Academic Qualification: B.A (Hons) in Accounting (3+0 University of Her tfordshire, UK)Ms. Esther Tan, Malaysian. She completed her bachelor degree in 2003 and has worked in audit firm, private and public listed companies in Kuala Lumpur since graduating from Inti College. She has 19 years of working experience in the Finance department of multiple oil and gas companies, and specialised in Treasury. As a person who is passionate about education, she is committed to make an impact on the lives of young people positively by leveraging her corporate background. She believes that other than equipping our children with academic knowledge, guiding them to apply the knowledge into daily life adds massive value to their life.
Academic Qualifications: B.A (Hons) in Accounting (3+0 University of Her tfordshire, UK)
Secondary Department Manager
Elementary Department Manager
Academic Qualifications: Certificate Early Childhood Education from University of Malaya
Ms Vasanthi Bala, Malaysian, female. She has 27 years of working experience in the education sector. She has taught in many kindergartens and was a principal for 7 years at Blooming Bud First Step. She believes that an extraordinary teacher should have an undying passion and enduring patience to make real differences in the lives of young children since every student has different developmental skills. Creativity and flexibility are also essential to make learning fun and exciting as it is an intricate part of effective teaching as students come from different cultures or backgrounds. She feels honoured and a blessing to be a part of the growing team at LUCA Academy as they practice faith, teamwork, love, and care she so firmly believes in that will lead LUCA Academy to accomplish the important goal that leads to success - growth mindset.
Academic Qualifications: Diploma in Drama at Malaysian Institute of Art
Ms. Elizabeth Liew, Malaysian, female. She graduated with a Diploma in Drama at Malaysian Institute of Art. She worked in Singapore as a Costume Consultant and assisted in Novelty Shop as a Purchaser for 8 years. However, she became a full-time mum for 11 years after giving birth to her son. She also assisted her husband in his freelance photography career as a Photo Editor while taking care of her son at home. She has been doing Homestay Management since 2018. Now, she is part of LUCA’s team and hopes to grow together with her son in LUCA.
Academic Qualifications: Malaysia Certificate of Education (MCE)
Ms. Abigail Wong, Malaysian, female. She is our bursar at LUCA Academy. She is efficient, responsible and has many years of working experience in the field of accounting. She has a Malaysia Certificate of Education (MCE) and has worked for YEO (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd. for the past 28 years. She has been serving at UER Educare Centre since she joined the establishment at the beginning of 2006. She is a good learner and loves to inquire. She is willing to learn from the youths because she upholds the concept of “loyalty in the small things”and believes in enriching her life with a never-ending passion to learn.
Curriculum Development Officer
Academic Qualifications: Degree in Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Literature) from Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University, Degree in Master of Ancient Chinese Literature from Fudan University, Shanghai
Ms. Alisson Hoon, Malaysian, Female. She holds a degree in Bachelor of Arts (Chinese Literature) from Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University and a degree in Master of Ancient Chinese Literature from Fudan University, Shanghai, China. In 2008, she was admitted to the Singapore Ministry of Education and was trained at the National Institute of Education at Nanyang Technological University (NTU). In 2010, she became a qualified teacher when she obtained her Postgraduate Diploma in Education from NTU, Singapore. Upon graduating, she started her teaching career at the Victoria Junior College, a prestigious school in Singapore. She had seven years of teaching experience at VJC. She loves to be with her students, accompanying them as they grow up, and enjoys every sad or joyous moment she has with them. She aims to be a true friend to her students and is working hard towards this goal.
English Division Manager
Mr. Sean Chua, 25, is Malaysian. He completed his studies for a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Events Management at Limkokwing University of Creative Technologies in 2019. His journey in event management was short-lived as the pandemic struck. After LUCA Academy has taken him under their wings as an English Teacher, he is determined to channel his capabilities in communication and uplifting spirit as an educator. He strongly believes that education and classes can be entertaining and effective at the same time. Every class, every lesson is a performance to catch students’ attention, allowing students to learn through fun. Thus, he hopes to inspire them to break all barriers that may hold them back from continuous success
Academic Qualifications:Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Events Management at Limkokwing University of Creative Technologies
Chinese Division Manager
Ms. Louisa Gan, Malaysian, Female. She holds a Diploma in Computer Studies from the Informatics Institute. She has 15 years of teaching experience in the primary education field and worked as a Malay language teacher at UER Educare Centre. She decided to join the teaching team at LUCA because she wholeheartedly agrees with the educational concept of the school and is willing to continue to learn and grow in the field of education.
Academic Qualifications:Diploma in Computer Studies from the Informatics Institute
Mathematics Business & Accounting Division Manager
Ms. Thibasiinee. Kanagesan, Malaysian, female. She graduated from Malaysia Allied Health Sciences Academy University with a Diploma in Physiotherapy. Her working experience began in 2009 as a junior physiotherapist in Ampang, where she learned about empathy and how to help people improve their lives through rehabilitation procedures. In 2011, she and her husband relocated to Johor Bahru. She worked as a KUMON full-time instructor, in Mathematics, Bahasa Melayu, English, and History to students of all ages. She uses her life motto as a source of inspiration in teaching and learning. She always encourages personal growth and development by encouraging others to be honest, optimistic, pure, and exceptional in everything they do. She is a staunch believer in the saying, “The future belongs to those who trust in themselves.” In the LUCA education family, she sees each day as a new opportunity to learn more, inspire more, and achieve more
Academic Qualifications: Malaysia Allied Health Sciences Academy University with a Diploma in Physiotherapy.
Science Division Manager
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Physics (Honour) at Universiti Tungku
Abdul Rahman (UTAR)
Mr. Frank Kong, Malaysian, male. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Physics (Honours) from Universiti Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR). Following his graduation, he began working in proper ty management in order to acquire skills and work experience. As a calm individual, he often encourages students to integrate classroom lessons into their everyday lives. He aims to deliver lessons that extend beyond the books so that students are motivated to learn and master new concepts.
Support Division Manager
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (Honours) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Mr. Paul Yeoh, Malaysian, male. He completed his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science (Honours) at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and has been working in the IT field since 2009. In 2010, he worked as a customer service engineer at JK Technology Pte Ltd and in 2011 as an IT support engineer at Microbit Information Systems Pte Ltd. Since 2012, he has been a Technical Support Analyst at Akzo Nobel Paints Singapore Pte Ltd. He joined LUCA’s team as he wanted to use his talents and knowledge to help and support others