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THE
TEACHING
TEAM

 

We understand the importance of having smart, strategic, good, caring and effective teachers and we have stringent recruitment criteria and processes to select only the best and most passionate educators, so that we may provide the best learning opportunities for your child. 

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About Us

Our teachers have taught at MOE schools, and most of them have either graduated from prestigious universities or were offered places there, including Cambridge, Oxford, and King's College London. This basically means that you will have some of the brightest minds guiding your child, inspiring him/her to achieve greater academic excellence.

Our teachers also undergo continuous professional development to ensure that our curricula, pedagogy and assessment will always remain unrivalled. ​We strongly believe that The Thought Tailor is more than a tuition centre and better than a school, and we advocate active coaching, rather than passive teaching. We will walk next to your child through his/her academic journey, and we will attempt to understand his or her strengths and weaknesses, and also to be a friend, a mentor in this journey to success.

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Mr Russell

Director of Educational Strategy

Cluster Leader, International Relations and

Global Issues Unit

Mr Russell is the Director of Studies (General Paper Division) and the chief educational strategist at TTT. As a student, he has achieved top honours, graduating as the top student with a perfect score (4.0 out of 4.0 GPA) at the undergraduate level, as well as obtaining a high distinction for his postgraduate research thesis at the prestigious University of Cambridge. He has applied his rich educational experience to inspire even the most academically-inclined students towards greater academic success. 

 

During his stint as a MOE teacher, Mr Russell applied his tried-and-tested winning approach to learning, often using educational anthropology, macro learning structures as well as differentiated instructions to cater to the unique learning needs of his students. Through his dedication in writing structured step-by-step notes and his desire to provide quality lessons and individually tailored after-school consultation sessions, his classes in school are unsurprisingly the best-performing classes in their respective levels. 

 

Using his rich undergraduate and postgraduate background in politics, philosophy, anthropology and media studies, Mr Russell lectures on a range of topics from politics to social issues, providing sophisticated Cambridge-level analysis and unrivalled teaching content to help students to write award-winning A-grade essays for GP. His passion, drive and infectious enthusiasm have inspired over 1600 students both in school and at TTT, to develop a winning mentality and a hunger for greater growth.

  • Ex-MOE teacher with teaching experience at two schools - his classes are the best-performing classes

  • Masters graduate in Social Anthropology (Distinction for Thesis) from the University of Cambridge

  • Accepted into the PhD program at both the University of Oxford and the University of Cambridge​

  • Bachelor of Arts in Politics & Sociology (GPA: 4.0 out of 4.0 - perfect score)

 

 

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Ms Amy

Director of Research

Cluster Leader, Society and Culture Unit

Ms Phua (or soon to be Dr Phua) is the Director of Research at TTT. She leads a team of research associates trained in politics, anthropology, social research and educational pedagogy to write unrivalled content notes for TTT students. 

 

As a former researcher at the National Institute of Education (NIE), Ms Phua has extensive experience in educational research, especially in learning strategies and educational needs, having undertaken research on teaching practices in MOE schools. Ms Phua is also a specialist in Southeast Asian and South Asian studies, having received training at the master level at the University of Cambridge. She also taught anthropology as a sessional lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. Through her enthusiasm and humour, she hopes to instil in students a passion and love for knowledge, especially for society and the human condition. 

  • A former researcher at the National Institute of Education (NIE)

  • Masters graduate in Anthropology from the University of Cambridge

  • Accepted into the phD program at the University of Oxford

  • Sessional lecturer at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

 

 

 

Dr Chua was a recipient of the prestigious Public Service Commission (PSC) Teaching Scholarship and has taught General Paper and Project Work at St. Andrew’s Junior College and Dunman High School. He was the award-winning Subject Head of General Paper at SAJC and was responsible for designing the curriculum, mentoring beginning teachers and creating departmental resources for teaching and learning. At Dunman High School, he was in charge of an enrichment lecture series for the most academically inclined General Paper students. 

 

Dr. Chua left the teaching service to pursue full-time graduate studies. He currently holds a Masters degree in Translation Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London, and a PhD in Cultural Studies in Asia from the National University of Singapore. He has taught undergraduate courses at the National University of Singapore on Sociology, Cultural Studies, Media Studies and Communication Studies, and he received a Teaching Award for excellent teaching. A passionate and dedicated teacher, he strives to help students navigate the challenges of General Paper, so as to better understand how our complex society works and acquire an acute sensitivity towards the use of language.

 

  • Public Service Commission (PSC) Teaching Scholar 

  • PhD in Cultural Studies in Asia from the National University of Singapore

  • Lectured undergraduate courses (Sociology, Cultural Studies, Media Studies and Communication Studies) at the National University of Singapore 

  • Award-winning Subject Head of General Paper at SAJC 

 

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Dr Chua

Director of Studies (General Paper)

Cluster Leader, Media, Science and Technology Unit

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Mr Gabriel Wee

Teacher

Mr. Gabriel Wee is a NIE-trained JC lecturer who has lectured and tutored General Paper at Raffles Institution (JC), Temasek and Catholic Junior Colleges, and  also O-level English Language at an autonomous Secondary School in Singapore. As a school teacher, his graduating General Paper classes’ Distinction Rates and quality grades have consistently surpassed those of the respective college cohort’s general average.

 

Besides his 20 years of professional teaching experience with the Ministry of Education, Mr. Wee has also been a Subject Head at Indigo Education Centre. He lectured and tutored A-level General Paper, O-level English Language and Integrated Programme (IP) English Language & Language Arts programs. 

