Aspiration

Our Secondary Teachers

Teachers are the backbone of AISS and the supporting staff takes care of all the other matters.
Teachers at AISS are dedicated, supportive, and care for their subjects and students.

Today’s educators are urged to adapt to new approaches to teaching that are mindful of both the scientific and artistic aspects of learning. They are recognized that the core of education is a close bond between an enlightened, considerate adult and a confident, driven child. They are aware that the most crucial part of their job is getting to know each student as an individual in order to understand their particular needs, learning preferences, social and cultural backgrounds, talents, skills, and abilities.

Language & Literature

Qyshalini
Nagalingam

Head of Language and Literature

“Her favorite part of being a teacher in AISS is that the students keep you on your toes. They’re a lovable bunch!”

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Arts (English), University of Malaya
  • Taught English Literature as a private tutor
  • 2 years of teaching experience in total
Suveera
Bedi

English Teacher

“Suveera’s passion has always been to impart knowledge to students by understanding each of their learning pace. Tutoring for almost 1.5 years has blessed her with the experience and reaffirmed her calling. She plans to interact and support students with a range of abilities in their lessons and activities.”

  • Diploma in English, Bachelor of Arts (English Language) from Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM)
  • 1.5 years of teaching experience 
Frauline
Fernando

English Teacher

“I am passionate about teaching and understand that every student can achieve their potential and become who they want if they are allowed to be who they are in nurturing environments.

Figuring out & simplifying complex concepts that students need to understand so they can apply them and facilitating constructive interactions among students in class”

  • Stamford College / USM. BSc(Hons) Computer Science.
  • 20 years of teaching experience

Language & Acquisition

K Bhuvana
Sumangali Ganesh

Head of Language & Acquisition

“Bhuvana is fueled by passion and a genuine love for the craft. Her enthusiasm for teaching is unwavering, ensuring that each day brings new excitement and challenges, making the journey of education a consistently invigorating experience for both herself and her students. 

Embracing the role of an educator brings her immense joy. She derives great satisfaction from helping students in need, understanding their problems, and fostering a compassionate learning environment.

‘Above all, my genuine love for working with kids fuels my dedication to make a positive impact on their educational journey,’ she mentioned.”

  • Diploma in Information Technology, Tata Infotech Education (India)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), Anna University (India) 
  • Bachelor in Education (Malay) With Honours, Asia-E University
  • 22 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions
Wong
Sze Mun

Mandarin Teacher

“Witnessing her students’ progress and growth in their language skills, confidently using Mandarin to communicate, read and write fills her with pride and joy. From being a reporter and editor to transitioning into teaching, Sze Mun find immense satisfaction in witnessing student growth and fostering meaningful connections while sharing knowledge, creating a fulfilling and rewarding teaching experience.”

  • University Tunku Abdul Rahman graduate
  • More than 9 years of teaching
Adriana
Connie Lee

Malay Teacher

“Having the students to fully understand the lesson and apply it in real life. As a teacher, Adriana passionate about creating an exciting learning environment. She wants to spark curiosity and a love for learning in her students while recognizing and supporting their individual needs. Her aim to inspire students both academically and personally by making lessons engaging and relevant. Through clear communication and a student-focused approach, she strive to positively impact their educational journey.”

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Resource Biotechnology), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
  • Master of Science (Industrial Biotechnology), Universiti Putra Malaysia.
  • 2 years of teaching experience

Individual & Societies

Pushpakalawaty
Maruthe

Head of Individual & Societies

“She loves teaching History and Geography subjects in AISS. especially project-based learning, case studies, analysis on primary and secondary resources.”

  • Bachelor of Education (HONOURS) – TESL from Management and Science University
  • 5 years of teaching experienced in total
Lem
Siow Wui

Economics & Accounting Teacher

“After graduating from university, Lem was suggested to work as a teacher while she was in the midst of job hunting, which had brought her to where she is today.”

  • Degree in Accounting & Finance, University of Malaya
  • Taught Math and Accounting in International Schools
  • 20 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions
Carrie
L. Baber

Individuals & Societies Teacher

“Encouraging students to conquer their communication fears, gain confidence in public speaking, and nurture their unique gifts and abilities.”

