Our Teachers

  1. Our Founder – Teacher Wang Xiao Xian

    Teacher WangGraduated from ZheJiang Jinhua Normal college (JinHua city, ZheJiang province, China), Teacher Wang has been in the education field for 28 years. She started her career in Lan Jiang Elementary School (Lanxi City, ZheJiang province, China). Besides  winning numerous accolades for her exceptional talent in singing and literature, her dedication and aptitude as an educator made the school widely known and earned her a reputation as a first-class teacher in local elementary education.

    A new chapter in her life began in 2002, when Teacher Wang married her Malaysian husband and moved to Malaysia. After the birth of her son in 2006, Teacher Wang ventured into Early Childhood Education, where she joined Julia Gabriel Centre for Learning. She headed the Mandarin Departments of their two branches in Kuala Lumpur and Petaling Jaya. Her teaching and management experience in the next six years there further developed her passion for Early Childhood Education.  She not only gained new skills, she also earned the respect and love of her students and their parents. She became widely known in the local preschool education arena and her reputation grew from strength to strength.

    Education has always been Teacher Wang’s great passion. Her greatest dream is to make her effective and fun system of learning Mandarin available to as many children as possible. Teacher Wang took five years to design, implement and test the effectiveness and efficiency of her very own teaching materials. She used the system on her own children and saw phenomenal results. By the age of three, her son was able to recognize more than a thousand Chinese characters. This proves the fact that children have no difficulty recognizing Chinese characters. A child’s mind is able to differentiate different patterns and recognize characters naturally after being exposed to them. Besides, children find it fun and interesting to know and pick up the different intonations of each Chinese character. Thus, there should not be any mental stress in learning Chinese characters. In fact, she successfully taught many children from different races who wished to learn Mandarin as a second language. These children coped well despite having no prior exposure to Mandarin.

    The support and recognition from the parents encouraged Teacher Wang to rise up to the challenge of making her dream come true. She started to work on her own preschool learning centre – Bright Star, She hired professionals to copyright her teaching materials, design the logo, theme, Bright Star cartoon characters, as well as the learning songs which were all written by her. Her dream is for each and every child to have the greatest learning experience ever!

    Teacher Wang believes that each and every child is a star and shines in his or her own unique way. She believes that unlimited potential and creativity can only be achieved through passion and love! A conducive learning environment is also essential to helping each child achieve their highest potential.

    We strongly believe, and are confident that under her leadership and guidance, the team will be filled with passion and love. We will support each other in our quest to continuously improve. Positive energy creates a positive environment! Let ethnic outstanding cultural heritage carry forward and shine in this world!

  2. Gillian lee

    LeeGraduated from University of Tunku Abdul Rahman (UTAR) with a Bachelor Degree (Hons) in Mass Communication (Broadcasting). Her communication skills and abilities enable her to work with several private sectors before, yet her ‘I am never growing up’ attitude makes her found her preference in teaching young children. She has an enthusiasm for teaching young children and the ability of using music to create a loving and warm atmosphere for learning.  “This centre has fits so perfectly with my own values. I love getting to know Brightstar Education Centre and I am thank God for the opportunity to experience the world through their eyes.”

  3. Joanne Kok

    KokShe graduated as a certified accountant (FCCA) from United Kingdom in 1990. After 10 years practicing in her financial profession, she has accumulated vast, hands-on working experiences in strategic, organizational analysis and planning. The role as Financial Controller has best utilized her managerial, operational experience and financial analysis skills.

    Her assertiveness and resourcefulness has driven her venturing into training and education fields. She is now a qualified professional trainer for many renowned companies as well as a passionate mental arithmetic teacher.

    To contribute to the society and the people in need, she also actively designed and conducted trainings voluntarily for about 200 volunteers over the years.

    Her exposure and passion in people development enhance the quality of training and making each one of them unique and experiential. Her fun and energetic personality has made her training sessions practical, high learning spirit and performance orientated.

  4. Ma Jing

    MaOriginated from China’s Xinjiang Urumqi City. She pursued her Bachelor Degree in Business Administration in University of Malaysia in 2006, and then she continues to complete the MBA from the same institution in 2008. She has been teaching in Julia Gabriel and also in the Confucius Institute. Her passionate towards educations has driven her venturing into various language centers and institutions. She is now posses an international Mandarin language certificate as well as Malaysian Chinese Association of Chinese Teaching certificate, which enable she qualify to be a Chinese school teacher.  She love education and has many years of teaching experiences.

  5. Intan Hafiz

    IntanI have been working as a teacher for more than 12 years in various educational institutions. I have worked with local and international students – from children as young as 18 months to pensioners who are past the age of 60.

    In my experience, I have seen how artistic and creatives have made students better learners. I have also seen how institutions which genuinely care about the development of their students have helped students grow as individuals.

    I am working now with Xiaoxian to provide an environment that will support students of any age in their learning. We hope that our learners achieve what they enrol for AND also develop other life skills that make them better individuals.

    Intan graduated from the University of Warwick (BEd.) and The University of Western Australia (MEd.). She is currently working on her postgraduate thesis, while lecturing in a private local college. Her passion includes teacher training and life-long learning.

  6. Lee Ying Ying

    lee yingLee Ying Ying graduated from Taiwan National Chengchi University, who posses Master of Education and a Bachelor of Arts in Chinese from Taiwan Tamkang University. I have several experience of teaching in Independent High School in Kuala Lumpur, also frequently participated in school counselling. I enjoyed teaching kids with love and patience and see children grown in joy. These are my greatest motivation in work.