Ever since I was a child, I have aspired to be a teacher. Thinking back, this passion was kindled by teachers who have guided and made significant impact on my life. My teachers have helped me in many ways: sharpening my thinking, inspiring me and moulding my character through my growing years.
However, as I entered the workforce, I forgot my initial dream of becoming an educator. Daunted by the demands of life, I joined the rat race. Yet, despite having a rewarding job, I knew that deep within me, something was missing. There seemed to be a void that I could not fill.
Fortunately, my initial dream was rekindled when my career took me to new roles- firstly in an International School, and subsequently in one of the leading enrichment centres in Singapore. Somehow, something clicked, and I became determined to stay within the education industry.
I felt a spark reignite within me! Years of industry experience, my childhood dreams and my own experience as a mother, all started to fall in place. For the first time, I felt ready to reach out to students, to nurture and inspire them to be the best that they could be, and to encourage them to have the courage to pursue their dreams. I feel strongly that the bottom line of education is more than just about profits. Engaging students to learn meaningfully and effectively will pave the path for academic success. Equally crucial is nurturing them to have the necessary grit, and to be emotionally and mentally resilient. Though these areas are difficult to measure, I believe they should be part of the key success indicators of an enrichment centre.
Finally, I mustered enough courage to pursue my dreams and set up my own enrichment centre. The key to ignite a student’s learning is the Teacher. A great teacher will transform a student’s learning journey beyond academic excellence. Therefore, I am extremely stringent in my selection of teachers. Not only must they be pedagogically sound, they must also have a genuine passion and love for teaching.
I also firmly believe in reading and drama-infused language programmes. They set the stage in developing a child’s confidence, creative thinking skills and ability to discover and enhance their own, as well as their teammates’ strengths. All these factors are key attributes to success.
I have been blessed to find rare talents like Brenda, Chloe, Wilfred and Ee Hoon to be the Heads of English, Maths, Science and Chinese respectively. We share the same vision that enrichment should be run with a Big Heart to help students achieve beyond academic excellence, cultivate the right values and attitudes to succeed in life. As a team, we believe customization is necessary to unleash the potential of every student. We adopt a “whatever it takes” approach and teachers are empowered to pursue various strategies and techniques when teaching a student.
I am grateful to have our pioneer students and their parents who trust and support us in making this dream come true. Together, we can look forward to an extraordinary learning journey.
每个人一定都会做过这样一道命题作文：我的志愿。 我记得当时踌躇满志，无比坚定地写上：我要成为伟大的灵魂工程师 －老师。我一向深受老师的眷顾和启发，就好像成为老师是再自然不过的事。
To be an enrichment centre where teachers, students and parents foster a long lasting relationship. We nurture students to achieve academic excellence, develop strength of character and cultivate values needed to succeed in life.
We recognize that each student is unique and has different learning styles and needs. We create a nurturing learning environment whereby students build strong relationships with their mentors. In turn, we motivate them to become effective and confident self-learners.
Throughout this learning journey, our experienced, highly driven and passionate teachers will engage them with customized curriculum to achieve academic excellence. We want our students to feel proud and motivated by how much they have progressed, and to realise that anything is possible.