MDIS Preparatory Courses
MDIS also has set a proven track record since 2006 of preparing students to excel in the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education (Ordinary and Advanced Level), Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and Cambridge International Lower Secondary, through its comprehensive preparatory courses.
MDIS aims to inspire students to reach their full potential and takes pride in enhancing their learning experience. It places a strong focus on pastoral care and works closely with all stakeholders to improve the academic performance and overall well-being of its students. Its pastoral care programme for the College's students, also known as the RIPE (Remedial, Inter-disciplinary, Pastoral Care, Enrichment) programme, functions to support students in their learning experience. In addition, supervised Self-Study sessions are planned to allow students to consolidate their learning in a structured manner.
Our team of highly qualified teachers and dedicated administrative staff ensures that students are educated in a caring, conducive and engaging learning environment. As an EduTrust-certified institution, MDIS is committed towards maintaining high quality standards to deliver positive student outcomes.
MDIS achieved its milestone of becoming a Cambridge International School in 2018, offering new preparatory courses for the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE). By attaining Cambridge qualifications that are internationally well-recognised, our students have the opportunity to pursue their further studies in universities and colleges in any parts of the world.
With its robust academic programmes and various pastoral care initiatives, our College is dedicated to provide a holistic and all-inclusive learning experience for students.
List of Programmes
MDIS has positioned itself as an institution that enables students to do well for the Singapore-Cambridge General Certificate of Education at Ordinary and Advanced Level (GCE ‘O’ and ‘A’ Level) Examinations. Recognising the uniqueness of each individual student, preparatory courses for Cambridge International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) were also incorporated into its list of preparatory courses to cater to the diverse needs of the students.
Through the years, MDIS has empowered thousands of students in their academic pursuit to achieve their goals. Our pool of trained, experienced and dedicated teachers made learning more enriching and engaging through a variety of up-to-date pedagogical approaches and the use of modern technology. At MDIS , we embrace the philosophy of creating a positive student learning experience. Our curriculums are constantly reviewed to keep in pace with the rigorous demands of the national examinations so that our students are better prepared when the time comes for them to face the challenge.
GCE A Level
GCE O Level
Faculty and Staff
The MDIS College faculty is made up of experienced and well qualified industry professionals.
Mr Sing Seng Hwa
Head of School
MDIS School of Languages and Education
Mr Sing Seng Hwa is an alumnus of the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration. He furthered his education with a Master of Finance with the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia.
He began his career in the private sector, helming Finance departments for Harris Stratex Networks for Asia Pacific and subsequently for its International Headquarters in Singapore. He then went on to pursue a career in education and worked in the Ministry of Education, as Vice Principal (Administration) before joining MDIS.
He joined MDIS in January 2013 as a Senior Manager, and has helmed the Lecturer Management department, Examination and Central Registry and Central Planning units. He is now an Assistant Director and his portfolio of work has since expanded to include a number of key departments of the institute, namely, Examination Unit, E- Learning, MDIS College, Product Development and Management, Student Admissions, School of Languages and Education and Resource Hub.
Besides heading the various departments, Mr Sing also serves as an Advisor to numerous committees for graduations, scholarship and bursary awards and other major events of the institute. He also serves on a number of Sub-committees of the institute and is a dedicated and valued member of the MDIS team.
Assistant Programme Manager
Mr Cliven Aw graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering from Nanyang Technological University (NTU). During his undergraduate study, he was among the three to be selected from the School of Electrical and Electronic Engineering, to be attached to Rutherford Appleton Laboratory (one of the national scientific research laboratories in United Kingdom) where he received commendation for a research project which he undertook. He obtained his Post-Graduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) specialising in Physical Education and Mathematics from National Institute of Education (NIE). He has also obtained his certification from NIE in Pedagogy for Business Skills in 2009 and Education for Students with Special Needs in 2014.
Mr Cliven was a former trainer with NTUC Learning Centre providing corporate training to employees from various companies. Among these are well-known companies like Singapore Airlines (SIA) and employees holding managerial positions.
With more than 10 years of experience with the Ministry of Education (MOE), Mr Cliven has taught Physical Education, Mathematics and Business Skills in various secondary schools and reputable schools like Saint Joseph’s Institution (Independent). During his stint at MOE, he was a member of Student Leadership Committee, Examination Committee, Innovation and Enterprise Committee and National Education Committee. In 2009, he received the Outstanding Contribution Award from the school and MOE for his valuable contribution. Mr Cliven believes that every individual is talented and a fervent educator will bring out the best in them.
Assistant Academic Manager
Mr Octavious Khoo joined MDIS College in the year 2010 as an Associate Teacher, with focus on teaching English, Humanities and Business subjects for the GCE ‘A’ Level, GCE ‘O’ level and Cambridge IGCSE preparatory courses. With more than 13 years’ worth of teaching, lecturing and tutoring experience at various Private Education Institutions and Tutoring centers, he has accumulated an array of knowledge and experience in the education sector.
