The Examination Board is a sub-committee of the Academic Board and is responsible for ensuring that academic standards are maintained through fair and rigorous assessment procedures. It is charged with the development, implementation and review of all assessment procedures.
THE EXAMINATION BOARD MEMBERS ARE:
- Ms. Pauline Ang
- Ms. Ivory Tan
- Mr. Pinaki Dutta
- Dr. Kesavan Preethi
- Mr. Raymond Loh Chee Yen
- Mr. Chua Zhao Wen Gabriel
- Mr. Andrew Zajicek
- Ms Vashnarekha Kumarasuriar
Ms. Pauline Ang
Ms. Pauline Ang started her career with TMC Academy in 1990 as a Lecturer teaching Mathematics and software application courses. Since then, she was promoted several times from Lecturer to Subject Leader, Senior Lecturer to Assistant Course Director. She was then promoted to Dean of School of Information Technology and TMC College. As Dean, she was responsible for overseeing the School of Information Technology in the areas of IT and Gaming Diploma, Higher Diploma, Degree and Masters courses, IT infrastructure, system administration and e-learning as well as TMC College in the GCE ‘O’ Level and preparatory courses. She is presently the Registrar in the Registrar’s office within the Academic division. Ms. Ang is currently overseeing the three sections in the Registrar’s office: Student Administration, Resources & Examinations and Academic Services & Quality Assurance. She is also the Management Representative for EduTrust and ISO Certifications. Ms. Ang graduated with a Bachelor in Science (Mathematics) from the National University of Singapore and holds a LCCI Higher Diploma in Accounting.
Ms. Ivory Tan
Ms Ivory Tan Pei Ling joined TMC in 2005 as an Executive in the Student Services department. Over the years, she has accumulated much experience in the various operations of the Group and was promoted several times from Assistant Manager to Manager to Acting Registrar. In her present role as Assistant Registrar – Academic Services and Quality Assurance, she handles all quality assurance matters, audit visits from statutory bodies and university partners, as well as oversee the Examinations department. Ms Tan graduated with a Bachelor of Arts & Social Science (Economics) from the National University of Singapore.
Mr. Pinaki Dutta
Mr. Pinaki Dutta is currently the Dean of the School of Hospitality and Tourism. Mr. Dutta started his career with TMC in 2007 as an Associate Senior Lecturer. He is experienced in teaching various hospitality and tourism courses under TMC. He completed his Master of Arts degree (full-time) in Hospitality Management from the University of Brighton, UK. He also has a Bachelor Degree in Science from the University of Calcutta and holds a Diploma in Hotel and Restaurant Management from IIAS, India. He has many years of experience in middle management positions in the UK and India. He has done a number of research works in the field of hospitality and tourism and his ongoing research articles have been published in TMC Academic Journal. His research interests include visitor management, sustainable tourism, tourism anthropology and marketing space tourism. He was elected as a member of the Hotel and Catering International Management Association in 2006 and a member of the Institute of Hospitality, UK, in 2008.
Dr. Kesavan Preethi
Dr Preethi Kesavan is the Dean of the School of IT, Digital Media and Mass Communication. She has obtained a PhD in Management from the University Of Canberra, Australia. Her research interests are in the field of Knowledge Management, Organizational Learning, and Innovation in organizations. She is a member of the Singapore Computer Society, Member of IAL – Institute for Adult Learners (Singapore), and a Member of Society for Research into Higher Education (UK).
Dr Preethi Kesavan has also attained professional certification by EC council; a Certificate in Installing and configuring a Router; a Certificate in installing and configuring a Switch; and an Advanced Certificate in Training and Assessment. She has extensive teaching experience with executive oversight on academic policy, accreditation in teaching and learning quality. She is a passionate educator who believes in academic excellence and good student support. Her years of working experience in several Private Education Institutions in Singapore provided her knowledge in online learning and professional learning initiatives, curriculum development and assessment methods.
Mr. Raymond Loh Chee Yen
Mr. Raymond Loh Chee Yen is a Principal lecturer from the School of Business and Law. He has been with TMC Academy for close to nine years teaching Marketing, Strategy and International Business modules at various levels, from the Certificate to Degree level. He has taught various modules from Monash University, Deakin University, University of Greenwich, University of Gloucestershire and University of Northampton. He is also an observer in the Academic Board, a member of the Business Industry and Chairperson of the Assessment Review Committee Board and Course Committee Meeting. Mr. Loh graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the National University of Singapore and holds a Master of Science (International Marketing) from the University of Strathcylyde. He also has a Specialist Diploma in Applied Learning and Teaching from Republic Polytechnic.
Mr. Chua Zhao Wen Gabriel
Mr. Chua Zhao Wen Gabriel is a teacher at TMC College. Mr Chua has taught in various schools under the Ministry of Education prior to joining TMC Academy in July 2015, where he teaches English and Humanities (Social Studies and Geography). His pedagogical approach involves learning through practical usage and presenting an array of perspectives so that students may practice critical thinking, thus becoming empowered to make informed decisions. Besides teaching academic subjects, he facilitates and encourages student bonding, character development, and personal growth for a more holistic education.
Mr. Chua completed his Bachelor of Arts (Geography) Degree, minoring in English Linguistics at the National University of Singapore before undergoing training at the National Institute of Education. He also worked in a Quality Management role in an MNC, facilitating ongoing ISO 9001:2008 certification.
Mr. Andrew Zajicek
Mr Andrew Zajicek started his career with TMC in 2010 as an English teacher for the Hawthorn Language School and is now a senior teacher. Among his responsibilities are the everyday duties of a regular teacher and also the departmental responsibilities for Hawthorn. In terms of departmental management, he is responsible for coordination of tasks within Hawthorn, staff evaluation, planning, and liaising with other department heads and the academic director. He has been teaching English for 10 years and has a TEFL certification for English and Business English.
Mr Zajicek graduated with a Bachelor degree in Science (Sports Management) from the Pedagogical faculty at the Technical University of Liberec, the Czech Republic.
Ms Vashnarekha Kumarasuriar
Ms Vashnarekha Kumarasuriar is currently a Senior Lecturer at the School of Psychology. She is actively involved in teaching modules for the Higher Diploma in Psychology with Counselling, and the University of Northampton degree programme, as well as supervision of undergraduate research projects. She has taught various Psychology as well as Counselling modules.
Ms Rekha, a registered member of the Singapore Psychological Society and also a registered member of the Malaysian Psychological Association, is the appointed Counsellor for TMC Academy. She completed her Masters degree in Counselling from the University of South Australia, AUS, and has a Hons degree from the University of Queensland, AUS. Prior to joining TMC, she lectured at a private university in Malaysia. Her experience with the Psychology Department there included conducting lectures, designing and development of curriculum and new programmes; and involvement in research collaborations. Having had published a number of research articles in the area of adolescent psychology, Ms Rekha had hands on exposure to counselling at risk teens.