Teacher of Mathematics, Residential House Parent
- B.Tech (Electronics and Communication)
- M.Tech (Integrated Chip & VLSI Design Systems)
My previous job was at UWC Mahindra College of India, so I am very familiar with the UWC movement and the IB curriculum. Apart from teaching mathematics, I was heavily involved in the CAS activities. With a new baby, my wife Nidhi and I are excited about living in Armenia and exploring a new country as a family.
What is the favourite part of the course you teach?
I am passionate about teaching financial mathematics because I believe it is an essential life skill. By learning the principles of financial mathematics, students can make better decisions about their money and improve their financial wellbeing. I also find it engaging to use real-world problems to illustrate these principles.
What advice would you give to a student of your subject?
Mathematics can be a challenging subject, but it is not the source of stress and overthinking. The fear of mathematics is what causes these negative emotions. By practising mathematics every day, even for a short period of time, you can build confidence and overcome your fear. This will help you to reduce stress and overthinking, and make mathematics a more enjoyable experience.
What are the three things you can't imagine your life without?
Mountains, shoes and a bottle of water.
Which teaching method do you prefer and why?
I believe that a relaxed and conversational classroom environment is more conducive to learning than a lecture-centric approach. This is because relaxed conversations allow students to feel comfortable asking questions and sharing their ideas. This can help reduce anxiety and promote a more positive learning environment.
What is your life motto?
To live and let live. Change happens one day at a time.
What do you like to do in your spare time?
Watching either UFC or music & black coffee.