Published: 14th September 2017
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These three teachers from Karnataka who woke up from their career breaks to become Cuemath teachers
Let’s talk about these three women — Deepa Savanur, Kavitha K, and Nayanthara. You’ve probably even known them at some point in time. Deepa is an MBA graduate from Hubballi, who had to give up on her dreams of having a good career when her personal and professional lives crossed paths.
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Now, let’s look at the cases of Kavitha and Nayanthara, who hail from Bengaluru. For someone who once headed a 50-member-team at an MNC, Kavitha had to quit her job to take care of her kids. Nayanthara too, who was once a design engineer, had to quit her job for the sake of her family.
I have had so many opportunities with Cuemath. I have met so many new people from so many fields who have shared their ideas and I too have addressed 20 to 30 people with my ideas. All this because there have been so many interventions. Hence, it has been a very satisfactory experience so far. I am doing something that I am passionate about and this routine allows me adequate time to attend to my kids
Nayanthara, Cuemath Teacher
But, this is all history now. Today, the three women have donned on a new avatar — one of mathematics teachers, thanks to Cuemath, an after-school math learning platform. Cuemath is providing women who had to take a career break an opportunity to revamp their professional lives. And these three teachers are absolutely loving it! Deepa's been with Cuemath for the past 10 months.
Beaming with happiness, she tells us how it has helped her create a new identity, "Everyone knows me as a Cuemath teacher. I've gained a lot of confidence now. In fact, my communications skills have improved these days."
Initially, I was a bit uncomfortable as I didn't have any kind of teaching experience but thanks to the professionalism of the programme, I easily got the hang of things and now I'm just enjoying my journey with Cuemath. There is a sense of satisfaction when parents discuss the improvements of their kids. I feel I’m contributing something to the society and this is what I’ve always wished to do
Deepa Savanur, Cuemath Teacher
While Kavitha initially enjoyed her career break, she soon realised that it created a void in her life and that is when this new role came knocking on her door. "Managing the kids is very difficult when compared to managing a team of adults. You need to create a personal bond with them. But that is when teaching becomes successful," she says.
Nayanthara, who always wanted to be a teacher, is now living her dream. "Making kids comfortable is a big thing. Also, you have to analyse them and appreciate how they grasp things well," she says. There is one more thing that binds the three together — they'd all chose being a math teacher any day, they say unanimously.