We are a team of highly skilled Teacher Educators who deliver Teacher Training Programmes and Corporate Programmes both locally and in the region. Our repertoire of knowledge and strategies are widely sought-after due to our depth of skills and understanding of the Communication Skills and Language Acquisition methods of Asian students.

Monica Sharma Menon

Monica is a trained educator and facilitator who crafts and delivers various English Language and Literature programmes and designs curriculum for tertiary institutions and adult educators both in Singapore and regionally. Her career in education spans more than 25 years and includes teaching English Language and Communications at the primary, secondary and tertiary level. Prior to working as a professional Teacher Educator and Facilitator, her last appointment with the Ministry of Education (Singapore) was Head of the English Language and Literature Department at Cedar Girls’ Secondary School. In her role as a leader in education, she has provided many educators and fledging school leaders with professional guidance and personal development, in order to ensure they are able to carry out their pedagogical skills and curriculum design effectively. She has worked with the British Council (Singapore) to develop their curriculum materials in 2016 and 2017 and with Cambridge Assessments (Singapore) to deliver English Language seminars to teachers in the South East Asian region, namely in Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Her repertoire of knowledge and strategies is widely sought-after due to her depth of skills and her understanding of the language acquisition of Asian learners of English particularly in China, Malaysia, Indonesia and India.

Monica was awarded a full scholarship by the National Institute of Education (Singapore) to do her Masters Degree by Research in 2006. Upon completion, she moved on to teacher education and consultancy. She currently supervises student teachers and has tutored on various courses for the English Language and Literature Academic Group, National Institute of Education, Singapore and Singapore Polytechnic.

In 2010, Monica started her own preschool centre in Medan, Indonesia, (riteglobaledu.com) which caters to the holistic language development of children aged 4 to 7. In 2017, she founded Words Worth (www.wordsworth.sg), an English Language and Literature enrichment centre in Singapore. The approach adopted for the centre is that of interactive learning catering to the Multiple Intelligence of students and their varying Learning Styles. The centre offers programmes for students sitting the various Cambridge Exams, including the GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Levels, the IGCSE and the IB. Additionally, the centre offers courses in preparation courses for entrance exams including the Admission Screening Test (AST) for the BCA Academy and the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) offered by the Ministry of Education (Singapore).

Additionally, the centre offers training programmes in the area of Customer Service, Communication Skills and Facilitating Difficult Conversations and Mentorship in Schools and Organisations.

Monica was the Vice–President of the English Language and Literature Teacher’s Association (Singapore) from 2005 to 2010. In 2013, she authored an upper secondary comprehension book “All About English: Upper Secondary Comprehension” which is currently being used in more than 15 schools in Singapore. In 2017, she produced the lower secondary version together with Hodder Education.

Monica’s firm grounding in pedagogy and the ability to marry theory with practice has enabled her to pursue her passion in curriculum design and teacher mentorship in order to improve the quality of English Language teaching and learning in Singapore and in the region.

Professional Qualifications

  • Master of Arts (Applied Linguistics)
  • Bachelors of Arts (Hons)
  • Diploma in Education
  • Certificate in Education

Publications

  • Li, J.Y., Green, N., Menon, M. (2008). Professional Practice: Partnering with Educators, Professionals and Families. In Wright, S., Cohen, L., (Eds), Special Education: Perspectives and Practices (68-82). Singapore: Pearson.
  • Menon, S.M. (2009). Evaluating Project Work: Research Tools for Schools, Committees & Supervising Tutors. In Pillai, A.D. & Ellis, M. (Eds), Project Work: Exploring Practices, Processes and Strategies (177-183). Singapore: Pearson.
  • Menon, S.M. (2013). All About English: Upper Secondary Comprehension. Singapore: Pearson
  • Walker. Z, Menon. M, Michael, M (2015). Engaging Parents: A Practical Approach for Education Officers. Academy of Teachers. Singapore: Ministry of Education

Community Service and Projects

  • Language Reviewer: Principles of Accounts (Syllabus 2014 and Teaching and Learning Guide) – A project in collaboration with Curriculum Planning and Development Division, Ministry of Education, Singapore
  • Vice President – English Language and Literature Teachers’ Association Singapore (2005-2010)

Course Specialisations for Teachers 

  • Strategies to Engage Young Learners
  • A Practical Approach to Teaching English to Teenagers
  • Communication Skills for Teachers
  • Teaching Grammar at the Secondary Level
  • Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Visual Text and Media Literacy
  • Handling Difficult Conversations in the Workplace
  • Mentor the Mentors
  • Resource Planning Strategies for Teachers
  • Academic and Professional Writing
  • Language Teaching Approaches
  • Accommodating Students with Reading Difficulties in Mainstream Classrooms
  • Engaging Parents: A Practical Approach
  • Educational Psychology
  • Teacher as Leader
  • Teacher as Researcher

Course Specialisations for Students 

  • Primary English Programmes (PSLE)
  • GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level English
  • General Paper (‘A’ Levels)
  • Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Tackling the Unseen Passage/Poem
  • Academic and Professional Writing

