Lee Xin Ying

Senior Specialist Teacher & Curriculum Writer

Lee Xin Ying is a passionate, dedicated and experienced special needs educator. She strives to provide unique, multi-sensory and concrete learning experiences to make literacy concepts relevant to even the most reluctant learner. Using her creativity and resourcefulness to break beyond traditional teaching and learning methods, she infuses technology and game-based practices into her curriculum and lessons. A reflective practitioner, she has her students at the heart of everything she does, constantly on the lookout for strategies to make lessons more relatable, enjoyable and effective.

Xin Ying graduated from Nanyang Technological University with a Bachelor’s in Linguistics and Multilingual Studies degree and a double major in Psychology (First Class Honours, Lee Kuan Yew Gold Medal recipient). Subsequently, she furthered her studies in the field of special education, attaining a Distinction in the Master of Arts in Special Education (Post Graduate Certificate) under the University of South Wales and the DAS Academy. She also holds a Specialist Diploma in Specific Learning Differences (DAS Academy) and a Professional Certificate in Dyslexia and Chinese Language Support.

She formerly worked in Dyslexia Association of Singapore as a Senior Educational Therapist, trained in the Orton Gillingham approach for both English and Chinese. In her time at DAS, she was involved in supervising and guiding new educational therapists as well as educational exchanges with MOE special needs teachers. In recognition of her teaching abilities as well as her helpful, caring and enthusiastic nature, she was recognised as an exemplary role model and conferred the 2017 MAP EdT of the Year award.

After leaving DAS, Xin Ying honed her curriculum writing skills as the Head of Curriculum (English) at Literacy Plus. She was integral in the redevelopment of their entire primary and secondary curriculum to make it more engaging and relevant, infusing best practices for special education into the curriculum. Apart from curriculum writing, she also has years of writing and editorial experience in both English and Chinese under her belt—having worked as an editor, a freelance translator and a bilingual writer.

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