Faculty of Mathematics
Elaine earned her Bachelor of Science (Merit) degree in Mathematics with a minor in Computer Applications from the National University of Singapore. She went on to pursue a Postgraduate Diploma in Education from the National Institute of Education (NIE), Singapore. She has also undergone International Baccalaureate's specialised training in teaching Mathematics.
Elaine taught for almost six years at Singapore Chinese Girls’ School and held various coordinator positions in the Mathematics department as well as in the Graduation Ceremony committee. She also received training in developing a differentiated curriculum that caters to the learning needs of her students. As a teacher-in-charge of the school’s String Ensemble, she helped to grow the group which started with less than 10 members to its present size of 46. She also led them to take part in their first SYF competition in 2011.
As one of a handful of shortlisted candidates for the Very Singer Training Course, organised by local record powerhouse Ocean Butterflies Music Pte Ltd, Elaine belongs to the prestigious 1998 batch that saw the rise of fellow course mates JJ Lin and A Do.
An active singer-songwriter, Elaine is a Full Member with the Composers and Authors Society of Singapore (COMPASS) and has released a Jazz album featuring all her original songs. She also plays various musical instruments such as the piano, clarinet and violin.
Elaine believes that Mathematics and the Arts have a strong correlation and seeks to integrate the various forms of the Arts with Mathematics for her students in SOTA.