Founder

Name: Yu Chung Howard
Citizenship: Singaporean
Religion: Christianity
Age:    48 years
Sex: Male
Marital Status: Married
Family: Married with 4 children; two sons  & two daughters.
Howard Yu
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Previous Appointment:

  • Professional Teacher, Head of Science & Tutor (22 years, since 1998)
  • Director, DaTang Fine Arts Enterprise Pte. Ltd. ( May’13 – Dec’15)

Present Appointment: 

  • Director, 1 Academy (since Jan’11)

Highest Academic Qualification:

  • Bachelor of Science with Diploma in Education (Physical Education) Pass (1998)
  • Nanyang Technological University, Singapore
  • National Institute of Education (NTU/NIE)

Others Academic Qualification: TESOL (Jan, 2016)

Significant Contributions to Science, English & Art Education:

  1. Head of Science (Primary Division – International School, 2004 – 2006
  2. National Heritage Board, Docent Training for SAM (2007)
  3. Conducted Arts Appreciation Talk in Singapore American Club, Rotary Clubs, etc (2008 – )
  4. Helped raised a total of more than SGD$70K for Charities through art auctions (2011 – 2013)
  5. Published the 1st Character and Citizenship Education English Workbook (2013)
  6. Regular Art articles contributor to EPOCH Times (2013 – 2015)
  7. Curriculum Advisor to Pegasus AC (2016 – )

Award/ Commendation:

  • SAF Good Soldier Medal. (2011)
  • SPF and SCDF Commendation Letters (2012)
  • NHB Letter of Appreciation for auction donation (2013)
  • Publication: Character and Citizenship Education English Workbook (2013)
  • PSLE Science Essentials Express Notes (2016, 2017, 2018)

Volunteer in Friends of the Museum as a Docent with the Singapore Art Museum.
Volunteered for the Asian Youth Games 2009 as a Protocol Officer Assistant.

Contact details:
Mobile: 65-8268 5299

E-mail: ask1academy@gmail.com

Website: www.1academy.asia

Primary School : River Valley Government Chinese Primary School
Year of study: 1978 – 1984

Secondary School: Dunearn Secondary School
Year of study: 1984 – 1988
Prefect from 1984 to 1988

Junior College: Anglo-Chinese Junior College (A.C.J.C.)
Year of study: 1988 – 1990

Tertiary Institution:

  • Nanyang Technological University
  • National Institute of Education (NTU/NIE)

Year of study: 1993 – 1998
Scholarship awarded: Ministry Of Education (MOE) Teaching Award (July 1993 – May 1997)
Term of bond: Five years upon graduation.

Highest Academic Qualification: Bachelor of Science with Diploma in Education
(Physical Education) Pass. (NTU/ NIE)

Academic Subjects: Physical Education and Mathematics (Primary to Lower Secondary)

National Service in the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) experience (Mar’91- Jul’95):

  1. Naval Supply Assistant in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN)
  2. Navy Choir member (RSN) , SAF Choir member (SAF)
  3. Navy Guard-Of-Honour (RSN) 

Enlistment: 19/03/91 , ORD: 02/07/05

Working experience:

  1. Teacher of Pei Hwa Presbyterian Primary School (May 1998 – Dec 2004)

    Appointment/Responsibilities held:
    1. CCA Coordinator 1999.
    2. Trim-And-Fit (TAF) Club Co-ordinator 1999.
    3. CCA Teacher-in-charge of :
      • Boys’ Brigade 57th J Company (1998-1999),
      • Track & Field (2000 – 2004)
    4.  Science Enrichment Programme Co-ordinator (2000 to 2004).
  2. Head Of Science (Primary Division) Shanghai Singapore International School, Min Hang Campus (Dec 2004 – Dec 2006)
    Responsibilities held:
    1. Chairman for Project Fair Day.
    2. IPW Coordinator
  3. Business Development Manager – Dynasties Antique & Art Gallery (Jan – Dec’07 )
  4. Director, 1 Academy (Jan’08 – Mar’13). Home-based tuition centre  www.1academy.asia

    Special Courses Attended:
    1. Outward Bound Singapore (16 Mar – 24 Mar’94).
    2. Programme for National Awareness (3 Jun – 7 Jun’96).
    3. Institute in Basic Life Principles (Basic Seminar)1999.
    4. IBLP (Advanced Seminar) in 2000.
    5. Growing Kids, God’s Way in 2001.
    6. Standard First Aid Course, Red Cross (Sept. 2002)
    7. Health Fitness Instructor, American College of Sports Medicine (Nov 2002)
    8. TESOL (2015)

Specialized Skills & Capabilities:

  1. ENABLE trained (MOE)
  2. 60-hour Singapore-Cambridge Cert. in the Teaching of English Grammar Course (MOE)
  3. First-Aid trained (Red Cross / Singapore Civil Defence Force)
  4. Interdisciplinary Project Work (IPW) trained
  5. Self-Defence – TKD (Blue-belt)
  6. Class 3 Driving – 17 years experience, accident-free.
  7. Attended 24-h course in Applications in Biotechnology (NIE)
  8. Qualified Health & Fitness Instructor – American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
  9. Outward Bound Singapore Trained (MOE-OBS)
  10. Effectively bilingual in Mandarin and English; able to speak Cantonese too.
  11. Achieved IELTS (Academic) of 7.5 average score.

