An energetic self-starter with a diverse professional background. Teaching math for competitive exams has reinforced the relationship between effective comprehension and the constant need to improve instruction methodology. Employment in engineering consulting has sharpened analytical ability, and cultivated an eye for details. Experience in direct insurance sales has embedded articulate presentation skills and time management expertise. Working in retail industry has enhanced knowledge about customer needs.
MBA 2003, General Management, University of South Carolina
BE 1998, Mechanical Engineering, University of Pune
GMAT Math: 49
GRE Math: 770 (=170 per new scale)
Oct. 2006 to Present, GRE/GMAT Math Instructor, Self-Employed
Developed an all-encompassing coursework for the math sections of the GRE and GMAT, continually upgrading it in response to feedback from students.
Formulated teaching techniques taking into account different learning styles and speeds, recognizing that teaching and learning are both two-way processes.
Utilized multi-dimensional approach when explaining concepts, laying particular emphasis on student participation.
Eliminated “irrelevance syndrome” by linking every topic to its real-life significance, thus embracing the practical side of education.
June 2004 to July 2006, Sales Associate, Aflac
Jan. 2002 to Aug. 2003, Bookseller, Barnes and Noble
Sep. 1998 to July 2001, Design Engineer, Tata Consulting Engineers
Applications: Expert-level skills in Excel including formulas, charts, graphs, macros and modeling; excellent knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and Outlook; familiarity with Access, SQL.
Operating Systems: Proficiency with Windows, familiarity with DOS.
Web Design: Intermediate level knowledge of HTML.
Honors: Allied Signal Fellowship (2001-2002) at the USC Moore School of Business.
Achievements: Written and published math study guides for the GRE/GMAT and the SAT/PSAT.
Activities: Music, reading, swimming and trekking.