Teaching Staff

All 45+ Morris Allen teachers are trained native English speakers. They are selected based on their dedication, passion and qualifications as English specialists and all are registered with the Ministry of Education to teach the English language.

Beverly O' Sullivan (B.Tchg, TESOL Cert)
Academic Director

Beverly comes from Queensland, Australia where she has extensive experience teaching students from 5 to 12 years of age in a number of schools. Having joined MAE in 2010, she is very keen continue working with Singapore students and to promote the MAE curriculum which has been designed to assist students following the MOE syllabus. Her friendly personality and love of teaching will endear her to her students.

Tara Ahlf (B.A, CELTA)

Tara comes to MAE from Washington, USA. She previously spent over a year teaching ESL to kindergarten through teenage students in Korea, and to adults in Thailand. Her recent completion of the Cambridge CELTA course gives her a strong knowledge of the English language. As a young teacher, she is enthusiastic about contributing to the high standard of education provided by MAE. Her patient and interactive teaching style encourages student confidence and allows for success in the classroom.

Brittany Meeks (B.A, TEFL Certification)

Brittany is from a small town north of Toronto, Canada. She has previously taught English in Mexico and Peru to children and adults. She has taught many different levels of English to children in elementary school, middle school, and at extra-curricular schools with children and adults. She enjoys seeing the language development in her students. She teaches in a fun and enthusiastic manor to engage her students and get them excited about learning.

Sydney Pink (B.Ed, Dip.Tchg)

Sydney comes to MAE from Australia, with his wife Kim. He brings with him 35 years of teaching experience from 3-yr-old to 18-yr-old students. Sydney has a very genial nature and this enables him to develop a strong, positive rapport with the students; combined with his extensive curriculum knowledge, this will enable him to be very effective in facilitating English improvement here in Singapore.

Kim Pink (Dip Tchg)

Kim comes to MAE from Australia, with her husband Syd.  She  has  vast  teaching  experience from pre-school to secondary level and has been most recently filling an assistant principal role. Kim cultivates clear expectations from her students by using a caring approach; she has the ability to gain high work output from students by making the lessons motivating and effective and at the same time caters well for individual needs

Helen Gairns (Dip Tchg, Grad Dip Ed Studies, TEFL Cert)

For over 20 years, Helen has been teaching English to students from early primary level to adults in a range of educational centres in Australia. She has also spent time teaching English to foreign students in Papua New Guinea, London, Japan, East Timor and Qatar. This significant experience, along with extensive training in foreign language teaching, places her in an ideal position to provide high quality lessons for our Singapore students.

David Payne (B.A, CELTA)

David comes from Tennessee, USA and gained years of experience teaching English to a wide age range of students in eastern China. David always aims to make lessons enjoyable and relevant to students of all ages. David takes the time to build friendly and rewarding relationships with students based upon the values and interests defined by their own cultures. This is an approach which accompanies his view of English as a tool for communication and personal empowerment.

Jessica Smith (B. Ed.)

Jessica joins MAE from Perth, Western Australia where she has gain experience teaching early learners and primary levels. Jessica prides herself in making learning enjoyable for her students. She is loved by all of her students due to her caring and encouraging approach.