A stalwart of the Singaporean education scene, Ms Emmanuel has more than two decades of experience teaching English both in the MOE and the private enrichment sector. Her traditional Peranakan background is reflected in her classical approach to English and writing. Having taught both primary and secondary students, her strength lies in being able to animate and energise the classroom while maintaining a rigorous and disciplined approach to classroom management. Her formidable technical expertise draws from her PGDE training at the NIE and her degree in linguistics from NUS. In her spare time, she volunteers to teach underprivileged local children.