FOUNDERS & ACADEMIC PANEL
Our academic panel and trainers have very strong corporate experience and credentials, several whom are successful entrepreneurs and prominent corporate leaders. They are in the best position to understand the importance of excellent academic achievements and life skill like public speaking and presentation.
Mr Chng Hock Huat was the winner of the Association of SME Entrepreneur of the Year 2004 Award at 37 years old. He is currently the Chairman of the Citizen Consultative Committee (CCC) at Nanyang Constituency. He has been instrumental in providing assistance, scholarships and bursaries to the needy students and overall well-being of the 60,000 Nanyang residents; working closely with the various government agencies.
He is frequently invited to speak at forums and seminars of both the public and private sectors to share his insights in business and life experiences.
Mr Chng Hock Huat was the Founder / Chief Executive Officer for Opentech Corp Pte Ltd from 1998 to 2006. After its acquisition by Keane Inc., a USD 1Billion NYSE-listed global IT service company, Hock Huat was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of its Asia Operations between 2006 to 2010.
He subsequently left to pursue his interest in fine art and was awarded Master of Art Business by the Sotheby’s Institute of Art and Manchester University, London in 2012.
He is currently an investor and board advisor in a few promising technology and education start-up companies and remain steadfast in doing his part of giving back to the society.
Ms Claudia Yu,
Claudia was awarded the MOE undergraduate scholarship to read Business Administration and graduated with a First Class Honours from NUS. She is a Chartered Accountant (Singapore), FCCA (UK) and Chartered Financial Analyst with CFA Institute.
Claudia has developed a strong interest in special education (Gifted Education) as a mother whose four children have been selected for the Singapore Gifted Education Programme (GEP), Mensa junior members, and early admission to top secondary schools. Her eldest child graduated from NUS High School, and is accepted by the top three UK universities (University of Cambridge, Imperial College London, and University College London). Her second child secured early admission confirmed offers from Raffles Girls’ Secondary and Nanyang Girls High School, and went on to study in school based gifted education programme with humanities scholarship from Ministry of Education Singapore. Claudia has done her post-graduate study in “Gifted Education Practice”, and nurtured gifted and high ability children who have received confirmed Early Admission offers from NUS High, Nanyang Girls High, Raffles Girls Secondary, and St Joseph’s Institution.
Claudia has been invited by Mensa Singapore to give talks about “Gifted Children and their education path” to Mensa Junior member parents and interviewed by newspaper and parenting magazines on gifted education. She is able to help craft a unique profile for each student to enhance the success rate in school and college application.
Dr Fang has been tutoring NTU undergraduates for many years (physics and mathematics) before crafting a niche for herself in both Math and Physics’ specialist teaching path.
Dr. Fang was awarded NTU scholarship to pursue her Ph.D. degree in 2000. She was also an awardee of the first batch of Singapore Millennium Pre-doctoral Fellowship in 2002 and Millennium Post-doctoral Fellowship in 2003. Singapore Millennium Fellowship (SMF) is a highly prestigious honour awarded only to top 1% researchers in selected areas from NUS, NTU and Research Institute. Dr. Fang is the only one who got both pre-doctoral and post-doctoral fellowship and published quite a number of high-quality research papers in well-known international journals.
As a gifted learner and scholar herself, Dr Fang understands the learning desire and unique thinking process of gifted learners. She is famous for her Olympiad math programmes which prepare students for the National Math Olympiad (NMOS) organized by NUS High School, RI Math World Competition organized by Raffles Institution, and SMOPS organized by Hwa Chong Institution. Her students have won many medals from the prestigious Olympiad math competitions. Dr Fang is specialized in Hwa Chong Institution, Raffles Institution, and NUS High early admission application with proven track record. Dr Fang’s child has been accepted by Raffles Institution, NUS High and Hwa Chong (all confirmed offers).
Mr Wilson Lin is an established master trainer and corporate motivation speaker. He is the CEO/Founder of Doers Group, Doers Business Institution and the Chinese Business School for Entrepreneurs. He is also the distinguished Chair Professor of the HSBC Business School in Beijing and Director of the prestigious Chinese Training Development Association. Wilson has been named the “TOP 10 Chinese Trainer in China”, “TOP 10 Asian Corporate Trainers” and “Annual Outstanding Trainer in China” and was on the Cambridge List of the “Most Distinguished Chinese People in the World” and has donated generously to many charity causes.
Dr Rosemary Cathcart is a passionate advocate of a holistic approach to gifted education which supports gifted children in coping with their different social/emotional responses as well as in the development of their abilities. She is director of REACH Education which in 2017 won the USA National Association’s Professional Development Network Award. Rosemary founded and led New Zealand’s first gifted education centre for a decade before choosing to focus on professional development. She has served on a Ministerial Working Party on Gifted Education and on various Ministry panels and contracts in gifted education, published books and papers on teaching gifted children, presented at numerous conferences and served as national president of the New Zealand Gifted Association.2010, “Differentiation Made Practical” and “Gifted Programming Made Practical”, both selling in the UK, Australia and New Zealand.