From friends to business partners, our founders, a lawyer and banker duo, shared a vision to create an enhanced blend of education that nurtures young minds into becoming thinkers of tomorrow.
Drawing from their personal experiences and what they had witnessed in the corporate world, Algene and Shou Yee believed that the road to success necessitates encouraging young minds to dream big and empowering them to think smart. Think Teach Academy was thus founded to offer the curriculum that challenges and the teacher that inspires.
Algene LL.B. (Hons) LL.M.
Algene is a former practising lawyer and a double-degree holder from the Singapore Management University (SMU). He was a proud recipient of the prestigious University Scholars Programme Scholarship, a dean’s lister as well as a winner of countless of competitions and awards in Law. While Algene topped his Master of Laws cohort and went on to practice law in two ‘Big Four’ law firms in Singapore, he knew that teaching was always his foremost passion. This calling eventually led to a career switch and Algene found himself teaching at a top government school before setting up Think Teach Academy.
Upon founding Think Teach, Algene’s desire to shape and empower students only grew. He is a firm believer that smart studying strategies are the keys to academic success. He has spearheaded the curriculum and development team to produce teaching and lesson materials that reflect this very belief. Algene is always in search of novel and innovative ways to improve the student experience. It is his fervor for inspiring young minds that spurs him and nothing makes him happier than seeing a student enabled to succeed and empowered to excel.
Shou Yee B.B.M. (Hons) B.Sc (Econs) (Hons)
Shou Yee is an alumnus of the Singapore Management University (SMU), having graduated with a double-degree from the prestigious Lee Kong Chian Scholars Programme. Prior to SMU, Shou Yee studied at Raffles Junior College and was in the pioneer batch of the Raffles Integrated Programme. Coming out into the workforce, Shou Yee took on stints in economics research and investment management before he was recruited to join UBS Wealth Management via its Graduate Talent Programme.
Shou Yee’s penchant for numbers and data has enabled him to develop strategies to effectively pinpoint recurring trends in examination questions. Along with the Think Teach team, he introduced these into the specially-crafted syllabus to help students visualise and deconstruct challenging questions so they may adopt the best solution in their arsenal. Shou Yee believes that keeping things simple and engaging is a sure way to nurturing students’ confidence in any subject. “As students gain confidence, they will make it a personal goal to achieve better grades while growing their love for the subject even more,” relates Shou Yee who takes it upon himself to ensure all students at Think Teach become positive learners and independent thinkers.
Dr. Boon Heng Ph.D., M.Eng.(Hons), B.Eng.(Hons)
Dr. Boon leads the academic team in the planning and execution of Think Teach philosophies, pedagogy and curriculum. He believes in inculcating in every student the ability to think and learn smart, and the development of teachers to teach smart. In particular, Dr. Boon manages the Think Teach concept-teaching approach to harness mental processes for gaining knowledge and comprehension, with a hybrid of other developmental processes including perception, memory, reasoning and problem-solving. Together with the academic management team, Dr. Boon ensures excellent execution of our programmes, with high quality class experiences and lesson materials for our students.
Prior to joining Think Teach, Dr. Boon developed much passion and gained considerable experience in academia, with his last role as head of scholar development at NUS Graduate School. He was awarded the prestigious NUS Graduate School for Integrative Sciences & Engineering (NGS) PhD Scholarship for research of passivated contact solar cells supported by the National Research Foundation, Prime Minister's Office Singapore. Prior to his postgraduate studies, Dr. Boon served as a naval officer with the Republic of Singapore Navy after graduating from Imperial College London with a Master of Engineering in Materials Science & Nuclear Engineering. He is also an alumni of Anglo-Chinese School (Independent) and a member of the Royal School of Mines, United Kingdom.
Jeremy B.Sc. (Econs) (Hons)
Head of Primary Programmes
An Economics graduate from the Singapore Management University, Jeremy was a former SAF Scholar and a captain in the Republic of Singapore Navy before he decided to embark on a career in education with Think Teach.
Jeremy earned his chops by devoting time to shadow some of the very best teachers in the industry. When he was deemed ready, Jeremy took on the role as a primary level Math and Science teacher at Think Teach. There was no looking back after. Jeremy quickly rose through the ranks and is now the key man of the academy’s primary programmes. A short chat with Jeremy will reveal to you the reasons behind his meteoric rise: his passion and patience made him a favourite amongst students, and his willingness to go the extra mile warmed the hearts of parents.
Above all else, Jeremy is most proud of his role as a father of two toddlers whom he hopes will also experience the Think Teach difference and emerge as thinkers of tomorrow.