About Me


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I was born in Pune, Maharastra, the most urbane state of India – financial, commercial and entertainment hub of India. In contrast, I was then educated by Swiss nuns, in remote villages of Northern and Western India. 

Then in London, since 1985, I have been teaching children of all abilities and all ages. For me, the profession of teaching had come as a natural outgrowth of my own notable experiences at school. I had revered my teachers for exemplifying humility, even though they exerted tremendous influence over our young minds, and I admired how dutifully they served our needs. 

As a young mother of three, I serendipitously became a teacher and found straight away that it was my calling. Teaching became a way of life in my family and an ardent passion. Then I became my grandkids’ first teacher. Similarly, most of my current students are children of my ex-students. I am seen as a special educationist driven by desire and passion committed to the pursuit of excellence.  

During my experience of over 4 decades, the most important thing I learnt was that education is not about teaching but learning. It is not just about knowledge; it is about action. It is not an empty cup that you just keep filling with mere factual knowledge. It is about developing your inner self and your intuitive capabilities above and beyond just useful facts. It is about ‘you’– your worth and your sixth sense. And good teachers will extract this out of a pupil.  

Over and above the mere teaching of core material, for achieving learning results, children must learn how to learn.  This approach is about instilling habits in students to become independent learners by taking control of their own learning. In the long run, learners who follow this approach are likely to be able to achieve more than their counterparts.  

In my spare time, I enjoy Ballroom and Latin Dancing. During lockdown, I visited my childhood passion of playing piano. Besides my vocational activities, there are 3 things I cannot live without; my family, my grandkids and my innate and visceral feelings. 

I grew up in a family who believed in Education and discipline. It is both of these, times by 100, that made me the woman I am.  

Education & Training

  • BA in Multidisciplinary Studies and Food for life Nutrition
  • MA PGCE – Postgraduate Certificate in Education
  • Training Certificate: Advanced Language Development 
  • Training Certificate: Preventing Bullying
  • Training Certificate: Learning Through Play
  • Training Certificate: Digital Resilience
  • Training Certificate: Supporting Children with SEND in Early Years
  • Training Certificate: Certificate SEND code of Practice
  • Training Certificate: Certificate of Excellence in Teaching
  • Training Certificate: Dyslexia Awareness
  • Training Certificate: ADHD Awareness
  • Training Certificate: Autism Awareness
  • Training Certificate: Improve Children’s Learning through Play
  • Training Certificate: Speech Language and Communication
  • Training Certificate: Food Hygiene and Safety
  • Training Certificate: Early Years – Language Development
  • Training Certificate: Improving Children’s Learning
  • Training Certificate: Enhance Mental Capacity
  • Training Certificate: Early Years – Equality and Inclusion
  • Training Certificate: Equality and Diversity
  • Training Certificate: Child Protection – L4
  • Exam Certificate: Child Protection – L3
  • Exam Certificate: Child Neglect
  • Exam Certificate: Child Online Safety
  • Exam Certificate: Characteristics of Effective Leaders
  • Exam Certificate: Introduction to Child Sexual Exploitation

Membership of Professional Bodies 

  • Professional member of The Chartered College of Teaching
  • Professional member of the Royal Society of Authors
  • Professional member of the National Handwriting Association


  • Excellence in Teaching 2018, 2019, 2020 and 2021