Hello, my name is Sujana Nelakanti and I started going to Saadhana during high school (from 9th to 11th grade). Math was never an easy subject for me and it always took me longer than others to grasp the concept. Instead of using the same methods that the school curriculum taught us, Mallika Aunty would use different approaches and techniques to make sure we understood.
Regardless of how long it took us to grasp the mathematical concept, Aunty would never give up on us. My class was unique in that we had kids from three different school districts all learning a different lesson at different times.
Regardless of how frustrating it was, she would work tirelessly and make packets designed for each and every student. She would take time to teach each and every lesson to the class so we could learn ahead of what we were going to be taught in school, help us with the concepts that we were learning in school, and brush up on past concepts in order for us to not forget what we have learned in the past. Aunty would teach the class in unique ways.
For example, I remember for the conics unit in precalculus, Aunty made us all memorize the equations as homework before the next class. During the next class, we had a competition with the boys versus the girls to see who remembered the most equations and who could solve the problems the fastest.
In addition, she would give endless amount of practices and when she ran out of problems that were already printed on the packets, she would take time and write new ones, which left us with endless amounts of practices so we could feel more confident about our skills.
I can genuinely say that Mallika Aunty has definitely helped me achieve the grades that I wanted in math. She made sure that all of us reached our goals. Whenever I did well on a test, I would always immediately tell Aunty and it would make her so proud. She never just saw us as her students, she saw us as her kids. She works harder than any other teacher that I know and cares so much for her students.
Sujana Nelakanti Student