Mr Loh Zhi Hong took up a Public Service Commission Scholarship after his A levels. Venturing off the beaten path, he decided to pursue his tertiary education in Kyoto University, Japan. Besides picking up a third language from scratch, he immersed himself in the cultural richness of a foreign land and gained fresh insights on alternative economic models beyond those in conventional textbooks. Zhi Hong subsequently pursued a Masters of Arts at Yale University, where the liberal arts environment taught him the importance of inter-disciplinarian approach in education. Upon graduation, he was appointed a Management Associate and given his cultural exposure overseas. He was deployed as a Country Officer in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, dealing with issues in Northeast Asia. A diplomatic career is fast paced, and the work is meaningful and rewarding. However, Zhi Hong realised his real passion is in education and student development and decided to teach instead. At Victoria Junior College and Raffles Institution, he taught A level Economics, History of Economic Thought to students in Integrated Programme and Chinese Studies in English. He enjoyed himself thoroughly experimenting with different pedagogical approaches that catering to students of various learning abilities. As a Scholarship Advisor, he worked actively with students of an excellent calibre to help them fulfil their potential.
Zhi Hong spends his free time preparing for his Piano Diploma Exams, walking his dog Bun Bun, reading and swimming. He wants to pick up another foreign language soon.
Zhi Hong joined Learners Lodge full time in 2015. In the classroom, he always makes it a point to inject a right dose of humour to keep his lessons engaging and compelling. As an educator, he hopes to help students achieve stellar grades while developing their intellectual curiosity and their ability to think independently.