Our Team

“There are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” – Edith Wharton


Here are illum.e, our passionate and driven educators do both - in being the candles to light the fire and motivations of learning and to be the mirror to help your child achieve their utmost.
Every tutor is carefully selected, trained and groomed to help your child achieve excellence. 

Illum.e English, Humanities & GP Tuition

Contact: timothy.chia@illum.education

Mr Timothy Joshua Chia-Lee

Founder, Curriculum Lead and Head Tutor

Former MOE Subject Head of English, innovating redesigns of curricula with 21st century learning and alignment to the latest English Syllabus 2020. Having taught since his National Service days, Timothy possesses decades of teaching and tutoring experience in English and General Paper along with expertise in leading and training other educators and professionals. He has personally overseen the academic and holistic success of over 2500 students and educators.

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Contact: roger.etienne@illum.education

Mr Roger-Etienne

English Language Lead (Jurong Campus)

Former MOE English teacher with decades of experience since he began teaching in 2000. With a wide repertoire of teaching experiences in multiple primary and secondary schools across all streams, ‘Mr Roger’, as he is fondly called by his students, is an English Language specialist who leads illum.e’s team in ensuring high quality English language learning.

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Contact: david.lee@illum.education

Mr David Lee

IP and Humanities Lead

MOE-trained teacher and former subject coordinator with a decade's experience designing and teaching engaging curricula anchored on the belief that every child can and will do well. With a wide repertoire of teaching approaches across all streams and streams, Mr Lee's pedagogic strength lies in making the subject simple to understand and score in for all students, with those under his charge improving in confidence and frequently making the jump from fail to distinction.

GP Curriculum

Contact: shanhao.liew@illum.education

Mr Liew Shan Hao

Language and GP Specialist, JC2 Lead

Teacher with 8 years of teaching experience, having taught in MOE Secondary Schools and Junior Colleges. With an NUS double major in Political Science and Southeast Asian Studies, Shan Hao is illum.e’s resident curriculum expert for politics, economy, governance, Southeast Asia and the wider Asian Region.


Contact: joachim.chia@illum.education

Mr Joachim Chia

Primary School English Lead

A former MOE Primary School English teacher with over a decade of teaching experience,  Mr Joachim Chia has helped many students over the years achieve better results in English by breaking down the components and helping them understand the requirements better. As a firm believer of Albert Bandura’s Social Learning Theory, he is able to enable students to pick up simple or abstract concepts through role-modelling, thinking aloud strategies and simulating thinking processes. Through this, hundreds of students have improved their English learning with his mentoring, especially with the use of the Gradual Release of Responsibility instructional framework.


Contact: jiaqi.yeo@illum.education


Language and GP Specialist, JC1 Lead

An NTU Linguistics and Multilingual Studies graduate with a second major in Public Policy and Global Affairs, Jia Qi is an experienced teacher who draws on his extensive understanding of both language and the world to help students gain deeper insights into their English and General Paper. A Prime Minister’s Book Prize for Bilingualism winner, Jia Qi is effectively bilingual and can teach in both English and Mandarin, empowering students to express themselves and appreciate the various building blocks of language.


Mr Derrick Liew

Principal Economics Tutor

Derrick Liew is an NUS Business Graduate with First Class Honours with extensive teaching experience in guiding students and using relevant, real-life case studies to make learning engaging and memorable. With experience and expertise in the industries of education, technology, and real estate in addition to the start-up scene, Derrick brings onboard a vast wealth of knowledge critical in delivering interesting and impactful economics content and case study explanations.


Contact: MC.deline@illum.education

Ms MC Deline

General Manager and Primary School Language Specialist

An experienced educator with over 16 years of teaching experience, Ms Deline is a highly sought after Primary School Specialist with experience in schools and well-known educational centres or institutes. Previously the Head of Department in English Language, Deline brings a wealth of expertise in training students in achieving success with the Gifted Education Programme (GEP).

Her pedagogy sees a reflection of her own personal traits with persistent high energy, adaptiveness and a continual dedication to the craft which younger students pick up, mirror and grow with. Her students in turn become highly intrinsically and extrinsically motivated, and are known to always be on task, and completing their work to their utmost efforts.

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Contact: andre.yeo@illum.education

Mr Andre Yeo

English Language Lead (Novena Campus)

Former MOE English Subject Head with 8 years of teaching experience, largely leading school’s English syllabi and curriculum and preparing graduating students to score for national examinations. Possessing the expertise and experience in teaching all the different levels and streams, Mr Yeo has a comprehensive understanding of various pedagogical methods in effectively teaching students to excel and in developing streamlined and impactful curriculum.

best humanities tuition

Contact: evan.han@illum.education

Mr Evan Han

Humanities Specialist

With over ten years of experience as an MOE-trained teacher specialised in the Humanities, namely History and Social Studies, Mr Han has taught in multiple schools that have spanned from the east to the west of Singapore. With a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE), he was also a recipient of the MOE Service Excellence Award for rendering quality service to students and parents. He believes in making the classroom a place for education and fun to make learning more engaging for his students. This is further amplified in Mr Han’s ability to develop strong positive teacher-student relationship with his students, who find his lessons interesting and enriching.


