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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 traveler, 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.
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.
Mindy Weng Laoshi is a native Chinese speaker from Taiwan and has graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from Kaohsiung Medical University. During her course of study, she was trained as a teacher and was part of a tutoring programme to teach Primary School students. She was also trained in the area of child development.
Weng Laoshi has experience in teaching and curriculum planning for students of various age groups, ranging from young toddlers to Primary School students, making her a very versatile teacher. Equipped with her knowledge in child psychology and development, she is able to better communicate with and understand each student. This allows her to effectively guide her students in learning.
With close to 20 years of teaching experience both in Singapore and China as a Performing Arts and Chinese Language Teacher, Fan Zhan Chi Laoshi looks to share her knowledge and love for Drama in Education to help students achieve their best potential. Being a Permanent Resident in Singapore, Fan Laoshi’s experience in guiding her son through his education in the country, together with her years of experience teaching students in the primary and secondary levels, makes Fan Laoshi a very versatile teacher who is able to teach across varying age levels.
During her free time, she enjoys listening to classical music, playing sports, and reading literary works to expand her knowledge.
Feng Yiqin Laoshi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in English from Wuhan University and was awarded a scholarship for the top 10% of students for 2 consecutive years. She then came to Singapore and graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Master’s Degree in Asian Studies.
Feng Laoshi’s experience in teaching both Chinese and English composition writing to students aged 9 – 17 years old, as well as teaching Hanyu Pinyin to preschool children, makes her a very versatile teacher with the ability to guide students of all ages and of diverse learning styles. Her bilingualism also allows her to build strong communication with not just the students, but with the parents as well.
Li Laoshi graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Chinese Studies with Honours from Nanyang Technology University. Being born and raised in Singapore, she is better able to relate with her students through her first-hand experience journeying through the education system here and what it takes to succeed. During her internship with MOE, she devised lessons adhering to the curriculum and reviewed pedagogies to better cater to student’s learning, enhancing her understanding of the education system as a teacher. She also co-taught Chinese to Primary 2 and 3 students which taught her the importance of catering to students with ranging learning capabilities.
Li Laoshi was a member of Temasek Polytechnic British Petroleum (TP-BP) Mentoring during her time in school, providing tutoring services to children from needy families, and built great rapport with them through revision sessions and games. Her empathy and passion for teaching were awarded with a Bronze Award under BP International Mentoring & Tutoring.