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CourseLeap Faculty​

CourseLeap Faculty
A stellar team with 200+ years of cumulative experience

Academic Consultants

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Ankush Jain

Academic Consultant
Ankush Jain, a senior academic consultant and course instructor for American Math Competitions (AMC) at CourseLeap, brings over 5 years of mentoring and teaching experience in advanced Mathematics Competitions (AMC, CEMC) and Advanced Placements (APs). He is also a Data Scientist, and now has a fast-growing startup for the past 2 years, and was previously a Quantitative Associate at Morgan Stanley for 5 years. With a B.Tech. (Hons) degree in Computer Science and Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology - Bombay, Ankush achieved remarkable milestones, including securing All India Rank - 28 in the IIT-JEE exam and earning gold medals in Physics & Chemistry Olympiads. His passion for teaching and love for these subjects drive him to dedicate his weekends to mentoring students. Ankush's teaching philosophy emphasises understanding and appreciating the origins and fundamentals of concepts, empowering students to think beyond rote formulas, discover patterns, and enhance their abstraction and creativity.
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Helen Wilkinson

Academic Consultant
Helen Wilkinson, with over 24 years of experience, is an esteemed educator specializing in English Literature, English Language, and Drama. Having served as the Head of English and Drama at Le Régent Crans Montana College in Switzerland, Helen's expertise extends to being an IBDP Examiner for English Language and Literature (A), providing valuable insights into the intricacies of the IBDP course. She is currently the headmistress of Brighton College, Abu Dhabi. Her course outlines have garnered high praise from IB inspection teams, emphasising her commitment to fostering students' love for language and encouraging active engagement. With a track record of helping students secure placements at top universities worldwide, Helen's roles as an appraiser and pedagogical leader have further allowed her to mentor, coach, and develop exemplary practices across entire schools. Her work has been recognized as outstanding by external inspection teams, and her pupils describe her as an amazing advisor. Helen's dedication extends to curriculum development and tailored programs for schools, small classes, and individual students, making her a highly versatile and respected educator.

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Yogesh Dhingra

Founder, Academic Advisor and Chief Instructor
Yogesh Dhingra has over 30 years of experience in the international, national curricula as well as educational services. She is the former Head of the Mathematics Department and Academic Director at Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), Mumbai. As Founding Member of DAIS, she was instrumental in establishing and managing its International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and International General Certificate Of Secondary Education. She has two Masters degrees, one in Education from the University of Bath, UK, with specialisation in Educational Leadership and Management and the other in Mathematics from Delhi University. She also holds Bachelor’s degrees in Physics(Hons.) and Education from Delhi University. Yogesh is also a workshop Leader for IB Diploma Math Math AA (Analysis and Approaches) and Math AI (Applications and Interpretation) in Asia Pacific Region and as a consultant to schools, she specialises in mentoring schools in designing curriculum, strengthening their standards for IB and CIS evaluation and accreditation.

Vibhu Sachdeva

CLM Deputy Instructor
Vibhu Sachdeva, holding a bachelor's degree in Mathematics with a minor in Economics from Jesus and Mary College, Delhi University, followed by a master's degree in Mathematics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi University, is a passionate educator and researcher in the field of Mathematics. Her enthusiasm lies in teaching and exploring various areas of Mathematics, particularly Abstract Algebra, Differential Equations, and Graph Theory. Through research projects focused on Number Theory and Algebraic Graph Theory, Vibhu has demonstrated her commitment to academic exploration. Additionally, her dedication to excellence is evident through her qualification in national-level exams like JAM and GATE. With a strong foundation in Mathematics and a drive for continual learning, Vibhu brings a dynamic perspective to her teaching and research endeavours.
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Amanveer Kaur

