Captain (a.k.a. Principal)
Ahoy mateys, all hands on deck! Captain Meng Hui seamlessly commands his ship with confidence and resolve. His chest-load of experience makes him a treasured consort for students and colleagues, alike. Quick-witted and light-hearted, he consistently leaves everyone around him in stitches.
Grammar Police (a.k.a. English Team Lead)
Animated and compassionate, she loves creating fun and interactive activities to make learning English a thrilling adventure. Her students are too busy having fun to realize she’s secretly planting knowledge into their craniums! Shhh.. Don’t Tell Them!
Our Stars of the Month
Yee Jenn Jong, Co-Founder and Executive Chairman, MSc., MBA
Mr Yee is a seasoned education entrepreneur who has founded several start-ups, including ASKnLearn, The Learning Grid and 360 Education and served as General Manager / Director in preschool groups. He has mentored successful start-ups such as KooBits and Miao Academy. He had served in the college and school advisory board of Temasek Junior College and Naval Base Primary School. He has twice received the Service to Education Award from MOE, the Distinguished Alumnus Award from Temasek Junior College, and the Excellence in E-Learning Award from the World Education Congress.
Mr Yee has served in national committees including the InfoComm Education Workgroup by IDA, ACE Start-Up by SPRING Singapore and the Policy Workgroup on Education by REACH Singapore. He was also in the EXCO of the Singapore IT Federation (E-Learning Chapter) and a member of Singapore’s 12th Parliament.
Mr Yee also has notable overseas contributions. He was the lead consultant to the government of Bhutan in the development of their ICT Masterplan for Education in 2013 and was a consultant to publishing giant Houghton-Mifflin Harcourt.
Mr Yee graduated with Honours and Masters in Computer Science from the National University of Singapore (NUS), and MBA from the Nanyang Business School (NTU) on an OCBC Bank Scholarship. He won the Computer Science Book prize and Academic Excellence Award at Temasek Junior College, and the Li Jen Industry prize for the top honours’ year project at NUS.
He believes in the innovative use of technology and well-designed curriculum to spark the life-long learning interest in students.
Teo Lay Leng, Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer
Ms Teo is a highly experienced teacher who started teaching Mathematics and Science in primary schools since 1992 after she graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science. She obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the Nanyang Technological University and assumed the role of Head of Science in 1997 in a primary school. Through that leadership and management role, she accumulated a wealth of knowledge, skills and experience in curriculum design and pedagogy.
Ms Teo left MOE in 2008 and continued to excel in the education sector as a private tutor and author. She has taught nearly 1,000 primary school students over the past 10 years, specialising in preparing students for the Primary School Leaving Examination (PSLE). Many of her students have attained excellent results and have gone on to study at top secondary schools in Singapore. Mdm Teo is able to effectively communicate and convey key learning points to her students. Her forte lies in her abilities to train students with the appropriate strategies that will enable them to master skills and techniques to excel during examinations. She is passionate, patient and dedicated in her profession. She is skilled in the creative use of ICT and various pedagogical aids to ensure students are continuously motivated through the provision of an enriched learning environment.
Ms Teo has also authored 3 series of Science assessment books for Ace Publications which include :
1. Science Explorer (Primary 3 to Primary 6)
2. A* Science Challenge (Primary 3 to Primary 6) and
3. Science Misconceptions (Primary 4 to Primary 6).
She has also written a series of Mathematics books entitled ‘Problem-Solving Made Easy’ for Primary 4 to Primary 6 pupils. These books are continually being used by top schools to supplement their teaching curriculum.
Ms Teo brings to Ignium Academy her wealth of experience in teaching and instructional design. This is exemplified by a decade of highly successful small group coaching. Her concise methods of explaining and teaching will be infused into Ignium Academy’s overall design of curriculum, pedagogy and assessment.