Meet The LK Team
There are good teachers. There are great teachers.
Then there's LoveKids and LK Academy Team.
Margaret embarked on her passion for teaching in 1995. She graduated from Kinderland Singapore with certification in Speech and Educational Drama. Wanting to achieve more, she advanced her training in English Literature, Theatre Studies, Drama and Acting. She graduated with honours from Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London.
During her 20 years of teaching, Margaret has taught Speech and Drama, imparted her knowledge in English Literature and the English Language.
Margaret believes that every child, no matter what learning disorders they may have, can and will learn when inspired. Her mission is to watch the children grow in confidence and be proud of who they are and what they can achieve.
She has pursued an Advanced Diploma in Special Education and Child Psychology.
Margaret's role as an educator is to mentor students in coping with their challenges in school and walking with parents in their child's academic journey and social development.
'If there is one touchstone to success, it is confidence' This powerful quote by Lee Kuan Yew has made an impact in her life and is a testament to share with every student and parent who walks through our doors.
Fred handles administration and marketing at LoveKids. After being in the financial industry for 15 years, he decided to pursue a new calling. He became part of the LoveKids Team.
A true believer that one should never stop learning and always continue to pursue your heart's desire. Being a part of the team has allowed him to develop his talents which would have never been possible if he had not made that move.
Working with children and watching them bloom is now his mission. More importantly, he has discovered how kids bring priceless joy.
Being a father of three grown children and having gone through many challenges, Fred would like to share this quote from Neil C. Strait, "The best gift a father can give to his child is the gift of himself."
Fred has been directly involved in building and shaping LoveKids and LK Academy. He works with the team to develop new courses and direction for the company. Always on the lookout for what is needed and what is relevant for our students in their academic journey keeping up with today's modern world.
Rachael graduated from Lasalle College of the Arts with a Diploma in Higher Education in Theatre and Performance Studies.
She also holds a diploma in Mass Communication from Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Speech and Drama certification from Trinity Guildhall School of Music and Drama, London and a Diploma in Learning Disorders Management and Child Psychology from College of Allied Educators.
Rachael has had the experience of teaching and guiding children for over ten years. Her love for children and teaching has led her to choose teaching as a career. She writes the English curriculum for LoveKids students, using the power of the written word, together with her teaching style, to guide students towards SA2 and PSLE.
Rachael recently released an assessment book series, Ace Your Vocabulary, for P1 - P6. The books are sold in Popular Bookstore and in Primary School bookshops.
At Lasalle, Rachael gained the knowledge and experience of writing plays as well as directing them. Her work in journalism, while working for a magazine firm, has been published in inflight magazines as well as Time Out Singapore.
Rachael strongly believes in the power of confidence to help children grow, from preschool to primary school, then secondary school. She also believes each child has a unique learning style and great potential.
Kimberly is a graduate from Lasalle College of the Arts and College of Allied Educators. She has a diploma in Fashion Communication and a diploma in Learning Disorders in Children and Child Psychology. She is also a certified Speech and Drama instructor with certification from Trinity College London.
Kimberly has been an educator for 7 years, teaching English, Math and Science to Primary 1 to Primary 6 pupils. She has a strong love and passion for teaching students and mentoring them through their primary school life. Although she started with a Diploma in Fashion Communication, her desire to teach always burned in her. She followed that desire and has not stopped since.
Kimberly believes in the importance of building a connection with her students. This connection empowers her students to trust in her and ultimately aid them in being their most confident self. Her methodology in the classroom is to be creative in her teaching methods to suit each student's way of learning. Her love for teaching continues to grow each day.
Emma possesses a dynamic personality in the classroom. Her interest towards child development blossomed during her polytechnic days.
With field experience in both clinical and theoretical aspects, Emma's passion for helping children stems from her exposure and interaction with children from all walks of life. She believes in striking a balance between developing young minds and nurturing children as they journey through their growing years.
Emma graduated with an Arts degree majoring in Psychology from James Cook University. She also holds a Diploma in Drama and Psychology from Singapore Polytechnic.
Emma applies her knowledge of various behaviours and learning styles through different activities conducted in the classroom and social setting. Her top priority for children is to develop their EQ skills in a nurturing environment through classroom activities and apply it in their day-to-day tasks.