CLM Assistant Instructor
Amanveer Kaur, a dedicated educator, holds a B.Sc (Honours) degree in Mathematics from Indraprastha College For Women, Delhi University, with a minor in Economics. She is also a post-graduate in math from the University of Regina. Her passion for Statistics and Economics led her to pursue Actuarial Science at the U.K. Institute of Actuaries, where she successfully cleared the Actuarial Statistics (CS-1) exam. Amanveer's strong foundation in Mathematics has further fueled her interest in Data Sciences. Notably, she has contributed to Mathematics for SDG-4 (Quality Education) as part of the UN Millennium Fellowship awarded to her by The United Nations Academic Impact in 2019. As the Co-founder of SANG: Locking Hunger Down, a youth-led initiative, she actively engages in addressing societal issues. Amanveer's deep enthusiasm for Mathematics allows her to connect real-life experiences with the subject, shaping her vision for her students.
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Meenakshi

CLM Assistant Instructor
Meenakshi is a diligent instructor who possesses a strong passion for learning and teaching Mathematics. She obtained her Masters degree in Mathematics from Miranda House, University of Delhi. During her undergraduate studies at the same institution, Meenakshi achieved the remarkable feat of securing the top position in the order of merit in her college, specialising in Mathematics. Additionally, she holds a minor degree in Computer Science, showcasing her diverse academic background. Meenakshi's dedication to her field is evident through her successful qualification in the Joint CSIR-NET examination, attaining an All India Rank of 117. Her enthusiastic and dynamic teaching style makes her an invaluable member of the Courseleap team.

Himani Bhatia

CLM Assistant Instructor & Academic Coordinator
Himani is a dedicated mathematics enthusiast who holds a Masters degree in Mathematics from Sri Venkateswara College, Delhi University. She possesses a strong academic foundation, having completed her undergraduate studies with a B.Sc. (Hons) degree, majoring in Mathematics and minoring in Statistics. Himani's passion for research and teaching is evident in her involvement in a research project focused on Differential Equations. Her expertise in mathematics is further demonstrated by her successful completion of national-level exams like JAM. At Courseleap, Himani's ability to connect with students proves invaluable, as she effectively supports and guides them in their learning journey.
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Kshama Goyal

CLM Assistant Instructor
Kshama Goyal is a mathematics instructor at CourseLeaps. In 2022, she graduated with a B.Sc (Hons) degree as well as a Masters degree in Mathematics from Indraprastha College For Women, Delhi University. Her major is in Mathematics, accompanied by a minor degree in Economics. Kshama has received a certificate of appreciation in the Hindustan Olympiad. In her previous role at Quizzy, she excelled in mathematics content development, assisting students up to Grade 12 with problem-solving and doubt clarification. Her passion lies in problem-solving and applied mathematics, which fuels her enthusiasm for teaching young students.

Shreyasi Kundra

CLM Instructor
Shreyasi Kundra, an instructor at CourseLeap, brings a wealth of knowledge and passion for mathematics education. With a B.Sc. (H) degree in Mathematics and a Bachelors in Education from the University of Delhi, she incorporates the philosophies of renowned educationists into a robust teaching-learning experience. Shreyasi collaborated with Delhi's private schools, gaining practical experience. She completed her M.Sc. in Mathematics Education from the University of Delhi's Cluster Innovation Centre. This program widened her perspective by integrating technology, history, and literature into math education. She also contributed to content development for Grades XI-XII Applied Mathematics in collaboration with the National Council of Education and Training (NCERT). A critical thinker, Shreyasi believes in meaningful and joyous learning. She fosters student engagement and active participation in their own education. With her expertise and student-centred approach, Shreyasi creates enriching math experiences for CourseLeap students.
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Krishnendu Saha

CLM Instructor
Krishnendu Saha, a seasoned Mathematics educator, brings over a decade of teaching experience across national and international curricula. With a background in Pure Mathematics from Jadavpur University, Krishnendu embarked on his teaching career in a reputable CBSE school, where he guided students preparing for WBJEE and IIT JEE. Over the past seven years, he has specialised in teaching IBDP and CAIE Mathematics, while also coaching students for competitive exams such as AMC, CEMC, and AP. To stay updated with the latest curriculum, Krishnendu has successfully completed IB Mathematics Category 1 and Category 2 workshops, specifically designed for the new MAA (Mathematics: Analysis and Approaches) curriculum. Krishnendu's expertise extends beyond teaching, as he serves as an IB Examiner and an IA Moderator. Known for his ability to visualise and discuss abstract mathematical concepts through geometry and ICT tools, Krishnendu strives to create an engaging and stimulating classroom environment.
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Mohit Verma

