Specialised Educational Services (SES) is a division of the Dyslexia Association of Singapore.

Specialist Teachers & Tutors


SES has qualified specialist teachers and tutors with years of experience in working with students with specific learning differences.

Click on their names to find out more about them: 

Shilpa Madane
Specialist Tutor and Educational Therapist
B.SC.(Statistics), University of Bombay
LL.B.(Bachelor of Law), University of Bombay
Double Diploma in Teaching and Dyslexia 
(University of Cambridge and DAS)

I started my teaching career with a private preschool in Singapore, which catered to children of various nationalities. After my stint with the school for 5 years, I decided to equip myself with skills to help children with learning difficulties. I trained in Orton-Gillingham Approach and later obtained Dyslexia Diploma to teach children with special learning needs.

Before joining the Dyslexia Association of Singapore in April 2013, I taught Literacy and Math to students with multiple learning difficulties including dyslexia, dyscalculia and ADHD for about 6 years as a private tutor. Most of my students are from lower and upper primary levels and come from a mix of local and international schools.

Having a strong background and interest in Mathematics drives me to cultivate the love of the subject in my students. My aim is to understand the strengths, weaknesses and learning styles of children in order to design individualized programs to help and motivate them achieve their targets. I believe that it is important to build a strong rapport with students and create a conducive learning environment for the smooth delivery of knowledge.

Lee Albert
Specialist Tutor and Senior Educational Therapist

Albert holds the Master of Arts in Specific Learning Differences and a Post Graduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, UK. A Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia), he has conducted training and presentation both locally as well as overseas in countries like UK and Hong Kong. With over a decade of experience as a Trainer and Educational Therapist in the field of special educational needs, Albert is especially noted for his support of adult learners with dyslexia and other accompanying forms of Specific Learning Differences.

Tam Shuyi
Specialist Teacher

Ms Tam Shuyi joined Ministry of Education as a trained teacher from April 2008 to March 2013. She specialises in the teaching of English, Math and Science. She has been teaching mainly children of higher ability but she is passionate about teaching children with special needs. Additionally, she was awarded the Certificate in Special Needs Support by NIE on 19 September 2011 upon having completed an approved programme of study and having satisfied the requirements of the award of the Certificate. 

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Specialist Teacher and Senior Educational Therapist

Bhavani has more than a decade of practical experience in the field of Specific Learning Differences, especially Dyslexia. She is a Fellow with the Register of Educational Therapists (Asia) and is a qualified trainer with a WSQ Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA). She has extensive experience and has held the role of a senior educational therapist, programme manager and curriculum manager at DAS. She is also a qualified trainer with the Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment (ACTA) by the Singapore Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ). Her postgraduate academic achievements include a Masters in Education and a Postgraduate Certificate in Learning and Teaching in Higher Education, London Metropolitan University, UK.
She believes that teaching can impact students and one of the greatest joy is to help them to succeed.

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Specialist Teacher and Senior Educational Therapist

Nicole Chua holds a Masters degree in Specific Learning Differences (SpLD) with London Metropolitan University, UK and has been teaching children with specific learning differences for over 7 years. She is trained in the Orton-Gillingham Approach and Project Read by Learning Circles. She is experience in conducting intervention for dyslexic learners from all age groups and also learners with other learning needs that require literacy-based intervention.

As a Senior Educational Therapist at DAS, she was part of the MAP-Curriculum Development team and pioneered the development of the recently launched Advanced Writing Pack. She conducts training for new and existing teachers on how to teach writing to higher ability learners. Her passion and love for writing has led to the start of SES Creative Writing Workshop series which she infuses Orton-Gillingham teaching approaches into all learning activities to give children with learning differences an edge in learning. Nicole has conducted a string of very well-received workshops since the series launched in 2013.


 jayashree headshot Jayashree Panicker
Specialist Teacher and Senior Educational Therapist

Jayashree Panicker holds a Bachelor of Creative Industries (Creative Writing) from the Queensland University of Technology. She also holds a Postgraduate Certificate in Specific Learning Differences from the London Metropolitan University.

Jayashree has been supporting students with Specific Learning Differences for more than half a decade. She aims to provide student-centred remedation, suited to the child's learning style and in consideration of what he or she needs. Her area of interest is strengthening the child's writing skills so that they may be able to express their thoughts in a clear and coherent manner.

 Mohamed Samunn 2 headshot Mohamed Samunn
Specialist Teacher and Senior Educational Therapist


Samunn holds a Master's degree in Specific Learning Differences (MA SpLD) from London Metropolitan University, UK. He delivers intervention and/or remediation lessons in literacy, numeracy, English language, and math to children with dyslexia and other SpLDs. Additionally, he conducts holiday workshops in summary writing for secondary school kids and real world math workshops for primary kids. He has 33 years of experience in teaching English as a Second Language (ESL). Before joining the DAS in 2008, he was attached to the MOE Maldives for 11 years as a ESL teacher (secondary) preparing students for the Cambridge O Levels and IGCSE Examinations. His research interests include supporting adult learners with SpLD in higher education and offering assistive technology and e-learning solutions to children with SpLD.