Robert Afonso is the Maths Subject Leader and Mathematics Teacher in the Secondary Years, Grade 6 to Grade 12 (MYP, IGCSE, and IB Diploma programmes) and joined GEMS World Academy (Singapore) in August 2017.
Robert is from Sussex, England and has a Masters degree in Electronic Engineering from the University of Manchester Institute of Technology. He worked as a software engineer for a leading provider of full-motion flight simulators, integrating real aircraft avionics systems into the simulator cockpits. In his later role in project management, Robert coordinated simulator projects and managed multi-million dollar bids from various worldwide airlines.
Robert completed a PGCE in Secondary Mathematics at the University of Sussex. He taught Mathematics and ICT in state schools in England for three years before moving to Shanghai, China. Robert was a Mathematics Teacher at The British International School, Shanghai, where he taught Key Stage 3, IGCSE, and IB Diploma Mathematical Studies. He then moved to a Chinese school with an international division, where he was the Head of Department for Diploma Mathematics. Robert was the lead Mathematics teacher through MYP accreditation, while also teaching IB Diploma Mathematics at Standard Level and Higher Level, and introducing the Mathematical Studies course to the school.
Robert enjoys singing, and is a member of the GEMS Staff Band. He is an avid football fan, and coaches the GEMS 11 and Under Boys team.