CLM Instructor
Mohit Verma is a highly accomplished professional with over 13 years of experience in training across various platforms. With a focus on delivering exceptional results, Mohit has consistently demonstrated his ability to enhance knowledge, productivity, and quality through well-structured workshops, projects, and programs. He is skilled at creating a dynamic and engaging learning environment that ignites students' passion for mathematics. Mohit has successfully implemented thoughtfully planned course materials, ensuring active participation and stimulating interactions. Furthermore, he has showcased his expertise by designing Excel VBA-based software solutions for educational institutions and corporate organisations. Mohit has conducted comprehensive training assessments for over 200 batches in Basic Microsoft Excel and 300+ batches in Advanced Microsoft Excel. He holds the distinction of being a University Topper in M.Sc. (Software Engineering) from Punjab University, Patiala, further exemplifying his commitment to academic excellence. He is a special instructor for Data Analytics and Microsoft Excel courses.

Priyanka Aroda

CLM Instructor
Priyanka Aroda is a dedicated instructor at CourseLeap and a current Research Scholar in the Department of Mathematics at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. With 7 years of teaching experience, she brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to her role. Priyanka has been recognized for her outstanding research contributions and has received a research award from the National Board for Higher Mathematics, Department of Atomic Energy. She has also excelled in national-level exams, including the Junior Research Fellowship, National Eligibility Test for Assistant Professor, and Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering. Known for her exceptional problem-solving skills, Priyanka achieved an impressive All India Rank 6 in the National Mathematics Talent Contest (Senior level). She has received training and served as a mentor in a prestigious Mathematics Training and Talent Search Programme. Priyanka holds a Masters degree from the University of Hyderabad and actively participates as a speaker in workshops conducted in colleges and schools. Her commitment to education extends to her role as a teaching assistant in Mathematics Courses at IIT Bombay, where she continues to inspire and guide students.At CourseLeap, she coaches students for advanced university math courses as well as competitive math contests.

Ritwik Manda

CLM Instructor
Ritwik Manda, an assistant instructor and content developer at CourseLeap, is a highly skilled machine learning engineer. He holds a B.Tech degree in Information Technology and Mathematical Innovations from Cluster Innovation Centre, University of Delhi, where he achieved an exceptional All India Rank (AIR) 5 in the Delhi University Entrance Test (DUET). Ritwik's passion for mathematics led him to complete a research internship on Number Theory at the prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi. He has also showcased his expertise in mathematical education by participating in The First National Conference on Mathematical Education at Sri Prakash Synergy School, Peddapuram, where he presented a paper on the subject. To further enhance his knowledge, Ritwik successfully completed a specialized program in 'Mathematics for Machine Learning' from Imperial College London. With a deep understanding of number theory, probability, statistics, and machine learning, Ritwik brings a unique combination of mathematical proficiency and technical skills to his role as a machine learning engineer at CourseLeap. He has been working with Courseleap since last 3 years as an instructor for AMC courses.

Shushant Valabh Shastri

CLM Instructor
Shushant is a dedicated mathematics instructor at CourseLeap and brings a strong academic background and a passion for teaching. He holds a Master's degree in Mathematics from the University of Delhi and a B.Sc. (Hons.) in Mathematics from DAV University. Shushant's project on Differential Manifolds at IIT Patna reflects his keen interest in the field of Differential Geometry and Linear Algebra. He has also successfully cleared national-level exams like JAM, showcasing his proficiency in mathematics. With his expertise, Shushant mentors and guides students in AMC, CEMC, and advanced placement courses. His commitment to delivering high-quality education and his ability to explain complex mathematical concepts in a clear and engaging manner make him an invaluable asset to the CourseLeap team.

