Mr. Kwak Kyung Hoon (곽경훈)
Kyung Hoon completed a Bachelor's degree in Communications at NUS. Having been brought up in Singapore, he is a native Korean who is extremely familiar with local Singaporean languages and culture. He also studied Japanese in University. Kyung Hoon impresses with his ability to reference even Hokkien and Malay in his classes, making it easy for his students to relate to and learn Korean. Kyung Hoon attended Singapore Korean International School, and had 8 years part-time teaching experience before converting to becoming a full time teacher in SKLS. He is regarded as an especially dedicated and fun teacher, and his students often have a very loyal streak of wanting to stick to his class no matter what. On top of that, Kyung Hoon's infectious enthusiasm and sense of comedy helps motivate the both staff and students of Sejong and creates a wonderfully positive learning environment for everyone. As a Senior Teacher, Kyunghoon aids the Principal in keeping the course materials and syllabus of the school up to date and relevant. He also provides valuable guidance to the other teachers on how to effectively explain concepts and shares his classroom experiences with the Juniors.
Ms. Ashley Shin Hyesun (신혜선)
Ashley graduated from Kyungsung University (Seoul, South Korea) with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting. As part of her degree, she completed one semester abroad, at Singapore's PSB Academy. It was during her stay in Singapore that Ashley first considered looking for a job here after graduation. Ashley out-shined hundreds of applicants and was scouted for our Graduate Korean Language Specialist Programme during the competitive Graduation season in Seoul. She was trained from scratch under the mentorship of our Principal on the art of Korean Language instruction, where she once again impressed with an extremely hardworking and determined attitude. As she began her teaching journey, Ashley discovered how much joy she derived from sharing her knowledge about her mother tongue with non-native learners. She became known as a very optimistic and dedicated teacher who constantly tries to keep improving and learning through the sharing of different perspectives. Certain that she has found her passion in teaching, she amassed a few years of dedicated full time teaching experience as a Junior Teacher in Sejong before being promoted to the rank of Senior Teacher. As a Senior Teacher, Ashley assists the Principal in the teacher mentorship programme. Being a fresh grad from Seoul herself who migrated to Singapore after passing our rigorous recruitment process and having undergone the intensive teacher training in our school, she is a prime example of someone who can provide guidance and share her experiences with new recruits.