ABOUT AAC

Organisation

Our Academic Lecturers

NIZAR AHAMED ABUBACKER
CEO
Mr. Nizar Ahamed holds a Master of Business Administration (Marketing). With a strong academic background Mr. Nizar is well-founded in his concepts and application of principles. His passion in education has brought him around the globe with more than 18 years of teaching experience in countries like Malaysia, Singapore, Sultanate of Oman, India, Uzbekistan and China. He also has industry experiences in services marketing and customer care in communications industry. Currently, he is the CEO of AAC.
Lijush Chakkarakunimel
Acting Academic Head, Programme Leader (Tertiary & EFL) & Senior Lecturer
Mr. Lijush C.K completed his Bachelor of Tourism in 1998 and Master of Tourism in 2000. He is trained in hotel and airlines and has worked as a lecturer for two years before joining the Hotel industry in 2002 gaining experience with various five star hotels in India and in Dubai, UAE. Tourism (Planning / Development) is his forte and he is well versed in all Hospitality operations.
May Mar Hlaing
Programme Leader (GPC and O Level) & Lecturer
Ms. May graduated from Wichita State University, U.S.A with Bachelor of Science in Biology/Biological Science and obtained a Professional Diploma in Early Childhood Care and Education from SEED Institute, Singapore. She has been teaching English and Mathematics to students of different ages, starting from aged 3 to 12. Her academic knowledge, professional experience, and passion have prepared her to work with children from different cultural backgrounds and create a meaningful learning journey for young children. She is dedicated to support her students to reach their full potential by nurturing their areas of strength.
Melanie Pereira
Lecturer
Ms. Melanie obtained a Diploma in Business from Temasek Polytechnic. She achieves excellent results from her students. Her enjoyable and energetic lessons encourage her students to respond in an enthusiastic and productive way. Melanie aims to instil discipline while maintaining a very good rapport with her students.
Manjeet Kaur
Lecturer
Ms. Manjeet obtained a Diploma in TESOL from the London Teachers Training College (LTTC) and has taught with the College since 2000. Her unique teaching style aims to maintain discipline in the classroom while earning the respect and admiration of her students. With her teaching skills, she has successfully prepared many students for entering Singapore Government Schools.
Jenny Yeung
Lecturer
Ms. Jenny Yeung has been active in the higher education industry over the last 12 years. Her academic qualification includes ACTA certification, an MBA, a Bachelor Degree of Economics (major in Management) and other pedagogical training such as TESOL and a Dip. in Montessori. Her experience allows her to work closely with international and local students alike to impart her knowledge and expertise in most business and management related modules.
Susan Mckenzie
Lecturer
Ms. Susan is a London-trained lawyer from London School of Economics, University of London. She uses critical thinking skills to bring out the best in students. Her focus is always on the students and helping them to progress. Questioning, encouraging, expressing enthusiasm and building rapport are key features of her classes. She is the programme leader of the courses leading to admission to Singapore government schools, and the O-level programme which is a gateway to entry to the Singapore polytechnics and other courses. She looks forward to welcoming the students to AAC.
Cecilia Tan
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Tan has obtained Bachelor in Education (Malaysia), Masters in Applied Linguistics major in ESL teaching from National Institute of Education (NIE) Singapore and London Teacher Training College (LTTC) for Professional Teaching Certificate in Creative Writing. She specialises in teaching international students who are non-English speakers (ESL/EFL) of the English language (individual and group settings). She has years of experience in teaching local and international students (especially Chinese & South East Asian nationals). Her experiences include teaching students for various purposes - academic (AEIS, PSLE, O-LEVEL & IELTS) and non-academic (Study Tour & Cultural Immersion Programme). She has also successfully designed and delivered a multidimensional second-language program for various language learning stages.
CHUA MEI LING
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Chua Mei Ling holds a merit degree (Bachelor of Science) majoring in Mathematics after graduating from National University of Singapore. Her teaching experience in private schools has enabled her to prepare and teach students in preparatory course (Mathematics) for admission to MOE schools. She specialises in Mathematics tutoring for more than 10 years. Her students include those preparing for AEIS as well as from MOE schools and international schools.
Neetu Victor
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Victor is an enthusiastic EFL trainer with experience in the development and delivery of language programs to a wide variety of learners encompassing diverse backgrounds and mixed abilities; from international students to executives in MNCs. Her qualifications include MBA (HR & Marketing), B.Com and Cambridge CELTA. Currently, she is doing Masters in Education at the University of Nottingham. She has lived and worked in Europe, East and South Asia and has experience working in cross-cultural settings. She is also a trained OET exam interlocutor, IELTS trainer (IDP, Singapore) and NLP practitioner. She believes in building rapport with her students and has a creative and flexible approach in planning lessons.
DOMINGO MA JENNIFER BONIFACIO
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Jennifer graduated with an MBA major in Human Resource Management from National College of Business Arts Philippines. She is an ACTA certified trainer and has more than 23 years of experience in teaching Hospitality and Tourism Management programmes. Her relevant work experience in the hospitality industry particularly in handling resort hotel operations, conferences, events and banquet management, F&B food court outlet’s supervision, supermarket and retail operation, and cost control is highly recognised in the college.
SHERIN BANU BATCHA
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Sherin holds an MBA from United Business Institutes, Belgium (2009) and a Masters in Computer Application from Madurai Kamaraj University, India (2003). With over 14 years of experience she has taught bachelor level business modules in Stamford College (Malaysia), Gulf College (Gulf of Oman), Auston Institute of Management (Singapore), and Academies Australasia - Australian Universities (Singapore).

