we’re big believers in the powers of family and community, as well as advocates of intergenerational learning, which is why we’re so excited to be kicking off our inaugural season with james&lynn’s parent-child class. we’ll have kids from 6-12 in our classroom alongside their parents!
here’s more about these two nurturing teachers:
please introduce yourself to our tradeschoolers
Before founding Innervative Learning, I spent almost a decade with the Monetary Authority of Singapore, as a portfolio manager and Deputy Director of Regional Development. I stepped out of corporate to regain control of my schedule and spend more time with my young family. I have an MPA and B.A. (Econs) from Cornell, and am an Associate Economics lecturer with SIM and a social enterprise volunteer with the Tsao Foundation. I am married with 2 girls, love reading, current affairs, financial markets, playing music, running, and am a long-suffering Tottenham supporter. The days that I love most are quiet ones with my family where technology isn’t omnipresent.
I’ve always liked nurturing the younger generation. I’m taking time out of my consultant career at Ernst & Young to fulfil my dream, by starting Innervative Learning to empower youths with the skills to realize their dreams. Back at E&Y, I provided financial planning, investment advisory framework and investment portfolio management advice to banks, and am a master of the ‘framework’ approach to solutions. I am also a passionate trainer of finance to internal stakeholders. I used to be a portfolio manager at MAS. I taught at Fairfield Primary and gave free tuition to less privileged students. I have a Bachelors in Accountancy (1st class Hon, Dean’s List) from NTU and am a CFA holder.
five things that you see / use every day
james: the 3 women in my life (wife and kiddos); east coast park; my coffee cup; my piano (which i’d like to play more); my new favourite book - Cartoon Introduction to Economics.
lynn: my hubby (my pillar of strength…to wake me up every morning, else I will just snooze all the way!); coffee (I gotta have at least 2 a day!); tv (my form of relaxation — catch my favourite drama); candies (just love candies…can’t live without them!); myself in the mirror (i can never ever leave home without seeing myself in the mirror!)
five classes that you would like to take at trade school
james: grow vegetables; ride a horse; play the saxophone; spin records; speak all Chinese dialects fluently
lynn: how to play the drums (I always find the drummers really cool!); cooking class (any cuisine is fine…haha); photography; mixing cocktail like a bartender; how hypnosis works