Meet The Trainers


Juriah Atan

Victoria Carlton's Jolly Phonics Mastery Trainer

Juriah has told stories professionally since 2006. She is effectively bilingual in English and Malay and has performed stories at various venues including childcare centres, kindergartens, primary and secondary schools, The Arts House, The Peranakan Museum, public libraries, The Singapore Zoological Garden, The Botanical Gardens, shopping malls, community clubs and even on MRT trains.


Victoria Carlton

UK Accredited Phonics Trainer | Global Educator & Author

Victoria Carlton, the director of The International Centre for Excellence (ICE), extensively uses Jolly Phonics to help West Australian children improve and succeed at literacy skills.


She frequently travels to the UK to meet the authors and publisher of Jolly Phonics and to check on current research in this area.


She developed and conducted her own programmes which are used with great success at her own centre in Australia and now in her licensed centre in Singapore.


Khushbu Porwal

UK Accredited Phonics Trainer

Mrs. Khushbu Porwal is an Early Childhood Educator, An Accredited Jolly Learning (UK) Trainer, MOE Registered Instructor (Singapore). She also specializes in Orton Gillingham approach for teaching students at risk esp. Dyslexia.


She has more than decade of experience for teaching Phonics across South Asia. For last many years she has conducted innumerable Jolly Phonics & Grammar trainings for schools, NGO’s, Special Needs centres, and trained thousands of teachers, parents and children in Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia & India.  Her method of teaching is completely Hands-on & multisensory which makes her training program unique & effective which ultimately prepares teachers & parents for the actual classroom. Every year, she represents Singapore in the Annual Jolly Learning Conference in the UK.  

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Dr. Lionel Pereira

Doctorate in Mathematics Education

Lionel has spent 11 years working at the National Institute of Education with a focus on primary mathematics education. Since returning to Canada he has been coming back to Singapore on a regular basis to conduct workshops. In addition to working in Singapore he has experience in other Asian countries such as the Philippines, China & Vietnam.

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Dr. Rod Campbell

Member Of  The Order Of Australia
Literacy Expert

It is with much excitement and good will that ALEA congratulates Dr Rod Campbell AM for being recognised in this year's Australia Day Honours List as Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia. Rod's enduring commitment to literacy teaching and ALEA is well known. Rod served on ALEA National Council for 11 years (1984-1994) and as ALEA National President from 2001-2002. Aside from these lengthy service roles with ALEA National and the Meanjin (Brisbane) Local Council of ALEA, Rod worked as a teacher, university lecturer, and educational director for many decades.

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Dr. Tan Ching Yam

Award Winning Reowned Finger Painting & Chinese Calligraphy Artist

Tan Ching Yam has been teaching Art from Primary to University levels for more than 35 years . He has also won numerous Art awards and his works have been recognised by various organisations in Japan, China, India and United States. He has a PHD in Literature from World University Roundtable.