Her experience is vast with four conference presentations which have been published in Society for Researchers into Higher Education, International Technology, Education and Development (INTED), National Institute of Education (NIE) and International Conference on Education and Innovation. In July 2015, her research on Singapore Tertiary education was published on DOAJ, through the Ireland Journal of Academic Practices.
Joyeeta Chowdhury
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Joyeeta is an experienced, degree-qualified teacher who also has a Diploma in Education (Special Needs) with more than 11 years of teaching experience. She has taught across a range of curricula in the USA, India and Singapore including at international schools. She brings a passion for nurturing young people to become confident learners and achieve their potential.
Nurina Abdul Rasid
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Nurina Abdul Rasid has a Master's Degree in Mathematics from the University of Wollongong, Australia and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics with Psychology from SIM University, Singapore with more than 6 years of teaching experience at various levels. She will go the extra mile for the success of AAC students with dedication and sincerity.
THOO CHIN AUN
Associate Lecturer
Mr. Thoo Chin Aun graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from the National University of Singapore, a Master of Business Systems from Monash University, Australia and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (with credit) from the National Institute of Education, Singapore. He teaches Physics, Mathematics and Lower Secondary Science and has 9 years of experience teaching local as well as International students taking the GCE ‘O’ Level examinations. His goal in education is to help students achieve their purpose of furthering their studies in Singapore and overseas.
Sheela D/O Kumaravelu
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Sheela holds a Diploma in Business Studies and a Cambridge Teaching Certificate. She has been offering her tuition services for primary, secondary and pre-university levels since 2006. Her dedicated and goal-oriented teaching has helped students make significant improvements in their mathematics grades and, more importantly, ignite their passion for the subject. Her knowledge and skillset in mathematics has seen students through major examinations, including PSLE, O-Levels and A-Levels. She has also assisted international students in their preparation for the AEIS mathematics examination to gain admission in MOE schools.
SITI YARIYATI BINTE MOHAMED
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Siti Yariyati graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Business Administration (Merit) Degree and a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Singapore Institute Management University (UNISIM) in 2009. She was awarded the Deloitte & Touche Gold Award (Top Student Award). She has been teaching Mathematics and Business Studies for the past 15 years with a focus on Upper Sec E and A Maths. She has a strong passion in instilling a love of Mathematics in her students. A former student of Raffles Girls and National JC, she is friendly and approachable and very committed to helping her charges aspire to be the best they can be.
Fairoza Banu D/O M Abdul Jaleel
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Fairoza Banu graduated from Annamalai University, India with a Bachelor’s Degree in Arts - English Literature and a Diploma in Computing. She served as a tutor in MOE school, where she taught students academically and broadened their understanding. She is specialised in English language, mathematics, and biology. She is wholly committed to being involved in collective working environments and believes that it takes a group to educate rather than a single person. She is passionate about teaching students and forging relationships with them that help build a sense of confidence and enable them to grow as learners.
HARDING CARY LAWRANCE
Associate Lecturer
Mr. Cary comes from the UK, and graduated from De Montfort University in Leicester with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Media. Since attaining his CELTA (Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults) he has been teaching general, conversational and business English to students from all over the world. As a language learner himself, Cary understands that the classroom should be a space where students can be free to study, practise and make mistakes in a fun and supportive environment. Let’s learn!
TAN KHIANG MENG
Associate Lecturer
Mr. Tan Khiang Meng graduated from National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor Degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Master of Science Degree in Industrial & Systems Engineering majoring in quality and reliability. He was also a certified Quality Engineer (CQE) with ASQ. In addition, KM is ACTA trained and certified and is currently engaged by a local Polytechnic as an Adjunct Lecturer conducting lectures and tutorials in Mathematics & Statistics related modules.
Rita Raj
Associate Lecturer
Ms. Rita has over 20 years of experience in teaching English. Graduating from York University, Canada, she has taught in Canada, Indonesia and locally in Singapore. She has also completed her Masters in Education from NTU. Her international experience has allowed her to have a good understanding of second language learners of English. She brings a wide knowledge of current practices and effective teaching methodology to better guide her students.