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TANG SIU KIONG
HEAD OF MATHEMATICS
Ms Tang Siu Kiong is a secondary Mathematics teacher at Crescendo-HELP International School. She began teaching in various Malaysian national schools in 1983 after completing a teacher training course at Batu Lintang Teachers' Training College, Kuching, Sarawak.
She also has experience in teaching various levels of mathematics in the United States, having migrated there in 2001. She received her BA (Mathematics with Education) in 2009 and Masters in Applied Statistics in 2013 from University of North Texas and University Malaya respectively.
With close to four decades of teaching experience, Ms Tang brings a wealth of knowledge and strategies to the classroom. In her leisure time, she enjoys travelling, researching and window-shopping.
HEAD OF ARTS
Mr Abdul Wafi is a secondary Arts teacher at Crescendo-HELP International School. He is a Johorian and graduated from Cosmopoint College of Technology in Computer Arts & Graphic Design. He has been awarded 'Anugerah Bestari' for being the Top 10 students in Malaysia and Top Student in Johor Campus. He has also completed his Cambridge International Certificate for Teaching and Learning. He is now pursuing Bachelor of Arts in Liberal Studies.
With more than 10 years of teaching experience, Mr. Wafi continues to bring out the artsy talent in our future generations. In his free time, he enjoys doodling, water-colour painting and anything artsy. Mr Wafi believes that "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain as an artist once we grow up" – Pablo Picasso.
NUALA FRANCES POWER
HEAD OF HUMANITIES
Ms Nuala obtained her Bachelor's degree from Southampton University and her Masters degree from Winchester University. She has taught History, Geography at IGCSE Level and Philosophy to A-Level. In the UK she gained a variety of leadership roles in a top Grammar school which she taught at for 15 years before moving to Asia. She has taught in another school in Malaysia and also in Shanghai.
Ms Nuala gained her Trinity College Cert Tesol in India during the summer holidays three years ago. Ms Nuala loves learning as much as she does teaching and is currently working for her level two Bahasa Malaysia. She enjoys learning Malaysian cooking, and exploring the culture and History of Malaysia. She also likes swimming and yoga.
RAYNE CHOW WAN SEAN
HEAD OF LANGUAGES
Ms Rayne is a Mandarin teacher at Crescendo-HELP International School. Her love for teaching and flair for the Chinese language led her to attain a BA in Chinese (majoring in Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) and Master of Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages from Shanghai Jiao Tong University in China and East China Normal University respectively.
Ms Rayne has six years of teaching experience based in China, Thailand and Malaysia and she is excited to be a part of CHIS. She has extensive experience in international education as a teacher with IGCSE Mandarin, YCT and HSK, and is a qualified HSK and YCT examination coordinator.
HEAD OF DESIGN & TECHNOLOGY
Mr Gabrie obtained his bachelor's degree from North-West University Potchefstroom in South Africa. In South Africa, he taught Engineer's, Graphics and Design and Mechanical Technology for six years before moving abroad. While teaching in Shanghai, Mr Gabrie completed a TESOL course that helped him understand his students' difficulties while learning.
During his free time, Mr Gabrie enjoys playing and coaching rugby. According to Mr Gabrie, sport and learning go hand in hand. In sport, you need to respect your teammate, equipment, coach and opponent. The same goes for the classroom.
ACTING HEAD OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION
Ms Elena Sergeeva obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education from the Kursk State University, Kursk, Russia. Later in 2018, she was awarded the Post Graduate Degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Asia Metropolitan University, Malaysia.
She first began her teaching career in Physical Education in Russia in 2008 before moving to Malaysia 4 years later. She commenced her Malaysian journey in education in 2012, and has taught for 7 years in reputable international schools before joining the CHIS team in 2020.
She strives to provide progressive and exciting learning experiences to inspire lifelong learning through physical education. Living the principle of ‘Involve to Evolve’, she is committed to creating a proactive learning attitude among her students.
At CHIS, she is currently leading the Physical Education department and spearheading the School House Leadership Programme. Besides mainstream engagements, Ms Elena is also a certified RYT-200 Yoga Alliance Teacher who is registered with the Malaysian Association of Yoga Instructors (MAYI). She enjoys travelling, dancing and painting with her two children in her leisure time.
HEAD OF SCIENCE
Mrs. Beth joined Crescendo-HELP International School as Head of Science from an outstanding school in Dubai, bringing with her over 20 years of teaching and leadership experience in Science and during this time has been developing new teachers from various parts of the world.
Mrs. Beth has been in Science leadership positions in outstanding schools in the UK, Spain and the UAE. She has also been able to share her enthusiasm for climbing by teaching GCSE and A level rock climbing. Whilst Mrs. Beth’s specialism is Biology she has also taught Chemistry to A level and been an examiner across all 3 Sciences and Key Stages in the UK.
She particularly enjoys the practical investigative aspect of teaching Science and thrives on watching students develop their own hypotheses to then test experimentally in the lab or field. She has led practical field-trips for students across the UK, Sweden and Spain and is looking forward to doing this in Malaysia.
Mrs. Beth fell in love with Malaysia whilst volunteering at a Children’s home in Kuching when she was 18, where she taught music and English and got her first real taste of teaching. Mrs. Beth is looking forward to exploring Malaysia with her family once this is allowed. She also enjoys running, climbing and skiing.