Meet our Professional English Language Educators

Darrell Tan
Darrell Tan
Specialist Educator

With distinctions in the teaching of English and Literature during his time at the National Institute of Education, Darrell has produced unprecedented and stellar results as a teacher in a SAP school in the East. His self-developed curriculum, “A Logical Processing Framework for Language Learning” was adopted by his school and further recognised by MOE as one of the best implementations in 2012. Darrell was also the founder of Edhome Learning Centre, a boutique language centre in Orchard Road that was featured in The Straits Times in 2014.

Joann Teo Siu Wern
Joann Teo Siu Wern
Curriculum Specialist

An MOE Teaching Award Scholarship holder and English Language Honours graduate from NUS, Joann was recognised for her inspiring teaching and unwavering dedication to her students with the Outstanding Youth in Education Award 2005. Previously the Head of Department for Pupil Welfare during her teaching career, she is a trained counsellor who conceived and conducted “Battle Against Bullying” sessions to tackle bullying amongst teenagers. Joann is also an Educational Therapist trained to teach Learners with Dyslexia.

Sheena Sutherson
Sheena Sutherson
BTL Educator (Secondary)

A gifted English teacher with an Outstanding Performance Certificate from the Australian Guild of Music and Speech (Drama), Sheena’s engaging lessons never fail to capture the attention of her students. Graduating from the National University of Singapore with a degree in English Literature, she was curriculum coordinator for English at Lower Secondary and English Literature at Upper Secondary. Besides her dedication to effective learning in the classroom, Sheena also goes the extra mile as an Educator, serving as a volunteer English teacher in Indonesia for a year after leaving the local teaching service. With these experiences, she has a treasure trove of meaningful life lessons that are bound to inspire young people to excel and give back to society.

Elaine Wee
Elaine Wee
BTL Educator (Primary)

Level Head for English and consecutive five-time recipient of her school’s Caring Teacher Award, Elaine taught at a renowned primary school for close to a decade. In the course of her teaching journey, she has written several articles for MOE publications and shared her insights on teaching with her colleagues at MOE Symposiums. In recognition of her contribution to the development of teachers, she was awarded MOE’s Associate of Teachers Network Award in 2008. Elaine previously ran JW Tuition Centre, well known for its Creative Writing and English Enrichment programmes.

Jane Wee
Jane Wee
BTL Educator (Primary)

Specialising in the teaching of English and Literature as a graduate from the National Institute of Education, Jane was also appointed Health Coordinator of her primary school to ensure the physical, mental and emotional well-being of her students. With many years of experience in primary school education, she believes in nurturing a strong sense of identity within young Learners, alongside new knowledge and essential skills, in order to grow a deep confidence for attaining holistic success later in life.

Linda Tan
Linda Tan
BTL Educator (Primary)

An MOE teacher for over four decades, Linda has been honoured with the National Day Long Service Award and nominated for the President Teacher’s Award for her passion, commitment and excellence in education. She holds a Diploma in Counselling, conferred by NTU and MOE, and is also a trained part-time school counsellor with MOE. Her counselling, as well as vast experience in teaching English, Math and Science, has made Linda an all-rounded and well-versed Educator.

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“When one teaches, two learn.”
– Robert Heinlein

Student Reviews

“Conducive Environment“

Between The Lines is very different from other tuition centres as the lessons are always interesting and they also have a conducive environment for learning. I enjoyed the lesson about punctuation as my teacher showed us some slides which had sentences that carried different meanings the moment there was a change in the punctuation in each sentence. This lesson made everyone in my class laughed.

Charlene Chan Zhi Qing, 12
West Grove Primary School
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They take the time and effort to explain the rationale behind their approach to different questions instead of simply giving us structures to follow. This gives me greater confidence during exams as I know what I am doing.

Kelvin, 16
Victoria School
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They put in 110% commitment into our learning by understanding individual problems, making sure we act on our weaknesses and teaching us to view things from many different perspectives. They are not just teachers, but also mentors.

Boon Kia, 18
Serangoon Junior College

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