With a Masters from UNT in Radio-TV-Film and a Masters from India in English Literature, I have what it takes to prepare a student for academic excellence in English (Composition and Grammar), Reading, Writing, History, Science, GRE, SAT, Dance, Film-making and Acting Classes. I have been teaching since 2008: Film courses, Acting courses and English Composition Writing courses. Currently I'm teaching in the Dallas County District (English Composition). I began teaching because I enjoyed interacting with my students and found it very motivating to see them learn and expand their knowledge of a subject, be it acting, writing, dancing or any other academic subject. I was a Technical Writer in leading Telecom Industries in the DFW area. Along with doing Technical Writing I also love teaching as the results in mu students are very inspiring. One of my major influences is my Grand-dad who is a devoted writer and won the President's Award in 2012 (India). I love his passion and dedication to his field. I'm also very inspired by actors such as Meryl Streep, Jack Nicholson, Tom Hanks and Emma Thompson. I enjoy soft rock and love to hear to the Beatles, Pink Floyd, ACDC, the Doors, Foreigner and love Indian Classical dance (Odissi) and Music. I'm a passionate teacher and artist (Odissi, film-making, acting, and bollywood dancing). I also love Yoga. I enjoy reading D.H. Lawrence, Shakespeare, Emily Bronte, Walt Whitman, and am influenced by Meisner school of acting. *** Lesson Details *** I teach from my Studio in Plano. I also provide online courses if traveling to my location is difficult for my students. Within a lesson: I focus on background information, structure, different styles and application of that topic. Personality traits that students (or parents) can expect from you: professionalism, patience, goal setting, knowledgeable, encouraging, inspiring with excellent researching skills. I accompany my students in their theatrical performances, festivals and Premieres when needed. Teaching philosophies: Lead by example, inspire through personal achievements, develop the faculties of students in performing, speech, acting, writing, reading, presenting and researching skills Style, specialties, and genres: Acting - Meisner, Method and Natyashala (ancient Indian document on acting and drama) English Composition: Writing Research Papers on arguments, Proposals, Profiles, Memoirs, and Bibliography (MLA and other styles) Dance: Odissi steppings and Bollywood dancing Other subjects: History, Science, Integrated Curriculum, Geography, SAT, GRE, TOEFL preparation. I can help my students achieve their goals, whether they're preparing for something specific or taking lessons just for fun, by increasing their knowledge on the subject, by making them work on those skills and by giving them constant feedback to improve their performance range. *** Studio Equipment *** Academic material will be provided as well as your own text books would be utilized in the lesson plans. *** Travel Equipment *** NA *** Specialties *** You can take more than one subject with me. I can work on a convenient schedule for you.