Here at the Ark, we believe in making a difference through the way students learn. We enjoy and value the growth our students experience with us, as we dedicate ourselves to each learner’s unique journey with commitment and enthusiasm.
We engage students in lively, interactive sessions to help deepen their interest and improve their aptitude for learning. As we understand the unique needs of each learner, we apply our teaching with care to first establish for students a genuine interest and strong fundamentals in a subject, and thereafter help them excel through meaningful engagement, fun practice and rewarding results.
We stand by our principle to cultivate minds beyond the textbook, and a strong belief that one can easily reach the stars when learning is done for the love of learning itself.
Mr Luke Chen
B.Sc. (Computer Science), B.A. (Economics)
Luke founded The Ark with the aim of creating a conducive, stimulating and safe environment for students of all walks of life, personalities and learning aptitudes. Inspired by his late grandmother, Mdm Lee Jack Cher (an ex-school teacher and principal of Da Hua Xue Xiao 大华学校) and dedicated teachers in his formative years, Luke strives to help students excel and push boundaries in learning through anecdotes and stories to make textbook content come alive.
Luke received a scholarship from the National Computer Board to pursue his double degree in Computer Science and Economics at Brown University in Providence, USA. After completing his bond, he joined Republic Polytechnic where he spent close to a decade in the School of Technology for the Arts. He now specialises in teaching Math and Science (Chemistry), delivering lively sessions that are often punctuated with laughter alongside intensive study and practice.
Mr Andrew Chin
B.Eng (Hons), PGDE (NIE)
An ex-MOE teacher who has spent 15 years engaging with students from diverse age groups across Secondary, Junior College and Polytechnic levels, Andrew comes with a wealth of experience in pedagogy. A friendly and approachable tutor well-liked by students, he sincerely believes that teaching is about supporting students in their journey towards realising their full potential and aspirations in life. With faith and patience, Andrew works tirelessly to help learners recognise their own value and continually re-invent themselves to be the best they can be.
Andrew graduated as an electrical engineer from Nanyang Technological University and now specialises in teaching Physics, Electronics and Sports Science.
Dr Benjamin Kartono
Ph.D., M.Sc., B.Eng., B.Sc.
Ben has more than 10 years of teaching experience as a university lecturer after completing his doctorate in Management at Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) under a scholarship from the Nanyang Technological University. Prior to joining the education sector, he had worked in the oil and petrochemical industry after graduating from the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor, Michigan) with degrees in Chemical Engineering and Economics.
Ben believes that teaching is not only about training students to excel academically but also about helping them to develop a discerning and analytical mindset to solve problems, whether in the context of an exam question or a real-world issue. He values his students’ progress and well-being as his top priority having taught and supervised students across secondary, tertiary and postgraduate levels. He was a recipient of the Nanyang Business School’s Teaching Excellence Award, and now teaches Math and Science.
Ms Eleanor Foo
BA (English with Business), Masters in Education (Primary, NIE)
Eleanor was a former Primary School teacher with the MOE for 29 years. In her line of work, she has taught students from 7 to 12 in English, Mathematics and Science. Teaching has been a lifelong passion for her and she enjoys seeking out different pedagogical approaches that cater to students of various learning abilities. In her class, she always makes sure that her students learn in a comfortable and engaging environment. As an avid educator who believes that learning starts at a young age, she hopes to help students achieve stellar results while developing their intellectual curiosity and their ability to think and learn independently.
For leisure, Eleanor enjoys Zumba dancing, tennis and swimming. On a more sombre note, she hopes to pick up water colour painting and art therapy for special needs children.
Mr Rex Lee
Illustrator, Animator, Music Composer, Sound Designer
A skilled illustrator and animator, Rex currently leads the Animation and Sound Design efforts as Creative Director in Bold Ideas Studio. In his student years, he was a comic columnist for local newspaper Lianhe Zaobao, and bagged prestigious awards in his youth for outstanding achievements in art and design. Through his professional career, he has worked on projects ranging from television to digital animation features and commercials. Some of his productions have been aired over Kids Channel on local television, and others have bagged awards from international competitions.
Rex remains active in the local design and animation scene, and continues to contribute to the creative community the nurture of young talents through workshops and speaking engagements. He enjoys sharing his love for illustration with adults and kids alike through Inking Workshops conducted here at The Ark. In his free time, Rex plays the ukelele and the theremin.
Our teachers at The Ark have been helping students excel in Math and Science in preparation for PSLE and "O" Level examinations.
For Primary School:
For Secondary School:
- Electronics (O Level 6063)
For Junior College:
- H1 Mathematics
- H2 Mathematics
Click this link for our 2021 timetable.
New classes are currently being formed. If you can't find a class here, register your interest with us and we’ll assist to prioritise your needs on a waitlist for new class formation.
Our Learning Space
The Ark is a sanctuary for learners of all kinds. We nurture, protect and cultivate the love for learning in our students, giving them care, guidance and a conducive environment where they may engage in their studies with genuine interest and enthusiasm.
Our classes are conducted in small groups in a cosy environment suitable for lively interactions and exchanges. We integrate learning principles, theories and ideas within our space to encourage knowledge-seeking and curiosity.