She believes this would be the recipe to mold young confident and successful individuals!
Selvi began her teaching journey when she started her first job as a teacher in a Primary school after completing her A levels.
She realised shaping young children's minds and giving them a solid foundation to embark on the academic journey was her calling. She then continued to pursue her passion by taking up a Montessori Diploma from Modern Montessori International and later an Early Childhood Education Diploma from SEED Institute and Wheelock College, Boston Massachusetts.
Her experience in teaching IB Programme to preschoolers has taught her the importance of developing the inquiring mind of children. She strongly believes in grooming children and moulding them to be ready for the challenges they would face in primary and secondary school.
With more than 20 years teaching children, she is still eager to learn and impart her expertise and knowledge to inspire students to break away from their comfort zones and unlock their full potential to reach their dreams.
Melva is a graduate of Lasalle College of the Art's Bachelors (Hons) Degree in Acting programme. Armed with a Diploma in Performance from Lasalle as well, Melva has been a freelance actor in Singapore, acting in TV to performing plays for young audiences. Through performing for young children, Melva found a calling in working with children and eventually becoming an educator.
Born in Singapore, Melva spent many years of her childhood abroad, growing up in the United States and Australia. Although she was moving around a lot, there was one thing constant in her life, which was her love for the performing arts. She has always enjoyed performing be it in plays, musicals or choir recitals. Melva now aspires to share her passion of drama through incorporating drama education into her teaching style. As a highly passionate teacher, she is determined to develop the confidence of the youth of Singapore with a holistic and drama-based approach to child development.
As she develops as an educator, she is focused on developing deep connections with each student, paying close attention to developing their confidence and each of their unique strengths. Melva believes that we as people can also learn a lot from children.
Sharon is a graduate of the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, with a Bachelor of Arts Degree, majoring in Politics and Marketing. She graduated with an Advanced Certificate in Teaching Speech and Drama from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.
With a passion for educating children, she believes that every child has the ability to be an effective communicator and hopes to equip them with the essential skills during their early stages of learning.
In a digital world filled with devices, she firmly feels that it is even more vital now to connect and relate well to one another. It is through drama that children can better understand their feelings, articulate ideas, and develop empathy for others.
Sharon hopes to contribute through her experiences, livening up lessons in interesting and fascinating ways. It gives her a sense of fulfilment being able to watch a child progress from being reserved to a confident and expressive student. She believes that the potential every child has is ready to be developed to its full capacity!
Angelia Seetoh, known to everyone as Jill, graduated from the University of Canberra with a Bachelor of Communication Degree, majoring in Journalism. She has always been passionate about educating children and believes that even the shyest child can find their expressive and creative voice, if lovingly and patiently encouraged.
With her background in journalism and communications, and having lived in Finland for a number of years, Jill draws on her prior experience to liven up the classroom.
Her lessons are active, interactive and fantastical as she aspires to awaken the imaginations of the children. She also hopes to equip children with strong presentation and communication skills that help them gain more confidence. She sees great importance in nurturing children's EQ, especially in empathy and change tolerance. This, she believes, will help blossom their social life.
Jill is pursuing an Advanced Certificate in Teaching Speech and Drama from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts. This powerful quote by Tim Fargo truly resonates with Jill.
"Who you are tomorrow begins with what you do today."
Michelle is a graduate of LASALLE's Diploma in Performance and SRT's acting training program, The Young Company. She has had extensive experience with drama, theatre and has a profound knowledge for the English language. Michelle had been acting and performing since she was a child.
Growing up with dyslexia, Michelle was shy and quiet, and it was her introduction to drama that helped her break out of her shell into a confident adult. This has sparked a deep passion for teaching in her.
A graduate of LASALLE's Diploma in Performance and SRT's acting training program, The Young Company, Michelle has gone forward to perform onstage with Toy Factory, create original work in collaboration with The Runaway Collective, work internationally with Indonesia's PaperMoon Puppet Theatre for their Pesta Boneka puppetry festival, as well as work in short films and commercials.
A powerful quote from Ursula K. Le Guin from A Wizard or Earthsea that she lives by, "But need alone is not enough to set power free; there must be knowledge."
Michelle currently teaches kids spanning all ages, from Nursery to Secondary school.