Institutions Served

  • British Council (Singapore)
  • Cambridge Assessments (UK/Singapore)
  • National Institute of Education (Singapore)
  • Nanyang Institute of Management
  • Singapore Polytechnic
  • Cedar Girls’ Secondary School
  • CHIJ Katong Convent
  • St Anthony’s Canossian Secondary
  • Stamford Primary
  • Naval Base Secondary School
  • Fairfield Methodist School

Richa Ahuja

Richa is a trained educator and facilitator who crafts and delivers various English Language and Literature programmes and designs curriculum for educational institutions and adult educators both in Singapore and regionally. Her career in education includes teaching English Language and Literature, and Communication Skills at the primary, secondary and pre-university level. In her role in education, she has provided many students with professional guidance and personal development, in order to ensure they are able to achieve their English Language learning goals effectively. Richa has delivered seminars to teachers in the South East Asian region, namely in Indonesia, to help them hone their teaching skills. She has also conducted workshops for parents to train them to better handle their children’s English Language learning.

In 2009, Richa was awarded the Ministry of Education Teaching Award. Upon completion of her course at the National Institute of Education (Singapore), she went on to teach in secondary schools in Singapore. She is currently a Senior Teacher at Words Worth, an English Language and Literature enrichment centre in Singapore. Her area of specialisation in English Language and Literature includes the GCE ‘O’ Level, IGCSE, and IB Programmes and she is involved in the designing and implementing of the curriculum materials. Additionally, she has designed the curriculum for the other courses that the centre offers, namely the preparation courses for entrance exams including the Admission Screening Test (AST) for the BCA Academy and the Admissions Exercise for International Students (AEIS) offered by the Ministry of Education (Singapore).

Richa has also worked with the Rajaratnam School of International Studies to provide copywriting and editing services. She continues to write articles and design lesson materials for Beyond and Horizons Magazines – two publications for secondary school children that are circulated in 35 schools.

Richa’s firm grounding in pedagogy and her deep understanding of the various syllabuses have enabled her to provide a high quality of teaching instruction to young learners. She is dedicated to providing the highest quality of English Language education to students in Singapore and the region.

Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Arts (Hons, 2nd Upper) (English Literature)
  • Diploma in Public Relations and Mass Communication
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Education

Publications

  • Beyond Magazine (Adept Learning)
  • Horizons Magazine (Adept Learning)

Course Specialisations

  • GCE ‘O’ and ‘N’ Level English and Literature
  • General Paper (‘A’ Levels)
  • Literature (‘A’ Levels)
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) English Language and Literature
  • IGCSE English Language and Literature Communication Skills
  • Essay Writing Skills
  • Listening and Speaking Skills
  • Public Speaking Skills
  • Visual Text and Media Literacy
  • Tackling the Unseen Passage/Poem
  • Academic and Professional Writing
  • Achieving Customer Service Excellence
  • Tackling Difficult Customers

Institutions Served

  • Briton School (Makassar)
  • CHIJ St Nicholas Girls School
  • Fernvale Primary School
  • Hougang Secondary School
  • Westspring Secondary
  • Rajaratnam School of International Studies

Michelle Robert

Ms Michelle Robert is a proud graduate of the State University of New York, USA where she attained her Masters in Change Leadership and Creative Studies. She has won numerous national and international awards such as the Most Caring Teacher Award (MOE), Lifelong Learner Award from President SR Nathan and the prestigious Who’s Who in America Award. She specializes in training teachers and students in areas such as creativity, leadership, mentoring and assessment for the past fifteen years. During her service with the Ministry of Education (Singapore), she was the Head of the Curriculum and Innovation and trained teachers in pedagogical approaches such as The Skilful Teacher, PETALS and Inquiry Based Learning. She was also an Instructional Mentor for Beginning Teachers. 

Michelle is one of the few trainers from Singapore to be certified in the USA as a FourSight trainer. FourSight’s four-step process—clarify, ideate, develop and implement—is both universal and instinctive. The FourSight model integrates well with other models such as design thinking, TQM methods, and a myriad of creative thinking approaches. Apart from the FourSight workshop, Michelle also conducts Public Speaking, Speech & Drama and Leadership Workshops for students in primary and secondary schools. She also conducts Effective Presentation Skills and Personality Profiling Workshops for corporate organisations.

Deesha Menon

Deesha is completing her BA (Hons) in English Literature at the National University of Singapore (NUS). Deesha was appointed at the Centre for English Language Communication (CELC) at NUS, where she tutored undergraduate and postgraduate students writing and speaking skills.

She is also a freelance writer and editor for Adept Learning, and has published in magazines such Horizons and Beyond that are circulated in schools. She has also published original works of prose and poetry in Curios Magazine – a school periodical.

Prior to her experience as an English Language and Communications tutor, Deesha was a classroom teacher. In the year 2014, she served at Naval Base Secondary School. Deesha is well-versed with the MOE syllabi. She crafted the curriculum and lesson plans for both Lower and Upper Secondary, and set the Mid-Year English Language Examination.

Deesha sat on the Executive Committee for Migrant Workers Awareness Week, which is an annual week-long student-initiated event intended to, inter alia, bridge the gap between Singaporeans and migrant workers. She also headed tFreedom, a group at NUS, aimed at promoting diversity and inclusivity in schools.

Deesha’s literary interests lie mainly in Post-Colonial Literature and the human condition – a complex yet compelling subject matter that she makes sense of through good books and better conversations.