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People make all the difference. And at EduGrove, we make a point of only choosing the best.
Our selection process is rigorous. EduGrove teachers are all talented individuals from top universities, many with master’s degrees. They are skilled Standard Mandarin speakers and Chinese writers and able to converse fluently in English. Following selection, every teacher undergoes a 6-month in-house training period introducing them to ‘the EduGrove way’!
We look for unique individuals, people with that little extra quirk; people who are creative, imaginative and deeply passionate about children, education and language. And of course, they must have bags of energy!
We believe that all our teachers are special – and we think you will too!
Wang laoshi, as she’s affectionately known by her students, is the founding partner of EduGrove and the creator of its curriculum and teaching methodology. As the Head of Teaching and Curriculum, she is also the master trainer of all EduGrove’s teachers. Wang laoshi is also the main author of the assessment book series “Step-By-Step Chinese Composition” and “O’ Level Chinese Composition Material Review of Popular Topics”.
Wang laoshi has more than 20 years of experience teaching Chinese across all levels. She possesses a Higher Education Teaching Certificate from Harvard University and was awarded a Superior Scholarship after graduating in the top 5% of her cohort with a Bachelor of History Degree from Zhejiang University. She started off her career as an educator by serving as an Assistant to the Dean and a Student Mentor in Zhejiang University after graduation.
Following a move to Singapore in 1998, and a few years of donning the Kebaya as a ‘Singapore Girl’, Wang Laoshi returned to her first love, TEACHING! She spent the next 10 years teaching at a renowned enrichment centre chain and was the Head of Mandarin EduDrama Programmes by the time she left the company.
Wang Laoshi is a proud mother of two teenage boys and also a seasoned voiceover artist. Listen out for her voice on television commercials and public service announcements!
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 Scriptwriting Competition, in 2005. A daughter of a university professor, Mengxi drew inspiration from her mother’s popularity amongst her students. As a result, she always aspired to be a great teacher, just like her mum! Mengxi’s mastery of the Chinese language, infectious energy, fun-loving personality and tireless dedication, translate to dynamically effective lessons for her students.
Diao KeJia Laoshi graduated with a Master in Language Studies from National University of Singapore (NUS). She was awarded a Teacher Knowledge Test (TKT) Module Teaching Certificate in United Kingdom (UK), and received a Beijing Language Culture University Training Certificate for International Chinese Language Teachers in China. She taught adult international students 1-to-1 Mandarin lessons during her one year exchange programme in Nottingham (UK) and also offered after school tuition to teenagers during her Beijing Language Culture University internship.
KeJia Laoshi is an avid traveller, having visited more than 20 countries to date. Her love for Chinese culture led to her learning Chinese Calligraphy and how to play the ErHu (Chinese violin). She even won the Best Performance Award for ErHu in the 2012 Beijing Youth Arts Festival! Volunteering at the Beijing International Airport, Kejia was a tour guide for foreign guests and got to work with several international artistes. Being a passionate volunteer, she provided teaching assistance to children in rural areas and worked with autistic children in Beijing. She believes that teaching allows her to make an impact on a person’s perspective of life. With her sweet personality, she has already won the hearts of the younger children.
Liu Shuang Laoshi graduated with a Masters in Teaching Chinese as an International Language from Nanyang Technological University(NTU) and attained a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations (English) from Dalian University of Foreign Languages. Before joining EduGrove, Liu Laoshi started her teaching journey tutoring students ranging from as young as 2 years old to 10 years old for a span of 2 years.
Liu Shuang Laoshi is also known for her patience and calm personality, as she has had experience working with international students and even special needs children. She is extremely creative and has a knack for creating interesting craft projects and unique activities that help to spur on her student’s interest in learning Mandarin.
Lei Junxiaoyu Laoshi graduated from Nanyang Technological University of Singapore (NTU) with a Master of Arts degree in Teaching Chinese as an International Language and holds a Bachelor degree in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language from North-West University of Xi’An, China. She has had 3 years of experience teaching primary school students as well as adults in various language centers in China and Singapore. She has received various awards, including getting a scholarship every year for 3 years in a row, and has also been chosen as a Research Assistant of the Office of Education Research in both NTU and NIE.
During her free time, Xiaoyu loves to read, draw and swim, keeping up with a healthy and active lifestyle. She has a very outgoing and friendly personality, and since young, she has always aspired to be a teacher and feels that learning languages should always be done in a fun and interactive way.
Fei Yingpei Laoshi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Liaoning University. He then came to Singapore, where he graduated with a Master’s Degree in Chinese Culture and Language in National University of Singapore. He also did an internship as an Assistant Teacher in Longre Training Centre in China. In Singapore, he was awarded the 21st Singapore Singapore Tertiary Chinese Literature Awards in Traditional Chinese Poems.
Fei Laoshi loves to write and recite poems and do calligraphy during his free time, and this has trained him to be a patient person, especially with children. Being a patient, responsible and friendly teacher, he finds joy interacting and being around children, and feels like it is his duty to guide them through his teachings. He also enjoys passing on knowledge of the Chinese culture to the children, and finds it very fulfilling.
Zheng Niqi Laoshi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree of Chinese Language and Literature in Nanjing Normal University, China. She then came to Singapore and graduated with a Master of Arts in Chinese Culture and Language from National University of Singapore. In Singapore, she was awarded the 21st Singapore Tertiary Chinese Literature Awards in Chinese Fiction. This experience has developed her writing skills and further deepened her understanding of how to teach Chinese writing better. Before she joined EduGrove, she did tutoring for Primary students in Chinese, and through that she has developed a fondness for children in wanting to help them grow and improve in the Chinese language.
Zheng Laoshi loves to read during her free time, and is an avid reader of Chinese fiction books due to her strong interest in it. She is a friendly person with an easy-going personality, and loves to interact with children. She loves to teach, and always has the passion to learn, wanting to advance with her students together.
Daphne Hsiao Laoshi graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the College of Foreign Languages and Literature at the Chinese Culture University of Taipei, with a minor in Japan Language and Literature. She then went on to graduate with a Master’s Degree of Science in International Hospitality Management from Sheffield Hallam University. She has also completed the Early Childhood Teacher Training Program in Chinese at the School of Continuing Education from the National Taiwan Normal University.
Hsiao Laoshi is a lively person with a cheerful personality, and finds joy in teaching and guiding young ones. She finds it exciting to work with children and helping them to achieve and reach their goals.
Xia Shuang Laoshi graduated with a Masters of Arts in Teaching Chinese as an International Language – Nanyang Technological University of Singapore. Before that, she graduated with a Bachelor of Information Management and Information System Degree – Southwest Minzu University.
Xia Laoshi is a energetic and lively person with a cheerful and bubbly personality, and loves to interact with children. She finds it exciting to guide the young ones and aims to help every student love Chinese as much as she does.