  • Education and Communication Degree from Rowan University (Cum Laude)
  • Master’s Degree from University Putra Malaysia
  • Six years of primary and university experience
  • Malaysian Counselling License
  • Currently conducting research on vulnerable populations in Malaysia
Daniel
Arendzen

Global Perspective Teacher

“He really wanted to do something different with his life, then he got the chance to become a teacher. That he grabbed with both hands and have been teaching ever since. he truly appreciate the open and transparent atmosphere here at the school. The school has a new facility, which is easy to reach as well.”

  • Master Of Science, University of London
  • 9 years teaching experience.

Mathematics

Pavitra
Paramalingam

Head of Mathematics

“Pavitra was a biotechnologist who worked on several research projects at UPM while completing her Masters in Science. Her childhood ambition was to become an educator, so she gradually began tutoring privately and teaching in centres for the past 6 years. She is a positive and self-driven teacher who is passionate about engaging with the students on all levels and enhancing their social experiences by encouraging group lessons and learning.”

  • Degree in Biotechnology, Quest International University, Perak
  • Masters in Science, University Putra Malaysia
  • 6 years of teaching experience
Alexander
Jayadass

Mathematics Teacher

“After being encouraged by his friends to take up part-time tutoring during college, Jayadass eventually became a full time tutor.”

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham, England
  • Taught Pre-IGCSE Physics and Chemistry in Milebridge High
  • 12 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions
Ngai
Yin Yin

Add Math & Mathematics Teacher

“What Ms Yin likes about this school is that the teachers can freely set the syllabus and choose what’s best for the students.”

  • Degree in Mathematics, University of Malaya
  • Taught as a freelance tutor
  • 10 years of teaching experience in total
K Bhuvana
Sumangali Ganesh

Mathematics Teacher

“Bhuvana is fueled by passion and a genuine love for the craft. Her enthusiasm for teaching is unwavering, ensuring that each day brings new excitement and challenges, making the journey of education a consistently invigorating experience for both herself and her students. 

Embracing the role of an educator brings her immense joy. She derives great satisfaction from helping students in need, understanding their problems, and fostering a compassionate learning environment.

‘Above all, my genuine love for working with kids fuels my dedication to make a positive impact on their educational journey,’ she mentioned.”

  • Diploma in Information Technology, Tata Infotech Education (India)
  • Bachelor of Science (Mathematics), Anna University (India) 
  • Bachelor in Education (Malay) With Honours, Asia-E University
  • 22 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions
Mohamad Naqib
Insyirah

Mathematics Teacher

“Dedicated and compassionate teaching professional with the natural talent to reach out to every student and instill a love for learning. Demonstrated experience in designing age-appropriate lessons and activities that teach fundamental academic and socialization skills.”

  • Ph.D (Mathematics) – on going
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Education – on going
  • Master of Science (Applied Mathematics) UTHM
  • Bachelor of Science (Hons.) Mathematics USM
  • 6 years of teaching experiences

Science

Mainurain Binti
Meor Shamsool

Head of Science

“Before Aspiration, Ms Ain was working as a part time tutor. Then she discovered that she had a passion for teaching, so she went on to be a full time teacher.”

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Science with Honors (Conservation Biology), University of Malaysia, Sabah
  • Taught Primary Science , Biology (year 7-8), Chemistry (year 7), Physics (year 7-9) in Alnoor International School
  • 4 years of teaching experience in total
Alexander
Jayadass

Physics & Chemistry Teacher

“After being encouraged by his friends to take up part-time tutoring during college, Jayadass eventually became a full time tutor.”

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) in Mechanical Engineering, University of Nottingham, England
  • Taught Pre-IGCSE Physics and Chemistry in Milebridge High
  • 12 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions
Likhanthini
Nair Nanu Nair

Integrated Science Teacher

“As an educator, my unwavering commitment lies in cultivating an immersive learning environment through a student-centered approach that fosters not only better comprehension but also improved test scores. My dedication to achieving excellence in teaching continues undiminished.”

  • Bachelor in Education Science – Management & Science University
  • 3 years of teaching experience
Oon
Eu Jin

Physics Teacher

“”My most favourite part is just being with the students as their teacher. 

I love everything about it. Teaching, guiding, conversing, helping them – it is very invigorating to me. ” As a teacher, I need to think and be in their shoes. I will understand their level of knowledge and understanding before approaching a particular topic. And I will always reflect and ask myself, if I am part of the students of the class, can I understand and follow the/my lessons? Teach and conduct the class just like how I would like it to be if I am a student.”

