Meet the Coaches

All learnMOJO coaches are NIE-trained, ex-MOE teachers with years of experience setting exams and marking thousands of exam scripts.

Some of them have taken part in past and current revamps of the History and Geography syllabus at the MOE headquarters.

Your child will benefit from their in-depth knowledge of what exam markers are looking for.

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Mr Asaph Lee

Teaching since 2007
Bachelor of Arts - History (major), China Studies (minor) (NUS)
Post Grad Diploma in Education (NIE)

During his time with the Ministry of Education, Mr Asaph Lee has taught History, Social Studies and Music in various secondary schools such as Clementi Town Secondary School, Anglo-Chinese School (Barker Road), and Punggol Secondary School.

His teaching experience started in 2001 when he started to teach music (drums and percussion) in schools like Bedok South Secondary School and Jurong West Secondary School. He also taught private students.

He is married with three children and enjoys listening to and playing music.

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Ms Charmaine Lappen

Teaching since 2005
Bachelor of Arts, Southeast Asian Studies (NUS)
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (NIE)
Masters of Arts, Southeast Asian Studies

Ms Charmaine Lappen has been coaching learnMOJO students since 2018. She is an ex-MOE teacher who has taught in Jurong Secondary School, and is currently serving as Head of Curriculum at the Singapore Discovery Centre.

With over 15 years of teaching experience under her belt, many students have benefited greatly from her guidance.

Ms Lappen is known by her students as a patient, cheerful and skilled coach who is able to help struggling students find different ways to achieve grades that they never thought possible.

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Ms Karen Ang

Teaching since 2005
Bachelor of Arts, English Language & Political Science (NUS)
Post Graduate Diploma in Education (NIE)

Ms Karen Ang is the Founder and Principal of learnMOJO, and was previously a History and Social Studies teacher in Xinmin Secondary School and Anderson Secondary School.

In 2014, she started learnMOJO to provide online History and Social Studies coaching to time-strapped students. She blended simple and effective pedagogical practices with easy-to-use tech tools that build consistency and accountability into teens’ study habits.

Since 2017, her role has shifted increasingly to managing learnMOJO, including mentoring a team of caring and skilled online coaches who use the learnMOJO framework to teach.

She is a mother of two teens.

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Ms Kavitha Meyyappan

Teaching since 2011
Bachelor of Arts (SMU)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NIE)

Ms Kavitha has been coaching online at learnMOJO since 2018. As learnMOJO’s Lower Secondary History Coach, Ms Kay has helped many struggling students go from failing to securing solid passes and even As.

She is known as an energetic and nurturing coach who is able to connect with students of varied ability levels.

Some of the schools she has taught in include Xinmin Secondary School, Compassvale Secondary School and Tampines Secondary school.

She is also an ex-SIA cabin crew and has worked with a startup.

She enjoys teaching students critical thinking skills, as she believes them to be crucial to thrive in an increasingly uncertain world.

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Mr Paul Ho

Teaching since 1998
Bachelor of Arts with Diploma in Education (NIE)
Masters of Education (University of Western Australia)

Mr Ho is a dedicated educator with more than 20 years of teaching experience in MOE and independent schools.

He has taught in St Patrick’s School, Hwa Chong Institution (HCI), and was Subject Head at Nan Hua High School.

In addition, he spent 3 years at MOE’s Curriculum Planning and Development Division as a Curriculum Planning Officer, serving on the team responsible for the development of the national History syllabus for secondary schools.

Mr Ho’s keen interest in archaeology led him to spend two months working in an archaeological site in Spain (Menorca Island) in 2012.

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Ms Ranjini Ganapathy

Teaching since 2010
Bachelor of Arts, European Studies (NUS)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NIE)
Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) (ICTE-UQ)

Ms Ranjini is a History and Social Studies teacher who previously taught in Anderson Secondary School. Although currently based in Australia with her family, she continues to be in touch with the local MOE syllabus.

She believes that it is important to inculcate in our young an appreciation of nuances in global and societal issues, and to develop their own critical thinking skills through critical inquiry.

As an accomplished classical Indian dancer who has performed at various national and international platforms, she also hopes to make the learning of Bharatanatyam (the oldest classical dance tradition in India) accessible to individuals of all cultural backgrounds.

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Ms Stacy Wong

Teaching since 2015
Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies (New York University)
Masters of Science, Population and Development (London School of Economics and Political Science)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NIE)

Ms Wong previously taught Geography in Balestier Hill Secondary and Beatty Secondary. She also spent 3.5 years at MOE’s Curriculum Planning and Development Division as a Curriculum Resource Development Officer, working on the production of textbooks and SLS lessons for the secondary Geography syllabus.

Her interest in environmental advocacy led her to attend the 2015 climate change conference in Paris as an NGO representative. She also volunteers as a mentor to youth, guiding them through education and career choices.

Ms Wong lives to see the world and loves to share her travel stories with students. She believes that these experiences are what makes Geography come alive!

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Ms Teo Li Hoon

Teaching since 2004
Bachelor of Arts, History & Political Science (NUS)
Postgraduate Diploma in Education (NIE)

Ms Teo has taught diverse profiles of students during her time as a teacher in Tanglin Secondary and Kuo Chuan Presbyterian Secondary. She joined learnMOJO’s Lower Secondary History teaching team in 2020.

Parents and students know her as a nurturing and committed coach who is skilled at helping struggling students to achieve breakthroughs in History.

Under her patient guidance, students who used to score single digits in History managed to secure solid passes in the subject for the first time. These include students with special learning needs and those who fear and dislike History.

Her ‘day job’ is being a mother to five active and adorable boys–need we say more?

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