Our Teachers

Our goals are to inspire students to be confident English learners, create a comfortable learning atmosphere, and to build a language community

Only the Best

We know how to give you confidence.

Our teachers are specifically trained and instructed to create a comfortable and confident learning atmosphere.  The teachers at ULC promise to provide the best English classes in Singapore.  Our teachers are chosen for their expertise, experience, and friendly personalities.  

Our Teachers
Matthew Fast

Matthew Fast

Principal / English Teacher

Hello, my name is Matt and I have been living and teaching English in Singapore since 2006, just after getting my TESOL certificate and I have been in love with teaching English ever since. I really enjoy learning about Asia, its culture and languages, particularly Chinese, Japanese, and Korean. I always teach my class in a fun way and enjoy being able to come up with interesting topics that relate well with my students. I would say my favourite thing about teaching English is breaking down grammar in a way that is easy to understand.

Natalie Milne

Natalie Milne

Academic Director / English Teacher

Hi, My name is Natalie. I moved from sunny Australia in March 2015. I enjoy teaching English and chatting with students and connecting with them on a personal level. In my class, I make sure that the students are laughing and having fun, while focussing on conversational English.  I try to make sure that students in my class are able to feel relaxed and comfortable learning English, and inspire them to feel confident when they speak in English. I teach a mixture of private and group lessons for both Essential English and Business English.

Mark Schenker

Mark Schenker

English Teacher

My name is Mark and I was born in the United States and went to university in New York. After graduating, I worked as an English teacher in Japan before moving to Singapore. I love learning Japanese and hope to learn Chinese and Korean someday too! I also enjoy reading books and watching movies. I always try to fill my lessons with fun and practical exercises. Learning a new language is all about practice and I hope to provide you with the resources you need to excel. I can’t wait to see you in one of my classes!

Matthew Plant

Matthew Plant

Academic Coordinator / English Teacher

Hi there.  My name is Matthew and I am originally from Toronto, Canada.  I now live in Singapore with my wife and son. 
When it comes to teaching English, my favourite part is the look on my students’ faces when a difficult topic suddenly becomes clear. That’s why I always take my time, give thorough explanations, and make sure to answer every question. It might not be the easiest language, but English is a fascinating subject and well worth the time you spend studying it.
I hope you’re as enthusiastic about learning it as I am about teaching it.

 

Sasha Wilkerson

Sasha Wilkerson

English Teacher

Hello, I’m Sasha. I am from San Francisco, California and moved to Singapore in 2011.  I love traveling to the countries around Singapore and the rest of the world. I really enjoy listening to music in my free time, and am never afraid to dance.
My classes are always active and filled with fun, and I pride myself on making English easy to understand and giving students the opportunity to speak in class and have their questions answered in a friendly way. 
In my class, you will have the opportunity to join in lively conversations, and enjoy a comfortable class environment!

Jessica Bretthauer

Jessica Bretthauer

English Teacher

Hi, I’m Jessica. I am from the UK and moved to Singapore in July 2015 with my husband and two children.  In my free time, I like to read, play the piano, and spend time with my family. I love learning languages!  I speak fairly fluent French and German – and very basic Japanese!
I first started teaching English as a graduate student in Japan, mostly conversation classes. After working in Financial Services for several years, I decided to re-train as an English language teacher.  I got my CELTA in early 2014 and taught groups and private students of all levels. I believe that the purpose of language is communication and that it should be fun!

Celeste Valdes Lim

Celeste Valdes Lim

English Teacher

Hello, my name is Celeste. I am from Singapore and I have studied in Australia and the United States. I obtained my CELTA in 2018 however, I’ve been teaching English to all ages for much longer.
I have visited over 30 countries and really love to experience and immerse myself in different cultures and trying new foods. I particularly enjoy adventure travel so ask me about scuba diving, skydiving, kayaking or jumping in an ice lake.
Coming from a multicultural background of both Asian and Western descent, I understand the struggles with learning a new language, but I assure you I’m a passionate teacher and my class is full of energy and laughter. ULC is not only a great place to learn and improve your English, but you might even make some great friends along the way too.

