Teachers

 

What is a school without its 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.

Group I : Languages

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K BHUVANA SUMANGALI GANESH
Malay

  • Bachelor in Science (Mathematics), Anna University
  • Taught Math, Science and Malay in Sekolah Sri Bestari
  • 17 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions

Ms Bhuvana always had a passion for teaching and helping children, so she decided to choose this line as a teacher.

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FRAULINE FERNANDO
English

  • Diploma in TESOL (Grade A), London Teacher Training College (LTTC) via Brickfields Asia College (BAC)
  • Honors Degree in Computer Science, University Sains Malaysia (USM) via Stamford College
  • Masters Degree in Education (Education Management), Open University Malaysia
  • Taught as an English Language Teacher in ELS Malaysia
  • 14 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions

Ms Frauline became a teacher by accident – being unable to find a teacher for a class in an English language centre she was managing, she taught the class herself and that’s how she discovered that she loved teaching.

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ANDREW WEBBER
English

  • B.Eng (Hons) Degree Mechanical Engineering, Plymouth University (UK)
  • P.G.C.E. Design Technology, Brunel University (UK)
  • Masters of Arts in Education, Sheffield Hallam University (UK)
  • More than 30 years teaching experience

Although Mr Andrew had not initially set out in life to become a teacher, it did not take long for him to realize this is what he enjoys the most. He has learnt that as educators we must never stop learning ourselves. Thus, Mr Andrew is a teacher who embraces the continuity of learning, the challenges of education in the 21st century and welcomes any opportunity to impart knowledge to young learners.

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DANIEL ARENDZEN
English

  • Master of Science, University of London
  • 9 years of teaching experience in total
  • Coming from Netherlands, involved in education since 2006 and has been teaching ever since. He has been teaching in Europe, the USA, Africa and now in Malaysia. He embraces all differences humanity has to give, and that there is more that unites than divides us as human beings. He holds this life-lesson dear and takes with him wherever he goes.

Mr Daniel truly appreciates the open and transparent atmosphere here at this school. He also loves the school because the school has a new facility, which is easy to reach as well.

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QYSHALINI NAGALINGAM
English

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

Her favorite part of being a teacher in AISS is that the students keep her on her toes. Ms Qyshalini loves the students because they are a lovable bunch.

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SUVEERA BEDI
English

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

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.

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NURUL HAJAR BT ABD MALIK
Mandarin

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance from MARA University of Technology Malaysia, UiTM
  • Diploma in Business Management.
  • 13 years of teaching experience
  • Went through Mandarin education starting from kindergarten, primary school and secondary school

Teaching was part of Ms. Nurul’s family heritage and she has followed in the footsteps since 2009. The improvement she sees from the students fuels her passion for education and she enjoys imparting knowledge to them as well. She hopes to build up the students’ confidence and strives to be a role model that they can look up to.

Group II : Humanities and Social Sciences

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QYSHALINI NAGALINGAM
English Literature & Drama

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

Her favorite part of being a teacher in AISS is that the students keep her on her toes. Ms Qyshalini loves the students because they are a lovable bunch.

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PUSHPAKALAWATY MARUTHE
History and Geography

  • Bachelor of Education (HONOURS) – TESL, Management and Science University
  • 5 years of teaching experienced in total

Ms Pushpa loves teaching History and Geography subjects in AISS. Especially project-based learning, case studies, analysis on primary and secondary sources.

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LIM SIOK LIN
Geography and History

  • Graduated from Davies College, UK
  • Worked in Fairview International School as a coordinator
  • 37 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions

Ms Lim loves to influence children with the right attitude, to make them do better. That is why Ms Lim enjoys teaching in AISS.

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LEM SIOW WUI
Economics

  • Degree in Accounting & Finance, University of Malaya
  • Taught Math and Accounting in Fairview International School
  • 20 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions

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

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DANIEL ARENDZEN
Global Perspectives

  • Master of Science, University of London
  • 9 years of teaching experience in total
  • Coming from Netherlands, involved in education since 2006 and has been teaching ever since. He has been teaching in Europe, the USA, Africa and now in Malaysia. He embraces all differences humanity has to give, and that there is more that unites than divides us as human beings. He holds this life-lesson dear and takes with him wherever he goes.

Mr Daniel truly appreciates the open and transparent atmosphere here at this school. He also loves the school because the school has a new facility, which is easy to reach as well.

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ISAAC RAMAN
Global Perspectives

  • BSc Business Administration in International Business & Finance, San Francisco State University Masters in Educational Leadership and Management (in progress), University of Nottingham
  • 5 years of teaching experience

Mr. Isaac had developed a reputation of being a kind, caring and passionate educator. He had demonstrated an admirable diligence in teaching Mathematics. A self-starter and a person brimming with innovative ideas, Mr. Isaac had been trusted as Head of Department and Vice Principal.

Group III : Sciences

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ALEXANDER JAYADASS
Physics

  • Eng (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

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

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MAINURAIN BINTI MEOR SHAMSOOL
Science

  • Bachelor of 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

Before Aspiration, Ms Mainurain worked 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.

