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IMG_0749Dawn Wang Dong Yue
Head of Curriculum and Teaching

Wang Laoshi has almost 20 years of experience as a teacher. In 1995, she graduated in the top 5% of her batch at Zhejiang University, China, after being granted a Superior Scholarship. Upon graduation, Wang laoshi stayed on in the university and served as an Assistant to the Dean and a Student Mentor to the students.

She moved to Singapore in 1998, and after a few years of donning the Kebabya as a ‘Singapore Girl’, she went back to her first love, TEACHING! She spent the next 10 years teaching at Julia Gabriel Centre for Learning and was the Head of Mandarin EduDrama Programmes by the time she left the company. 

Wang laoshi is one of the founding members of EduGrove and is the creator of its curriculum and teaching methods. Her dedication and passion in teaching is not limited to just her students, she is also the head trainer of EduGrove’s team of teachers.

Wang laoshi is also a seasoned voice over artist and a proud mother of two. See if you can recognize her voice on some television commercials and public service announcements!

 

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Xie Lingyun
Teacher

• Master of Arts in Translation and Bilingual Communication – Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU)
• Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature – Hubei University
• Bachelor of Management in Tourism and Hospitality – Hubei University

Lingyun attained a Master Degree in Translation and Bilingual Communication from Hong Kong Baptist University. She also has a Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and a Bachelor’s Degree in Hotel Management from Hubei University, China.

Having lived in many cities, Lingyun was able to nurture her passion for learning and teaching languages. She can speak fluently in Mandarin, Cantonese, and English, and can also converse in basic French, Spanish and Bahasa Indonesia. Not only do Lingyun possess a strong forte for languages, our talented teacher has also obtained Grade 10 in her piano exams. Her strength in teaching lies in her bubbly personality. At EduGrove, she infuses every lesson with so much fun and laughter! This allows her to engage her students effectively making her a favourite amongst her students. 

 

 

IMG_0546Wang Mengxi
Teacher

• Bachelor of Arts in Chinese – Nanyang Technological University (NTU)

Mengxi laoshi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese (with a minor in Translation) from Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She was a recipient of the Lotus on Water Gold Medal Award for her extensive research on the language development of bilingual children. Mengxi laoshi, a Singaporean PR, is very familiar with our local education system having attended our local secondary and junior college after her relocation to Singapore from Shandong , China, when she was just 13. She also has years of experience as a private tutor to students in the primary and secondary levels. Mengxi laoshi was also awarded 1st Prize (Secondary School Category) for the NUS Centre For The Arts, Chinese Script-Writing Competition, in 2005.

A daughter of a university lecturer, Mengxi drew inspiration from her mother’s popularity amongst her students, and had always aspired to be a great teacher, just like her mom. Mengxi’s mastery of the Chinese language, infectious energy, fun-loving personality and tireless dedication, translate to dynamically effective lessons for her students.

Mengxi laoshi used to run her own blog shop and loves Chinese dance, singing and playing the accordion.

 

IMG_0482Zhang Shanshan
Teacher

• Bachelor of Engineering (Mech.Eng) – National University of Singapore (NUS)

Shanshan laoshi graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS), having arrived in Singapore on a Ministry of Education Scholarship in 2011. After graduating with a Third Class Honours Bachelor’s Degree of Engineering (Mechanical Engineering), she decided to pursue her passion in teaching with EduGrove.

Shanshan laoshi is a true testament of how good teachers can positively affect a student’s life. She credits her inspiration to be a teacher to two important figures in your growing up years; her high school teacher and her university professor. Their dedication in making every lesson interesting and their love for their students have fuelled Shanshan laoshi’s desire to not just be a teacher today, but to teach with the same love and passion to be a great teacher.

Shanshan laoshi is also an avid basketball and handball player, being the main player representing Eusoff Hall in her NUS days. She is what you would classify as a cool, modern-day, effectively bilingual Chinese teacher whom every primary and secondary student will relate well to. How many Chinese teachers do you know skateboards to school?


IMG_0685Deng Ying
Teacher

• Master of Arts in Teaching Chinese as an International Language – Nanyang Technological University / National Institute of Education (NTU/NIE)
• Bachelor of Arts in Broadcasting and Television Journalism – Sichuan University

Deng laoshi attained a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese as an International Language from National Institute of Education (NIE) through Singapore’s Nanyang Technological University (NTU). She participated in Nanjing JR International School Teacher Training Program as a research assistant of NIE, and thus developed her advanced teaching philosophy. Deng laoshi also has a Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcasting & Television Journalism, which includes courses in Chinese language and literature, from Sichuan University, China. She was a researcher in the Spark Research Project conducted by Wu Yuzhang Honors College of Sichuan University and won the award for the best project in 2012.

With her professional knowledge in Chinese language and teaching, she is always eager to continue learning and to strengthen her teaching skills. As a dedicated teacher, she would like to impact every student in a positive way with her passion in teaching. She believes that teaching is not just about knowledge, but also about helping children shape their characters. As a passionate educator, Deng laoshi believes that all children should be guided to develop their potential emotionally, physically, socially and intellectually. It is her desire to help children to meet their fullest potential in these areas by providing a safe and supportive classroom environment.