Excellent awareness of the needs of Singaporean Secondary students

“Monica has an excellent awareness of the needs of Singaporean Secondary students as well as the requirements of the ‘O’ Level exams – she can design tasks which focus on common areas of misunderstanding amongst Singaporean teens. This is one of her biggest strengths, alongside consistent adherence to deadlines and project plans.

Monica’s insights into the needs of local students was helpful when preparing our Assessment Books. Her enthusiasm for improving students’ language ability was infectious and made working with her on the Assessment Book project a stimulating experience.”

Robert Playfair
Head of Secondary Education
British Council Singapore

Organized, thorough, and professional in every way.

“Monica is organized, thorough, and professional in every way. I always enjoy working with her because she has a sense of humour but is also dependable and conscientious in her work.

Monica is very, very strong pedagogically and has always received very high evaluations from the students in courses we have taught together.  She is fun, experienced, and honest with her students.  She makes lessons relevant and understands the needs of students and the educational system in Singapore. Her professionalism and her experience are her biggest strengths.  She is extremely hard working and takes very good care of her students while still demanding the best of them.

I believe Monica is a very gifted teacher who is able to establish great rapport with her students while also expecting the best from them.  I have really enjoyed working with her and watching her teach.”

Dr Zachary M Walker
Assistant Professor
Early Childhood and Special Needs Education (ECSE)
National Institute of Education

Celena Tan

Mrs Menon is a wonderful teacher. She truly engages the students in group discussion and apart from that, she makes sure that she knows each students strength and weaknesses.  She also updates parents regularly on the students performance and what she has covered for the lesson. She is meticulous which is good, makes the student rewrite literature after correction. She breaks it down in such a way that the student can understand the important requirements. I am forever grateful to Mrs Menon. Thank you!

Celena Tan
Child graduated from St. Patrick’s Secondary School (2016)

Mrs Menon knows what makes the classroom tick

“Mrs Menon knows what makes the classroom tick, and her wealth of teaching strategies and expertise translates across subjects and disciplines. As my supervisor, Mrs Menon offered inclusive, practical advice on how to improve my lessons and better enact them in the classroom. More importantly, she goes into the “why” of it all – the heart of teaching – which always goes back to the students.

Above all, Mrs Menon is a mentor with a heart – warm, firm, kind and nurturing.”

Jenny Rays
Student Teacher
PDGE Programme
National Institute of Education (NIE)

Mrs Menon is someone who doesn’t just teach you how to get past mere examinations in school

“Mrs Menon is someone who doesn’t just teach you how to get past mere examinations in school, but more so the ongoing examination of life and the several hurdles/tests we may face as students/teenagers. Despite teaching a group of  5-6, she is able to adapt immediately and keep track of students personal progress and more so their strengths.

Her several years of experience in teaching English as well as working with various schools has led her to be knowledgeable in the type of questions that will be asked and more importantly, how to answer them.

Mrs Menon is aware of what schools desire from hopeful DSA students and she has prepared me in approaching these interviews based on past experiences working with different institutions. We are all diamonds but she manages to bring out the inner shine in us, slowly but surely she polishes each of her students to shine.”

Vedant Chauhan
Head Prefect
St Joseph’s Institution
International Baccalaureate Programme (Year 1)