Who We Are



Mrs Jacqueline Chua is a former Head of Department with more than 15 years of experience in Raffles Institution (RI).

Mrs Jacqueline Chua [B. A. (Hons), Post Graduate Dip (Ed), M. A.]

Mrs Jacqueline Chua is a former Head of Department with more than 15 years of experience in Raffles Institution (RI).

She was the Head of Department of the school's Character and Leadership Education department from 2006 - 2012, and saw to the development of frameworks and structures as well as numerous the character programmes and curriculum to ensure that the school brought out the best in every student, all the while maintaining a strong foothold in the academic demands of the school. She was also chosen to be on the original team that conceptualised and developed the curriculum for the Integrated Programme at Raffles Institution.

She later went on to head the Raffles Teacher Academy in Experimental Education and Research. The Raffles Teacher Academy is an arm of the school that looks towards the training and development of its teaching team. In that capacity, she saw to the training and development of cutting edge pedagogical approaches the school embarked on.

Mrs Chua has taught the length and breadth of the school. Versatile in her teaching and able to motivate students to do their best, she was selected in 2011 to develop a new differentiated curriculum to meet the needs for the Direct Schools Admission (DSA) students in RI.

An outstanding educator, she was selected to teach at the Raffles Academy for Geography. The Raffles Academy is a distinct branch of RI that handpicks only the top 5% of students based not only on their academic performance, but on aptitude, attitude and passion in their chosen field. As a testament to her ability, she was the teacher-mentor of the RI team that won the 2015 National University of Singapore Geography Challenge, a national competition that saw participation from over 140 schools in Singapore. In addition, she brought her students to take part in international competitions such as the 2014 IDEERS competition in Taiwan where the team from RI emerged within the top 10 in a field of stellar competitors.

For the past 10 years, she was also a member of the RI DSA selection panel and was responsible for interviewing, assessing and selecting DSA candidates.

Recognised for her teaching ability, she was chosen by RI to be attached to the National Institute of Education (NIE) where she spent 7 months training both new and experienced teachers in effective pedagogy.

She had also received an award from NIE in 2006 at the Management and Leadership Schools course.

Mrs Chua believes that every child has the potential to succeed given the right mix of coaching and challenge, and brings to Paideia Learning Academy a wealth of experience to impact students beyond just the walls of Raffles Institution.

Our Tutors Mentors

Our tutors are handpicked and selected. We only offer a class if we can be assured that the tutor mentor helming it is someone we would trust our own children’s education with.

Founded by a team from Raffles Institution (RI), and made up of both Heads of Departments and teachers, we believe that good education should not be limited to a few, but should be shared with the many.

Besides the content, stretching and tune up that you will receive, we monitor each student’s progress on a termly basis. We are not just interested in getting the weekly classes done, but believe that the small group sizes afford excellent interaction and intellectual sparring opportunities that should be coupled with the much needed monitoring and feedback that is missing in schools due to the sheer size of the classes. To us, it’s not just about that A grade, but the personal best from every single child.

We believe that whatever level you are at, you can always achieve just a little more.



Gabriel is our resident IB Chemistry and Physics specialist. Formerly teaching in one of the top IB schools in Singapore, he has helped many students achieve and exceeded their goals for their subjects offered. In fact, in the latest 2018 Year 6 IB Exams, 100% of our students obtained a score of at least 6 and 86% of our students obtained a perfect score of 7 for Chemistry.

Being fluent in both syllabi, he continues to be highly sought after for his effective and concise delivery of content and concepts.



Dr Mary Delfin Pereira has over 15 years of experience in education, as a teacher, teacher educator and researcher. Dr Delfin Pereira was an Assistant Professor at the National Institute of Education, Singapore where she had developed and taught undergraduate and graduate courses, as well as conducted research in schools. She has presented papers and conducted workshops at international conferences on Education and English Language Teaching in the United States, Hong Kong, the Philippines, Malaysia, India and Singapore. She had also trained Primary School teachers in Singapore in curriculum development and development of language tests for the English Language.

In addition, she had taught English Language and Literature at Raffles Institution, General Paper and Literature for the "A" Levels, as well as Language Arts in Middle and High Schools in the United States of America.

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