Sarthak Gupta

CLM Instructor
Sarthak Gupta is an instructor at CourseLeap and a teaching fellow at Ashoka University in India. He holds a TA position in the ongoing Lodha Genius program at Ashoka University. Sarthak completed his ALGANT master's from Leiden University in the Netherlands and the University of Bordeaux in France. Prior to that, he pursued an Integrated M.Sc. in Mathematics at Sardar Vallabhbhai National Institute of Technology in Surat. During his undergraduate degree, Sarthak published a paper in the Mathematics Student journal with Dr Kalyan Chakraborty, who is currently the director of Kerala School of Mathematics. His passion lies in Number Theory, and he aims to build a career in mathematical exploration. With 7 years of teaching experience in various curricula and university level courses, Sarthak is dedicated to guiding students on their mathematical journeys.

Vamsi Krishna

CLM Assistant Instructor
Vamsi Krishna, a passionate mathematics educator, holds a graduate degree in mathematics from the renowned Indian Statistical Institute in Bangalore. Currently pursuing a master's degree in Mathematics, he remains dedicated to expanding his knowledge and staying updated with the latest advancements in the field. With exceptional performance in standardised tests, including an All India Rank of 40 in the Indian Statistical Institute (ISI) Entrance Exam, Vamsi possesses a strong foundation in mathematics. In the classroom, he excels at inspiring and engaging students from diverse backgrounds and skill levels. Committed to student success, Vamsi aims to unlock the power and beauty of mathematics for all learners. With an unwavering dedication to teaching and a genuine passion for the subject, Vamsi strives to help students achieve their full potential.

Ritwik Narayan

CLM Assistant Instructor
Ritwik Narayan is a part-time math instructor experienced in exam prep for PRMO, AMC, AIME, RMO, ISI B.Stat, ISI M.Stat, IIT JEE Mains, and Advanced Mathematics. Pursuing a Masters in Statistics at ISI, Kolkata, with a Bachelor's in Statistics from the same institution. Achieved 100 percentile in IIT JEE Mains 2019 and 80% in IIT JEE Advanced 2019 Mathematics. Experienced in machine learning and big data analytics through internships at ConveGenius Insights and PwC. Contributed to the Department of School and Education, West Bengal, creating over 1500 problems in quantitative aptitude, logical reasoning, and psychometric tests. Students excelled in INMO, ZIO, ISI-CMI entrances, AIME, and RMO. Applies analytical skills to cricket data analysis and stock prediction. Acts as placement representative for M.Stat batch at ISI, connecting students with employers and career development. Passionate about math and statistics, dedicated to students' academic and career goals in PRMO, AMC, AIME, RMO, ISI B.Stat, ISI M.Stat, and IIT JEE exams.

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Chrisann Almeida Creado

CLP Lead Instructor, ToK and Psychology
Chrisann Almeida Creado is a dedicated educator with a focus on creating best-practice programs rooted in psychology and education research. Her goal is to develop strategies that foster student-centred, inquiry-based learning and promote creativity and critical thinking skills. With over 11 years of classroom experience, Chrisann has taught Psychology and Theory of Knowledge (TOK) to IB students at prestigious institutions like Jamnabai Narsee School and Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS), where she also served as the department head. She actively contributes to the IB community as an examiner for TOK essays, moderator for Psychology internal assessments, and examiner for IB Paper 3. Chrisann has conducted sessions on Psychology and Theory of Knowledge in various schools across India, including Chinmaya International Residency School, Trivandrum International School, Podar International School, Singapore International School, Cathedral & John Connon School, and Goldcrest International School. Currently, she provides consulting support to CourseLeap schools, specifically Edubridge International School, Mumbai, and Heritage School, Gurgaon, while being associated with Bombay International School.
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IB Academic Advisor, Lead Instructor, Global Politics, TOK and World Studies EE
Kalpana Balan-Seitz is a seasoned educator with 24 years of experience spanning IB Diploma Programme, IGCSE, and AP curricula. She has served as a DP Principal examiner for subjects including Theory of Knowledge, Economics, and Global Politics. Her leadership roles encompass DP coordination and university guidance counselling at prestigious international institutions such as UWC Hong Kong, British International School Shanghai, Dhirubhai Ambani International School, International School of Panama, and The Ecole Active Bilingue International Section, Paris. She notably led university guidance counselling as a further education advisor at UWC Hong Kong. Balan-Seitz actively engages with professional organisations like IACAC and NACAC, offering expertise in global university advising across the UK, US, Europe, and Asia. Her involvement includes participation in significant events such as the IB Symposium on University recognition and the Global University Counselling Conference held at the University of Hong Kong.
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George Mansur