 

His own classroom knacks span from highly analytical and student-centric teaching styles to demonstrating to students how, and where exactly, to devote their English writing abilities and question-deconstructing acumen, to achieve the best possible outcomes. He has generally exuded a remarkable ability to sniff out essay trends, categorise and dissect comprehension questions, and equip my students, from across schools and scholastic abilities, the pertinent examination “hacks” and expressive and analytical acuity. Among his considerable skillsets have been his many students’ highly consistent and steady progress and boosted academic performance and results.

 

Mr Wee is also a graduate from the National University of Singapore, with strong academic credentials. He has been a consistent Dean’s List (NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences) awardee, during his varsity days.

  • Former ex-MOE GP lecturer at Raffles Institution (JC), Temasek JC, and Catholic JC

  • Former Subject Head of English at Indigo Education Centre

  • NUS graduate in social science with multiple Dean’s List

As an ex- MOE GP tutor who has taught in two prestigious junior colleges in Singapore, Ms Lam has more than 10 years’ experience of teaching General Paper. She is very well-versed with the latest A-Level curriculum, having only left Nanyang Junior College recently. She is also a Political Science major from the National University of Singapore who is deeply passionate about politics and current world affairs.

Ms Lam is a highly-respected teacher who has delivered consistent results throughout her career. Given her expertise, 4 batches of her JC2 students have emerged top in cohort with the highest number of ‘A’ grades in both junior colleges. She has received extremely positive feedback with regards to her informative, fun and engaging lessons.

Her success could be attributed to her vibrant personality which ensures that students are never bored during her lessons. Ms Lam is also extremely dedicated to her craft and has designed detailed Paper 1 notes which cater to all students’ needs. She is able to simplify complicated concepts and help students have a clear understanding of the world and beyond. She is also ever-ready to answer students’ inquiries and hold frequent after-class consultations with her students.

 

  • Ex-MOE JC lecturer who taught at two top JCs including Nanyang JC

  • Consistently ensured that her JC2 classes were the top in cohort (in terms of the number of 'A' grades)

  • Political Science scholar from the National University of Singapore

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Ms Lam

Teacher

Director of Studies (Online Programmes)

Cluster Leader, Society and Culture Unit

Ms Sanusha is a recipient of the prestigious Public Service Commission (PSC) scholarship for her undergraduate studies at University of Cambridge where she read Economics. She has worked at the Ministry of Finance and other postings within the public service on fiscal, healthcare and social service policy as well as leadership development. Currently, as a facilitator and educator, she has experience in university admissions consulting, community building projects and has taught General Paper across various centres such as School of Thought and Indigo. She also holds a MBA from the Quantic School of Business and Technology.

Passionate about social issues and an avid volunteer in the youth development space for the past 7 years, she brings a real world understanding of systems thinking and social innovation to the classroom. She aspires to guide students through making sense of the complexity and uncertainty of today’s world as they navigate the requirements of the General Paper as well the transition to higher education that lies ahead of them.

  • PSC Scholar, Graduate in Economics from the University of Cambridge

  • Former GP Tutor at School of Thought & Indigo 

  • Former Civil Servant - Public Policy

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Ms Sanusha

Teacher

Cluster Leader, Governance, Economy and Public Policy

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Mr. Jarrod

Teacher

An English and Literature teacher by training, Mr. Jarrod has taught at various mainstream Singapore national schools including Hwa Chong Institution (HCI) and School of Science and Technology (SST). He is an MOE Teaching Scholar (Public Service Commission), with a postgraduate Diploma in Education (with Credit).

 

Mr. Jarrod has also taught, developed and administered the curriculum for Primary and Secondary levels at various institutions. His previous appointments as Department Coordinator, English Language and Literature, have provided him with not just classroom experience but opportunities for conducting teacher and parent workshops as well. Mr. Jarrod is credited with several firsts – pioneering the International Baccalaureate Programme at HCI, as well as developing the curriculum with Applied Learning Principles at the School of Science and Technology, Singapore. He is familiar with the latest syllabus requirements for the O level, N level, IP and International Baccalaureate (IB) programs. 

 

Besides curriculum development, Jarrod has a deep interest in the study of social emotional learning and leadership development. Mr. Jarrod enjoys the teaching of English and marrying it with Media Literacy to infuse critical thinking skills and to spark discussions with broad global themes.

  • Public Service Commission (PSC) Teaching Scholar

  • Taught at many schools including Hwa Chong Institution and SST

  • Ex-MOE department coordinator (English Language and Literature)

  • Developed curriculum programme and conducted teacher workshops in schools

Teacher

Cluster Leader, Governance, Economy and Public Policy

Ms Sanusha

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Having majored in English Literature at National University of Singapore, Ms Khng has a passion for the Arts and cultivating nuanced perspectives in youths. As an artist marching to the beat of her own drum, she seeks to lead through inspiration, and develop in students an appreciation for the beauty of the human condition amidst the unfolding complexities of today's world. 

Deeply curious about life, Ms Khng hopes to nurture that very same curiosity in students and help them develop a deeper relationship with the world - one that is layered with sensitivity, empathy and penetrating insight.  She has taught General Paper at School of Thought and served as a contributing editor for the Broader Perspectives magazine. She has also taught English and creative writing at both primary and secondary levels. With a genuine interest in cultivating critical thought in students with regard to societal issues, she deftly challenges students to question and see beyond their own perspectives, expanding their capacity for reason while sharpening their analytical skills. She hopes to ignite in each student the desire to contribute their gifts to this world, empowering them to embrace their journey into life ahead with purpose and passion. 

  • Former GP Tutor at School of Thought

  • Former English Tutor at The Write Connection

  • Former Contributing Editor, Broader Perspective (General Paper magazine)

Ms Khng

Curriculum Lead (Secondary)