ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Teacher Mala began her teaching career in 2002 when she landed a job as a Computer teacher. She graduated with a Masters Degree in Information Management from Ateneo Professional School. However, she had no teaching experience. In the beginning, she struggled but she realized that she was passionate about kids. She enjoyed working with children. Her passion made her pursue to take the Teachers Certificate Program (TCP) at the De La Salle University in Manila.
After finishing her TCP, she wanted to teach Math and English. Her employer was not in favor of it. She decided to invest in a franchise that allows her to teach Math and English as well as be her own boss. In 2005, she opened an educational center in Pasong Tamo, Makati. After 2 ½ years, she gave up her franchise and converted it into a tutorial center.
In 2012, Teacher Mala wrote and published a book ,“Discipline Your Child”, under the pen name of Laxmi Mitra. This opened a new opportunity for her. In 2015, she was given the opportunity to be textbook writer for Glad Tidings Publishing. She wrote the Math Preschool Series (Nursery, Kindergarten and Prep Levels) under Math Applied for Zeal and Excellence. She also wrote the Grade 4 level of the Math Applied for Zeal and Excellence (MAZE) Series.
Right now, Teacher Mala teaches over 100+ students, including students with special needs. She is very passionate about raising smart kids. Her tutorial center is known for its quality. She believes that every child is an achiever and no child is difficult to handle. “You just have to know how to unleash the child’s potential”, she says. Due to her life experiences, she is able to understand and feel how a child feels. Her vision is to “Make a difference is every child’s life".
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