Meet the Teacher


Leon Tan Wee Boon

Mr Leon Tan began his teaching career in 1997 after graduating from the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University.

Armed with a Postgraduate Diploma in Education,he started teaching Chinese language at secondary schools and junior colleges.

As a testimony of his ability, he was soon promoted to Subject Head. Besides being responsible for leading a team of teachers and mentoring new colleagues, he was also involved in the curriculum design of school based Chinese language syllabus.

As his reputation to come up with innovative teaching methods began to spread, he was soon transferred to the Ministry of Education’s (MOE) Curriculum Planning and Development Division to plan on a ministry-wide level. His chief responsibilities included developing Chinese language textbooks to be used for all secondary schools in Singapore. He also worked closely with Singapore Examination & Assessment Board in developing both the GCE “O” and “A” level examination  papers. During his three-year stint at MOE Headquarters, he gained valuable insights into the development of Chinese curriculum as well as the various forms of assessment modes. Upon completion of his stint, he returned to the schools to continue his passion – which was to focus on teaching and developing instructional materials.

He faced the challenge of teaching students who were mostly English-speaking at home and were very weak in Chinese Language. Being effectively bi-lingual, he was able to use English to help his students better and eventually excel in the Chinese “O” level examination.

Armed with a wealth of experience in teaching Chinese for eighteen years, he decided to embark on the next phase of his career by offering results-driven yet affordable Chinese language tuition services.

Contact Leon today to find out more about how he can help you or your child in the learning of Chinese Language.

Teaching Experiences

School Year Subjects Taught Remarks
Hong Kah Secondary School 1997 – 1998 S1-4 Chinese (Express), S1-5                                                                      Chinese (Normal Academic)
Yishun Junior College 1998 – 2003 Chinese, Higher Chinese, General Studies in Chinese. Promoted to Subject Head
MOE (Curriculum Planning & Development Division) 2004 – 2006 Promoted to Curriculum Specialist
Anglo Chinese School (Independent) 2007 S1 Higher Chinese, Year 5 IB Chinese
Methodist Girls’ School 2008 – 2014 Subjects taught: S1-4 Chinese, S1-4 Higher Chinese Outstanding contribution award in 2011 and 2013
Full time tuition 2015 -