Contact: kp.chuah@illum.education

Mr KP Chuah

Language and General Paper Specialist

An NIE-trained English and GP teacher, KP has taught General Paper and English for more than a decade. A decorated educator with a Masters of Education from NIE and a CELTA Teaching Certificate by Cambridge, KP is deeply passionate about helping students unlock and reach their greatest potential.

Ms Lin, Econs Tutor

Contact: ms.lin@illum.education

Ms Lin

Language and Economics Teaching Specialist

Ms Lin is a well-travelled educator with a rich and diverse background. With teaching experiences in the USA and the United Kingdom, she is also a former MOE teacher in English Language and Junior College Economics with various schools. In her decades of experience, she has also taught many tertiary courses in Economics, and her multifaceted career spans TV journalism, banking, and education, reflecting her diverse skills and insights. Presently pursuing her doctoral studies, Ms Lin's approach to teaching is rooted in clear, succinct explanations and a firm belief that with time and effort, all goals are achievable.


Contact: jenny.huang@illum.education


Language and Primary School Specialist

As a NUS undergraduate Jenny is a proud graduate of Hwa Chong Institution, where she received the Hwa Chong Diploma with Distinction. This award recognized her exceptional performance in areas of academics, extracurricular activities, and leadership abilities. With a passion for teaching, Jenny has successfully guided students from primary school, secondary school and junior college, honing her skills as a supportive and adaptable teacher.

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Contact: yinxuan.teo@illum.education

Ms Teo Yin Xuan

English Language Specialist

An NTU linguistics and multilingual studies major with a strong interest in how languages affect the brain, Yin Xuan has extensive experience in mentoring and guiding students from Primary, Secondary and Junior College levels in their subject mastery. Always keen and passionate in language acquisition in and outside of the classroom, Yin Xuan believes in building a firm rapport to ensure a conducive and empowering classroom experience.

English Tuition

Contact: elizabeth.lin@illum.education

Ms Elizabeth Lin

English and Humanities Teaching and Curriculum Specialist

Ms Elizabeth Lin is an outstanding English and Humanities tutor with a Masters’ in Teaching and eight wonderful years of teaching in prestigious schools across Singapore. She has won several accolades, including the Most Caring Teacher Award, for her unwavering commitment to putting her students’ learning and needs first.

A firm believer that learning should be fun, Ms Lin’s student-centred approach incorporates a range of pedagogical tools to keep students captivated and curious, including interesting facts, tasks and extension materials. Her approach equips students in respective academic competencies and keep them captivated and curious.


Contact: daemon.leong@illum.education


Language and General Paper Specialist

A recent graduate from NTU with a B.A. (Honours, Highest Distinction) in English and currently embarking on a Master of Arts by Research, Daemon brings multiple years of tutoring experience and a strong passion for current affairs and language use to the table. Having previously worked closely with students to build a strong foundation for language comprehension, her primary interest is in guiding students to develop and express original opinions in response to questions, so that they can provide incisive and well-thought out responses both inside and outside of the classroom.

GP tuition

Contact: mr.allan@illum.education

Mr Allan

IP English and General Paper Specialist

Mr Allan is a law graduate from the UK. A passionate and driven educator, he spent his free time while pursuing law to teach refugees in the UK for two years. In the process of helping them to pass their English examinations, which was a prerequisite for them to be integrated into the UK workforce, Allan gained valuable experience and found teaching to match his personal zeal to help make the world a better place. Mr Allan also has prior teaching experience in a government school, and gives free voluntary tuition to children in his free time.

Ms Alya, English Teacher

Contact: Alya.maisarah@illum.education

Ms Alya

English and Humanities Teaching and Curriculum Specialist

As an NTU major in linguistics and multilingual studies, Ms Alya is captivated by the various aspects of language and communication, ranging from the characteristics of phonetic symbols to the structure of grammar and more. An experienced teacher,  Ms Alya has four years of teaching experience with primary and secondary school students, providing them inspirational support and encouragement in their studies.

Mr Marcus Low English Teacher

Contact: mr.marcus@illum.education

Mr Marcus

Secondary School Language Specialist

Marcus is an MOE-trained educator with over a decade of experience in the classroom. As subject coordinator across multiple levels and streams, he has internalised and developed outstanding pedagogical strategies, which are personalised according to student profiles. An award winning and inspirational teacher, Mr Marcus has received multiple Outstanding Contribution Awards, Caring Teacher awards and many more from MOE. These are testament to his personal philosophy of excellence and his passion in striving to nurture every student to his or her utmost potential.

Contact: mrslee@illum.education

Mrs LEe

IP English and General Paper Specialist

Mrs Lee is an experienced MOE-trained teacher who has over two decades of rich experience teaching and designing quality curriculum and assessment for English and General Paper. With teaching experiences in various secondary schools and junior colleges, Mrs Lee possesses the unique ability to stretch and help students of all backgrounds.

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