Dallas, TX

Instructors

Akshay Belhe

Basics of the Stock Market

Akshay is a junior and is one of the Stock Market Basics instructors. He discovered his passion for finance and the stock market while striving to stay productive in India and began teaching himself how to trade with apps on his phone. He has now been trading for over two years. During his free time, he enjoys photography as he is a frequent Getty Images contributor. He also enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing sports.

Tanav Chachad

Human Anatomy

Tanav is a junior and is very interested in the medical field, and different careers within it. He is a member of the Health Professionals Students of America, and was invited to be a part of their International Leadership Conference. Tanav loves spending his free time playing music, and is skilled in several different instruments as well. He is very excited to be sharing his passions by teaching human body systems and anatomy!

Chloe Chan

Origami

Chloe is a senior and the instructor for modular origami.  She is an AP Art Studio and AP Art History student, as well as the president of her school’s National Art Honor Society chapter.  Chloe has been folding origami for over 12 years and modular origami for over 8 years.  In her free time, Chloe enjoys creating digital art, roaming about the Dallas Arboretum’s gardens, and visiting the many art museums in the Dallas Arts District.

Ankit Devalla

Basics of the Stock Market

Ankit is a junior and has had a passion for economics and the Stock Market since Elementary School. At school, he participates in the Cash Club, a club that focuses around the Stock Market. Additionally, he has participated in Band at his school and has played on the Basketball team. He has earned All-Region honors for band 3 years in a row, due to his work ethic, which is a driving force behind his passions. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with his friends and playing basketball. 

Krutin Devesh

Economics

Krutin is a Junior and is excited to be teaching Intro to Economics! As a Calculus III student and a member of the debate team, Krutin is frequently in discussion about theoretical and practical implications of economic policies. Outside of class, Krutin enjoys spending his free time reading, playing basketball with friends, and watching tv shows.

Nevin Gera

Batman & Applied Ethics

Nevin Gera is a high school senior. He is nationally ranked in Lincoln Douglas debate, a competitive debate format focused on ethics. In his free time, he enjoys listening to 1950s music and reading philosophy, with a focus on its political and moral dimensions. In addition to serving as the Dallas Chapter President, he teaches "Batman and Applied Ethics," a class centered on introducing ethics and its applications to business, technology, and politics.

Nathan Gong

Mandarin

Nathan is a Sophomore and serves as an instructor for ‘Mandarin 101’. He’s been speaking Mandarin for over 14 years and is excited to teach it! He is on his school’s Debate leadership team, co-founder of an Operation Smile branch, and is the Webmaster at a nonprofit. He’s done community service through campaign volunteering and Teen court. He is also a part of clubs like NHS and Model UN. In his free time, he enjoys hanging out with friends, playing basketball, and going on walks.

Kishan Kalaria

Geography

Kishan is a senior and has participated in geography competitions since the 4th grade. As a competitor, he came 5th in Texas at the National Geographic Bee and qualified to the International Geography Bee, where he competed in Berlin. Outside of geography, Kishan enjoys competing in debate, listening to music, and watching movies. He is excited to share his knowledge to younger students in the “Geography Around the World” course!

Anum is a junior. She is passionate about history and social studies, taking many classes in those subjects. She is part of several student led organisations such as Aid For Yemen Model UN, Code Crimson, and Student Wellness and Leadership. Anum also enjoys participating in debate when she has time.

Anum Khan

Psychology

Ayan Khan

Logic

Ayan is a junior who is passionate about debate and computer science. He actively debates on the national level and has taken multiple AP courses in computer science. He is in multiple student led organizations such as Student Wellness and Leadership, Model United Nations, and Business Professionals of America. In his free time he loves to bake, play the violin, and read.

Harsha Kosuri

Medical Research: Pathogens

Harsha is a junior and has worked with professors at Brown University on studying and researching pathogens. He has helped researchers in the Tiny Earth project find potentially viable antibiotics and has extensive knowledge in this field. Additionally, he is also a competitive sabre fencer and fences on the national level. Harsha enjoys reading and talking with his friends in his free time.

Aditya Kumar

Java

Aditya is a senior and an experienced programmer. He has been teaching programming languages like Python and Java at iCode and through private tutoring for over 2 years. He thrives in computer based courses like AP Computer Science and Computer Science Principles. In his spare time, Aditya loves competing with his school's debate team, where he has received numerous awards at the local and national level.

Anushka Kumar

Economics

Anushka is a junior and has enjoyed learning working with economic topics for 3 years now. She virtually interned at a consulting firm this past summer, where she sorted and worked with financial data. Moreover, she actively competes in International Extemporaneous speaking through Speech and Debate, and she has had success at both state and national tournaments. Outside of this, Anushka is an Indian Classical Dancer, and will complete her dance debut in 2021.

Louis Li

Photography

Louis Li is a current junior and is a freelance photographer based in Dallas, Texas. As a photographer, he has had experience taking photos for seniors, formals, and events. He is the founder of his school's Photography Club and loves to share his knowledge of the art form. Additionally, Louis is a visual artist/designer and has received multiple awards for his work. When not holding a camera or a paintbrush, Louis can be found making music, traveling, and trying new fruit teas.

Aashna Mangal

Human Anatomy

Aashna is a Junior teaching about human body systems and anatomy. She has been interested in the medical field since kindergarten and participated in Hosa, science fair. Also, she successfully used drug therapy on Leukemia cells in a research lab to see the effect! Aashna also does AP art in school and has been successful in competitions including:YAMS, VASE, and the National Celebrating Art Magazine competition! She also loves to hang out with her friends and walk her dog in her free time!

Aadil Razack

Mobile Filmmaking

Aadil is a senior. He is a journalism director for Ampheros Media, an organization dedicated to Generation Z journalism. Aadil has been filming for several years and has experience using high-end software and equipment, such as the DJI Osmo Mobile 3, Adobe Premiere, and DaVinci Resolve. When he isn't doing schoolwork, Aadil spends his time writing, exercising, watching movies, cooking, and spending time with friends and family.

Vani Shah

Painting

Vani is a junior and an instructor of YPP, and will be teaching Art classes. She has been doing competitive art since she was 11 years old, and loves to learn about the history of artists and their pieces. She was Vice President of her high school as well as president of Unicef at her school this past year. She is also president of a nonprofit called Young Giving! In her free time, Vani loves to cook, dance, and speak on women’s rights and feminism as she is a large advocate!

Aadit Walia

Percussion

Aadit is a Sophomore and serves as an instructor for the Introduction to Percussion class. He is a member of the marching band, co-captain of the drumline, first chair in the top band, and has been part of the band for five years. He is an aspiring debater and has had success with Science fair at the local and school levels. He is also a part of clubs such as UNICEF and NHS. In his spare time, he enjoys hanging out with friends and playing chess.

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