  • 22 years of teaching experience.
  • Chairman of Aspiration International School
Adriana
Connie Lee​

Integrated Science Teacher

“Having the students to fully understand the lesson and apply it in real life. As a teacher, Adriana passionate about creating an exciting learning environment. She wants to spark curiosity and a love for learning in her students while recognizing and supporting their individual needs. Her aim to inspire students both academically and personally by making lessons engaging and relevant. Through clear communication and a student-focused approach, she strive to positively impact their educational journey.”

  • Bachelor of Science with Honours (Resource Biotechnology), Universiti Malaysia Sarawak.
  • Master of Science (Industrial Biotechnology), Universiti Putra Malaysia.
  • 2 years of teaching experience

Arts

Polin
Anak Tomic

Head of Arts

“After completing her Bachelor’s she became a Substitute Teacher at SK Taman Midah 2, Cheras under a 3-month contract. That was when she discovered her passion for teaching and she wanted to become an Art and Design Teacher. “I’m able to share my love of art with my students and help them grow as artists and creative thinkers.” Teaching has added purpose and meaning to her life. An Art and Design Teacher must be focused on maximizing the student’s educational potential by applying diverse instructional strategies and classroom management techniques. And always make sure to fulfill every student’s needs in education because for Polin, there should be “no students left behind”.”

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Ceramic (Hons), University Technology Mara
  • Master of Education in Visual Arts, University Technology Mara

Zaity
Binti Musa

Arts Teacher

“The greatest moment for Zaity is when she sees the students grow up and become excellent students. Her greatest sense of fulfilment is when she witnesses the change in the students’ attitude, when students complete their studies and receive their scrolls and awards. Having experience in education made her realise that she needs to keep up with the times in order to connect effectively with the students. Teaching art and design helps her to have a greater understanding of the students’ characters, attitudes, and culture.”

  • Diploma in Graphic Design, Limkokwing University
  • Bachelor of Design (Hons) Professional Design (Visual Communication), Limkokwing University
  • Master of Arts in International Contemporary Art & Design Practices, Limkokwing University
  • 7 years of teaching experience
  • Developed Course Outline SKM/TVET for Graphic Design Digital Level 3
  • Manage to get approval for SKM/TVET New Programme Graphic Design Digital from JPK

Design

Zaity
Binti Musa

Head of Design

“The greatest moment for Zaity is when she sees the students grow up and become excellent students. Her greatest sense of fulfilment is when she witnesses the change in the students’ attitude, when students complete their studies and receive their scrolls and awards. Having experience in education made her realise that she needs to keep up with the times in order to connect effectively with the students. Teaching art and design helps her to have a greater understanding of the students’ characters, attitudes, and culture.”

  • Diploma in Graphic Design, Limkokwing University
  • Bachelor of Design (Hons) Professional Design (Visual Communication), Limkokwing University
  • Master of Arts in International Contemporary Art & Design Practices, Limkokwing University
  • 7 years of teaching experience
  • Developed Course Outline SKM/TVET for Graphic Design Digital Level 3
  • Manage to get approval for SKM/TVET New Programme Graphic Design Digital from JPK

ICT

Marcus
Ong

Technology & ICT Teacher

“He spent 21 years in the field of IT and oversaw the management of software and application systems as the project manager. He mentored and coached many a young project manager on the side. In a turn of events, six weeks before an IGCSE exam, he helped out in a school that desperately needed tutoring services during the pandemic lockdown. Both teacher and students were ecstatic with the outcome: they went from a Grade D to an A*. He enjoys watching students develop from zero to hero even when things seem hopeless. Stern and fun. Mr Marcus believes that a good balance of both is the best ingredient to successful coaching and mentoring.”

