Mr Harry Tiew graduated from the National University of Singapore (NUS) with a Bachelor of Arts degree with Merit, majoring in both Economics and Information & Communications Management. In the following year, he was awarded a Bachelor of Social Sciences with Honours (2nd Upper) degree in Economics from NUS. He was also a student of the Chinese High School and Raffles Junior College.
After his undergraduate studies, Mr Tiew served one year of contract teaching in National Junior College where he confirmed his passion and talent for teaching and he went on to teacher training in the National Institute of Education (NIE). His flair for teaching was further affirmed by his NIE supervisor and School Cooperating Tutor when they awarded him a distinction grade for his practicum in Jurong Junior College.
Upon graduating from the NIE with a postgraduate diploma in Education, Mr Tiew returned to National Junior College where he was awarded the Most Innovative Teacher Award in 2005 after being nominated by his students for using creative and innovative teaching method, and for encouraging critical thought during lessons. In 2006, he also shared his teaching practices with parents and teachers from other schools in Singapore during the Ministry of Education ExCEL Fest.
Mr Tiew taught Economics in National Junior College for four years before joining Dunman High, where he was appointed the Year 6 level coordinator for the Senior High Economics Team. In 2011, Mr Tiew joined Learners’ Lodge Education Centre as a full-time staff, serving as Education Specialist, teaching Economics classes at both JC1 and JC2 levels.