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Meet the team

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!


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?

 

liliChen Lili
Teacher

• Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) – National University of Singapore (NUS)
• Bachelor Degree in Arts in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language – Zhejiang University

Chen Lili Laoshi obtained her Master of Arts (Chinese Studies) from National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Bachelor of Arts in Teaching Chinese Language as a Second Language from Zhejiang University.

As a highly enthusiastic Mandarin teacher who takes pride in her teaching career, Lili strives to provide revolutionary teaching experiences that help students learn in a different yet productive way. Most importantly, Lili aims to cultivate students’ interest in the subject.

Lili Laoshi’s interest in exploring and learning about literature, languages, music and painting, perfectly compliments her goal to be an outstanding Mandarin educator with EduGrove.

 

IMG_4993Ao Shuang
Teacher

• Master of Language Studies – National University of Singapore (NUS)
• Bachelor of Teaching English as a Second Language – Hong Kong Baptist University United International College

Ao Shuang Laoshi graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Master of Language Studies. She also holds a bachelor’s degree in Teaching English as a Second Language from Hong Kong Baptist University United International College. Prior to joining EduGrove, Ao Shuang Laoshi taught students from Grade 7 to 12 (Similar to Singapore O’level and A’level) for two years in Baotou, China, where she honed her skills and passion to be a great teacher. 

Ao Shuang’s love of sport (she is an avid swimmer, hiker and jogger) contributes to her high energy levels and cheerful disposition, ensuring that all her Mandarin classes are infused with plenty of fun and laughter. In this way, Ao Shuang Laoshi actively engages all her students, cultivating their interest in Mandarin. Ao Shuang says that her students’ success is what inspires her to be a Mandarin teacher, passing on her own passion for the language.