Group IV : Mathematics

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NGAI YIN YIN
Math & Additional Mathematics

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

What Ms Yin likes about this school is that the teachers can freely experiment with various teaching methods and choose what’s best for the students.

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ISAAC RAMAN
Mathematics

  • BSc Business Administration in International Business & Finance, San Francisco State University Masters in Educational Leadership and Management (in progress), University of Nottingham
  • 5 years of teaching experience

Mr. Isaac had developed a reputation of being a kind, caring and passionate educator. He had demonstrated an admirable diligence in teaching Mathematics. A self-starter and a person brimming with innovative ideas, Mr. Isaac had been trusted as Head of Department and Vice Principal.

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LEM SIOW WUI
Mathematics

  • Degree in Accounting & Finance, University of Malaya
  • Taught Math and Accounting in Fairview International School
  • 20 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions

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

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JULIE KOH
Mathematics

  • Bachelor of Arts, Wilfred Laurier University Canada
  • 28 years of teaching experience

Ms Julie Koh is a teacher of over 20 years. She started teaching IGCSE Mathematics and Additional Mathematics from 2010. Since 2018, she has also been asked to conduct seminars and intensive revision classes for IGCSE Mathematics and Additional Mathematics for students of all capabilities.

Group V: Professional and Creative

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NG WEI  LI
Art

  • Diploma in Illustration, The One Academy
  • BA (First Class Honours) Visual Communications – Illustration, Birmingham City University, England
  • Taught Life drawing, painting, figure studies, & creative thinking in The One Academy a tutor
  • 4 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions

Ms Ng has a strong passion for art. Since childhood, she has believed that Malaysian children should have more exposure to different types of art and expand their minds.

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DANIEL ARENDZEN
Global Perspective

  • Master of Science, University of London
  • 9 years of teaching experience in total
  • Coming from Netherlands, involved in education since 2006 and has been teaching ever since. He has been teaching in Europe, the USA, Africa and now in Malaysia. He embraces all differences humanity has to give, and that there is more that unites than divides us as human beings. He holds this life-lesson dear and takes with him wherever he goes.

Mr Daniel truly appreciates the open and transparent atmosphere here at this school. He also loves the school because the school has a new facility, which is easy to reach as well.

1

ISAAC RAMAN
Global Perspectives

  • BSc Business Administration in International Business & Finance, San Francisco State University Masters in Educational Leadership and Management (in progress), University of Nottingham
  • 5 years of teaching experience

Mr. Isaac had developed a reputation of being a kind, caring and passionate educator. He had demonstrated an admirable diligence in teaching Mathematics. A self-starter and a person brimming with innovative ideas, Mr. Isaac had been trusted as Head of Department and Vice Principal.

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LEM SIOW WUI
Accounting

  • Degree in Accounting & Finance, University of Malaya
  • Taught Math and Accounting in Fairview International School
  • 20 years of teaching experience in Aspiration International Secondary School and other institutions

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

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KUMAR A/L SINATHAMBI
ICT

Bachelor Degree in Computer Science, City University College

  • 14 years of teaching in total including outside of AISS
  • Have been employed at several secondary schools in Selangor and Malaysia across all year groups.

Learning is his favorite thing about teaching and sharing the experience of learning and ensuring students become self-directed learners.

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LIM CAR-MEN
Music

  • Degree in Music, University of Malaya
  • 2 years of teaching experience
  • Emerged as Champion and Most Popular Song Award, the 14th Chinese Song Writing Competition Intervarsity, Singer, UM, April 2019.
  • Achieved Gold in International Choir Competition, the 16th Malaysian Choral Eisteddfod, KLPAC, Nov 2018.
  • Composing a Song ‘Let’s Drive to the Future’, Graduation Song of Pintar College 10th Graduation Ceremony, September 2017.

Ms Carmen tutored vocal lessons ever since she was in university, and it became her passion. Her favorite part of being a teacher in AISS is the positive culture of the school.

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JOHNSON CHEONG
Physical Education

  • BSc Degree in Physical Education & Coaching, Semmelweis University (TF), faculty of physical education and sport science, Budapest, Hungary
  • Worked as a Head of PE in Beaconhouse Sri Inai International school officer
  • 7 years of teaching experience in total

“There are NO untrainable child in sports, just untapped potential. Physical education is a subject that makes kids explore their strength in variations of sports and though they will face obstacles, overcoming them will result in life-long lessons and soft-skills kept close to their hearts.”

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CHAN JUN JIE
Physical Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree (HONS) in Sports and Exercise Sciences, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC) & Campbell Univerisity
  • Diploma in Sports and Exercise Sciences, Tunku Abdul Rahman University College (TARUC).
  • Experience as Physiotherapist

When Mr. Jun Jie’s students perform well, it fuels his passion and interest as an educator as well as a sportsman. As an educator, he establishes good relationships with the students and will gladly answer any questions or problems students come across regarding to sports.

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MUHAMMAD ANDRI BIN ARSHAD
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

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.