Involvement in international community development and nation building projects:

  1. Initiated “Project C”- an individual goodwill project in Chong Ming Dao, Shanghai, China in November 1994. My project was featured on the Television of Cooperation Singapore(TCS 5)Channel 5 (News) & in the official Singapore’s Chinese Newspaper – Lian He Zao Bao.
  2. Facilitated in the initiation the first NALCOM (Naval Logistics Command)
    National Education Programme during my National Service in June 1995. This programme enriched more than 1000 service men and women in the Republic of Singapore Navy (RSN).
  3. Attended as a representative for National Institute of Education (NIE) at the 1995
    National Youth Seminar Workshop.
  4. Representative for NIE at the Singapore International Students Symposium’96.
  5. Camp Leader for the 7th Programme for National Awareness in June 1996.
  6. Submitted personal recommendations for forging a new partnership in nation building to Rear-Admiral (NS) Teo Chee Hean, Minister for Education in Jan’97. Some of these recommendations have strengthened Singapore’s national cohesion and security.
  7. Presented a 5-episode Fitness Programme on TCS 5 in Hearty Breakfast 1998.
  8. Contributed financially to support the China Conservation and Research Center for the Giant Panda (2014).
  9. Staged a world-class Giant Panda Art Exhibition by Huang Xiong Wen in the Art Expo Malaysia in 2014.
  10. Conducted several talks on Fine Arts Appreciation to Rotary Clubs in Singapore and Malaysia, as well as in Club Houses (since 2014).
  11. Collaborated with the Korea Embassy of Singapore to stage the 1st Solo Art Exhibition of Mr Park Chul-Hwan (a famous Korean artist) in Singapore (July 2014).
  12. Collaborated with Rendezvous Hotel Singapore to create an Art-Inspired Art Exhibition within the hotel (since Oct’14).

Howard’s Referees:

  1. Name: Pastor Wee Yan Tiong
    Position: Senior Pastor
    Organization: Shalom Baptist Church (Independent)
    Organization website: http://shalom-baptist.org/
    Has known me since 2012.
  2. Name: Mr. Preetwant Singh
    Position: Director (Former SQ pilot)
    Organization: Pegasus AC
    Organization website: http://www.pegasus-ac.com
    Address: 35 Selegie Road #10-18, Parklane Shopping Mall Singapore 188307
    Email : paeav@singnet.com.sg Mobile: +65 91051702
    Has known me since 1984 (Sec.1)
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Enriching Life Experiences...

Mr. Yu as a student with Mr. Teo Chee Hean, then 2nd Minister of Defence, now Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security
Mr. Yu as a student with Mr. Teo Chee Hean, then 2nd Minister of Defence, now Deputy Prime Minister, Coordinating Minister for National Security & Minister for Home Affairs.
Mr. Yu with his whole family: Wife, Adeline Chung.
1st child: Boaz Yu.        2nd child: Carrie Yu. 
3rd child: Daniel Yu.     4th child: Easter Yu.
Mr. Yu with his whole family: Wife, Adeline Chung. 1st child: Boaz Yu. 2nd child: Carrie Yu. 3rd child: Daniel Yu. 4th child: Easter Yu.
From the left: Mr Huang Xiong Wen, Giant Panda artist.
Mr. Ang, Assistant Director of Wildlife Reserve Singapore.
Mr Xiao Jiang Hua, Cultural Counsellor, China Embassy to Singapore.
Mr.Howard Yu, Director of DaTang Fine Arts Ent.Pte. Ltd.
From the left: Mr Huang Xiong Wen, Giant Panda artist. Mr. Ang, Assistant Director of Wildlife Reserve Singapore. Mr Xiao Jiang Hua, Cultural Counsellor, China Embassy to Singapore. Mr.Howard Yu, Director of DaTang Fine Arts Ent.Pte. Ltd.
From left: Mr.Park Chul-Hwan, famous Korean Artitst, Mr. Kim Wan Joong, Deputy Chief of Mission
From left: Mr.Park Chul-Hwan, famous Korean Artitst, Mr. Kim Wan Joong, Deputy Chief of Mission & Consul-General, Embassy of The Republic of Korea in Singapore. Mr. Stephen Leong, President of Federation of Art Societies (Singapore) Howard Yu, Director of DaTang Fine Arts Ent.Pte. Ltd.
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My 1st Publication on Character Education through the learning of English

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