TEAM

Directors

Vivian Kwek

Director

Vivian Kwek is a mother of 3. She homeschooled her older two from 2009-2022. With her knowledge in building future-ready skills, she helped her children discover their passion and educated them based on their interests. As a result, her oldest child was invited to attend NUS computer science courses when he was 13 and offered a full time job as a programmer when he was 17 while her second child became one of the best athletes in her sport. Her third child is in regular school due to family circumstances and Vivian is well aware of the challenges and stresses of having a school-going child. Vivian advocates for parents to build strong connections with their children for the well-being and success of the children. She believes that when parents stay connected with their children, they can speak in their softest voice and their message will still be heard. Vivian is the author of the parenting book Decoding Your Child.

Dawn Fung

Director

Dawn Fung founded Little U. She was one of the key leaders in the Singapore homeschooling landscape in the early 2010s-2020s. She is the author of the book, Homeschooling in Singapore: An Education. Her speciality is in designing teaching models for optimal learning experiences in work and play. Dawn believes that education reform begins in the family. With Little U, she conceptualises with the team how to personalise care to educators and learners, and to bring out each individual’s potential. Her dream is to see every child, parent and educator having full rights and access to great education. Prior to being a homeschooler, she taught English, the IB MYP Personal Project, speech and drama. She was the head of English and Professional Development for the faculty in her school.

Leaders

Grace Tan

Creative Director

Grace is mummy to 3 girls, loves books and the Charlotte Mason style of homeschooling. Trained in architecture and still loves it, as well as most things art & design. Her heart is for homeschooling parents to grow and be confident in educating their children, she shares a slice of her homeschool life and reflections over at @gracedays123.

Sabrina Salleh Quek

Director of Guest Services

Sabrina is a mother of 4 children, graduated with a Diploma in Early Childhood Education, and worked as a preschool teacher. She started and built up Nurtureworks, a company specialising in art and dance programs. She takes a calm and flexible approach to homeschooling, focusing on arts exposure and exploration from a young age. 

Ira Sophia

Co-facilitator of L.A.D. Studio

Ira is a mother of two boys. She founded Studio Kotak-Katik (Instagram @studio_kotak_katik), an inclusive studio for learning about design and art. Her art community, Art Jam Sessions, has hundreds members from all over cities in Indonesia, and some members from Malaysia, Singapore and Australia. She loves working with children and youths. 

Advisors

Advisors are are not paid by Little U nor do they represent Little U. We thank our advisors for their time and insights into the meaningful work in education to enrich the lives of children and families.

Jason Tan

Jason Tan is Associate Professor in Policy, Leadership and Curriculum Studies at the National Institute of Education. 

Shiao Yin Kuik

Shiao Yin Kuik is the Executive Director of Common Ground Civic Centre. She served the public sector twice as a Nominated Member of Parliament in the 12th and 13th Parliament of Singapore.