Houston, TX

Instructors

Poorvi Govindaraju

Health and Fitness

Poorvi is a sophomore is known as a health and fitness instructor. Growing up, she has been inspired to do sports like track and swimming. She gets the encouragement to stay fit and learn to cook healthy meals from her dad, who is also a marathon runner and one who loves to cook. Outside of working out and cooking, she enjoys spending her time writing, painting, and playing with her younger sister.

Vikram Rao

Geography

Vikram is a sophomore and serves as the Geography Instructor. He has been interested in geography from a very young age learning about every corner of the world. He has participated in Geography Bee's and is a Boy Scout currently working towards his Eagle Scout Rank. In his spare time, Vikram enjoys watching sports, playing videogames, and traveling the world with his family.

Sayali Patil

Psychology and Stress

Sayali is a junior and is an instructor for Psychological Stress. Since the beginning of high school, she has become fascinated with how the mind evolves and adapts to its surroundings while also internally developing without one's knowledge. She is a member of her school's JV tennis team and loves volunteering at places that help to better our community, such as the Houston Food Bank. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and biking with her friends.

Kiyonna Kapoor

Biology

Kiyonna is a junior and is a Biology instructor. She is taking AP Biology and AP Physics her junior year. In addition, Kiyonna is the Public Relations Officer at her Girls in STEM club and the EV3 and New Teams leader at her robotics club. She has competed and won events related to Biology and Physics when she was a part of her Science Olympiad team. Also, she has 2 years of experience teaching kids 4-14, creating curriculum, and training teachers in courses such as WeDo, EV3, and dance.

Laiba Farooqi

Drawing

Laiba is a sophomore and serves as an art instructor. She has 4 years of art experience in the school. Laiba has experience in different art mediums such as Painting, Drawing and Colored Pencil. She has competed in different competitions Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo, Doodle4Google, and was a runner up for youth art month. She is involved in other extracurricular activities such as Cross Country, Track, and Debate. Laiba spends her free time running, biking, and reading.

Meghana Devarapalli

Human Body Systems

Meghana is a sophomore and is the instructor for the introduction to the human body class. She is the founder of H.O.S.A (health occupation students of America) club at Jordan High School & takes part in the Science Olympiad, she was a state medalist for anatomy & physiology. She is passionate about the health science career field and aspires to become a doctor. Apart from school, Meghana enjoys painting, learning Indian classical dance & music, and playing badminton.

Sonali Garg

Technical Theatre

Sonali is a junior and a Technical Theatre instructor. She has participated in theatre programs for 9 years and has been involved in numerous school plays as an actor and as part of backstage crews. She has obtained many skills over the years through various theatre classes and now loves to operate light and sound boards for public performances. In her free time, Sonali loves to get creative with her artwork, read books, and write poetry.

Ruhi Kabarwal

Taekwondo

Ruhi is a sophomore and serves as an Taekwondo instructor. She has learned Taekwondo for many years now and is a 1st Degree Purple Stripe Black Belt. Ruhi has attended many Taekwondo competitions and has been a part time teacher at her Martial Arts place. Ruhi enjoys dancing, cooking authentic dishes, and reading in her free time.

Ella Ray

Creative Writing

Ella is a sophomore in high school and has been a dedicated writer since she was five years old. She is one of the writers for her school's literary magazine and has picked up a couple things from her Journalism I and English I PreAP courses. One of her many works has been recognized by the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards. She is beyond excited to share her fascination for literature in Creative Writing 101. In her free time, she loves to listen to music and play with her puppy, Duke.

Adithya Ramanathan

Programming in Java

Adithya is a Junior and is an Instructor for Computer Science. He has been taking college level Computer Science courses since he was in middle school, and loves to create games and other computer programs. He knows a multitude of coding languages, such as Java and Python. He is also a part his high school's UIL Computer Science team. Adithya is also involved in other extracurriculars like his school's Junior Varsity Tennis Team. He also enjoys running, playing the guitar, and reading.

Hai-Chau Hoang

Digital Art

Hai-Chau is a sophomore and serves as a Digital Art instructor. She has been passionate in art since a young age and has experience in both drawing traditionally and digitally. She is also a part of the GDPT Huyền Quang organization. Hai-Chau is additionally involved in other extracurricular activities such as lion dancing and playing piano. In her free time, she enjoys trying out new recipes to cook.

Samhita Vemuri

Crocheting

Samhita is a sophomore and teaches crochet for the Youth Passion Project. She has had almost 4 years of experience doing crochet and has crochet many things like Granny squares, stuffed animals, key chains, and sweaters. In her free time, Samhita enjoys playing tennis and the violin, and she also enjoys baking a lot.

Krishna Tailor

Speech

Krishna is a senior and is the instructor for the Speech class. He has been doing speeches since the age of 8 and currently is giving speeches regularly as a member of the NSDA. Being in Debate for four years he was won many awards and has been recognized on the state level. Krishna is involved in numerous extracurricular activities and holds leadership positions in almost all including Band, Debate, French Club and is also an AP student. During leisure time he enjoys art, poetry and acting.

Yashwini Trivedi

Astronomy

Yashwini is a sophomore and an avid student in the math and science fields. She has participated in many clubs and groups such as Texas Math and Science Coaches Association and Mathcounts. Yashwini also likes to learn and try out new things, which has earned her many awards in various subjects, including music theory and art. She is delighted to share her knowledge on one of her favorite subjects, Astronomy. In her downtime, Yashwini likes to read, sketch, and go on walks outside.

Parth Dangore

Human Anatomy

Parth is a junior and is the instructor for Human Anatomy. He has had a deep interest in biology since junior high and is striving to become a surgeon in his future. He has taught chess and tennis to numerous kids for two years and has continued to teach chess this summer over zoom. He has also been involved with the Academic Decathlon team and previously a part of the tennis team in his school. In his free time, he loves to go biking, play pool, and hang out with friends and family.

Anisha Arumilli

Carnatic Singing

Anisha is a incoming freshman and is the Carnatic Singing instructor. She loves singing and has been learning carnatic music for 7 years now. She has a junior certificate from the SAMPADA SiliconAndhra, Performing Arts and Dance Academy and is currently studying for a university degree in Carnatic Music. She has also been in her schools choir program for 5 years and has been playing piano for 7. Outside of singing, Anisha enjoys playing the piano, cooking and spending time with her family.

Tejas Haveri

VFX Art

Tejas is a sophomore and has been doing many forms of Art for 7 years and Computer science for about 5 years, graphic and digital art for 4 years. He will be teaching VFX Art and in the course will be showing how to make special/visual effects that professionals use in movies.This course will introduce you to different topics and the film industry. In Tejas's free time he spends time  learning new ways to make visual effects, drawing for fun and playing video games.

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