Founder and Lead Teacher
As a young aspiring individual, Samantha decided to try her hand as a contract teacher in a local school in Singapore after graduating from Business School. Her interest in understanding the psyche of young minds made way for her to embark on her personal educational journey. After having obtained a Postgraduate Diploma in Education, she became a qualified teacher with the Ministry of Education, and has since taught at three top local schools in Singapore. Samantha went on to take on managerial roles in the English Department in Anglo Chinese School (Junior), one of Singapore's top boys' schools, before founding The Think Tank Team Private Limited, a private school registered with the MOE in 2008.
Senior Teacher - FT
Tina is a nurturing and dedicated educator with over twenty years of experience in Early Childhood Education. Having raised three lovely children of her own, she enjoys interacting with young children and understands the importance of adapting the curriculum to cater to each and every individual's learning style. Tina's versatile teaching approach draws from her vast skills and knowledge to creatively devise her own teaching tools, making learning more attractive for her students. Having previously served as curricular lead for literacy at My Little Gems Preschool and as Grade level team leader at the International Christian School (Hong Kong), Tina brings with her a broad and deep understanding of the developmental needs and challenges of our young Thinktank students. As she works on her students' academic content, she also equips them with coping skills to ensure their successes.
Lead Teacher - FT
"The essence of education is that one tree shakes another tree, one cloud pushes another cloud, and one soul awakens another soul." Sarah's transition from student to teacher has inspired her to understand the inner needs of the students. More answers beget more questions, and Sarah strongly believes that this cyclic process of asking questions is instrumental in building up a child’s understanding of the world. Sarah’s hope is that the study of the Chinese language will open up her students’ eyes to other creative ways to look at problems, granting each child a richer and more nuanced understanding of the world.
In the classroom, Sarah opens up the inner world of students with interesting and inspiring dialogues, and opens the door to the Chinese world for students with varied and interesting learning themes.