A serial “edupreneur”, currently building a magnificent urban-green preschool and school in Singapore.
"Looking at my own four kids I could see that our city kids have little understanding of the environment and even think the veggies come from the grocery shop.
That’s why when I decided to open the urban green school in Singapore, I wanted urban-green learning to be an integral part of the curriculum. All our kids learn about a balanced lifestyle, harmony with nature, practice gardening, explore green technologies, and sustainable living in a big city.
After going INSEAD experience ourselves with our 4yo girl, we understand all the complexities of adapting in Singapore and living hectic INSEAD schedule. That's why we decided to make a special offer for current students. First, we waive registration fees and deposit. Second, you can follow the periods of INSEAD curriculum and not worry about advance notices."
Education: CELTA( Certified Cambridge Instructor for English ) / Post Graduate Diploma in Pre & Primary teacher's training from Asian College of Teachers / PGDIB (Post graduate Diploma in International business) / BSc (Bachelors of Science).
Experience: 9 years of international teaching experience in India, Dubai and Singapore across different country specific curriculums and different age groups ranging from Kindergarten to adults.
Teaching approach / techniques / motto: I believe that each child is unique and my teaching experience would help the child to become a responsible adult and a proud citizen of a country. I am a lifelong learner and believe that each day children also teach me something new through their insights, discussions and reflections.
Education: Specialist in Chemistry Lomonosov Moscow state university / PhD in materials science and engineering NTU / Teaching assistant certificate / Certificate of completion level 1 implementing IPC.
Experience: Teaching kids from grade 1 till O-level, curriculum and teaching flow administration.
Teaching approach / techniques / motto: Application of knowledge is the most important, math games and logical tasks transform knowledge to skills
I try my best for kids to fall in love with the most difficult subjects and believe in themselves, be able to overcome the challenges and try their best and more than their best.
Education: Master degree in Social sciences / Diploma with a degree in Speech Therapy, The Peoples' Friendship University of Russia / Primary school teacher, Russian as Foreighn language, Moscow State University / Montessori Certified Teacher.
Experience: Yana has 15 years of experience in teaching, 6 years in speech therapy. She specialises in teaching bilingual children from an early age to middle school age. As a Russian language support teacher, Iana is working with kids struggling with sounds reproduction, delay in speech development, alalia, autism spectrum disorder.
Teaching approach / techniques / motto: To provide overall holistic development to the child and nourish his talents we have to use different instruments and programs. In my practice I use not only an academic approach, but a lot of games to keep children involved and interested. Another secret ingredient is love.
Education: Kishinev Music Academy Master degree in teaching music, with specialization in piano and additional studies in conducting and voice / Post-graduate studies in voice under professor Arkady Lukovish.
Experience: Voice teacher at the Australian International School (since 2000), Singapore Lyric Opera (since 2003), LaSalle College of the Arts (since 2011) and other private schools. Given the award of “Inspirational Teacher” at the 2010 Zhong Sin International Music Competition and “Excellence in Music Education” at the 2013 Prima Artists International Music Competition.
Teaching approach / motto: Alexandra is a highly rewarded music specialist with international experience and enormous passion for music. Teaching music to all ages from preschool to university students in different disciplines. Her Students have excelled, getting leading parts in performance and taking prizes in competitions. Several students have performed at Carnegie Hall; another student was a finalist in MediaCorp’s Young Talent Competition.
Education: Training programmes for schools and firms (Get Digging) / Self -Realization studies / Early Childhood Development / Drama / Gardening.
Experience: I took my interest in teaching further to understand better about the development of children from a young age (Early Childhood Development) to better understand and facilitate better management of emotions. Through my teaching journey, I learnt how to use different teaching pedagogy to connect better with children together with their parents.
My journey took me to Centre Stage when I was finding a way to use Arts and Aesthetic form of expression to teaching. I was involved in bringing children to production and self-expression unleashing the potential of using drama as a tool to effective communication and building confidence and creativity in children. Students who were not displaying keen interest in social activities were having so much fun through the process. It was a joy to see them so happy and myself to be able to guide and witness their growth!
Teaching approach / motto: For me, journey is more important than the destination, thus, as a facilitator, my emphasis is always the process rather than the results.
Releasing the pressure, expectations put on the results usually brings in more joy and satisfaction in creating the project at hand and also forging smoother social - emotional skills within the team.
We discuss the broader picture as a class and then find the pebbles leading to it and sometimes we try to connect the pebbles to bring us to our goal, making each journey, one of growth.
Play is a beautiful process, and having a focus, makes play meaningful. I encourage children of all ages to question the reason behind doing things, as with that, emotion gets better understood.