CLP Lead Instructor, Spanish, French
George Mansur is a dedicated Spanish instructor at CourseLeap with a wealth of experience in education. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and a Master of Arts (Oxon) in Modern Languages from Merton College, Oxford. With over 20 years of teaching experience, George has worked at various international schools worldwide, including The International School of Sotogrande in Spain, the British School of Lomé in Togo, the International School of Brunei, Luanda International School in Angola, and the British International School of Cairo. After teaching IGCSE French at Doha Montessori British School in Qatar, he joined Dhirubhai Ambani International School, where he taught French and Spanish to IB and IGCSE from 2010-2019. Mr Mansur was also an examiner and moderator in French B for the International Baccalaureate (Speaking Exam) for ten years George's expertise lies in teaching French and Spanish at different levels, including IGCSE, ab initio, and language B (Standard and Higher levels). His patient, enthusiastic, and creative approach to language learning has motivated numerous students throughout his career. Currently residing in Gran Canaria, Spain, George brings his extensive experience and passion for teaching Spanish to CourseLeap, where he strives to empower learners and facilitate their language acquisition journey. With his commitment to providing high-quality instruction and fostering an engaging learning environment, George is a valuable asset to the CourseLeap team.
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Nick Pillow

CLP Lead Instructor, English
Nick Pillow, a consultant and teacher based in Mumbai, brings a wealth of expertise to English education. Originally from the UK, he is the director of Laughing Pillow LLP, a distinguished theatre and English education consultancy. With a degree in English Literature from the University of Cambridge, Nick has almost fifteen years of experience teaching English and Drama. For the past seven years, he has served as head of Performing Arts at the prestigious Dhirubhai Ambani International School in Mumbai. Alongside his teaching role, Nick has worked as an IGCSE, Pre-IB, and IB English tutor, guiding students in developing their skills and preparing for exams. With an MTeach degree from the University of London Institute of Education, specialising in drama's place in the English classroom, Nick's research focused on teaching Shakespeare to non-native English speakers. Furthermore, he leads a youth acting program at the renowned Jeff Goldberg Acting Studio in Mumbai. Nick Pillow's diverse background, extensive teaching experience, and commitment to fostering a love for English literature and theatre empower students to explore their potential and thrive academically.
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Rachel Heller

CLP Lead Instructor, English
Rachel Heller, an esteemed English instructor at CourseLeap, boasts a wealth of experience and a strong educational background. Beginning her teaching career in the Peace Corps in Malawi, she later taught in the United States and currently resides in the Netherlands. At the International School Groningen, Rachel spent 12 years teaching MYP Humanities and English A, while also serving as the Personal Project Coordinator. Transitioning to the IBDP, she excelled in teaching English A Language and Literature, Theory of Knowledge, and serving as the Further Education Advisor. Rachel then ventured into teacher training at NHLStenden University of Applied Sciences, specialising in literature and American Studies. Although semi-retired, she remains passionate about travel and maintains her travel blog, Rachel's Ruminations. Rachel stays up to date with the latest curriculum developments, serving as an examiner for English A Language and Literature and conducting numerous IBDP teacher workshops in TOK and Language and Literature. Holding a B.A. in History from Yale University, an MA in Education from San Francisco State University, and a B.Ed and an M.Ed. from NHLStenden University of Applied Sciences, Rachel's extensive expertise and dedication greatly contribute to the educational experience of students at CourseLeap.
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Dr Kanchi Das

