B.Eng. Computer Science, NTU
Forensic Analyst, MHA
Ministry of Education

Stephanie graduated from NTU with a degree in Bachelor of Engineering (Computer Science) and has been in the Cybersecurity Industry for 8 years. As a Forensic Analyst with the Ministry of Home Affairs, Stephanie was awarded the SANS Lethal Forensicator Coin: Digital Forensics (2013, 2020) for her work in monitoring cyberspace for digital evidence of cybercrime activity.

Stephanie enjoys interacting and working with children. Her passion for teaching was cultivated when she previously worked as a teacher in MOE secondary schools. She strongly believes that coding promotes logical thinking and looks forward to translating her expertise into teaching her students to solve real-life problems that we face in our day-to-day lives.

B.Eng. Computer Science (Hons), NTU
Data Analytics System Senior Engineer
Defence Science Technology Agency (DSTA)

Ryan graduated from NTU with a Bachelor degree in Computer Science and was a Senior Engineer in DSTA for 5 years. He was involved with the Enterprise Data Advanced Analytics System used by leading data scientists for MINDEF.

He enjoys teaching and has taught children both locally and overseas (Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam).

He hopes to use his experience and passion to inculcate an exploratory and forward-thinking attitude in the students at Coding Lab so that each child will be prepared for the digital world ahead.

B.B.A. Information Systems, UOW
NEC Asia Pacific
Ministry of Home Affairs

Evan started his coding journey at the age of 15, first taking Computing as a GCE O Level subject, while also being actively involved in his CCA, InfoComm Club as a committee member, imparting his skills about animation and game design to his juniors and participating in various national competitions.

This fuelled his interest in teaching coding, where he enjoys sharing knowledge and imparting new programming skills to students.

He strongly believes that coding is not just learning about technical skills, but rather learning and applying one’s knowledge and creativity to solve problems.

Master of Education (Developmental Psychology), NTU
B.Sc (Hons) Psychology (Second Class, Division One), Cardiff Metropolitan University
Ministry of Education

Salena’s passion for teaching was cultivated when she was teaching in primary schools. Having interacted with many students and thus developed an increasing curiousity in children’s development, she pursued a higher degree education at NTU and graduated with a Master of Education.

Having taught core subjects for a few years, Salena decided to broaden her horizon and challenged herself to learn and teach programming at Coding Lab.

Salena hopes to impart the art of programming and uses her academic knowledge to ensure that students are able to learn effectively and enjoy the process at the same time. The light of understanding and excitement that shone in the children’s eyes after they have understood the lesson is always heart-warming to see.

B.Sc.Data Science and Business Analytics (Hons), UOL
Ministry of Education
Pro-Teach Schoolcare

Having been that patient schoolmate that helped her peers out with their homework, Shannon was certain she wanted to become a teacher in the future. Throughout the years, Shannon has taught students of all ages and still feels that same sense of satisfaction now. Combined with her passion for Technology and Math, she aims to share the importance of coding with the young today.

Being a part of the Research and Evaluation Branch at MOE previously, Shannon was involved in conducting various international benchmarking studies for schools, such as automating the data collection processes, consolidation of data and analysis, and using data visualisation software to create interactive and personalised reports for MOE HQ and school users.

Shannon’s teaching philosophy goes by the quote “if a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn”. She strongly believes that every student can learn when given the correct resources, guidance, and time.

Dip. Hospitality and Tourism, TMC Academy (Distinction)
Guest Relations, 1-Altitude

Sharleen brings her extensive experience in client concierge management with fine dining bar and restaurant 1-Altitude to the team. With a welcoming personality, she specialises in creating meaningful and well-informed experiences, with clients’ comfort as the topmost priority.

Her passion shines through in her daily work, where she delights in helping every parent and student achieve the best learning experience here at Coding Lab. She loves engaging with children, especially as they are always imaginative and eager to learn. She’s excited to watch them grow as they get equipped with the knowledge and skill sets they need in today’s fast-paced digital world.

B.B.A. Business Analytics (Hons), NUS
NUS Business School Leadership Development Programme
National Junior College Student Council

Lakshmi is currently an undergraduate pursuing a Business degree at the National University of Singapore. She loves to read, write and draw, while dabbling in entrepreneurship, technology and community service. Serving as a publicity officer in several events throughout her school years, she found her strengths in marketing and communications.

Through her internship at Coding Lab in education and marketing, she realised she could integrate her strengths while working towards a social cause she cares about, and she hopes to be able to reach out to more students through Tiny Thinkers as she believes every student should learn computational thinking.

B.Soc.Sci. Sociology (Hons), NUS
Methodist Girls’ School, Anglo-Chinese School Independent (International Baccalaureate)
President, Tiny Thinkers

Thinzar holds a Bachelor of Social Science in Sociology from the National University of Singapore (NUS). Through volunteer teaching experiences during her school years, she discovered her passion for teaching and working with children.

As an educator at Coding Lab, Thinzar has discovered the importance of computational thinking in different areas of life, not just in coding. She believes it should be a skill learnt since young and wishes to impart computational thinking skills to children. Her passion for teaching and empowering the next generation led her to volunteer to lead Tiny Thinkers, a social cause to impact underprivileged children.

She feels a sense of accomplishment in her work as a teacher whenever she sparks her students’ interest in programming and aspires to continue imparting knowledge to students throughout her career.

M.Sc Management Science & Engineering, Stanford University
Defence Science & Technology Agency
DBS Bank

Man Ling holds a Master of Science in Management Science and Engineering from Stanford University and was a Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) overseas scholarship holder. Whilst at DSTA, she spearheaded various large-scale projects as well as the development of computer vision capabilities for the Singapore Armed Forces and other Public Service agencies.  

Man Ling is currently a Programme Director at DBS Bank, managing consumer banking projects that transform existing mobile and internet banking platforms with intelligent insights. With her experience transitioning into software development and the IT industry, she is a strong believer that technical skills can be attained through interest and resilience. She is also deeply passionate about making technical knowledge accessible through education for all ages and backgrounds.

Diploma in Electronics, Computer and Communications Engineering, NYP
NYP Director’s List, Outstanding Academic Performance (2014/2015)
ST Electronics (Info-Comm Systems)

Having an interest in teaching since young and a diploma in electrical and computer engineering at NYP, Rachel is excited to be able to pursue her passion by teaching coding to the younger generation.

She finds it fulfilling when a child accomplishes their goal, be it solving a simple bug or creating a program. Every child has their own learning style and she always tries her best to find a suitable teaching approach. There is a heartwarming feeling when a child expresses their affection or appreciation, be it through a comforting hug or a photo.