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With over 27 years teaching experience, Fiona is no stranger to expatriate life having been born in Japan and having spent most of her primary education at international schools in Japan, Germany and Singapore before going to boarding school in the UK at the age of 11. Having lived overseas as an adult in Malaysia, Zimbabwe, Trinidad, Venezuela, Sharjah, Dubai and Singapore, she has become expert at successfully moving her own three children between different British and international schools and selecting suitable UK boarding schools for them. She founded Ellipsis Learning in 2011.

Passionate about History, Fiona has recently researched and published two historical books, with the support of the National Heritage Board of Singapore.


Valerie has more than 30 years teaching experience. Born and brought up in the UK, she lived there until 2007 when she moved to Singapore with her family.

Her two children have been educated both in the UK and in various international schools in Singapore.

She founded Minerva Tuition in 2011.

Valerie is a keen amateur violinist and plays regularly in a string quartet in Singapore.