Meet the community of Homeschool Singapore who share their time, lives and expertise in different community portfolios. If you’re interested to join our Homeschool Singapore community in one of our projects, please write to email@example.com. If you are unsure where to park yourself, just let us know what you would like to explore and we’ll take it from there!
(Featured image on this post is from the Homeschool Convention 2017)
Jonnansical Boo, Founder of Science Explorers
Challenged with an autistic child who is extremely bright and a spouse who is struggling to accept it, the journey has been full of ups and downs. Science Explorers was created to help create a healthy environment for her son to work on his socialising skills – an inclusive group created to embrace children of all ages, needs and asynchronous abilities through science, crafts and play. At the same time, it is also a support group for the parents.
Ira started her homeschooling journey for her elder son since 2015. She continued for her younger. They do lots of art and math, while letting them choosing what they want to explore for other subjects and extracurriculars. She started an art community, Art Jam Sessions on August 2017. They now have hundreds members from all over cities in Indonesia, also from Malaysia, Singapore and Australia.
Sandra Chan, Consultant
Sandra is a mother of two children – an 8 year old boy on the Autism Spectrum and a 3 year old girl. In her son’s early years, there were lots of challenging behaviours, sensory issues, countless battles to be worked. Homeschooling enabled her to to discover, explore and join his world. Sandra enjoys talking to SEN parents.
Kay Zhao, Consultant
Kay Zhao is the mother of 3 lovely girls, 9 to 13 this year. She has been home-schooling all her children for the past 8 or 9 years. She is thankful for the meandering path her life has taken and the diverse experiences she has had as a result. She has been able to learn and grow in ways she never imagined with her children.
Shan Chua, Consultant
Shan is mum to four children aged 7 to 18 who have been homeschooled all their lives. She has journeyed, and is still journeying, through the exemption application processes, PSLE, local ‘O’ and ‘A’ levels with them. She has had to experiment with different approaches and curricula with each child so the learning never stops. But one thing that has stayed constant is the enjoyment of good books together as a family.
Sabrina Salleh Quek, Lead Consultant
Sabrina gave up her preschool teaching job and worked on nurturing her four children at home. In the same season, she started and built up a small company specialising in arts and dance programs. She regularly speaks about her experience applying for CE exemption as a non-degree holder.
Apple Wong, Lead Consultant
Apple Teoh is a homeschool mom to 3 youth, 21, 18 and 16. She has 21 years of homeschooling experience. In her consulting work, she often partners with her husband or children so clients can hear different perspectives and help them make a more informed decision as a family.
Tsui Ling Hoy, Head of Consultation Team
Tsui Ling is mum to six children aged 20, 18, 16, 14, 11 and 8. She has 17 years of homeschooling experience. Since none of her children has attended mainstream school so far, she has learned to customise an education path that is unique to each child. She believes in allowing the children to explore different areas of their interests when they are young and help point them to their strengths.
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Wan Ling, Founder of Homeschool Library SG
Wan Ling Tan has been a home educator to her daughters for the past 6 years. After more than 10 years as a Humanities teacher, she thought that her days of contributing to the education field in Singapore were over. To her delight, she saw how education could and should be while teaching and learning alongside her daughters.
As a loving mother of four active kids, Desiree ensures that all their needs are well attended to. Her discipline style involves a strict routine of schoolwork and fun activities like arts and craft. She loves to read and discover strategies to educate her kids in engaging ways which are in line with God’s teaching.
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Edwin Tan, Changing Mindsets Co-Founder
Edwin supports his wife Christine on the tough but fulfilling journey of homeschooling their three daughters aged 16, 13, and 10. In Homeschool Singapore, he collaborates with Mark to organise platforms for homeschooling dads to hang out and tell their stories.
Jacqueline Lim, Head of English Track
Jacqueline Lim is an experienced preschool educator and special education therapist who specialises in working with children with dyslexia. As a mother of two inquisitive kids, she loves learning new skills with her kids. From making bath bombs and candles to learning ukelele. She believes in empowering her kids with skills to solve whatever problems they may face.