CLP Lead Instructor
Dr Kanchi Das brings over 20 years of experience in teaching and assessing IB, IGCSE, and Common Core curricula. With a PhD in English Literature and a Certificate in School Management and Leadership from Harvard, she leads the English Department at Dubai International Academy, achieving an Outstanding rating from KHDA. Dr. Das mentors and develops excellent practice across schools, serving as an IB English Higher Level Examiner and supervisor for Extended Essays. She is well-versed in the latest IB English syllabus changes and creates DP taster lessons. With expertise in guiding students' Personal Statements and University Application essays, she has successfully helped students gain admission to top universities such as Yale, Columbia, UPenn, Oxford, Cambridge, Princeton, and Brown. Dr. Das is an active member of Harvard's Principal's Network, participating in webinars on innovation and equity in education. Her qualifications include a Certificate in School Management and Leadership, and she excels in curriculum planning, differentiated lessons, and monitoring student progress. Dr. Das's dedication to educational excellence and leadership in pedagogy make her a valuable asset to the education community.
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Maria Marta Rey Gonzalez

CLP Instructor, Spanish
Marta Maria Rey Gonzalez is a highly experienced IB teacher with a focus on child-centred education in multicultural settings. With over 13 years of teaching experience in international schools, Marta is currently at the International Sharing School in Lisbon, where she teaches Language Acquisition MYP and DP Spanish B. She serves as a personal project supervisor and contributes to curriculum design for DP and MYP. Previously, Marta taught Spanish at Mahindra United World College, Oberoi International School, Kohinoor American School, and Indus International School. She is proficient in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint, and utilises platforms like Managebac, Google, Kognity, and Inthinking. Marta's language skills include Spanish, Gallego, English (bilingual), and intermediate French. She has completed professional development courses and certifications in child protection, safeguarding practice, and IB programs. Marta holds a Diploma Degree in Primary Education and a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Philology from the University of Santiago de Compostela. Her expertise, dedication to student growth, and commitment to lifelong learning make her a valuable asset in the field of international education.
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Roohi Sayed

CLP Instructor, English
Roohi Sayed, an accomplished English educator and curriculum designer, brings a wealth of experience and creativity to her role as an English instructor at CourseLeap. With over 6 years of experience working with Checkpoint, IGCSE, MYP, and IBDP curriculum, Roohi has a strong foundation in English education. Her expertise extends to IGCSE English as a First Language, IGCSE English Literature, IBDP English A: Language and Literature HL & SL, as well as serving as an IBDP Extended Essay Supervisor and TOK Teacher. She has a passion for vertically aligned curriculum design, fostering interactive and twenty-first-century classrooms that promote critical thinking skills. As an examiner for IBDP English Higher Level for over 4 years, Roohi brings a comprehensive understanding of assessment practices. She has collaborated with prestigious institutions such as Podar International School, Ecole Mondiale World School, and Ascend International School, creating a continuum in curricula for IGCSE, MYP, and IBDP. With a Master's degree in English Literature, Roohi's student-centred teaching and learning practices are rooted in a lifelong passion for reading. She continues to work as a consultant, promoting inquiry-based and concept-driven learning models, while providing a collaborative space for verbal and written expression, nurturing a love for language among her students at CourseLeap.

Purnendu Ghosh

CLP Instructor, Chemistry
Purnendu Ghosh is an acclaimed IB educator with an experience of mentoring students for Chemistry, Biology and TOK in IB, IGCSE and Cambridge A & AS Levels for more than 15 years in esteemed schools across India as well as in Singapore. She is also associated with IBO as a Diploma Examiner for Chemistry, TOK and World Studies, School Visit Team Member and Workshop Leader. She has bagged the award of Best International Teacher by the Education Times, India and aspires to transform the young learners of today into inspirational leaders of tomorrow.

