English Champ

Bandar Utama Branch

Aileen Hoe
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Aileen identifies herself as a ‘mother’ of hundreds with one biological daughter and the rest, her English Champ children ages two to 17.  She started teaching at the tender age of 16, and when she observed the magnitude of the impact she had made in her first student, she realised that the most effective way of teaching is through modelling, understanding the child’s unique learning style and utilising effective teaching methods that cater to the child’s needs.

Having trained in child psychology and assessment, teaching English as a second language, music and movement, and speech and drama, she believes in the African proverb, “It takes a village to raise a child.”  She works closely with the children’s main caregivers – parents, grandparents and nanny – to understand the child and come to an alignment of principles with all parties. Through this joint effort, she has witnessed transformation of character in many children. She strongly believes that a child will develop at his own pace naturally when he feels safe growing in the village. He knows that he is not judged or compared to, but is loved unconditionally for who he is innately. This child will grow being a happy and confident child.  He will be a thinking child – a child who is able to make decisions based on universal life principles, and be responsible and accountable for his actions.  The thinking child will be empowered from the inside-out and find his purpose in the society.

As what Ralph Waldo Emerson said, “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”

Aileen is currently the Director of English Champ and Principal of Kinder Champ and Little Champ (Preschool Programmes).

 

Christine Wee

Christine has many years of teaDSC_0056ching experience ranging from preschool to adults including foreign students. She has taught in public, private and international schools; and English Language centres.

By auditioning for a role at The Actors Studio, she was exposed to various skills in speech and drama during the workshops. Thereafter she has appeared in acts and television dramas. With that experience, she has incorporated speech and drama into her teaching.

To date, she is the principal of English Champ at Taman Megah. She is still teaching because she is passionate in nurturing her students. It always brings a big smile to her face and satisfaction to see her students’ accomplishments not only in studies but in life as well. To her, every child can improve no matter how tiny the steps are.

 

Maria Cecilia 

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Maria  is a professional teacher from the Philippines.  She received her bachelor’s degree from The Philippine Normal University and passed the licensure examination for teachers. She has ten years of teaching experience at the special school for the bright/mentally gifted but underprivileged students. She has been teaching Integrated Language Arts subject. She also served as a year/grade level chairperson and assisted new teachers in implementing an integrated curriculum. She is an enthusiastic, caring educator who believes that all children can learn and thrive in a learning environment that is stimulating, comforting, and appropriate to children’s abilities. Maria is blissfully married with two adorable kids.

 

 

 

Stephanie Wong

Stephanie has been teaching music/piano for the past 20 years. WhatStephanie's profile pic started off as a part time job has now become her passion. She was a Classroom/Music teacher in Tadika Yew Ee for 10 years, all the while teaching piano part time. She became a full time piano teacher after becoming a mother. Besides having a Diploma in Music Performance, she also has an ABRSM Grade 5 Jazz piano certificate. On top of that she is also a qualified Musikgarten teacher. She believes that music education is important to a child’s development in every aspect!

 

Woo Han Zhang

Woo Han Zhang has completed STPM in 2012 with a band 5 in theIMG-20160412-WA0000 Malaysian University English Test (MUET) and is currently pursuing his degree in TESL (Teaching of English as a second language). He has five years teaching experience having taught English, Mathematics and Science at educational centres to students aged 7 to 15 before joining English Champ. He loves reading, especially random fun-facts and would often share that knowledge with his students.

 

Low Ka Mun 

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Teacher Ka Mun graduated from Northumbria University with a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration. She believes in nurturing young children to their best potential. Low has several years of tutoring experience in various subjects including Bahasa Malaysia, Mandarin, Mathematics and Science.

 

 

 

Radha Krishnasamy

Radha holds a Bachelor of Business20151213_121630 Administration from the University of Malaya and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of London.  She left law practice after her second child was born.  She has been actively involved in educating young children for many years.

Radha loves working with children and finds great satisfaction in shaping their future in some small way. She believes that the opportunity to be actively involved in nurturing and inspiring young minds is truly a privilege.

 

Selina Foong

P_20151222_181823Selina’s  passion for teaching started when she was 17. She has been working as an English teacher at a preschool and at the same time, providing home tuition since after SPM. She has attended and completed Persatuan Tadika Malaysia for Teacher’s Training. Selina joined English Champ in early 2013 as a teacher of the  Little Champ programme and is currently teaching children in primary level. During the course of her work, her passion for teaching motivates her to explore, gain more knowledge and skills and learn more languages besides English. It is her lifelong goal to impart the knowledge and skills that she has to her students.

 

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Hayati Syafina Amaruddin or Yatt is an English graduate from International Islamic University Malaysia. In university, she found satisfaction in helping others understanding lessons and this had further fire her enthusiasm to pursue teaching as her career choice. She had worked in an enrichment centre for children prior to joining English Champ, where she had gained valuable experience in dealing with children from 6 months old to 5 years old. She had also actively volunteered as a part-time teacher for an NGO to help underprivileged children learn the English language.  She believes in creating an interactive learning environment within a group class while focusing on the individual needs of each student.

 

Betsy Vickneshmaria

Betsy has been teaching since she was 18 years old. She started offJpeg tutoring children in her neighbourhood. She obtained her Diploma in Physiotherapy from MAHSA University. She was working in the Physiotherapy line for some time when she realised that teaching children has always been her passion. Currently she is studying for a Diploma in Special Needs Education in Early Childhood at DIKA College. She has worked as a teacher at a day care centre and is currently working at a special needs children facility where she teaches children with autism and monitors their progress during one-to-one sessions. With her knowledge in physiotherapy and experience in dealing with children with special needs, she realises that she could do more with children than just teaching. She sees a future in employing a unique methodology in teaching especially for special needs children and is pursuing her passion in this field. She strongly believes that parents and teachers play important roles in the children’s development. During her free time, she loves reading, travelling and learning new things that could help her children.

 

Zilawatulazwa binti Zin

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Born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Wawa Zin or also known as Zilawatulazwa binti Zin began her musical education at the age of seven with classical violin lessons. Since in her secondary school, she had performed in a variety of Malay traditional music performances, competitions, music festivals and music camps; in and out of the country, including representing Malaysia in The Asian Traditional Music and Dance Festival in several countries. She has experiences in recordings and music videos for the radio and television stations such as RTM, ASTRO, HYPP TV, MEDIA PRIMA TV 3 and others. Wawa Zin was classically trained and only began her formal music education under the Faculty of Music, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). She received her Diploma in Music in 2014 and Bachelor of Music (HONS) – Music Performance in 2016 from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM). Wawa Zin has been teaching music/violin since she was in her Diploma level and she is currently pursuing her Master in Music (By Research) at the Faculty of Music, UiTM. She wishes to continue her musical studies at PhD level. in the near future.

 

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