Sophia Ong, Head of Chinese Track
Sophia’s focus in life is on contentment and keeping a balanced family schedule that allows for spontaneous fun. She keeps things real, is refreshingly honest, and shares in a spirit of love. Sophia has great insight into what homeschool burn-out looks like and would like participants to come away with keys to unlock their own ability to develop healthy boundaries in their personal lives and their family homeschool that allow for endurance and joy.
Vivian Kwek, Little U Director
Vivian is the author of “Decoding Your Child”, the book that help parents unlock the secrets to their child’s behaviour and provide strategies to strengthen and maintain their connection with their children. She reaches out to parents at https://www.facebook.com/decodingyourchild/ and https://www.decodingyourchild.com.
Dawn Fung, Founder of Little U
Dawn’s dream is to see education reform in Singapore, where every child, parent and educator have full rights and access to great education. Her approach always begins with community building, and then mentoring the community to grow inspiring content together She led the Homeschool Singapore community from 2013-2021. She now co-runs Little U and ParentED.sg with the teams. dawnfung.sg
Tammy Hitchens, ParentED.sg Co-Founder
Tammy has home educated since 1998 and in her spare time runs her Homehawker Instagram documenting their family meals and celebrations. Her focus is on enabling parents to fully embrace their role as primary educators and influencers in their children’s lives.
Connie Chua, ParentED.sg Co-Founder
Connie Chua is a mother to 4 children aged 16 to 22. She homeschooled for more than a decade. Together with her husband who is a social worker, Connie counsels parents on parenting and marital challenges as well as mentors young couples in her church community.
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Kalsum Harun, HomeschoolSingapore.sg Editor
Kalsum went from drafting legislations and policies in her last job at a government Ministry, to reading extensively on education and pedagogies. She homeschools her three children wherever her husband’s work takes them. They spent most of the year 2018, worldschooling. She successfully roped in her husband to take on some homeschooling roles even as he is a full-time academic. She is thankful that her family has been able to direct their own educational pursuits while tending to the needs of elderly members of the family.
Angela Seow, Website Design
Diana Chua, Website Tech
Phyllis Chua-Chan, Website Team Leader
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Cassandra Shepherd, Workshop Leader
Having been homeschooled herself for several years, Cassandra is passionate about encouraging families to enjoy the freedom they have to pursue delight directed learning amidst the lessons real life offers a family on the homeschool journey. Cassandra now works full time for a Private Training Enterprise in Hamilton, New Zealand, whose mission is: changing lives through learning.
Sheryl Ang, Writer
Sheryl Ang is a mother to three young boys. She believes in child-led and self-directed learning. She follows the Reggio Approach and unschooling ways but is not tied down in any approach and prefers to honour the child first before any pedagogy. She is a certified Wunderled educator and a Music Together teacher and before having kids, she also worked in the financial world as a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Chartered Accountant. Sheryl was the Homeschool Convention Curriculum Fair Organiser from 2018 to 2020 and was a Wunderled mentor in 2021.
Kareen is a mum to two boys and two girls aged between 3 to 9. All four kids have been homeschooled all the way and her children have never been to any preschool. She believes in homeschooling as a way of building intimacy with the children and to bring God into the everyday before her children.
Ding Zhen Xin, Community Builder
Zhen Xin and her husband Sze Siang view homeschooling more as learning through life and for life. They constantly seek out authentic and interesting ways to help their children learn just by doing life together.
Grace Tan, Community Leader
Grace is mum to 3 beautiful girls aged 12+, 9 and 4+. She has been homeschooling since her eldest was 6 years old. She loves Charlotte Mason philosophies of education but uses whatever styles, books and curriculum that inspires her and works for her family. Grace did the logos for ParentED.sg, Little U, Homeschool Consultation and Alumni.
Elaine Eo, Community Leader
Elaine has led many learning co-ops with and conducted lessons for her homeschooling community according to her family’s interests and her training in Engineering. She currently tutors Essentials in a Classical Conversations community.
Sue Tan, Community Leader
Sue was a special needs consultant with the Ministry of Education and is certified to teach students with dyslexia. She currently mentors parents in the homeschooling community on matters pertaining to social-emotional support.
Mark Lim, Community Leader
Mark is currently involved in family life work as a marriage mentor and counsellor. He conducts parenting and mentoring programmes for various educational organisations as well as counselling for persons with special needs.