Shalini Ghosh

CLP Instructor, Biology
Shalini, a highly qualified science instructor at CourseLeap, brings a wealth of expertise and over twenty years of teaching experience to her role. With a Post-Graduate Diploma in Education from the University of Bath, U.K., and training from the Central Institute of Education, Delhi University, she excels in delivering exceptional instruction. Shalini's teaching journey began in a CBSE school, where she achieved outstanding results in biology and garnered recognition among schools in Delhi. Her dedication to the International Baccalaureate (IB) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) curricula has spanned close to twenty years, with notable contributions at NIST, Bangkok, and BINUS International, Jakarta. At Ecole Mondiale World School, Mumbai, she led the Science department for nearly a decade, producing exceptional results in IGCSE and IBDP Biology. Shalini's student-centric teaching strategies, influenced by her expertise in the constructivist approach, have consistently empowered her students to become creators of their own knowledge. With a Bachelor's and Master's degrees in Botany, she combines her academic qualifications with mentorship capabilities, fostering a stimulating learning environment where students thrive and take ownership of their learning journey.
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Rinky Ray Lal

CLP Instructor, English
Rinky Ray Lal is an English instructor at CourseLeaps. She holds an MA in English Literature from St. John's College, Agra, India, and a BA in English, History, Political Science, and General English from the same institution. Rinky also completed her BEd (Bachelor of Education) in English and Special English from Annamalai University. She has received her ICSE and ISC certifications from St. Patrick's Convent, Agra, India. Rinky has actively participated in various professional development workshops, including English Literature and Language, TOK (Theory of Knowledge), Extended Essay, and MYP (Middle Years Programme) Language A. She has extensive experience teaching English Language & Literature and TOK to MYP and IBDP classes in schools such as Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad, Excelsior International School (Raffles Campus) Johor Bahru, and NPS International School Singapore. Rinky's expertise extends to IGCSE, IB, and O-level curricula, and she has served as an English examiner for various examinations. She has also taken on leadership roles as the Head of the English Department and coordinated extracurricular activities. Throughout her career, Rinky has demonstrated a commitment to supporting adolescent learners' social and emotional well-being
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Aparna Shah

CLP Instructor, Economics & Business Management
Aparna Shah is an experienced economics and business teacher at CourseLeaps. She has undergone extensive training in IB Economics and Business Management. Aparna is an IB examiner and moderator, as well as an assessment author for Economics. She has taught at the British School of Brussels and worked as an economics expert at Study.com. Aparna has held various positions at Heritage International Xperiential School (HIXS Gurgaon) and Amity Global School, Gurgaon. She also has industry experience as an Assistant Manager - Territory Manager in Marketing and Business Intelligence at Maruti Suzuki India Limited. Aparna focuses on effective planning and preparation, creating a positive classroom environment, and engaging students in high-quality learning. She has served as the Associate Diploma Programme Coordinator at Heritage International Xperiential School and as the Department Chair - Humanities/Extended Essay Coordinator at HIXS Gurgaon
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Lorraine Fernandes

CLP Instructor, Chemistry
Lorraine Fernandes, an accomplished Chemistry teacher specialising in IBDP, MYP & IGCSE curricula, brings over 25 years of extensive teaching experience to her profession. Having guided students from diverse backgrounds in prestigious International Schools such as The International School Bangalore (TISB) and Ecole Mondiale World School in Mumbai, where she served as the Head of Chemistry, Lorraine is recognized for her wealth of expertise. Holding degrees in Chemistry from Sophia College in Mumbai and Education from St. Xavier’s College of Education, Mumbai, her subject knowledge and pedagogical skills empower her to effectively engage students in the learning process. Dedicated to ensuring a solid understanding of chemistry, Lorraine simplifies complex concepts, making the subject approachable and enjoyable. Transitioning to online teaching in recent years, she has connected with students from various international schools globally, showcasing her adaptability and commitment to fostering quality education.
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Desh Deepak Shankar

