After finishing her studies in the USA, Carmen returned to Singapore and started working at Dover Court International School, initially as an EAL teacher. Through this she was able to pursue her passion for teaching young children.
Following this, Carmen was began teaching Chinese as a foreign language. To become a better qualified Chinese teacher Carmen enrolled in an evening degree course at Singapore University of Social Sciences.
Carmen believes the teacher is a facilitator who creates a conducive environment in which students can learn and shine. She has enjoyed her role as a Chinese teacher and seeing children develop their language skills in a nuturing environment.
In her leisure time Carmen takes part in a various exercise activities such as aerobics, kick-boxing and zumba.