The Team

Dr Jogesh Motwani

Jogesh, our Academic Head, is the Subject Matter Specialist for Mathematics. He has over 20 years of extensive tutoring experience, which includes the SAT, the ACT, SAT Subject Tests, the APs, GMAT and GRE, and of course, the IGCSE, IB HL Mathematics, and A-levels.

Jogesh was a consultant with Zee Education(ZILS) and created and coordinated their 4-year Bachelors Program in Information Technology. For several years now, he has created educational content for websites and educational service providers in the United States. He is an Academic Consultant in various organisations, and lectures in Computer Science, Mathematics, and Statistics in various colleges across India. Jogesh is part of a group of homeschooling parents and teachers who are evolving a strategy for meaningful education.

Jogesh has a B Tech. in Computer Science and Engineering from IIT Bombay, an MS in Computer Science from Northern Illinois University and a PhD in Mathematics from IIT Bombay.

Rohit Mohindra

Rohit is a Director on the Board Of Raj Mohindra Consultants Pvt Ltd, one of India's leading education consultancy firms. The consultancy has been instrumental in setting up some of the country's finest international schools, including the Dhirubhai Ambani International School, Ecole Mondiale World School, Pathways World School and Stonehill International School. He has been involved with project planning, preparation of project financial feasibility studies and project implementation. Rohit has also been involved in the preparation of educational content for educational service providers in the United States.

Rohit has a BS in Electrical Engineering from Lafayette College, Pennsylvania, USA and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Managment, Bangalore.

Raj Arora

Raj Arora has business interests in insurance, FMCG, finance and sport. He has played various roles in these fields including marketing, strategizing and general management. He has been instrumental in a couple of start ups in these industries.

He is passionate about working with children and has helped many of them work towards optimizing their potential in the sports arena for many years now.

Raj was schooled at the Cathedral and John Connon School Mumbai and has a Masters in Commerce from Bombay University.

Anusha Ramanathan

In almost a decade in the world of academia, she has worn many hats: lecturer, Department-in-Charge, examiner, paper-setter, course designer, content developer, reviewer, editor, subject expert in syllabi revision workshops, researcher and guide for minor reasearch projects.

From the Under-graduate to the Post-graduate levels, she engages students in lectures on subjects ranging from English Literature to Creative Writing and Journalism and Advertising to Management in various colleges and universities in Mumbai. She trains post graduate students and research scholars in the art of Academic Writing.

She is regularly called in to train teachers at school and college level to teach Language and Literature effectively. She counts herself fortunate that some of her students are now her colleagues teaching in schools and colleges around the world.

She also has extensive experience training candidates apprearing for various competitive exams such as SAT, ACT, GMAT, GRE, CAT and CET. She has helped students engage better with English Language and Literature as prescribed in the curricula for SSC, ISCE, CBSE, IGCSE, IB, AP and so on. Her many success stories today vouch for her patience in solving their endless doubts in English and helping them revise drafts of their essays.

She firmly believes that students can achieve anything they desire, if they apply themselves to just practising hard and believing in themselves.

Anusha has BA, MA degrees in English from the University of Mumbai, and an M Phil in English from SNDT University.

Dalrene Rodrigues

Dalrene is our English tutor for SAT, SAT II, ACT, GMAT, IB AND IGCSE.

Her extensive experience in teaching, teacher-training, examining, and materials development gives her teaching sessions an approachable and practical style. Her teaching follows a systematic approach, which focuses on learner needs and creative thinking. She specializes in assisting institutions with customized training courses built around difficulties that the learners face.

When teaching she shares her passion not only for English language, but also for drama, poetry, literature and dance - knowledge which she often incorporates in her lessons, thus creating a more holistic and fun session.

She has over 10 years of experience working with schools, large corporates, media and publishing firms. This MA in English Literature is also a CELTA Trainer from the University of Cambridge.

Gauri Keshavan

Gauri is a senior English tutor at True North. She teaches the SAT and ACT English, and also tutors students for IGCSE and IB English. She also works with younger students on reading and writing skills.

Gauri is pursuing her PhD in English, having completed her MPhil, MA and BA in English as well. She has been a teacher since her college days, and has taught and continues to teach students across all ages. She is an adjunct faculty at the Department of English at the University of Mumbai and has also taught at various colleges across Mumbai.

Furthermore, she is qualified as a yoga instructor and is a trained classical vocalist. She brings her skills into her English classes, be it confidence building, coping with stress, voice training or presentation skills.

Her students love her for ability to explain complex concepts in simple terms, be patient with them as they take time to assimilate their learning, be encouraging and help them develop goals and focus on these goals.

Vishal Patel

Vishal is an English tutor at True North for SAT, SAT II, ACT, IGCSE, IB and the IGCSE Foundation Course (for younger children).

His discussions with students are as fun as they are educative as they range from The Big Bang Theory to the etymology of a word to Star Trek to Shakespeare. Our walls are testament to his innovative ways to help students learn new vocabulary. He draws cartoons, uses mnemonics, and gets his students to think and analyse English usage and literature.

Vishal is also a freelance writer and generously shares his love for drama and passion for literature and art. He has an MA in English Literature from the University of Mumbai.

Neeraj Kedar

Neeraj is a Math tutor at True North. He trains students for competitive exams such as for SAT, ACT, PSAT and GMAT. He also tutors students for IB and IGCSE math.

Neeraj quit his corporate job to take up teaching math because he thinks math is beautiful and math education should be more than about just a set of abstract numbers. Having scored a 740 on his GMAT, he is in a good position to help students combine conceptual understanding with speed.

In the past, Neeraj has worked with a trekking agency and is a qualified mountaineer. His time in the mountains spent guiding people who often want to give up midway and coaching them to actively visualise their goal and adopt appropriate techniques to reach their goal of a mountain peak and to enjoy the process so much that they convert to becoming active and knowledgeable trekking enthusiasts gives him special insights needed to be a good teacher - motivating a student, guiding to learn important concepts and use the right methods, and making the child realise the fun element in the process.

Neeraj studied at Singhania School, Thane and has a BE in Electrical Engineering from BITS Pilani, Goa.

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