CLP Instructor, Economics
Desh Deepak Shankar is a distinguished educator renowned for his expertise in AP Economics. With 18 years of industry experience and a Master's in Business Economics, he has empowered over 5000 students worldwide. While excelling in the AP curriculum, with a high percentage of students achieving a top score of 5. Deepak's exceptional teaching methodology, tailored to individual student needs, is instrumental in their academic growth and success. With a presence in both online and offline teaching, he shapes students' academic journeys globally, with an emphasis on AP Economics
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Samuel Jos

CLP Instructor, Computer Science
Samuel is an experienced Computer Science teacher with 12+ years in various international curriculum including AP, A-Levels & IB. He has experience in different countries including India, Lesotho and UAE. He is an IB examiner for Computer Science. He has a Masters degree in Computer Engineering from the Atlantic International University in Hawaii, and also a Post Graduate Certificate in Secondary Education International from University of Nottingham. He also has a bachelor's degree in Computer Engineering.
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Kavita Antony

CLP Instructor, Business and Economics
Kavita Antony is a seasoned educator with over 15 years of experience in teaching IBDP Business Management and Economics, alongside IGCSE Economics and Business Studies at prominent international schools like Ecole Mondiale World School and JBCN International School. Armed with dual Masters degrees in Commerce and Marketing Management from the University of Mumbai, her profound understanding of business intricacies is complemented by a Post Graduate Diploma in International Education from Birmingham City University. Her teaching journey has been marked by her adept handling of A-levels Business at JBCN International School and her role at Oberoi International School, where she taught IBDP Business Management and Economics, as well as IGCSE Economics and Business Studies. Currently contributing her extensive knowledge and teaching prowess to a prestigious school in Germany, Kavita continues to be an invaluable asset to any educational institution.
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Neenu Puri

CLP Instructor, English
Neenu, an M. Phil graduate in English, completed her schooling at Convent of Jesus and Mary, Delhi, and Fort Convent, Mumbai, followed by her undergraduate and postgraduate studies in English at Lady Shri Ram College for Women, University of Delhi. With a rich tapestry of experience across diverse educational systems, she has excelled as a teacher, curriculum leader, and examiner in national and international settings. Neenu's teaching repertoire spans CBSE, ISC, IGCSE, A Level, and IB curricula, where she served as an examiner for ISC and underwent specialized training as an Examiner for English-Cambridge International Examinations (CIE). Her tenure as the Head of English at The British School, New Delhi, was marked by her impactful instruction in IGCSE First Language English, English as a Second Language, and Literature, as well as AS and A Level English, and IB Diploma Programme English courses. At Step By Step School, Noida, Neenu further honed her teaching prowess, offering both IGCSE and IB English courses. Simultaneously, she contributed significantly to Learn Today, the Learning Division of the India Today Group, overseeing school curriculum, policy development, and teacher training. Her collaboration with CBSE involved training teachers across India and the Gulf, followed by a role at DS Digital and S Chand Harcourt, where she spearheaded the development of comprehensive Pre-K and Primary Curricula, multimedia teaching materials, and a Professional Development Programme for teachers in schools across India and the Gulf. Neenu's multifaceted expertise and dedication have significantly enriched educational landscapes in various capacities.

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Neha Bole

Program & Marketing Coordinator
Neha Bole is a skilled sales and marketing coordinator who brings a wealth of experience to her role. She completed her Masters degree in Advertising & Marketing from the University of Leeds in 2016. Prior to joining CourseLeaps, Neha worked as a Client Solutions Associate at Gerson Lehrman Group (GLG), where she effectively utilised GLG's platform and network to connect thought leaders with prominent financial institutions, management consultancies, and corporates. Her ability to match the right experts with the specific needs of clients contributed to successful collaborations and knowledge sharing. Neha also gained valuable experience at SaffronStays, a travel firm, where she was responsible for managing partnerships and collaborations with various brands, services, and corporations. Her efforts focused on enhancing brand outreach and expanding the company's network. With her strong background in sales and marketing, Neha plays a vital role in driving CourseLeaps' growth and success.