards interactive learning, where he will use examples elaboration and practice together to build up student’s problem-solving skills and confidence. His teaching method has consistently helped student achieve significant improvement after they cope with learning pace.

Humanities and Social Studies

Mr Noel Ong
(Secondary Social Studies, History)

  • Bachelor of Arts and Social Science, NUS (Majored in Political Science and English Literature, Minored in History)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, NIE
  • More than 18 years of teaching experience in MOE schools

Mr Noel Ong is a NIE-trained MOE teacher who has more than 18 years of teaching experience. Having spent all his 18 years teaching in a typical Singapore neighbourhood school, he has much experience in raising the grades of students who were formerly struggling with SS and History. He was teaching SS when the subject was introduced in 2001, and so has a wealth of knowledge concerning how this subject is taught, examined and assessed. Mr Noel is also very well versed in the current SS syllabus (rolled out in 2016) as he was part of the team of MOE teachers selected to evaluate the textbook as it was being written, and also to pilot the lesson plans and materials that were included with the syllabus text. Finally, he strongly believes that both SS and History need not be dry or ‘boring’; What could be more interesting than learning more about your country, your world and the story of mankind?

Mr Alvin Tan
(Secondary Social Studies, Geography)

  • MOE Scholar, 2009
  • National University of Singapore (NUS) – Double/Joint Degree Program for Liberal Arts
  • Double Degree with Honours for Geography (specialisation in Medical Geography) conferred by National University of Singapore (NUS) and University of North Carolina (UNC; Public Ivy League University in USA)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education, NIE
  • More than 6 years of teaching experience in MOE schools

Mr Alvin Tan was a subject head for humanities and have managed the geography curriculum and programs for many secondary schools. He believes that doing well in humanities goes beyond route learning and memorization and teaches in a fashion that makes geography fun, applicable to daily life and easily understood. His lessons are always accompanied by comprehensive notes that goes beyond the textbook to give his students the edge over others in national exams. Under his guidance, batches of students have graduated with distinction for their humanities and pure geography.