Clarin Chan

Clarin Chan

English Teacher

Hello, I’m Clarin. I have been teaching English since 2014, and in that time, I have taught students ranging in age from four to sixty. I love teaching because it gives me the chance to meet people from all over the world.

In class, I present English in a practical and easy to understand manner so that students can apply classroom material to their everyday lives. Whenever possible, I like to use games and fun activities for English practice. It’s important to me that students leave each class feeling happy and confident. That is why I am always willing to put extra time and effort into planning lessons and activities.

When I’m not working, I spend all of my time with my son who is the joy of my life. Our favourite family activity is picnicking in the park.

Nikhat Shah

Nikhat Shah

English Teacher

Hello Everyone!  I am Niki from London. My husband and I moved to Singapore in 2017.  I completed my CELTA with the British Council and then began teaching at ULC.  I  enjoy teaching in groups and one-to-one.  I make my lessons fun and memorable and strive to meet the learning needs of each student. Learning English can be a challenge but we can overcome it together!  My classrooms are  a safe, fun learning space and the lessons are paced to suit the students.  In London, I had a varied working background including training, recruitment, television, and in the Mental Health sector. I speak English, Hindi and a bit of Spanish.  I love travelling, all species of animals, reading, swimming and dancing.  I look forward to meeting you and being part of your learning journey!!
Carol Thomas

Carol Thomas

English Teacher

Hi, my name is Carol, and I was born in Kuwait. I moved from Dubai to Singapore in December 2018, with my husband and two children. My earlier experience includes training adults in Culture and Communications at Microsoft and other corporates like Infosys, IBM, etc. I’ve also helped prepare ‘O-level’ students for the London Board of Examinations, at St. Mary’s Catholic School, Dubai. I’m a CELTA and DiSC Certified Trainer. My diverse experiences have connected me to people of all backgrounds, and I wish to help international students in Singapore build a bridge to the new culture in which they are immersed. I use the customs and traditions of various cultures in teaching so that learners don’t feel completely alienated and learn English through familiar contexts. On weekends I love spending time with my family and volunteering in community service programs.

Andrew Carter

Andrew Carter

English Teacher

Hello students! My name is Andrew and I have been teaching English and business communication for more than 14 years to students from all corners of the world.  I love doing activities and pair work in my class. These help use new vocabulary and grammar in a more relaxed way that improves student’s English while they enjoy themselves.  A relaxed student remembers more of what they learn and can use it more effectively in real life.

At ULC, one of my responsibilities is the Corporate English lesson program and we hope to grow this aspect of ULC.  Part of this is reaching out to businesses to help their employees improve their English and business communication skills.  

 

Natalie Holstad

Natalie Holstad

English Teacher

Hi there, Natalie. I am originally from Singapore and have lived in the US, Nicaragua and Norway. I’m half Norwegian, half Chinese. I have a great love for people and different cultures, which is why I enjoy teaching English as a second language. I am passionate about language and communication and how the art of language can bring people together.

I started teaching here at ULC this year and love the diversity of teachers here. My classes are always interactive. Everyone has an equal chance to speak, learn and improve based on their needs in a relaxed and safe environment. I do my best to make English fun and easy to understand using both formal and conversational English.

I’m excited to meet you and have the opportunity to help you in your journey through this wonderful world I call the English language.

 

A Word

From Our Principal

“In 2012, I decided to open a school that was different from all of the other English schools in Singapore.  A place where students could feel confident and comfortable.  Most importantly, a school where students could become a part of a community, because learning together creates faster language learners.  Come and experience the difference for yourself.”

– Matthew Fast

Students we've taught

Year Established

Maximum Class Size

English Classes

Join Us For a Free Trial Lesson