About GeMS Founder
Live to Teach, Teach to Live.
From a young age, Clarence was already on the path to being a professional academic. His ceaseless curiosity, dedication to hard work and desire to share knowledge paved the way for an impressive educational background and notable career in academia.
In addition to many years of teaching experience, some of his other attributes and achievements are:
Top Student in ACS(I), 1995-1998
Awarded first-tier Public Service Commission (PSC) overseas scholarship in 2001, after achieving outstanding 'A' level results (including Special Papers in Physics & Mathematics) in Raffles Junior College
First-Class Honours degree in Bachelor of Applied Sciences, University of Toronto (UofT), 2001-2005
Ranked amongst the top few in ECE Faculty, UofT; placed in Dean's List every academic year
Reviewed, formulated and implemented many major MOE policies as a Management Executive in a high-level MOE Planning unit, 2007-2009
Top JC teacher with Distinction in PGDE (JC), NIE, topping the cohort with highest GPA, 2009
Upon his exit from MOE service in 2013, Clarence comes highly recommended as a valuable asset to any education institute in a rare reference letter from a senior MOE Curriculum Specialist in CPDD, MOE.
Clarence is a motivator, a mentor and an inspiration to many students.
Until today, many of his students still seek Clarence for guidance in their tertiary education and ask him to be their referees for scholarships and university applications - of which Clarence gladly assisted! From time to time, ex-students will drop in to greet and visit Clarence at the eCademy too. Such are the lifelong bonds & genuine friendships Clarence build with his students.