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Jayne

(Director and Teacher)

Jayne was born and educated in the UK and has been a teacher for over 20 years. She has taught in primary and secondary schools (government, international and private) in Germany, Japan and Singapore.  In her free time Jayne likes being outdoors and meeting new people but she is also quite happy at home with a glass of wine and a good TV show!

Jayne’s Qualifications

  • Certificate of Educational Technology and Information Literacy (COETAIL) 

  • Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) in the Mainstream Classroom (TESMC) Teacher Trainer

  • Qualified Primary School (K-6) Teacher

  • Master’s Degree in Teaching (CSU, Australia)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Languages (Leicester, UK)

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Lee

Teacher

Lee was born and lived most of his life in London, England. He has also lived in Sydney, Thailand and now Singapore. He has travelled a lot - around Europe, Asia, Africa and North and South America including Canada. Lee spent most of his career in IT, then Sales/Business. He has worked in many industries, including Publishing, Banking, Healthcare, Media and the Government. He left his previous career to follow his passion for teaching and loves helping people learn the English language. Lee’s classes are especially popular with our business English students. Lee’s hobbies are snowboarding and playing around with new tech.

Lee’s Qualifications

  • English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (Cambridge, UK)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Sociology (Swansea, UK)

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Megan

Teacher

Megan is from Canberra, Australia. She been teaching for more than nine years and has taught in four different countries. Now Singapore makes five! She started my career in South Korea where she met her husband Rodney, and together they moved on to work in China, Malaysia, and most recently Timor-Leste where they taught military personnel. In her free time she enjoys running, hiking, and watching drama series and soap operas.

At Tŷ-Jia we are firm believers in professional development, so in addition to teaching others, you will always find our teachers learning something themselves!  At the moment, Megan is studying for her DELTA.

Megan’s Qualifications

  • English Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) (Cambridge, UK); Modules 1 & 2

  • English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (Cambridge, UK)

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Salford, UK)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Asian Studies (Australian National University, Australia)

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Rodney

Teacher

Rodney is from the coastal city of Port Elizabeth in South Africa and is married to Megan. He started teaching English in South Korea in 2010 and since then he has travelled and worked all around Asia. Most recently he was in Timor-Leste for three years teaching army and navy personnel and before that he worked in Malaysia and China. When he’s not teaching, he enjoys cooking, watching TV shows, and exploring new places around the city. Rodney is also studying for his DELTA at the moment and has just passed the second Module in the course!

Rodney’s Qualifications

  • English Level 7 Diploma in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (DELTA) (Cambridge, UK); Modules 1 & 2

  • English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (Cambridge, UK)

  • Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) (Salford, UK)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce (Rhodes University, South Africa)

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Darren

Manager

Darren is our office manager and is the person to ask if you have a problem! Darren is a qualified English teacher too so he can also help you with questions about English! He was born in Singapore and got his Master’s degree in Linguistics in the UK. He has been an educator for more than 5 years. Before joining Ty-Jia he taught at the Singapore Japanese Secondary School.

  • Darren’s Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree in Linguistics (QMUL, UK)

  • English Level 5 Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (Cambridge, UK)

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology (UB, USA)