Mr Octavious graduated from the Hawaii Pacific University, USA with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration (First Class Honors). He also holds the ACTA qualification for adult training and recently he has been awarded both the Teaching and Learning Certificate from Ngee Ann Polytechnic and the Google Certificated Educator, Level 1 certification.
Mr Octavious is a passionate and dedicated educator who firmly believes in the value of lifelong learning and whenever time permits, he will attend courses to constantly enrich and update himself to stay relevant in the education sector.
Ang Tiong Bein
Mr Ang Tiong Bein is a passionate and dedicated educator with more than 25 years of teaching experiences, specialising in Chinese Language and Literature, Business Chinese and Communicative Chinese.
Mr Ang has been with MDIS for more than 5 years, having conducted courses for both students from Singapore and from other nations. He holds a Master degree from National University of Singapore. He also holds the ACTA qualification for adult training.
Mr Andrew Chen joined MDIS in 2014 as a part time teacher with a focus on teaching Science for the GCE O level and Cambridge IGCSE preparatory courses. He has been teaching in both private education institutions and giving private tuition since 2012.
Mr Andrew holds a degree in Science from the University of South Australia. He believes in and applies a lot of education technology in his lessons, making science come alive in the classroom. His fun and engaging lessons hope to spark the fun of learning and inspire students to achieve greater heights.
Ms Angelina Eswari is currently embarking on her Masters of Science (Mathematics for Educators) at NTU. She has been in the education field for almost 7 years. Over the years, she has had extensive experience tutoring students from various backgrounds in schools under MOE and private schools.
Anil Singh Sona
Mr Anil Singh Sona is currently an Associate Lecturer/Teacher and Academic Coach at various government and private institutions and a certified Trainer with Approved Training Organisations (ATOs). A highly versatile and empathic educator, he specialises in General Paper (GP) at the ‘A’ Level, Global Issues/Perspectives, Psychology, Sociology, Criminology and Security Studies. Since 2011, he has also supervised over 200 students for their academic dissertations.
Anil holds a Master of Social Sciences (in Sociology) from the National University of Singapore (NUS) and a Graduate Certificate in Professional Counselling (Swinburne University). He is currently embarking on Master of Adult Learning to keep himself updated and relevant in the field of adult learning.
Anil firmly believes that success in a changing world will demand more than technical skills. Instead, it will call for adaptability, empathy and a deeper sense of meaning. A passion for educating is fundamental but a passion for educating with empathy makes the difference.
Ang Kim Hong
Mdm Ang earned her Second Upper Honors in Physics from NUS and obtained Merit in Diploma in education from NUS.
She has a wealth of experience in the education sector, having taught in Victoria Junior College for 12 years, 2 years in MJC and many years in Dimensions International College and MDIS.
Benny has a Masters in Science (Life Science) degree from Nanyang Technological University. He has been teaching Chemistry and Biology for more than 10 years in secondary schools, junior colleges and international colleges. Having taught students with varying learning abilities, he is able to adapt his teaching style accordingly to meet the learning needs of the students.
Ching Meng Hui
Academic Excellence for Students Through Expert Guidance and Students’ Diligence
Mr Ching graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Secondary) with Credit (Mathematics), Master of Technology (Knowledge Engineering), Master of Science (Computational Mathematics) and Bachelor of Science (Honours) with Merit (Mathematics and Computational Science).
He has taught 3 years of Mathematics in MOE Secondary Schools, 10 years at National University of Singapore (NUS), 5 years at Singapore Institute of Management (SIM) and 30 years of tutoring Mathematics.
He was trained at National Institute of Education (NIE), differentiated instruction for Diverse Learners by National Institute of Education (NIE) and National University of Singapore (NUS).
He specialises in Mathematics - H1/H2/H3 Mathematics for ‘A’ Levels, H2 Further Mathematics for ‘A’ Levels, Additional Mathematics for ‘O’ Levels and Mathematics for ‘O’ Levels. Unique teaching methods and techniques would be in providing notes and materials, drill and practice, logical reasoning and doing Past Year Papers.
Mrs Cindy Chambers is an MOE-trained English teacher with more than 15 years of teaching experience. An advocate of lifelong learning, she has also obtained a Masters of Education (English Language) from NTU. With her strong and unwavering passion for teaching, the English language and her students, she desires to make English come alive for her students in and out of the classroom.
Choy Kin Sung
Mr Choy Kin Sung graduated from NUS with a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Economics. He went on to pursue a post-graduate education with NTU-RSIS and obtained a Master of Science in International Political Economy. He has a strong passion for the Economics subject with a teaching experience of more than 15 years. While he specialises in teaching Economics at the GCE A-level, he is also exposed and familiar with different curriculums such as the UK A-level, IGCSE, IB and AP Economics. He has previously taught Economics in a MOE junior college before deciding to gather some industry experience and moved on to join A&G LLP as a Competition Analyst. Outside of teaching, he has always enjoyed debating and has progressed from a debater in college to become a debate trainer and a certified adjudicator.
