Angela is from Singapore, and a mother of two young boys. She has a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from Singapore's National Institute of Education, where she specializes in teaching at the elementary school level. Angela has been teaching Singaporean elementary school children in math for more than 15 years in both Singapore Ministry of Education primary schools and private education centers. She has a deep passion for nurturing young children in maths, and truly believes that children are the future of every country and the world. She believes that through a combination of passionate and skilled teachers, robust teaching strategies and pedagogies, as well as a conducive learning environment in both schools and families, we can nurture a keen interest in math in young children, and enable them to effectively explore and learn mathematical ideas and concepts. This will help them better solve problems in their daily lives and understand the wider world they live in, thus providing a solid foundation for success in both school and life.
Training and Development
The world-class math achievements of Singapore primary school children is often attributed to the excellence of the Singapore MOE primary school math program. However, just as important as the Singapore MOE math program, is the quality and expertise of the Singaporean teachers who are specially trained to effectively teach the rigorous Singapore MOE math programs to primary school children.
The selection and development of teachers in Singapore is rigorous. The OECD Teaching and Learning International Survey (TALIS), the largest international survey of teachers and school leaders, also finds that Singapore teachers are some of the best trained teachers in the world.
All our teachers here at Maths@Singapore are graduates of the Singapore’s National Institute of Education (NIE), which is part of Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University. NIE is Singapore’s national teacher education institute, and the only institution in Singapore, which trains all MOE teachers to be grounded in the theory of education and strong in practice. The NIE is among the top 10 insitutitions in the world in the subject of Education and Training, including the theory and practice of developing teachers.
In teaching your child, Singapore teachers, like our Maths@Singapore teachers, are guided by a set of Pedagogical Practices (PP) in the Singapore Teaching Practice (STP), comprising four fundamental Teaching Processes of Assessment and Feedback, Positive Classroom Culture, Lesson Enactment and Lesson Preparation that lies at the heart of good teaching.
Our Maths@Singapore Teachers
Our teachers are the most important part of Maths@Singapore’s mission to deliver high quality math tutoring for your child. All our teachers are formally trained and certified by NIE. As part of their NIE education, they have received specialized professional development and training to effectively teach the Singapore MOE primary school math program. This formal training is reinforced by their extensive teaching experience of Singapore primary school children.
We will like to introduce you to some of our teachers below.
Celeste is from Singapore, and a mother of three young children. She has a Masters in Education (Mathematics) from Singapore's National Institute of Education. This specialization develops knowledge of math as a subject and its pedagogy, and prepares teachers for advanced roles in math education research and development. Celeste also has more than 10 years of experience teaching math to Singaporean elementary school children. She is passionate about teaching math to young children, because she firmly believes math is not abstract and distant, but rather very much part of our everyday lives. A good math education can therefore effectively nurture logical reasoning, critical thinking and problem solving abilities in our children. She believes that every child is unique in their learning journey, and is determined to help every one of her students realize their learning potential.