Profile of Yahya Hamid

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A tiny-winy bit about me. If you'd like to know, that is.

My Bio Data
.......if you'd like to know, that is......I'm not looking for job here...... in I/C, Yahaya Bin Abdul Hamid Singapore, March 14, 1957




Marital status..…
Happily married without kids (still working on getting one, any suggestions?)



  • Master of Education (M.Ed). University of Sheffield, UK. From:1995 –  2002

  • Advanced Diploma in Business Administration. The Association of Business Executives, London (ABE). From: 1998 - 2002

  • Certificate in Teaching of English as a Second Language. RELC – Language Teaching Institute, Singapore. 1994

  • University Certificate in Tutoring Mathematics & English. University of Western Sydney – MacArthur. 1998 

  • Certificate of Attendance – 20-hour Course on Language Tutoring. Singapore Polytechnic. 1993

  • Certificate of Attendance – Maths Workshop – 10-hour Course for Primary Level & 10-hour Course for Secondary Level by Yayasan Mendaki & NIE. 1994

  • Certificate of Achievement in Web Design & Production, E-Commerce. Informatics International. 1999

  • Certificate of Achievement in PC Support & Maintenance Course. TMC Educational Group. 1999

  • Secondary education at Raffles Institution (1970-1975)

  • Primary education at Silat, Radin Mas and New Town (1964-1969)

Teaching experience.......

  • Registered Trainer with the People’s Association

  • Conducted Tuition under Mendaki Tuition Scheme. Yayasan Mendaki. 1992 -1998.

  • Relief Teaching at Woodlands Primary School from June to November 1992.

  • Conducted Primary Mathematics Workshop for Parents for Mendaki on 21 July 2001.

  • Conducted Primary Mathematics Workshop for Parents for Mendaki on 1 September 2001.

  • Internet Workshop for Marsiling Grassroots Leaders at Fuchun CC on 22 October 2003.

  • Have been conducting Home-Based Tuition for Primary & Secondary School Students in English & Mathematics - in groups and individually. 1992 – Present.

  • Have been conducting Phonics Reading Class for K1 to P4 students. 1996 – Present.

I have been a tutor since 1986 teaching English and Malay to adults and children.

For the last 12 years, I have also been a full-time tutor teaching youngsters from the ages of 7 to 17. I believe in developing good rapport with students and that tutoring has to be tailored, as much as possible, to individual needs and ability. I must say I enjoy teaching youngsters tremendously.

I have written a dissertation on the subject of tuition for my M.Ed degree and have distributed it to various self-help organisations and others. A copy of my dissertation is available at The British Council Library at Napier Road.

In 1996, I was interviewed by Berita Harian, a Singapore Malay Newspaper, and featured in the newspaper on the subject of tuition.  More recently, on 28 March and 4 April 2002, I was featured on TV on Suriachannel in the programme called ‘ASatu’. 

Beside teaching, I am a qualified soccer coach and have been coaching and managing a youth team since 1993.

Positions in voluntary organisations...


I am also active in grassroots organisations in Marsiling, Singapore, holding the following  positions:  

  • Vice-Chairman, Fuchun CC Management Committee

  • Chairman, Fuchun CC Malay Activity Executive Committee

  • Member of Marsiling Citizens’ Consultative Committee

  • Chairman, Marsiling CCC’s Publicity & PR Committee

  • Chairman, Marsiling Zone 7 Residents’ Committee

  • Sembawang Town Councillor

I have organised numerous events for grassroots organisations.

Hobbies......coaching soccer, organising events for youngsters, watching news on TV, attending interesting courses, gardening, reading

Likes......polite and considerate people, involving in some social work, travelling on vacation, karaoke singing, exotic Indonesian foods

Dislikes......rude and inconsiderate people


Yours Truly at Pindari Animal Farm in Tasmania, Australia,1997

My Darling, Biba, and I at City of Venice,

Italy, June 1999

Horse-riding with my beloved wife, Biba, on Plateau of Mount Bromo,

East Java in Dec 1995