Mr Daniel Ling has more than 17 years of teaching experience, with the main focus on preparing students for the GCE 'O' and 'A' levels examinations. As a former MOE Teaching Award scholar, Mr Ling taught Physics and Mathematics at a MOE-SAP school for several years before joining MDIS College as an associate teacher. Mr Ling holds a bachelor degree in Engineering with a Second Class Upper Honors from NUS, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE), a Master of Education from Aspen University, United States as well as an MBA from the Australian Institute of Business. A firm believer in life-long learning, Daniel is currently pursuing a PhD in Education.
Kellie is a NIE trained Economics teacher, with more than 10 years of experience teaching in top junior colleges. Thus, she is well versed in the syllabus and has a passion for the subject. She is adept at teaching concepts, examination skills and application to current, real world situations.
Mr Kelvin Cheo has a PhD of Mechanical Engineering from NUS. He has been teaching at MDIS for 3 years and lecturing in other institutes of higher learning in the past, focusing on science and engineering topics. He enjoys helping students understand how what is being taught in schools relate to real-life applications.
Ms Nadiah graduated from (NTU-NIE) with Masters in Education, English Language and also acquired CELTA from British Council. Nadiah specialises in teaching English Language for IGCSE, O Level, AEIS, A Level (General Paper), and IELTS. She is a highly motivated, enthusiastic and dedicated educator who strives to ensure all students become successful learners.
Dr. Pallavi is a qualified Healthcare Practitioner in private practice for the last 24 years holding a Bachelor's Degree of B.H.M.S (Bachelor of Homeopathic Medicines and Surgery) along with a Fellowship from The British Council of Homeopathy, U.K. A committed and experienced lecturer with over 16 years of experience in teaching life sciences in MDIS and over 4 years of teaching H2 Biology in MDIS college. Professional experience in teaching BSc Honours degree in Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, and Pharmaceutical Management.
Having received the MOE Long Service Award (10 years) and taught more than 2000 students, Mr Prabhu added value to his experience as an educator with the knowledge he gained from his Degree of Masters of Arts in Humanities Education. His experience shaped him to be a more efficient educator to augment the learning capabilities of his students.
Rampur graduated with a Master of Science at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He is fully committed and dedicated to teaching. He has the ability to explain concepts and solution steps very clearly, encourages and motivates students to practise solving more exercises to develop confidence, enjoy learning and strive for excellent results. He is also patient and friendly. He is experienced in online teaching (conducts live, interactive sessions).
Susan Pok Sor Suan
Having been a teacher for the past 3 decades, Susan believes she is still a learner. Her students are also her teachers who have shaped her into a more refined educator. Susan believes she is holding the most valuable resources in her hands. Whoever they are to be, they are leaders of themselves, they are leaders of the future.
Dr Shalini Ratnasingam is a highly motivated and versatile lecturer with research experience and good student engagement skills. She graduated from the National University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biomedical science. She then went on to do her Honours degree in the University of New South Wales (Sydney) in Microbiology. Upon graduation she returned to Singapore to pursue her PhD in Microbiology at Nanyang Technological University. She did a research fellowship at the Advanced Environmental Biotechnology centre after which she started lecturing at MDIS.
Tan Teck Khiang
Mr Tan worked in Finance, Accounting and HR for more than 20 years before he started teaching. Whenever possible, he will incorporate his work experiences and real life examples into his lessons to make them more interesting and relevant. After all, accounting is a practical and logical subject that can be applied in our daily lives.
Ms Valerie Tan graduated with a Bachelor in Biological Sciences (Hons) from Nanyang Technological University and had 10 years of teaching experience in various private enrichment centres. In her many years of teaching, she has helped many students earn their distinction in Sciences using her unique study techniques. A quote she always tells her students and is also her teaching philosophy, “If you only do what you can do, you will never be better than who you are”, by Kungfu panda. As a teacher she will inculcate the idea of achieving their goals by doing things outside of their comfort zone to help them achieve life successes.
Why Choose MDIS
The MDIS College Experience
At MDIS College, we help students attain academic success and nurture them to become better individuals in life. Our students also attend regular workshops and academic events to allow them to find their interests and passion in subjects they are interested in.
Read about the experiences of both local and international students at MDIS.
“I chose an education pathway at MDIS College to better prepare for my career goals. At the end of my studies here, I hope to be one step closer to my dreams.”
Joshua Alexandre Darmawan
Preparatory Course for GCE A-Level
“I like to study at MDIS College as students get to interact with other students of different races and culture. The school provides excellent facilities and the teachers help us to understand the subjects better. MDIS College provides the best ‘O’ Levels preparatory courses for students.”
Preparatory Course for GCE O-Level
“Throughout the 16 months that I spent in MDIS College as an 'O' level student, I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge as well as met people from different backgrounds. I was very fortunate to attend classes with caring and dedicated teachers who provided support as well as help when needed. The staff are genuinely friendly and do their best in meeting your enquiries and concerns. I am confident to say that each teacher will do his/her part to discipline and motivate students to study by providing sufficient amount of homework as well as sharing tips on how students should manage their time better. I have experienced the multi-racial life and made friends from all around the world. Studying in MDIS College was really a joy and it was truly worth my time and effort!”
Preparatory Course for GCE O-Level
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