Spotlight on Kala
A busy business travel schedule made in-person tutoring difficult. Virtual tutoring is a great solution for Kala.
LVSC Journey: I started with LVSC in March 2009, tutored students for a few years, took a break and then returned September 2020 during the pandemic. I initially thought I would share my love of reading with my students. Little did I know that I would get back a lot more than I ever gave them.
Proud LVSC Moment: My first student left me abruptly after six 6 months, saying he now had all the confidence he needed to speak English even with strangers and didn’t need my class any longer. It was a bittersweet moment – I was very proud of him but also sad to see him go so soon. Then it dawned on me that he was my “customer” and that his own goals were more important than MY goals for him!
Day Job: I am proud to be a nerd and I manage strategic projects at SAP, a global software company.
Hobbies: 1) I can read all day – my favorite genre is murder mysteries! 2) I am into arts and crafts and my mediocre artistic talents do not stop me from creating, and 3) I love travel.
Favorite Quote: “Be the change that you wish to see in the world” by Mahatma Gandhi.
Favorite Food: My favorite foods are often vegetarian dishes loaded up with tons of veggies, herbs and spices.
Favorite Book: I recently finished The Ladies Paradise by Emile Zola. I loved his detailed description of the business of fabric and fashion set in mid-nineteenth century France.
R&R Spot: Liberty State Park in Jersey City has a wonderful walk with awesome views of downtown Manhattan and Ellis Island. I am addicted to this walk!