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Padmini S.

Hindi curriculum developer and language instructor at FSI State Dept

Hindi curriculum developer and language instructor at FSI State Dept

$45/hour

  • 52 hours tutoring

About Padmini


Bio

I am born, brought up, educated, and taught in India. I have been coaching students since my high school days until today.

I have a degree in Education with Psychology and have vast experience of teaching from toddlers to teens and adults too. I have coached adults in India to master the English Language.

In US, I have been teaching Hindi to teens and adults and to American born Indians and Americans, also, who want to learn Hindi. I specialize in teaching reading, writing and speaking...

I am born, brought up, educated, and taught in India. I have been coaching students since my high school days until today.

I have a degree in Education with Psychology and have vast experience of teaching from toddlers to teens and adults too. I have coached adults in India to master the English Language.

In US, I have been teaching Hindi to teens and adults and to American born Indians and Americans, also, who want to learn Hindi. I specialize in teaching reading, writing and speaking Hindi at a level to earn Foreign language high school credit for Fairfax County Public Schools.

Adult American have taken lessons not only to learn the language, but to understand and learn diverse Indian culture and food.

I am experienced in teaching grammar of both English and Hindi to be able to express correctly. Although I have a science degree I have equal experience in teaching Math, Science and languages.

I am looking forward to having some new challenges...


Education

B.Sc.(honors) India
undergrad
B.ED
Other
University of Kolkata, India
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Subjects

Corporate Training

Grammar

Grammar

I learnt English as a second language during my high school years and since then, my further studies was through English. I have two undergraduate degrees in Bio-sciences and Education. I can very well relate to the challenges faced by the ESL students. I do teach English as ESL and other languages to English speaking students. I have this unique experience to understand and coach grammar of English as well as other languages with English grammar as a baseline. I am open to all your questions.

Elementary Education

Grammar,

Grammar

I learnt English as a second language during my high school years and since then, my further studies was through English. I have two undergraduate degrees in Bio-sciences and Education. I can very well relate to the challenges faced by the ESL students. I do teach English as ESL and other languages to English speaking students. I have this unique experience to understand and coach grammar of English as well as other languages with English grammar as a baseline. I am open to all your questions.
Elementary Math, Vocabulary

English

Grammar,

Grammar

I learnt English as a second language during my high school years and since then, my further studies was through English. I have two undergraduate degrees in Bio-sciences and Education. I can very well relate to the challenges faced by the ESL students. I do teach English as ESL and other languages to English speaking students. I have this unique experience to understand and coach grammar of English as well as other languages with English grammar as a baseline. I am open to all your questions.
Vocabulary

Homeschool

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Language

Hindi

Hindi

I am Padmini, a teacher at heart, have been teaching since my teens. I love teaching and working with all age groups from toddlers to teens and their parents. I am based in Northern Virginia and working with Fairfax County Public Schools as a FLEX-teacher for Hindi. Although Hindi is not my mother tongue, I grew up with the language and it's my love and passion. Hindi has evolved from Sanskrit and has lots of verbal variations, but the its script is just one called Devnagari (from the place of Gods) just like Sanskrit and is used in a very different way than English. The beauty of this language is the way you write, so you speak the way it is written, as it is spoken. Unlike English, there is almost no variation in its pronunciation, if Devnagari Script is used. I am Visharad in Hindi from Prayag University form India and have taught the language to ICSE and CBSE students and taught literature and poetry at college level. In US I have worked with diplomats and college level students for many years. Presently I am involved with preparing students to take foreign language credit exam with FCPS.

Math

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Most Popular

Algebra 1, Prealgebra

Summer

Algebra 1

Ratings and Reviews


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5.0 (25 ratings)
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Reviews

Great Lesson

It's always a pleasure to have a lesson with Padmini. She makes me feel so at ease. I had about a month stint from the last lesson we had due to personal circumstances, and she did a quick review of what we learned before jumping into new material. So glad to have her as my tutor.

Unu, 3 lessons with Padmini

Absolutely fantastic tutor

She is a fantastic tutor. Very patient and knows exactly where you stand and how to bring the best out of you with learning correct skill sets to read and write hindi. Wonderful examples and her caring nature allows one to gain confidence to retain what lesson you are working on. She even goes the extra mile to check up on your progress to make sure you are not lost. Very thankful for Padimini Ji. Shes the best!

Neil, 2 lessons with Padmini

Flexible, Supportive, and Engaging

I am a complete beginner in Hindi and had my first lesson with Padmini. She was wonderful and very patient with me. We started with a couple of simple letters that sounded similar to the English alphabet, touched on matras, learned how to read simple words and how to write my name. She was flexible to my needs and willing to mold her approach to the pace in which I wanted to learn and in what order. She would encourage me whenever I pronounced a word right, and I felt that she was engaged throughout the whole lesson. I highly recommend her to anyone wanting to learn Hindi.

Unu, 3 lessons with Padmini

Very patient and very accommodating

I'm a 50-year-old executive looking to better connect with his Indian colleagues. I need a very utilitarian and pragmatic tutor and Padmini did a great job. She helped me figure out how to begin bending my tongue to speak Hindi - not an easy task for a guy my age.

Christopher, 1 lesson with Padmini

Best Hindi Tutor

Padmini is a wonderful tutor and I enjoy having lessons with her. She is very nice and supportive and she does a great job with explaining the concepts. She is always sending extra material to help me practice and I feel I have that my Hindi has improved significantly because I am practicing with her. She is very flexible and always available to ask questions outside of each lesson. I feel that she cares about my well being as both a student and as an individual and I am glad that I have been able to work with her.

B, 17 lessons with Padmini

Successful lesson 6

I can’t believe how fast I’m learning! And, I’m able to retain and recall the information I’ve learned. In 6 lessons I’ve learned all the letters, vowels, and accent marks. In two more sessions I’ll be able to read sentences. Eventually, with a little practice, I should be able to write! I have the best guru ever!

Kiru, 6 lessons with Padmini

Encouraging and Knowledgeable Tutor

Padmini is very skilled in encouraging and promoting learning in a non-native speaker of Hindi. From our first lesson she made it seem as though mastering Hindi will not be an unattainable goal. With Padmini's guidance I have in a short amount of time mastered conversational phrases, learned the alphabet and am able to read basic words. Padmini is always prepared with flashcards/books/worksheets tailored to my specific needs. Padmini is kind, patient and a delight to learn from - I would highly recommend her tutoring services.

Meghan, 1 lesson with Padmini

Insightful and Encouraging

Following just one session with Padmini, I already feel that my Hindi learning is endowed with a new sense of direction and motivation. Padmini's teaching methods reveal a masterful knowledge not just of Hindi but the language learning process as well. Furthermore, she is very kind, patient, and a delight to talk to.

Hayden, 1 lesson with Padmini

Very light but informative

Had our first lesson. Padmini took all my requests into consideration and answered every weird question I had! Very good lesson. Looking forward to the next one.

Stef, 3 lessons with Padmini

Excellent, skilled tutor

Padmini is not only skilled in her subject but also she is capable of teaching a language to a non-native speaker in a way that is encouraging and inspirational.

Amy, 1 lesson with Padmini

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Padmini S.

$45/hour

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