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I am spiritually oriented and am not motivated by money or materialistic things. I am not a sanyasi though, I try to live a normal life like any other human being - I too have needs, wants and desires!
I did most of my schooling and my undergrad in Engineering in India. I did my Masters in Engineering in the USA and worked with GE in NY for a few years as a research scientist. But since my heart and soul belongs to India, I came back.
I am an engineer and an educationalist with wide research and teaching experience both in India and abroad. I have extensive experience in teaching, coordinating and administering British (IGCSE & A-Levels), American (Engineering subjects, AP, PSAT, SAT, GRE, TOEFL & GMAT), International Baccalaureate (MYP & IBD) and Indian (CBSE, ICSE, ISC, and NIOS) curricula.
I also have hands on experience in integrating ICT, SEN and ESL into mainstream curriculum in Mathematics and Sciences.
I was a teacher, in International schools, for the last six years and am currently an educationalist and a businessman with offices and activities in Thiruvannamalai, Chennai, Mumbai and Bangalore. I am also objectively looking at certain specific educational and preventive health-care Community projects...
To pursue a position that involves: teaching, R&D and administration of academic, ICT and human resources, for the purpose of inspiring, counselling and educating young minds.
University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, USA
Aug 97 to Jan 00
Master of Science in Chemical Engineering (PG)
Central Electrochemical Research Institute, Karaikudi, India
Jul 93 to May 97
B.Tech. in Chemical and Electrochemical Engineering (UG)Grade: 94%
Sri Sankara Vidyalaya Matric & High School, Chennai, India
Jun 89 to Jun 93
Higher Secondary Examination (Grade XII)
Matriculation Examination (Grade X)
EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD OF EDUCATION
SAT/AP Coordinator AND Faculty, Bangalore International SchoolNov 04 to Dec 06
Coordinating coaching & registering students for the PSAT test and SAT- Reasoning & Subject tests of Educational Testing Service (ETS), NJ, USA.
Coordination, including registering students, providing them academic as well as logistic support and administering examinations, of activities related to the Advanced Placement (AP) Program of the College Board (CB), NJ, USA.
Have facilitated Advanced Placement (AP) Calculus, Physics and Chemistry to high school students (for internal as well as external candidates).
Facilitating International Baccalaureate Diploma (IBD) curriculum Physics and Extended Essay (EE) in Physics to students of Grades XI and XII.
Facilitating Cambridge International Examinati curriculum (IGCSE and AS/A-Levels) Mathematics and Physics for students of Grades IX through XII and CIE curriculum (IGCSE) Chemistry to students of Grades IX & X.
Facilitating National Institute of Open School (NIOS) curriculum Mathematics to students of Grades IX & X.
Privately tutoring High/Senior school students in Mathematics and Physical Sciences in preparation for PSAT, SAT, AP, GRE and GMAT tests and for the board exams of the following curricula: IGCSE, AS/A Levels, IBD, NIOS, CBSE, ICSE and ISC.
Participation in various committees that work towards meeting the quality requirements that are demanded by the Council of International Schools (CIS).
Enrichment: Training & Courses
oOne-on-one Personality Development Training with a leading counsellor (2006)
oCourses in Yogasanas, Pranayama etc through the Bihar School of Yoga (2006)
oPGD in Sanskrit (distance education) at Madras University (2006 to present)
oTeaching Physics Creatively, by the scientists of Blore Planetarium (2006)
oTraining on Teaching Methods for A level Maths by CIE trainers (2006)
oTeaching AP Calculus by The College Board trainers in Mumbai (2005)
Chemistry HOD AND Faculty, Indus International School, Bangalore Jul 03 to Oct 04
Facilitating CIE Curriculum (IGCSE) Chemistry to students of Grades IX & X.
Facilitating International Baccalaureate Middle Years Program (IB-MYP) curriculum Chemistry to students of grades VI through VIII.
Integration of ICT technology into the curriculum.
Planning and implementation of inter disciplinary approaches in learning, through which students learn interrelatedness and interdependence of knowledge, covering more concepts using one theme.
Development of middle- and high-school curriculum for students with:
oHigher Calibre (Gifted)
oSpecial educational needs (SEN)
oEnglish as second language (ESL)
Development of lessons using a variety of teaching methodologies, which effectively address the range of learning styles, multiple intelligences and academic/behavioural levels of students within each calibre
(Teaching methodologies include games, hands-on activities, experimental investigations, OHP/audio-visual presentations, analogies, peer teaching, collaborative learning)
Facilitating project based learning, which is an in-depth investigation of a topic worth learning more about, that is done individually, or in small groups or as a whole class.
Enrichment: Workshops & Training
oWorkshop on Creative Teaching methodologies by Ms. Maya Menon (2004)
oWorkshop on Stress management by Dr.Ali Kwhaja, Banjara Academy (2004)
oTraining on Child psychology by Mrs. Phyllis Farias (2003)
oWorkshop on IB MYP conducted by IB trainers from Europe (2003)
Graduate Teaching Assistant, Chem. Engg. Dept., University of KansasAug 97 to Jan 00
Assisted in teaching Engineering subjects to undergraduate engineering students
Enrichment: Testing & Training
oStandardised test: SPEAK (300/300), an English test derived from TSE (1997)
oTraining on being a teaching assistant Foundation & advanced (1998 & 1999)
HONOURS AND EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
Proficient in windows XP, MS-Office 2003 and relevant application soft wares
Player of Table Tennis, Chess, Caroms and other intellectual indoor board games.
Placed among the top 1% at all India- level CECRI entrance examination (1993)
Participated and won accolades, at Intra- and Inter-state level scientific, literary, arts & cultural events, in various quizzes, essay writing, debate, oratorical and talent search tests, exams, workshops, exhibitions and competiti
Placed among the top 5% of my class throughout my student life (1981 to 2000)
EXPERIENCE IN ENGINEERING R & D
Junior scientist (R&D / QA), Sigma-Pi Power Sources (P) Ltd., ChennaiApr 02 to Jun 03
Development and implementation of Quality Assurance Plans (QAP) for the production of two different types of sea-water activated Sonobuoy batteries
New and improvement R & D efforts on alkaline and saline batteries