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Ascend Education Centre

19 Carpenter Street,
Singapore 059908

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MRT Station:

Clarke Quay, Take Exit 'E'

Tel: (65) 6338 1378

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Opening hours:
Mon – Thurs: 9am – 9pm
Fridays: 9am – 6pm
Saturdays: 9.30am – 5pm
(Closed on Sundays and Public Holidays)


The Ascend Education Centre Teaching Team

At Ascend Education Centre we recognise that our most important resource is our teachers. Our teachers are committed to Ascend Education Centre, since we share the same values and understand the need for high standards of professionalism in delivering our service. Ascend Education Centre ensures that its teachers will have considerable previous teaching experience, are Committe for Private Education approved, hold at least a qualification relevant to teaching English language to foreign students, such as the CELTA, TEFL, TESOL or a diploma/masters degree in Applied Linguistics.

Teacher Deployment

Profile of Deployed Teachers
Victoria Fury Bart Van Laere,

comes from Ghent, Belgium, and has lived in Asia for over 10 years. As a student, he quickly took a liking to learning English as a second language besides his native language. As a young adult, he was keen to explore more of the world, in particular, Asia. He pursued and acquired a TESOL Certificate as well as a Cambridge CELTA certificate and gained experience as an English Teacher in various institutions ranging from Government schools to Private schools. He believes in breaking down communication barriers by teaching his students to embrace communicating in English.

David Doyle David Doyle,

David an Irish citizen and Singapore PR, is the CEO of Ascend Education Centre with a diverse  background  in  the education industry. David was a research and teaching assistant at the University of Wales, Aberystwyth where he was a British Council Chevening Scholar in International Relations from 1996-1997. He holds a primary degree in Economics and a Masters Degree in International Relations. Since 2001, David has made Singapore his home, working and teaching in the Education industry. In 2003 he completed his CELTA with the British Council Singapore. In June 2004, David, in partnership with fellow Irishman Gareth O’Brien, started Ascend Education Centre.

Roger Anderson,

Originating from the north of Scotland in the UK, Roger has spent the past 30 years in various parts of Asia - the last 20 of these in Singapore - and holds a Cambridge CELTA and an Honours degree in Chemistry and Maths. With earlier careers in industry and in business Roger has taught all levels of English from Starter to IELTS, in Thailand and Singapore, and is happy now to be playing a role in ensuring that all Ascend Students receive top value from their courses with us. A very shy French student himself, Roger's particular concern is in giving students the confidence to use English in the real world.

Anna Beatrice Manyam,

is a Singapore citizen, and her first language is English. Her main duties have been to teach English as a first language in the public schools and English as a second language in the International schools and at the National University of Singapore. She has organised and managed Summer School programmes for various International Schools and assisted the ESL department in writing the curriculum for their new ESL programme and she was also involved with student placement. In addition, she has experience in assisting foreign students in achieving high marks in IELTS. At present she is in the part time employment of the National Institute of Education as a supervising co-coordinator helping to conduct the practicum for student teachers.

John Abraham,

John was educated in Singapore and the UK. He is a professionally qualified teacher and has a degree in Education and History from the University of Lancaster in England. He has worked with international students throughout his career and his own life has been enriched by his long association with students from a great variety of cultures and nationalities. He likes to get students actively involved in the classroom in order to develop their language and social skills. Apart from teaching English, John is active in his church and during his free time he enjoys swimming, reading, watching TV and following the fortunes of Arsenal.

Victoria Fury Rujuta Salil Aradkar,

Rujuta has a "Bachelor in Science" degree from Mumbai University to her credit.To pursue her dream to learn and teach a foreign language she lived in Germany for 7 years. She is an accomplished CELTA (Cambridge University) and German (Goethe Institute Germany) tutor. She has a successful language teaching track record of 8 years.She has been associated with Singapore Polytechnic for past 5 years. She believes that as a tutor she can bring in a change in her students lives by helping them enjoy learning. As Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe says" Give children two things roots and wings", she also wants to give her students roots and wings to explore the world of languages.She always motivates her students and induces curiosity and provokes thinking. She nurtures students to learn to think and to think to learn. Her Mantra" Make learning FUN and EASY "

Victoria Fury Victoria Fury,

is a Canadian who has lived and worked in Singapore and Indonesia for 13 years.  She has taught EGL at all levels, as well as Business and Hospitality English and IELTS. Victoria holds a TESOL Certificate with an educational background in English Lit. and Psychology. Her teaching approach is one of patient guidance, aid and encouragement, combined with a liberal dash of humor to make learning enjoyable. She firmly believes that the friendly, open, caring learning environment and experienced, committed teachers at Ascend Education Center are a key factor in the success of its students.

   Vinitha Kongot Ramachandran,

Vinitha is a native of India, but has lived in Singapore and Malaysia for the last 11 years. She has a bachelor's degree in English literature from the University of Bombay, India as well as a TESOL certification from SEA English Academy (Australia). She has taught ESL at all levels, IELTS and conducted public speaking and communication workshops. She believes in leveraging her teaching experience and academic background to design engaging and inspiring lessons to effectively address the curriculum and help students realize their individual potential. She firmly believes that a comfortable and enjoyable classroom experience is the key to positive learning.

  Andrew McKay,

Andrew McKay comes from Tasmania, Australia, where he received his CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching for Adults). Andrew has has been living and teaching in various Asian countries (as well as a stint on Australia's Gold Coast) for over a decade. A friendly an engaging teacher, Andrew likes students to enjoy learning. He specialises in General and Business English.

  Ambreen Qureshi,

is a US citizen. Teaching has been her passion. She recently completed the Cambridge International Diploma for Teachers and Trainers (CIDTT) here in Singapore. Prior to this, she had several years of experience in teaching English language to students of varying ages as a volunteer here in Singapore and professionally in Pakistan. She is a compassionate teacher who likes to make her classes fun and interesting. Sho goes the extra mile to help her learners reach their potential. She is friendly, helpful and approachable and uses these strengths in the classroom to help her learners learn better and faster. She loves to read, get to know people and do stuff outdoors.

Robin Hull ,

I am a UK citizen who first visited Singapore five years ago.  Instantly being drawn to Singapore’s diversity of people and culture (and its kopi) I decided to spend as much time here as possible. Driven by a desire to know more about my own language, I completed a degree course at Roehampton University in London in English Language and Linguistics.  I have also completed a University of Cambridge CELTA qualification. I am a fitness and running enthusiast and I have recently started training to run a half marathon.  I also enjoy more sedate activities such as music, radio and film. My teaching style is to keep things as enjoyable as possible with plenty of student interaction.  Whenever I can I try to relate lessons to students’ own lives.

Angela Edwards,
Originally from Britain but now an Australian, Angela has recently returned to live in Singapore after gaining her CELTA qualifications in Melbourne, Australia. Although a newcomer to the ESL sector, she has worked at middle and senior management levels for many years in the Australian Public Service. Angela is passionate about helping students achieve their goals and her approach to teaching ESL is to ensure that learning activities are practical, relevant and fun. ". I find this is the best way to help students build both their confidence and competence".



Ascend Education Centre
19 Carpenter Street, #01-01
Singapore 059908
(Nearest MRT Station: Clarke Quay/Raffles)
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Pathway to Ascend Education Center »» Alight at Clarke Quay MRT »» Exit from Eu Tong Sen Road »» Use the footbridge to cross to North Bridge Road »» Turn left into Carpenter St and we are located at number 19