Anantha Murali Krishna

Teacher of Mathematics

Education

  • MSc in Mathematics, India
  • BA in Education, India

Bio
I started my career as an online tutor for college algebra from 2006 until 2008. Later, I started teaching IB DP mathematics at various international schools in India and China. Besides mathematics, I have a strong interest in movies, web series, software, and travelling.

What is the favourite part of the course you teach?
Internal assessments provide the students with an opportunity to explore independently, topics of their choice. This opportunity helps them develop research skills, thinking skills and self-management skills. It also provides an opportunity for the supervisor to impact the intellectual development of the student. Needless to say, a good rapport is developed between student and teacher, which helps in the classroom management. Though internal assessments start in the latter half of the IB course, the preparation for both stakeholders begins in the first half of the course.

Which teaching method you prefer and why? 
Construction and acquisition of knowledge can happen in many ways. The most important way in which a student blossoms is through wholehearted participation in activities inside the classroom and beyond. In an ideal classroom environment multiple views are heard, acknowledged and respected. A productive partnership based on trust and respect benefits both the facilitator and learner.

What advice would you give to a student of your subject?
The most important piece of advice that can be given to a leaner is reflecting on what is heard, imagined, read and explored. Constant advice to a student on real-world applicability of the concepts learned is a must.

Who is your role model or mentor or who inspires you?
Classroom interaction between the facilitator and the learner is a partnership where ideas and perspectives are shared, and new knowledge is explored. When a student asks probing questions, it helps the intellectual growth of the teacher. It is vital to recognise that a student is an inspiring figure, even for a teacher.

What is your life motto?
The motto is to acquire, reflect and share the knowledge and positively impact the people around me.

What are the three things you can't imagine your life without?
Values, Students and Family.

What do you like to do in your spare time?
Exploring new knowledge and reflecting on it so that it can be shared with an exciting way with the community of learners.