  • Diploma in Multimedia, School of Audio Engineering (SAE)
  • Diploma in Audio Engineering, School of Audio Engineering (SAE)
  • 3 years of teaching experience

Music

Muhammad Andri
Arshad

Music & Maker Teacher

“Mr. Andri’s musical adventure began when he joined his school band. Since then, he was involved in numerous musical workshops and seminars until one day when he was given the opportunity to work with one of the Philharmonic Orchestras as part of an outreach programme 20 years ago. Since then, he has been pivotal in forming school marching and performance bands along his career path. Teaching is his passion. It nourishes his spirit to see the students’ eyes light up when they grasp the principles and apply them later in their lives. His personal goal is to mould students into skillful musicians who enjoy making music. “

  • Diploma in Music, Yamaha Academy.
  • Level 1&2 in Automotive, National Vocational Training Council.
  • Arduino (Programming, electronics & robotics), Nextgen Makers Academy. 
  • Robotics Learning and Programming, Robotica Robotic Learning Centre.
  • Involved in many band competitions at district, state and national levels.
  • 22 years of teaching experience

Ali Ak'bar
Nazari

Music Teacher

“I am a bubbly person. With that being said, I always try to make my class enjoyable. I am also adaptive which means I will adapt my teaching style to suit a class or generations.”

  • Diploma in Music, MARA University of Technology (UiTM)
  • Honors Degree in Music Performance, MARA University of Technology (UiTM)
  • Winning national and international choir competition.
  • Performing in front of the Royal Families and Prime Minister.
  • Sharing a stage with Malaysian great singers such as Dato M. Nasir and Ernie Zakri.
  • Performing on TV show such as Selamat Pagi Malaysia (RTM) and Malaysia Hari Ini (TV3).

Tan
Hock Man

Music Teacher

“My passion to impart to the next generation. Making learning fun and practical at the same time. When you see your students starts to think and nod in agreement.”

  • Graduated in Monash University, Melbourne
  • 20 years of teaching experience
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Cathy
Siew Pei Szan

Music Teacher

“Mr. Andri’s musical adventure began when he joined his school band. Since then, he was involved in numerous musical workshops and seminars until one day when he was given the opportunity to work with one of the Philharmonic Orchestras as part of an outreach programme 20 years ago. Since then, he has been pivotal in forming school marching and performance bands along his career path. Teaching is his passion. It nourishes his spirit to see the students’ eyes light up when they grasp the principles and apply them later in their lives. His personal goal is to mould students into skillful musicians who enjoy making music. “

  • Diploma in Music, Yamaha Academy.
  • Level 1&2 in Automotive, National Vocational Training Council.
  • Arduino (Programming, electronics & robotics), Nextgen Makers Academy. 
  • Robotics Learning and Programming, Robotica Robotic Learning Centre.
  • Involved in many band competitions at district, state and national levels.
  • 22 years of teaching experience

Physical & Health Education

Aferin
Jude

Head of Physical & Health Education

“Being a Physical Education teacher has always been his dream job since he enjoys teaching young people new things. Gets inspired by improved performance of students after coaching them and is always motivated to further enhance their skills.”

  • Degree in Sports Science and Recreation. University Technology Mara UITM Shah Alam.
  • Certificate in Football License C by FAM
  • 3 years experience in coaching football at international schools for various ages. 
  • 3 years experience as a gym instructor in Strength and Conditioning.

Dylan
Lo Tai Yu

Physical Education Teacher

“He has always had a passion for sports and realised that teaching kids about sports and physical education is something he enjoys doing following his industrial placement, where he had the opportunity to work with children. “

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports ( Exercise) Science with Honours, University Malaya. 
  • Experience in coaching kids in Strength & Conditioning, and Rehabilitation exercises. 
  • Chosen to present Research thesis at 1st AgileMAS Research in High-Performance Sport at National Sports Institute

Ervin
Nuing Anak Smail

Physical Education Teacher

“My most favourite part of being a teacher is to see how the next generation enjoy playing sports and have the passion to develop themselves to be a better person both in sports and in life.”

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sports (Exercise) Science with Honours, University Malaya.
  • Achieved the Young Investigator Award (YIA) in the 1st AgileMAS Research in High Performance Sports Colloquium (HPSC) 2022.
  • Represented Malaysia in towerrunning sport in the Vietnam HCMC Skyrun 2022. “

Academic Support

Lim
Siok Lin

Head of Academic Support

She loves to influence children with the right attitude, to make them do better.

“It is not just developing ones IQ (Intelligence quotient) to make successful individuals, BUT to nurture and develop ones EQ ( Emotional quotient) too!”

  • Graduated from Davies College, UK
  • Worked in Fairview International School as a coordinator
  • 42 years (since 1982) years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions.
  • Taught in Kindergarten schools (all subjects), Primary level (all subjects) and Lower Secondary (History & Geography).